Thursday, May 3, 2018

1695 Birth Record of Ebenezer Phillips in Charlestown, Mass. - Post 410 for 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 1695 birth record of Ebenezer Phillips in the Charlestown, Massachusetts town record book:

The birth record for Ebenezer Phillips is:

The transcription of this record is:

"Phillips       Ebenezer, son of Andrew & Sarah Phillips, born August 17^th 1695"

The source citation for this record is:

"Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988," indexed database with digital images, ( : accessed 23 July 2013), "Charlestown Archives, Births, Marriages, Deaths," page 111 (image 116 of 385), Ebenezer Phillips birth record.

This record is a transcription of an earlier Charlestown town record that was lost or destroyed.  As such, it is a Derivative Source, with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the birth and parents of Ebenezer Phillips.

Ebenezer Phillips (1695-1746) was the son of Andrew and Sarah (Smith) Phillips of Charlestown, Massachusetts.  He married Mary Smith (1698-????) in 1719, probably in Malden, Massachusetts.  They had six children born between 1719 and 1733, the first in Wakefield, and the last four in Stoneham. 

Ebenezer and Mary (Smith) Phillips are my 6th great-grandparents, through their son John Phillips (1722-1800), who married Hannah Brown (1725-1774) in 1749 in Southborough, Massachusetts.


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