Thursday, December 17, 2020

Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1726 Birth Record of Mehitable Grout in Watertown, 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 birth entry for Mehitable Grout (1726-1795) in the Watertown, Massachusetts town record book:

The birth entry is in the middle of the right-hand page:

The transcription of this record is:

"Mehetable Grout Daughter of Joseph & Mary Grout born the 5 of Feb'ry 1725/6"

The source citation for this record is:

"Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988," indexed database and digital image, ( : accessed 16 December 2020), Watertown > Births, Marriages and Deaths, page 63 (image 216 of 3991), Mehitable Grout birth record, 1725.

This is a transcription of an original town record book for Watertown, Massachusetts, so it is a Derivative Source with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the birth of Mehetable Grout and the names of her parents.
Mehitable Grout (1726-1795), was the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Harrington) Grout of Watertown.  She married Moses Brigham (1723-1769), the son of Nathan and Dina (Rice) Brigham of Marlborough, in Westborough on 2 May 1749.  They are my 5th great-grandparents, through their son Phineas Brigham (1755-1802) who married Lydia Bathrick (1752-1795) in 1779.


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