Thursday, June 28, 2018

1708 Birth Record for Rachel Allen in Dartmouth, Mass. - Post 418 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 1708 birth record of Rachel Allen in the Dartmouth, Massachusetts town records:

The Rachel Allen birth record is on the left-hand page of the image above in the top section which lists all of the births of the Allen children:

The transcription of this record is:

"...Rachel Allen ye daughter of Joseph Allen and Rachel his wife was born ye 17^th of the month called July 1708..."

The source citation for this record is:

"Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988," indexed records and digital images, (, "Dartmouth Births, Marriages and Deaths," Page 280 (image 520 of 2331), Rachel Allen birth entry..

Rachel Allen (1708-1801) was the 4th child of 5 born to Joseph and Rachel (--?--) Allen of Dartmouth, Massachusetts.  All of them are recorded in the town record on the left-hand page of the image above.  She married Ichabod Kirby (1705-1793) in 1733 in Dartmouth.  

Ichabod and Rachel (Allen) Kirby are my 6th great-grandparents.  I am descended from their son David Kirby (1740-1832), who married Martha Soule (1743-1828) in 1763 and resided in Dartmouth and Westport, Massachusetts.


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