Does anyone have good documentation of Solomon's Birth Date? I have a family record that places his birth at 18 July 1753 instead of 1751. Looking to confirm the year
1/22/2010 at 4:27 PM
There is a book called The Early Records of Lunenburg, Massachusetts - Compiled by Walter A. Davis, The City Clerk published in 1896. It lists two Solomon's being born to Edward and Elizabeth - the first in December of 1741, the second in July of 1751. Common for a child to be named after a child that may have passed away, but also common to name children after relatives, and in that generation some families had two or three children with the same names... so it is muddy at the time. But, since the register was made by the clerk from existing records, I would tend to think the 1751 date might be more exact. Without a church record, license, or family bible from that time it might be difficult to prove which date is accurate.