Thursday, March 26, 2020

Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1687 Birth Record of Josiah Wood in Woburn, 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 1687 birth record of Josiah Wood in the Woburn, Massachusetts town vital record book:

 The birth record for Josiah Wood is the first entry in the Wood list:

This record says:

"[WOOD] Josiah, s. of Josiah and Abigail, Aug. 31, 1687."

The source citation for this record is:

Edward F. Johnson, Woburn Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths [5 Volumes], (Woburn, Mass.: The News Print, 1893), Volume 1, Births, page 280, Josiah Wood birth entry, 31 August 1687, son of Josiah and Abigail.

This record is a Derivative Source with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the name of Josiah Wood and his parents, and the birth date and place.  The Original Source is a town record book birth register that is no longer available.  This is still Primary Information and Direct Evidence for the names and birth event.

Josiah Wood (1687-1753) was the son of Josiah Wood (1658-1741) and Abigail Bacon (1667-1743).  Josiah Wood married Ruth Walker (1692-1752) in Woburn in about 1710, and they had 9 children.  

Josiah and Ruth (Walker) Wood are my 7th great-grandparents, through their daughter,, Susanna Wood (1724-1780) who married Nathan Reed (1719-1802) in 1743 in Boston.  


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