Thursday, March 15, 2018

1702 Birth Record of Joanna Willson (1702-1786) in Billerica, Mass. --- Post 403 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 1702 birth record of Joanna Willson in Billerica, Massachusetts:

The birth record for Joanna Willson is on the right-hand page:

The transcription of the birth record is:

"[WILLSON] Joanna, d. John Jr. and Elisabeth, Jan. 6, 1701-2"

The source citation for this record is:

Vital Records of Billerica, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, Mass. : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1908), Births, page 203, Joanna Willson entry.

Joanna Willson (1702-1786) was the 4th of 13 children of John and Elisabeth (Foster) Willson, born in Billerica, Massachusetts.  She married Hezekiah Sawtell (1703-1779) in 1723 in Groton, and they had eleven children between 1724 and 1747, all born in Groton.  Hezekiah was the son of Obadiah and Hannah (Lawrence) Sawtell of Groton, Massachusetts.

They are my 6th great-grandparents.  I descend through their son Ephraim Sawtell (1735-1800) who married Abigail Stone (1737-????) in 1757 in Groton.


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