Thursday, August 13, 2020

Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1705 Marriage of John Fisher and Abigail Smith 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 1705 marriage record of John Fisher and Abigail Smith in the Medfield, Massachusetts town vital record book:

The Fisher/Smith marriage record is: 

The transcription of this record is:

"[FISHER] John and Abigail Smith, Apr. 23, 1705*"

The source citation for this record is:

Vital Records of Medfield, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, Mass. : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903), Marriages, page 140, John Fisher and Abigail Smith entry, 23 April 1705.

This is a Derivative Source record for the marriage of John Fisher and Abigail Smith. It is Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the marriage date and place, and the names of John and Abigail. The original record is probably a Medfield town record that has been lost over the centuries.

John Fisher (1677-1727) was the son of John and Hannah (Adams) Fisher of Medfield, Massachusetts.  Abigail Smith (1686-1725) was the daughter of Samuel and Sarah (Clarke) Smith of Medfield. John and Abigail (Smith) Fisher are my 7th great-grandparents, through their daughter Abigail Fisher (1711-1785) who married John Plimpton (1708-1756) in 1731 in Medfield.


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