I thank you for the information on the baptismal record. As for the May 24, 1753 date of
birth; according to Ted Mudge that date came from the LDS microfilm of the Westfield
Records Book A, Page 231. That is an extraction from a film of the original, or an early
transcription of the original records.
Ted raised the question concerning so many of the records which covered so many years seem
to have been written in the same hand writing which could indicate that the record in the
film, although old, are transcriptions of the actual originals.
Of course, the question Don raised concerns the headstone inscription which gives
Pliny's age at death on 8 Oct 1830 as 82 yrs which would place his birth in 1748.
BTW: I have noticed in some of the images of the early censuses that the households are
listed alphabetically which indicates that the original sheets were copied and rearranged
before they were placed in the National Archives.
"Linda Hare" <alstrom(a)icon.net> wrote:
In the Public Records of the Church of Christ at Westfield, Pliny was
baptised on July 8, 1753. He was the son of Eliakim and Bethesda Sackett.
I have not found a record of his birth in the Westfield Records. That
doesn't mean that it is not there. I just don't see it. There is a date in
the LDS records of May 24, 1753, but this is a submission. They have the
name as Pline. It is not an extraction from a record. Who knows where this
date of May 24, was obtained. So many of the dates of his marriage that are
submissions are wrong and have him married in 3 different places. In the
extraction from the Church records they have the name spelled Pliny. Not
that different records don't spell the name differently. But the Baptism
date is an extraction from an original record. Anyway, this baptism date
does not help you clear up your problem at all. As sometimes they are
baptised within weeks, months or years of their births. Linda
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