Thursday, January 5, 2017

1751 Death Record of Melatiah Metcalf in Keene, N.H. -- Treasure Chest Thursday Post #347

This week's treasure is the 1751 death record of Melatiah (Hamant) Metcalf in Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire:

The extracted data from this record is:

*  Name:  Melatiah Metcalf
*  Place of Death:  Keene, N.H.
*  Date of Death:  Dec. 30, 1751
*  Age, Years:  46
*  Place of birth:  [blank]
*  Sex:  F[emale]
*  Married, widowed, Single or Divorced:  M[arried]
*  Cause of Death:  [blank]  Wife of Capt. Michael Metcalf
*  Place of Burial:  [blank]
*  Name of Father:  [blank]
*  Maiden Name of Mother:  [blank]
*  Birthplace of Father:  [blank]
*  Birthplace of Mother:  [blank]
*  Occupation of Father:  [blank]
*  Name and Address of Physician:  [blank]
I hereby certify that the above transcript is a correct transcript
as required by Chap. 21, Session Laws, 1905.
Frank H. Whitcomb, Atty.
*  Clerk of:  Keene, N.H.
*  Date:  Sept. 2, 1905

The source citation for this record is:

"New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947," digital image, FamilySearch International (, 2010, “Death certificates, 1901-1937", Melatiah Metcalf entry, 1751; citing New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics. 

This document is a Derivative Source - the Original Source is a Keene, New Hampshire town record which is not yet available online.  This is Primary Information, since it was derived from an Original Source.  It is Direct Evidence since it provides a name, a relationship to the spouse, and the date and place of death explicitly.

Melatiah Hamant was born on 26 May 1704 in Medfield, Massachusetts, the daughter of Timothy and Melatiah (Clark) Hamant.  She married Michael Metcalf (1706-1771) in 1726, and they had eight children between 1729 and 1745.  Michael and Melatiah (Hamant) Metcalf are my 6th great-grandparents, through their son Burgess Metcalf (1741-1816) who married Jerusha --?-- (1750-1817) in about 1770.


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