Hello, I am wondering about the parentage of Joseph Snelling who was born in Boston on Apr.20, 1695. (this is the Joseph Snelling who married Elizabeth Verein and then Priscilla Clark)
as Scott White posted to this forum some time ago, and is available through Ancestry.com, the reference; BOSTON BIRTHS, BAPTISMS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS, 1630-1699 1695.page 223 "Joseph of Joseph & Hannah Snelling born Apr. 20."
since the date of birth is so specific, Apr.20, 1695, it seems to indicate that his mother was Hannah.
recently I saw an issue of NEHGR (v.108, 1954 p.179-187) on the Descendants of John Snelling, by H. Minot Pitman. He gives the parents of this Joseph Snelling as Capt. Joseph Snelling and his second wife, Rebeckah Adams.
In this article, from 1954, Mr. Pitman goes on to say that "Joseph Snelling's birth is recorded in the Rec. Comm. Rep. of Boston B. M. and D. 1630-1699, p.212, as Joseph Snemy, undoubtedly a misreading of Snelling."
a source that I very much trust is 'The Greenwood Family of Norwich, England in America' and this publication gives this Joseph Snelling the birth date of Apr. 20, 1695. p.173-174 Priscilla Clark, bapt. 17 Dec 1712 at Old North Church; m. 30 March 1738, Joseph Snelling; d. 2 Aug 1791. Her husband was born 20 April 1695 and died 1 July 1748.
anybody have any clearer information on who his parents are?
My connection is through his daughter Mary Snelling, who m. Samuel Greenwood.
any help would be appreciated. thanks! : ) Amelia James email@example.com