Thursday, May 12, 2016

Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 313: 1734 Birth Record of Ephraim Sawtell in Groton, 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 birth record of Ephraim Sawtell (1734-ca 1800) of Groton, Massachusetts:

The snippet of the birth record from the left-hand page above:

The transcription of this record is:

"Ephraim Sawtell Son of hezekiah Sawtell & Joanna
his wife was born of Groton January 18th 1734."

The source citation for this record is:

Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, digital images, (, "Groton Births, Marriages and Deaths," page 29 (image 435 of 990), Ephraim Sawtell birth entry, 1734; citing original data from Massachusetts town and city clerk records in Jay and Delene Holbrook, Massachusetts Vital and Town Records (Provo, Utah : Holbrook Research Institute), Microfiche collection.

Ephraim Sawtell was the 6th child and 5th son of Hezekiah Sawtell (1703-1779) and Joanna Wilson (1701-1786) of Groton, Massachusetts, who had the births of all 11 of their children recorded in the Groton town record book.  Ephraim Sawtell married Abigail Stone (1737- ca 1800) in 1757, and had 10 children.  They are my 5th great-grandparents.  Their 6th child, Josiah Sawtell (1768-1847) is my 4th great-grandfather.


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