Thursday, August 2, 2018

1728 Marriage Record of John Tracy and Mary Hawkins in Providence, Rhode Island - Post 423 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 1728 marriage birth record of John Tracy and Mary Hawkins in the Providence, Rhode Island town records:

The  marriage record is:

The transcription of the marriage record is:

"TRACY, John, and Mary Hawkins; m. by Elisha Knowlton, Justice, Jan. 2, 1727-8."

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," Providence Marriages, page 188, John Tracy and Mary Hawkins marriage entry.

John Tracy (1695-1751) was the son of John and Deborah (--?--) Tracy of Providence, and Mary Hawkins was the daughter of William and Mary (--?--) Hawkins of Providence.  

This marriage record is, I believe, a derivative source copy of the original town records in the Providence town record books.  The original record can be in Volume 1, page 91, of the Providence Town Record books.  

John and Mary (Hawkins) Tracy are my 6th great-grandparents.  I am descended from their son daughter Deborah Tracy (1731-after 1800) who married Simon Wade (1731-after 1800) in about 1763 and resided in Foster, Rhode Island.


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