Thursday, June 18, 2020

Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1651 Birth Record of Sary Clarke (1651-1704) in Dedham, Massachusetts

It's Treasure Chest Tuesday - 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 1651 birth record of Sary Clarke in the Dedham, Massachusetts town record book:

The Sary Clarke birth record is the 9th entry on the right-hand page:

The transcription of this record is:

"Sary the Daughter of Joseph & Alice Clarke

was borne the 20 of the 12 m'h [1650]"

The source citation for this record is:

Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, indexed database and digital image, (, "Dedham births, Marriages, Deaths," page number 5 (image 6 of 1916), Sary Clarke birth entry, 20 February 1650/1, daughter of Joseph and Alice Clarke; Original data: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook).

This is probably an Original Source record for the birth of Sary Clarke.   It is Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the birth date, place, parents names and the name of Sary. 

Sary Clarke (1651-1704) is my 7th great-grandmother, the daughter of Joseph and Alice (Fenn) Clarke. She married (1) John Bowers (1641-1676) and they had one child  She married (2) Samuel Smith (1641-1691), and they had seven children.  I am descended through their son, Henry Smith (1680-1743) and their daughter, Abigail Smith (1686-1726).


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