Thursday, March 3, 2016

Treasure Chest Thursday #303: 1735 Birth Record of Patience Hamant in Medfield, Mass.

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  1735 birth record of Patience Hamant in the vital record book of Medfield, Massachusetts:

The snippet of the birth record:

The transcription of this birth record is:

"[HAMANT] Patience, d. Timothy and Mehipsabath, Apr. 6, 1735."

The source citation for this record is:

Vital Records of Medfield, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, Mass. : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903), Births, page 56, Patience Hamant entry.

Patience was the daughter, and the 5th of 9 children, of Timothy Hamant and Hepzibah Clark, who married in 1727 in Boston.  The spelling of Hepzibah's name is quite variable.  In the birth record for Patience, she is called "Mehipsabath."  I can imagine her being called "Heppy."

Patience Hamant (1735-1780) married Moses Smith (1732-1806) in 1762.  They are my 5th great-grandparents through their son, Aaron Smith (1765-1841).


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1 comment:

Crissouli said...

Randy, I have included this post in Interesting Blogs at
Thanks, Chris