Thursday, March 25, 2021

Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1644/5 Birth of Joshua Fletcher in Concord, 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 1644/5 birth entry for Joshua Fletcher in the Concord, Massachusetts town vital record book:
The birth entry is near the middle of the top section of the page:

The birth record transcription for Joshua is:

"Joshua sonne of William and Rachell ffletcher the 10'th of the (1) mo 16--""

The year is not positively known, but Rachel (--?--) Whitney, born in about 1624, died before 7 November 1645, when William Fletcher married Lydia (--?--) Bates in Concord, so this birth may have been on 10 March 1643/4 or 10 March 1644/5.  

The source citation for this record is:

George Tolman (compiler), Concord, Massachusetts Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1635-1850 (Concord, Mass. : Committee on Printing, 1894), Births, page 6, Joshua Fletcher entry, 10th day of 1st month 16-- to William and Rachel Fletcher.

This is an entry in a transcribed vital record book for Concord, Massachusetts, so it is a Derivative Source with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the birth Joshua Fletcher and his parents' names.

Joshua Fletcher (1644-1713) was the son and only child of William and Rachel (--?--) Fletcher of Concord, Massachusetts. He married (1) 1668 Grissel Jewell (1652-1682), and (2) 1682 Sarah Woolley (1650-????).  

Joshua and Sarah (Woolley) Fletcher are my 7th great-grandparents, through their daughter Elisabeth Fletcher (1698-1775) who married Joseph Keyes (1698-1744) in 1720 in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.


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