Thursday, June 13, 2019

Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1729 Birth of Martha Gach (1729-????) of Woodbridge, New Jersey

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 1729 birth record of Martha Gach in the Rahway and Plainfield, N.J. Quaker Meeting House records:

The Martha Gach birth entry is on the left hand page, the third entry from the bottom:

The extracted data on this record is:

*  Name of the Child:  Martha Gach

*  Parents:  Daughter of Thomas and Mary

*  Place of birth:  Woodbridge, N.J.

*  Time of birth: 11 Mo. 29 1729

*  Sex:  F[emale]  

The source citation for this record is:

U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1994, Rahway and Plainfield [N.J.] Monthly Meeting, Births 1705-1901, Deaths 1705-1908, Marriages 1712-1885, Births, page 8, Martha Gach birth entry; indexed database and digital image, ( : accessed 3 July 2014).

Martha Gach (1729-????) was born 29 January 1729/30 (note the date in the record is the Old Style, January was the 11th month) to Thomas and Elizabeth (Bloodgood) Gach.  Note that the record says her mother's name is Mary, as does the record for Sarah Gach just above Martha.  The record for Annah Gach in 1732 (at the top of the right-hand page) does indicate Elizabeth.  The entries for Martha and Sarah are probably a clerk's error.

Martha Gach married Samuel Fitz Randolph (1730-????) in 1750 in Woodbridge, New Jersey.  They are my 6th great-grandparents, through their daughter Tabitha Randolph (1752-1841) who married Stephen Cutter (1745-1823) in about 1769.


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