Thursday, November 8, 2018

1703 Birth Record of Jonas Prescott (1703-1784) in Groton, Massachusetts - Post 437 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 1703 birth record of Jonas Prescott in the Groton, Massachusetts   Town Records:
 The birth record of Jonas Prescott is near the top of the left-hand page:

The transcription of the birth record for Jonas Prescott is:

"Jonas Prescot the son of Jonas Prescot & Thank
-full his wife born at groton 26 January 1703"

The source citation for this record is:

Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, indexed database and digital image, ( : accessed 13 December 2012), Groton Births, Marriages and Deaths, Page 25 (on image 338), Jonas Prescott birth entry, 1703, son of Jonas Prescot and wife Thankful.

This record is probably an original source recorded at or near the time of the birth of Jonas Prescott in 1703.  He is between his older brother Ebenezer and his youngest sister Thankful in the listing.

Jonas Prescott (1703-1784) was the son of Jonas and Thankful (Wheeler) Prescott.  Jonas married (1) Esther Spaulding (1705-1730) in 1726 and had two children; (2) Elizabeth Harwood (1701-1739) in 1730 and had four children; (3) Rebecca Jones (1710-1802) in 1740 and had three children.

Jonas and Elizabeth (Harwood) Prescott are my 6th great-grandparents, through their daughter Elizabeth Prescott (1734-1812), who married Zachariah Hildreth (1728-1784) in 1753 in Westford, Massachusetts.


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1 comment:

J. Paul Hawthorne said...

Randy, I bet the San Diego area societies would love for you to develop a class on transcriptions. I know I would!