Thursday, April 22, 2021

Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1740 Death Record of Obadiah Sawtell (1648-1740) in Groton, 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 1740 death entry for Obadiah Sawtell in the Groton, Massachusetts town vital record book:
The death entry is near the m iddle of the page:

The death record transcription for Obadiah Sawtell is:

"[SAWTELL] Obidiah, Mar. 20, 1740, in his 92d y. G.R.2"

  The source citation for this record is:

Vital Records of Groton, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Salem, Mass. : The Essex Institute, 1926-1927), Two volumes, Deaths, page 264, Obidiah Sawtell entry, 20 March 1740, in 92nd year.

This is an entry in a transcribed and alphabetized vital record book for Groton, Massachusetts, so it is a Derivative Source with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the death of Obidiah Sawtell according to his  gravestone.

Obadiah Sawtell was born in Watertown, Massachusetts, the son of Richard and Elizabeth (--?--) Sawtell.  He married Hannah Lawrence (1662-1707), daughter of George and Elizabeth (Crispe) Lawrence of Watertown, i about 1680.  Obadiah and Hannah (Lawrence) Sawtell had 3 children, all probably born in Groton.

Obadiah and Hannah (Lawrence) Sawtell are my 7th great-grandparents, through their son Hezekiah Sawtell (1703-1779), who married Joanna Willson (1701-1786) in 1723 in Groton, Massachusetts.


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