Thursday, February 22, 2018

1684 Birth Record of Samuel Fletcher (1684-1749) of Chelmsford and Westford, Mass. --- Post 401 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 1684 birth record in Chelmsford, Massachusetts for Samuel Fletcher (1684-1749):

The Samuel Fletcher birth record is about 30% down the left-hand page on the image above:

The transcription of this record (which is very difficult to read) is:

"Samuell Fletcher son of Samuell and Hannah Fletcher born September 5^th 1684."

The source citation for this record is:

Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, digital images,   (, "Chelmsford Birth, Marriage and Deaths," Page 12 (Image 359 of 1719), Samuell Fletcher birth entry.

There is a Chelmsford vital record book entry for Samuel Fletcher, which was probably obtained from an earlier town record book. 

Samuel Fletcher (1684-1749) was the fifth of ten children born to Samuel Fletcher (1652-1723) and Hannah Wheeler (1649-1697) of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.  He married Hannah --?-- (1689-1759) in about 1712  and they had nine children between 1713 and 1729, all born in Chelmsford except for the last child born in Westford.

They are my 6th great-grandparents.  I descend through their daughter Elizabeth Fletcher (1720-1761), who married Jonathan Keyes (1722-1781) in 1746.


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