Thursday, December 23, 2021

Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1693 Marriage of John Smith and Ruth Cutler in Charlestown, 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 1693 marriage record entry for John Smith and Ruth Cutler in the Charlestown, Massachusetts town records:

The marriage record is in the 1693 section near the bottom of the right-hand page:

The transcription of this record is:

"130  John Smith & Ruth Cutler M. May 18, 1693"

The source citation for this record is:

"Massachusetts, U.S., Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988," indexed database and digital image, (, Charlestown > Archives, Births, Marriages, Deaths, 1629-1800, Marriages, page 515 (image 317 of 385), John Smith and Ruth Cutler entry, 18 May 1693.

John Smith (1667-1704) was the son of Matthew and Alice (Leader?) Smith of Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay.  Ruth Cutler (1668-1758) was the daughter of Thomas and Mary (Giles) Cutler of Reading, Massachusetts Bay.  They had four children.

This is a Derivative Source, copied from an original town record book for Charlestown.  It is Primary Information and direct Evidence of the marriage.

Their daughter, Mary Smith (1698-ca1746), married Ebenezer Phillips (1695-1746) in about 1717 in Charlestown.  They are my 7th great-grandparents through their son John Phillips (1722-1800).


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