Treasure Chest Thursday — 1656 Baptism of Samuel Fletcher in Chelmsford, 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 1656 baptism entry for Samuel Fletcher in the Chelmsford, Massachusetts town vital record book:

The birth entry is near the middle of the page:

The baptism record transcription for Samuel Fletcher is:

"[Fletcher] Samuel, s. W[illia]m, bp. 1: 12 m : 1656, a. abt. 4 y. P.R.1."

  The source citation for this record is:

Town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, Vital Records of Chelmsford, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Salem, Mass. : The Essex Institute, 1914), Births, page 66, Samuel Fletcher baptism entry, 1: 12 mo: 1656, aged about 4 years.

This is an entry in a transcribed and alphabetized vital record book for Chelmsford, Massachusetts, so it is a Derivative Source with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the baptism of Samuel Fletcher and the name of his father.

Samuel Fletcher (1652-1723) was the son of William Fletcher and his second wife Lydia (–?–) Bates (1622-1704) of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.  Samuel married Hannah Wheeler (1649-1697) in 1672 in Chelmsford, and they had ten children,

Samuel and Hannah (Wheeler) Fletcher are my 7th great-grandparents, through their son Samuel Fletcher (1684-1749) who married Hannah –?– (16881759) in about 1712 in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.

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Posted On: April 8, 2021 at 11:05AM