Joseph Rexford 
1731 or before Jul 21 1734.
Possible Baptism: not given] Joseph son of [not given] & of Rexford - bapt. 21 Jul 1734 by Rev. Theophilus Hall -- taken from Meriden, CT Bapt. records.
Joseph's siblings were bapt. by Rev. Theophilus Hall. Baptisms extracted from Historic Record of the Town of Meriden, Connecticut, 1906, Vol 1;C. Bancroft Gillespie; Covering the First Congregational Church, Meridan, New Haven Co. CT
Joseph Rexford married:
(1) Lydia SPENCER (AFN: P65X-Q9), b. abt. 1732, Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA; married: 28 Nov 1753, First Congregational Soc., Wallingford, Meriden Parish, Connecticut; died: before 1806 .
Repository: Name: LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA
(2) Abigail (AFN: P66B-50) No know issue.
Joseph B. Rexford Sr. b. 11 June 1732 and his sons Joseph jr., b. 1763, and Ensign served in the Revolution. In the book, NEW YORK IN THE REVOLUTION by James A. Roberts, 1898, p91 is listed among the Enlisted Men in THE LEVIES - (Willett), Joseph Rexford, son Joseph Rexford, Jr. and son Ensign Rexford.
Ensign Rexford is listed on p903 of same book - Ensign Rexford, Cont. Mass. Annis Wl8799t BLWt. 6123-160-55. The application shows that Ensign Rexford enlisted at New Concord, Columbia Co., N.Y. in 178l and was discharged 30 June 1784. He married Annis Bobbitt 27 Dec. 1786 in Warrensbush, Albany Co.,N.Y. at the home of Elkannah Bobbitt. He received pension 9 Apr. 1818. He died 5 June 1836 and his widow, Annis Rexford, received pension 7 July 1838. She stated 14 June 1843 that she was 74 years old, living in Otsego, Otsego Co., N,Y.,that they had son, Sylvester, b. 24 Pebr. 1788 in Warrensbush, N.Y.
In the GENEALOGY. compiled by John DeWitt Rexford in 1891 Joseph Rexford jr. is shown as serving in Van Ness's N.Y. Regiment and as a private in Willett's N.Y. Regiment.
Joseph Rexford Sr.died Sep 13 1815 at Otsego, Otsego, New York
His will, dated 25 Dec. 1806, describes him as "of town and county of Otsego, and was probated in said county 13 Sept. 1815. It gives to Abigail, his wife, to his daughters, Elizabeth Welch and Lydia Converse, and to his sons, Ensign, Joseph, John and Jesse. There was a son Jared. Ensign and Jared died in Otsego Co., N.Y. and some of their descendants are still there. Source: REXFORD GENEALOGY. compiled by John DeWitt Rexford in 1891
Many of the following notes need further research.
A source of information is REXFORD GENEALOGY. compiled by John DeWitt Rexford in 1891. He says the following about Joseph Rexford Sr., b. 11 June 1732; I have learned but little of him, nor have I any direct line of his descendants. He went with or followed his father <this would be Arthur> to Sharon <Litchfield Co. CT>. Land records in Sharon show purchases by Joseph in 1760 and 1761, and several deeds of conveyance to and sale by Joseph are recorded in the years 1790 to 1810. A Joseph, of Sharon, moved to Austerlitz, Columbia County, N.Y. in 1786. A Joseph Rexford, described as "Yeoman of Manor of Rensselaerwyck", took a lease of land from Stephen Van Rensselaer 8 Sept. 1790. I think it probable that he was the same Joseph. The Austerlitz Joseph finally settled in the town of Otsego, Otsego Co. N.Y. and conveyed land there as early as in 1808.
Joseph Rexford Sr's. will, dated 25 Dec. 1806, describes him as "of town and county of Otsego, and was probated in said county 13 Sept. 1815. It gives to Abigail, his wife, to his daughters, Elizabeth Welch and Lydia Converse, and to his sons, Ensign, Joseph, John and Jesse. There was a son Jared. Ensign and Jared died in Otsego Co., N.Y. and some of their descendants are still there. Source: REXFORD GENEALOGY. compiled by John DeWitt Rexford in 1891
Another record of this Joseph Rexford Sr. is found in LE DESPENCER, the Newsletter of the Spencer Family Association, Vol. 6, # 3, July 1983, p. 69. The record is as follows: Lydia Spencer, daughter of Gerard and Elizabeth (Shailor) Spencer was b. perhaps Haddam, Ct. about 1732, married at Wallingford, Ct. 28 Nov. 1753 Joseph Rexford, b. 11 June 1732. His will probated in Otsego Co., N.Y. in 1815 leaving 2nd. wife Abigail.
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