Thursday, July 26, 2018

1711 Birth Record of Ruth Hawkins in Providence, Rhode Island - Post 422 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 1711 birth record of Ruth Hawkins in the Providence, Rhode Island town records:

The  birth records for the William and Elizabeth (Arnold) Hawkins on the image above:

The transcription of the birth record for Ruth Hawkins is:

"HAWKINS Ruth [of William Jr. and Elizabeth,]        March 14,1710-1"

The source citation for this record is:

"Rhode Island, Vital Records Extracts, 1636-1899," indexed database and digital image, (, Volume 2, "Providence County Births, Marriages and Deaths," page 227 (image 257 of 400), Ruth Hawkins birth entry.

Ruth Hawkins (1711-1789) was the 4th child (of 5) of William Hawkins (1679-1712) and Elizabeth Arnold (1684-1758) of Providence, Rhode Island.  

This birth record is, I believe, a derivative source copy of the original town records in the Providence town record books. 

Nathaniel Wade (1709-1754) married Ruth Hawkins (1711-1789) in 1731 in Scituate, Rhode Island, and they had 6 children between 1731 and 1746.  They are my 6th great-grandparents.  I am descended from their son Simon Wade (1731-1800) who married Deborah Tracy (1731-1800) in about 1763 and resided in Foster, Rhode Island.


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