Thursday, September 28, 2017

1761 Death Record of Ruth (Barber) Smith in Walpole, Mass. - - Post 383 of Treasure Chest Thursday

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - a chance 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  1761 death record of Ruth (Barber) Smith in Walpole, Massachusetts:

Ruth Smith's death record is at the top of the right-hand page on the image above:

The transcription of the death record is:

"Widow Ruth Smith deceast August ye 4th 1761"

The source citation for this record is:

"Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988," digital images, (, "Walpole > Births, Marriages and Deaths," no page number (image 329 of 2213), Widow Ruth Smith entry.

Ruth Barber (1696-1761) married Henry Smith (1680-1743) on 1 September 1730 as his third wife.  They had three children together between 1730 and 1740 in Medfield.

Henry and Ruth (Barbur) Smith are my 6th great-grandparents.  I am descended from their second child, Moses Smith (1732-1806), who married Patience Hamant (1735-1780) in 1762 in Medfield.  


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