Thursday, November 6, 2014

Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 239: List of Children of Thomas and Hannah (Horton) Dill in Eastham, Massachusetts Town Records

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the list of the children born to Thomas and Hannah (Horton) Dill in the 1784 to 1795 time period in Eastham, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.

The snippet for the record of interest:

The transcription of this record:

Record of the birth of Thomas Dills Children
by his wife Hannah born in Eastham
Ezekiel Dill Born August 6th 1784
Obediah Dill born May 19th 1786
Seth Dill born June 15th 1787
Isaiah Dill born September 13th 1788
Jabez Dill born December 11th 1789
Elizabath Dill born May 9th 1791
James Dill born July 20th 1792
Daniel Dill born October 6th 1793
Asa Dill born July 12th 1795

The source citation for one of the births (the daughter "Elizabath") is:

"Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1627-2001," digital images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 3 November 2014), Barnstable County, Eastham, "Births, marriages, deaths, town records, 1708-1915," page 37 (image 204 of 399), Elizabath Dill birth entry.

This is the only record for four of these children - I have found no marriage or death record for Obediah, Seth, Isaiah or Asa Dill. 

Hannah (Horton) Dill died soon after the birth of her 9th child (in 16 years!) and Thomas Dill married two more times, (2) Ruth Linhornew (1752-1813) in 1797, and  (3) Susanna Hatch (1754-1816).  Thomas Dill died after 1830 in Eastham (no definitive record is available).

Elizabeth Dill (1791-1869) is my third great-grandmother, and Thomas and Hannah (Horton) Dill are my 4th great-grandparents.  I am happy to finally have an image of Elizabeth's birth record and have attached it to her in my RootsMagic genealogy program.  

Copyright (c) 2014, Randall J. Seaver

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