Thursday, November 16, 2017

1708 Marriage Record of Samuel Brown and Ruth Young in Eastham, Mass. --- Post 390 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 1708 marriage record of Samuel Brown and Ruth Young in Eastham, Massachusetts:

The marriage record is on the left-hand page, the third record down:

The births of five children of Samuel and Ruth (Young) Brown are also on the page below the marriage record.

The transcription of the marriage record is:

"Samuel Brown senr and Ruth Young were
married by Joseph Doane Esqu^r the twenty first day
of October Anno dom 1708."

The source citation for this record is:

"Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with digital images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 28 March 2016), Barnstable County, "Eastham, Orleans, Births, Marriages, Deaths, Land Grants, 1649-1722," page 73 (image 138 of 157), Samuel Brown and Ruth Young marriage entry, 1708.

Samuel Brown (1686-1749) was the son of George Brown (1652-1721) and Mehitable Knowles (1653-1721) of Eastham, Massachusetts.  Ruth Young (1688-1768) was the daughter of John Young (1649-1718) and Ruth Cole (1651-1735) of Eastham, Massachusetts.  Samuel Brown and Ruth Young had 10 children between 1709 and 1732, but only the first five were recorded in the Eastham town records above.

Samuel and Ruth (Young) Brown are my 6th great-grandparents, through their daughter Mehitable Brown (1714-1758), who married Thomas Dill (1708-1761) in 1733 in Eastham, Massachusetts.


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