Thursday, November 19, 2020

Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1755 Birth of Phinehas Brigham in Westborough, Massachusetts

  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 birth entry for Phinehas Brigham (1755-1802) in the Westborough, Massachusetts town record book:

The Phinehas Brigham birth entry is the third record on the left-hand page above:

The transcription of this record is:

"Phinehas Brigham was Born of Moses Brigham
and Mehitubell Brigham his wife July y'e 23'd 1755'

The source citation for this record is:

Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, indexed database and digital image, ( : accessed 18 November 2020), "Westborough > Births, Marriages, and Deaths," image 284 of 1417, Phinehas Brigham birth entry, 23 July 1755.

This is probably a transcription of an original town record book for Westborough, Massachusetts, so it is a Derivative Source with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the birth of Phinehas Brigham and his parents names.
Phinehas Brigham (1755-1802) was the son of Moses and Mehitable (Grout) Brigham of Westborough, Massachusetts.  He married Lydia Bathrick (1752-1795), the daughter of David and Lydia (Maynard) Bathrick of Westborough.  Phinehas and Lydia (Bathrick) Brigham are my 4th great-grandparents, through their son Lambert Brigham (1794-1834) who married Sophia Buck (1797-1882) in 1817.


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