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Joseph Rexford Sr. (1732 - abt. 1815)

Joseph Rexford Sr. aka Rixford [uncertain]
Born in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married 28 Nov 1753 in First Congregational Soc. Wallingford, Meriden Parish, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Otsego, New Yorkmap
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Contents

Biography

Joseph Rexford [1]

Note: #N481
User ID: 46FB40B1F4694D16B6F5315FAAB473191774

Birth

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

Parents and Siblings

Siblings

Marriage

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 .

Children

Repository: Name: LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT 84150 USA

  • Ensign REXFORD b: 1760 in Wallingford, Meriden Parish, Ct. Resided New Concord, Columbia, NY 1780.
  • Joseph REXFORD b: 1763 in Sharon, Litchfield, CT
  • John REXFORD b: 1765/1766 in Sharon, Litchfield, CT or Wallingford CY about 1765/6; married probably in Mason, NH. 27 Aug. 179x Char­lotte Knowlton, b. there 1778. He was a physician. Their children, probably all born Steuben, NY, are:
a. Calista Rexford b. 1796 married Adam Grans. She lived and died at Waverly, Tioga Co., N.Y.
b. Polly Rexford b. 1798 married Rev. Elishama Tozer. She lived and died in Waverly, N.Y.
c. William Rexford b. 1800, removed to California about 1850.
d. Daniel Rexford b. 1802, married Elmira, daugh­ter of Rev. William Jeffers of Rexville, N.Y.
e. Abigail Rexford b. 1804 married Terry Reynolds and lived Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y.
f. John Rexford b. 1806, married Charity _ _ _, and lived in Canada in 1831.
g. Charlotte Rexford b. 1808, married in 1832 Eddy Howland and lived in Tioga Co., PA.
h. Lucy Rexford b. 1810, married Joseph Howland, bro. of Eddy, and lived in Tioga Co., PA.
i. Ensign Rexford b. 1813, married in Canada West in 1835 Elina Slaght and lived in Michigan,
j. Charles Rexford b. 1815, married Lovina Jef­fers, sister of Elmira Jeffers.
k. Alanson Rexford b. 1817, married Toartha Greggs lived in PA.
i married 2ndf Spence or Spencerf lived in Michigan.
m. Sarah Ann Rexford b. 1819, married Aimerin Tozer, lived in Waverly, Tioga Co., N.Y.
  • Jesse REXFORD b: ABT 1767 in Sharon, Litchfield, CT
  • Jared REXFORD b: ABT 1769 in Sharon, Litchfield, CT
  • Elizabeth REXFORD b: ABT 1771 in Sharon, Litchfield, CT., m. ____ Welch.
  • Lydia REXFORD b: ABT 1773 in Sharon,Litchfield,CT., m. ____ Converse.
  • Jemima REXFORD b: ABT 1775 in Sharon,Litchfield,CT., m. ____ Alderman

(2) Abigail (AFN: P66B-50) No know issue.

Military

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.

Death

Joseph Rexford Sr.died Sep 13 1815 at Otsego, Otsego, New York

Will of Joseph Rexford Sr.

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

Notes

Many of the following notes need further research.

Joseph Rexford purchased land in Sharon Twp., Litchfield Co., in 1760 and 1761. Other land records in 1790 and 1810.
JA (?) shows another mother for these children with Abigail being a later wife of Joseph. The mother according to JA was Lydia Spencer born 1732 in Hadden, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, who married Joseph Rexford Sr. on 28 November 1753 in Meriden Parish, Wallingford Twp., New Haven. Uncle Daniel's son Joel also married a Spencer, Rhoda. I wonder whether the children didn?t have different mothers, because there are some big gaps in the children?s dates of birth.
Note: The distance between Haddam (center), Middlesex, CT to Wallingford, Meriden, CT is under 20 miles.

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.

Sources

  • Source: S2 Genealogy: Ethel Peters Miller/Hugh Darrell Miller; Manuscript; [Hugh Darrell Miller, comp.]; 1985 copy in possession of author.
  • Genealogy: REXFORD GENEALOGY compiled by John DeWitt Rexford in 1891
  • Book: NEW YORK IN THE REVOLUTION by James A. Roberts, 1898, p91
  • Book: Historic Record of the Town of Meriden, Connecticut, 1906, Vol 1;C. Bancroft Gillespie; Covering the First Congregational Church, Meridan, New Haven Co. CT
  • LE DESPENCER, the Newsletter of the Spencer Family Association, Vol. 6, # 3, July 1983, p69.
  • Geneaolgy: The Rexford, Seeley, Brundage, Brown and Farrington Ancestors of George Westly Bishop, jr 1910-1974. Researched and presented by Mrs. George W. Bishop, Jr. (Mrs. Helen (Young) Bishop). General John Stark Chapter NSDAR #744 (5-046-IL). Additional sources are identified in this manuscript. My mother, Hilda M. Jacobsen Quick, Helen Young Bishop and Catherin Kate Farrington, Etta Mae Farrington Jacobsen, Allie Farrington Clark worked together to help prepare the DAR submission. This occurred between 1945 and 1970.

Foot Notes

  1. Source: #S2
  2. Source: #S2
    User ID: C9D766D96C024A249BFA5C359A92FB656D68

Acknowledgements

  • Rexford-32 was created through the import of bjm.ged on 22 May 2011.



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