Thursday, January 16, 2020

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1682 Marriage Record of Samuel Fletcher and Elizabeth Wheeler in Concord, Mass.

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 1682 marriage record of Samuel Fletcher and Elizabeth Wheeler in the Concord, Massachusetts vital town record book:

The marriage record for Samuel Fletcher and Elizabeth Wheeler is in the middle of the page:

This record says:

"Sam^l ffletcher & Elizab. Wheeler maryed . . . . .  15 . 4 . 82"

The source citation for this record is:

George Tolman (compiler), Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1635-1850 (Concord, Mass. : Committee on Printing, 1894), page 25, Samuel Fletcher and Elizabeth Wheeler marriage entry, 1682.

I believe that the dates in this section of the book are in the Old (Julian) Calendar, so that makes it 15 June 1682.

This record is a Derivative Source with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the names of Samuel Fletcher and Elizabeth Wheeler, and the marriage date and place.

Samuel Fletcher (1657-1744) was the son of Francis and Elizabeth (Wheeler) Fletcher of Concord.  Elizabeth Wheeler (1664-1744) was the daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Merriam) Wheeler of Concord.

Samuel Fletcher and Elizabeth Wheeler are my 7th great-grandparents, through their son John Fletcher (1692-????) and Mary Goble (1694-1734) who married in Watertown in 1715.


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Linda Stufflebean said...

We must have a Wheeler connection, too. 10X great grandparents are Obadiah Wheeler who married Susannah Wheeler and lived in Concord.

Randy Seaver said...

Oh yes. Your Obadiah Wheeler's wife Susannah was daughter of Thomas and Mary (--?--) Wheeler of Cranfield, Bedfordshire. Thomas and Mary Wheeler are great-grandparents of this specific Elizabeth Wheeler through Thomas and Thomas.

There is also the George Wheeler family of Concord, Mass., and I have a line to them too.