Thursday, April 15, 2021

Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1673 Marriage of Samuel Fletcher and Hannah Whealer in Chelmsford, 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 1673 marriage entry for Samuel Fletcher and Hannah Whealer in the Chelmsford, Massachusetts town vital record book:
The marriage entry is the second from the bottom of the page:

The baptism record transcription for Samuel Fletcher is:

"WHEALER, Hannah, d. George, of Concord, and Samuell Fletcher, s. William, July 5, 1[torn, 1673?]."

  The source citation for this record is:

Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Vital Records of Chelmsford, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Salem, Mass. : The Essex Institute, 1914), Marriages, page 344, Samuel Fletcher and Hannah Whealer marriage entry, 5, July 1673(?).

This is an entry in a transcribed and alphabetized vital record book for Chelmsford, Massachusetts, so it is a Derivative Source with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the marriage of Samuel Fletcher and Hannah Whealr, and the names of their fathers.

Hannah Whealer (1649-1697) was born in concord, Massachusetts, the daughter of George and Katherine (Pin) Wheeler.  She married Samuel Fletcher (1652-1723) on 5 July 1673(?) in Chelmsford. Samuel Fletcher (1652-1723) was the son of William Fletcher and his second wife Lydia (--?--) Bates (1622-1704) of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.  Samuel and Hannah (Whealer) Fletcher had ten children, all born in Chelmsford.

Samuel and Hannah (Wheeler) Fletcher are my 7th great-grandparents, through their son Samuel Fletcher (1684-1749) who married Hannah --?-- (1688-1759) in about 1712 in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.


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