Thursday, January 18, 2018

1774 Death Record of Dorothy Hildreth (1702-1774) of Westford, Mass.. --- Post 397 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 1774 death record in Westford, Massachusetts for Dorothy Hildreth (1702-1774):

 The record for Dorothy Hildreth is near the bottom of the page:

The transcription of this record is:

"[HILDRETH] Dorothy, w[ife]. James, Sept. 3, 1774, in her 75th year. G.R. 1."

The source citation for this record is:

Vital Records of Westford, Massachusetts to the Year 1849 (Salem, Mass. : The Essex Institute, 1915), Deaths, page 286, Dorothy Hildreth entry.

Dorothy Prescott, daughter of Samuel and Esther (Wheeler) Prescott of Lancaster, married James Hildreth in 1721 in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, and had nine children between 1723 and 1745.  If Dorothy was born in 1702 in Lancaster, Massachusetts (there is no record of the birth), then she would have been in her 73rd year, not her 75th year as on the gravestone.  This record came from the gravestone in Fairview Cemetery in Westford (note the "G.R.1." in the death record - that is associated with Fairview Cemetery).  There is no apparent death entry in the Westford town records).

James Hildreth (1698-1761) and Dorothy (Prescott) Hildreth (1702-1774) are my 6th great-grandparents, through their son Zachariah Hildreth (1728-1784).  


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