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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Treasure Chest Thursday - a Hildreth + Sawtell Marriage Certificate

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It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time to share an artifact or a document image from my collection of ancestral stuff.

The treasure today is the marriage certificate for Zachariah Hildreth and Hannah Sawtell in 1810 in Townsend, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, obtained by postal mail from the Townsend Town Clerk's office in 1995:


The information on this "CERTIFICATE of DEATH" includes:

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE
from the records of marriages in the town of Townsend Massachusetts, U.S.A.

GROOM
Name:  Zachariah Hildreth Jr
Residence:  Townsend
Age:  ----  Years
Occupation:  -----
Place of Birth:  ------
Name of Father:  -----
Name of Mother:  -----
No. of Marriage:  -----

BRIDE:
Name:  Hannah Sawtell
Residence: Townsend
Age: ---- Years
Occupation: -----
Place of Birth: ------
Name of Father: -----
Name of Mother: -----
No. of Marriage: -----

Place and Date of Marriage:  Townsend  October 21, 1810
By Whom Married:  Rev. David Palmer

I, Marilyn C. MacEachern depose and say that I hold the office of Town Clerk of the Town of Townsend, county of Middlesex, and Commonwealth of Massachusetts; that the records of Births, Marriages and Deaths required by law to be kept in said Town are in my custody, and that the above is a true copy from the records of Marriages in said Town, as certified by me.

WITNESS my hand and the Seal of said Town, on the 12th day of January 19 95.
Marilyn C. MacEachern
Town Clerk

Unfortunately, the Townsend town records do not include the ages, occupations, parents names or birthplace of both Zachariah and Hannah. 

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