It’s time to look 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 John Horton in Milton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts:
The transcription of this birth record is:
“HORTON, John, Son of Thomas, June 6, 1672”
The source citation for this record is:
Peter Thacher; Hannah Vose, Milton records : births, marriages and deaths, 1662-1843 (Boston, Mass. : A. Mudge & Son, 1900), Births, page 33, John Horton entry, 6 June 1672; indexed database with images, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com).
This record is a Derivative Source, with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the birth of John Horton. The original record is probably in a Milton town record book that is not extant.
John Horton (1672-1752) was born in Milton, Massachusetts, the son of Thomas and Sarah (–?–) Horton. He married Mehitable Garnsey (1673-1742), the daughter of John and Elizabeth (–?–) Garnsey, in about 1690 in Milton. They had seven children.
John and Mehitable (Garnsey) Horton are my 7th great-grandparents. I am descended through their son John Horton (1696-1796), who married Mary Chase (1695-1734) in 1719 in Swansea, Massachusetts.
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