Josiah's birth is difficult to estimate; the earliest documentation is his marriage to Hannah Moulton in 1681. She died in November 1687, and Josiah married Sarah, widow of Jonathan Perkins.
He was active in civic affairs, including surveying, common pasture maintenance, and was a representative to the General Court in 1695.
As an entrepeneur, Josiah was a member of a company formed to operate a sawmill on the Little River. They ran afoul of the town's rules and were ordered to desist, but an agreement was eventually reached. The mill operated for over 200 years.
Jacob died sometime between the making of his will in March of 1727 and it being proved April 6, 1728.
↑ "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLFY-L8F : 2 April 2020), Josiah Samborn and Hannah Moulton, 25 Aug 1681; citing , Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, Concord; FHL microfilm 1,001,307.
↑ Ancestry.com. New Hampshire, Death and Burial Records Index, 1654-1949 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.Ancestry Record 2555 #263989
↑ Sanborn, George Freeman, Jr., and Sanborn, Melinde Lutz. Vital records of Hampton, New Hampshire : to the end of the year 1900. Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1992. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2016)