Thursday, February 1, 2018

1856 Death Record of Simon Wade (1767-1856) of Killingly, Conn. --- Post 399 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 1856 death record in Killingly, Connecticut for Simon Wade (1767-1856):

The entry for Jonathan White is across both pages:

The extracted information is:

*  Name:  Simon Wade
*  Place of Death:  [blank]
*  Time of Death:  April 26 [1856]
*  Age:  89 years 5 mo[nth]s
*  Sex:  M[ale]
*  Condition:  Widower
*  Birthplace:  Foster R.I.
*  Residence at death:  Killingly
*  Cause of death:  Old age
*  Occupation:  Farmer
*  Color:  White
*  Name of Parents:  [blank]
*  Name of physician:  [blank]

The source citation for this record is:

Connecticut, Killingly Town Hall, digital image, FamilySearch ( : accessed 24 January 2018),"Births, marriages, deaths v. 1 1/2-4(p.1-10) 1793-1895": Item 4, Record of Deaths in Killingly, Conn., 1856, Volume 2, page 480 (image 563 of 821), Jonathan White death entry; also on FHL US/CAN microfilm 1451024.

This death record is in the Killingly, Connecticut Town Hall registers, which was microfilmed by the Family History Library many years ago, and recently digitized by FamilySearch.  The record is on digital microfilm available for at-home viewing on FamilySearch.

Simon Wade is my 4th great-grandfather, who married Phebe Horton (1772-1820) in about 1790.  I am descended from their daughter, Miranda Wade (1804-1850) and her spouse, Jonathan White (1803-1850).


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