Thursday, May 9, 2024

Treasure Chest Thursday - 1762 Marriage of George Wakeman and Sarah Hill in Fairfield County, Connecticut

  It's Treasure Chest Thursday - an opportunity to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history research and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the 1762 marriage entry for George Wakeman and Sarah Hill in the Fairfield County, Connecticut church records:

The marriage record is the first one at the top of the page of the image:

The transcription of this record is::

"Wakeman, George, m. Sarah Hill, June 17, 1762                       [Page] 268"

The source citation for this record is (using Evidence Explained 4th edition template):

Fairfield First Congregational Church, marriage entry for George Wakeman and Sarah Hill, 17 June 1762; imaged, "Connecticut, U.S., Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920," ( : accessed 8 May 2024), page 139 (image 142 of 161); alphabetical typescript of original records of Fairfield First Congregational Church, 1694-1806, deposited in Connecticut State Archives, 1929.

This is an entry abstracted from the Fairfield County, Connecticut First Congregational Church record book for the marriage of  George Wakeman and Sarah Hill on 17 June 1762.

FamilySearch does not have these church records on digital microfilm.  The Connecticut State Archives may have them in their collections.

George Wakeman (1740-1812) was born 1 June 1740, probably in Fairfield County, Connecticut, the son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Adams) Wakeman.  He died in 1812 in Wayne, Ashtabula County, Ohio.  Sarah Hill (1742-1832) was born 28 April 1742 in Fairfield, Connecticut, the daughter of John and Esther (Bulkley) Hill.  She died 6 February 1832 in Ashtabula County, Ohio.  George and Sarah (Hill) Wakeman had four children born between 1763 and 1772 in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

George and Sarah (Hill) Wakeman are my 6th great-grandparents, through my 5th great-grandmother Hannah Wakeman (1763-1814) who married Thomas Partridge (1758-1828) in about 1785, probably in New York.


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