Josiah Whitcomb

Male 1638 - 1718  (80 years)


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  • Name Josiah Whitcomb 
    Born 1638  Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Mar 1718  Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Old Common Burial Ground, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Josiah Whitcomb (1638-1718), Lancaster,MA
    Josiah Whitcomb (1638-1718), Lancaster,MA
    Headstone(left), Footstone(right)
    Plot: Whitcomb
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    • ADD'L SOURCE INFO: Book...THE WHITCOMB FAMILY IN AMERICA, A Biographical Genealogy, by Charlotte Whitcomb, (1904). Pages #396, 397.

      Josiah Whitcomb, was born in Dorchester, Mass., in 1638, according to Dorchester town records, and is believed to have been the youngest son of John. He accompanied his father's family from Scituate to Lancaster, Mass., in 1654, and his name appears variously in the early records of life in the new town. In 1688 he was granted a bounty for killing a wolf, and again he was named with his brother Job in an action for damages for accidentally or otherwise injuring or killing swine. (See page 32, this Book.) ["Josiah Whitcomb is allowed 20 shillings to be paid by the County for killing one growne wolfe in ye Towne of Lancaster." - (Nourse's Early Records of Lancaster: p. 124.)]. During Queen Ann's war (1702-17) he was allowed a garrison for protection against the Indians. This garrison was situated in what is now called Bolton, originally a part of Lancaster, but set off in 1738, and he lived in the southeastern part of this Bolton. He was commander of the garrison and with him were associated his sons, Josiah, David, and Hezekiah, his son-in-law, Jacob Houghton, also Henry Houghton and John Wilder, Jr. In 1705 he was selectman; in 1708 he and twenty-nine others signed the church covenant and, as he was financially in good circumstances, he contributed liberally towards the support of the church; in 1710 he was elected to represent Lancaster in the General Court. In his will drawn March 20, 1718, he gave to each of his children one-eighth part of his right to land in the plantation of Littleton. His widow, who survived him eight years, died in 1726. Though Jonathan's recorded posterity is, numerically, the largest of the sons of John, there is reason to believe Josiah's posterity is at least as numerous. The tabulated records of Josiah's descendants nearly equal those of Jonathan, while those which are known to exist, but which are not yet obtained, outnumber the corresponding class in any other line. (copied from findagrave.com)
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    Last Modified 29 Aug 2011 

    Father John Whitcomb,   b. Abt 1600, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Apr 1683, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Mother Frances Cogan,   b. Abt 1605, Taunton, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1671, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married 26 Nov 1623  Taunton, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F566  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca Waters,   b. Abt 1644, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1726, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married 04 Jan 1664  Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Josiah Whitcomb,   b. 12 Nov 1665, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1665, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Josiah Whitcomb,   b. 07 Jan 1667, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. David Whitcomb,   b. 20 Feb 1668, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1730, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    +4. Rebekah Whitcomb,   b. 12 Sep 1671, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1752, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     5. Johannah Whitcomb,   b. 08 Mar 1674, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1717, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     6. Hezekiah Whitcomb,   b. 14 Sep 1681, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 May 1732, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     7. Deborah Whitcomb,   b. 26 Dec 1683, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Mary Whitcomb,   b. Abt 1685, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +9. Damaris Whitcomb,   b. 27 May 1686, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Dec 1772, Petersham, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     10. Abigail Whitcomb,   b. 13 Mar 1687, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Eunice Whitcomb,   b. Abt 1690, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F250  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1638 - Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 04 Jan 1664 - Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Mar 1718 - Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Old Common Burial Ground, Lancaster, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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