Thursday, May 6, 2021

Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1673 Birth of John Wilson (1673-after 1717) in Woburn, 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 birth entry for John Wilson in the Woburn, Massachusetts town vital record book:
The birth entry is the sixth one in the Wilson section:

The birth record transcription for John Wilson is:

"[WILSON] John, s. of John, Jan. 3, 1673"

  The source citation for this record is:

Edward F. Johnson, Woburn Records of Births, Marriages and Deaths [5 Volumes], (Woburn, Mass.: The News Print, 1893), Volume 1, Brths, pg. 276, John Wilson entry, 3 January 1673, "son of John".

This is an entry in a transcribed and alphabetized vital record book for Woburn, Massachusetts, so it is a Derivative Source with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the birth of John Wilson and his father's name.  

John Wilson (1673-after 1717) was the son of John and Johanna (Carter) Wilson of Woburn.  He married Elizabeth Foster on 27 October 1694 in Billerica, Massachusetts.  Elizabeth was the daughter of Joseph and Alice (Gorton) Foster.  John and Elizabeth (Foster) Wilson were parents of 13 children.

John and Elizabeth (Foster) Wilson are my 7th great-grandparents, through their daughter Joanna Willson (1701-1786), who married  Hezekiah Sawtell (1703-1779) in 1723 in Groton, Massachusetts.


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