First let me start by saying that I better pay attention to what day it is. I posted a Treasure Chest Thursday, yesterday, which was actually Wednesday. I’ve now changed the title of that post and you can find it here WEDDING WEDNESDAY – A marriage record, of sorts, for Dr. Jeremiah Hall & Eliabeth Bailey.
To follow up that post today, I’m happy to share the actual, handwritten church record for that marriage.
I didn’t locate it myself, but, again, because of belonging to a Facebook group, I now have the record. Another Hall family member, from the same group I spoke of yesterday, Hall Families of New England, has shared the image. Thanks to Cheryl Hall for finding this record in the archival church records of the Congregational Church.
Here’s a link to the home page http://www.congregationallibrary.org/
And here’s the link to the actual entry for the marriage of Jeremiah Hall to Elizabeth Bailey
(CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE IT)
Here are the first two pages from this digital record.
QUESTION? Is this a primary source? I don’t think so because it appears to be a transcription of other records. Meaning the person who wrote these records may not have been present at the time of the event. But, we’re getting closer, and it’s certainly better than just having the entry from the book I mentioned in yesterday’s post.
Maybe this is all I’ll ever find to document this record from 268 years ago. But, combining this record with other pieces of evidence certainly proves that a marriage took place in Hanover, between Jeremiah Hall & Elizabeth Baily/Bailey.
Stay tuned for more on this family.
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