I have found a Quaker record with the following documentation of children:
Issac born the 19th day of 12th mo. 174 8/9
Ruth born the 24th day of the 6th mo. 1741
Samuel born the 18th day of the 9th mo. 1743
Lydia born the 7th day of the 9th mo. 1745
Sarah born the 3rd day of the 8th mo. 1748
Mary born the 11th day of the 8th mo. 1751
My question is that this seems to be in sequential order of birth, but the first date (for Isaac) appears to read 1748. A closer look makes the 8/9 almost look like a fraction. So, I am wondering if it is 1740 8/9 or perhaps 1739 and 8/9ths?
Any ideas? I have also seen a birth date in Quaker records as 1738/9. Not sure what to believe but I do think he was the first born.