Thursday, July 9, 2020

Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1667 Birth Record of Timothy Hammon in Medfield, 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 1667 birth record of Timothy Hammon in the Medfield, Massachusetts town vital record book:

The birth record is the second entry for HAMMON:

The transcription of this record is:

"[HAMMON] Timothy, s. Francis and Sarah, Nov. 1, 1667."

The source citation for this record is:

Vital Records of Medfield, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, Mass. : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903), Births, page 57, Timothy Hammon entry, 1 November 1667.

This is a Derivative Source record for the birth of Timothy Hammon. It is Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the birth date and place, and the name Timothy Hammon and his parents. The original record is probably a Medfield town record that has been lost over the centuries.

Timothy Hamant (1667-1718) was the son of of Francis and Mary (--?--) Hamant of Medfield. He married Melatiah Clark (1674-1747) in 1696 in Medfield; she was the daughter of Ephraim and Mary (Bullen) Clark of Medfield, Massachusetts. Timothy and Melatiah (Clark) Hamant are my 7th great-grandparents, through their son Timothy Hamant (1698-1774), who married Hepsibath Clark (1699-1791), and through their daughter Melatiah Hamant (1704-1751), who married Michael Metcalf (1706-1771) in 1728.


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