Thursday, August 3, 2023

Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1672 Birth Record of Ezekiell Wathen (1672-1755) of Amesbury, Massachusetts

I looked in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings for Treasure Chest Thursday.

The treasure today is the 1672  birth record of Ezekiell Wathen in Amesbury, Massachusetts:

The birth record in the WATHEN listing:

The transcription of this birth record is:

"[WATHEN] Ezekiell, s. Ezekiell and Hannah, May 18, 1672.  N.CT. R."

The source citation for this birth record is:

Town of Amesbury, Massachusetts, Vital Records of Amesbury, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 (Topsfield, Mass. : Topsfield Historical Society, 1913), Births, page 249, Ezekiell Wathen birth entry, 18 May 1672.

This record is a Derivative Source, with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the birth of Ezekiell Wathen in Amesbury, Massachusetts, the son of Ezekiell and Hannah Wathen. The original record is probably in an Amesbury town record book that may no longer be available.  

Ezekiell Wathen (1672-1755) was born 18 May 1672 in Amesbury, Massachusetts Bay.  He married Abigail Carter (1686-1752) on 26 December 1704 in Amesbury, Massachusetts Bay.  Abigail was born 7 March 1686 in Salisbury, the daughter of John and Martha (Brown) Carter of Salisbury.  Ezekiell and Abigail had 11 children.

Ezekiell and Abigail (Carter) Wathen [also Worthen] are my 7th great-grandparents.  I am descended through their daughter Abigail Worthen (1714-????)  who married 1736 to Joseph Colby (1707-1768).


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1 comment:

Linda Stufflebean said...

George Wathen - another ancestor we share, but I daughter out with his daughter Mary.