Thursday, December 2, 2021

Treasure Chest Thursday -- Sara Davis 1675 Birth Record in Lynn, 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 1675 birth entry for Sara Davis in the Lynn, Massachusetts town vital  records book:

The birth entry is 6th entry in the Davis section on this page:

The transcription of this record is:

"[DAVIS] Sara, d. John, 'beginning of'' 12 m: 1675.  CT.R."

The source citation for this record is:

 Vital Records of Lynn, Massachusetts to the end of the Year 1849 (Salem, Mass. : The Essex Institute, 1906), 2 Volumes, Births, page 128, Sara Davis entry, "beginning of" 12m 1675.

The date in this record is almost certainly to be "Old Style" where the 12th month is February.  So the birth date is probably "about 1 February 1675/6."

This is an entry in the printed town vital records book for Lynn, Massachusetts.  It is probably an Derivative Source, with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of this birth.  

Sarah Davis (1676-1754) was the daughter of John and Sarah (Kirtland) of Lynn.  She married Michael Bowden (1673-1741), the son of Michael and Sarah (Nurse) Bowden of Marblehead, Massachusetts Bay after 20 November 1697 (intentions) in Lynn.  

Michael and Sarah (Davis) Bowden are my 7th great-grandparents through their daughter Mary Bowden (1705-1755) who married Joseph Richards  (1703-1748) in 1726 in Lynn, Massachusetts Bay.


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