Joseph Pardee (c.1664 - c.1742)

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Birthplace: New Haven, New Haven, CT
Death: Died in West Haven, New Haven, CT
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About Joseph Pardee

Joseph was brought up to the joiner's trade, and had probably been apprenticed to learn it, though records of such apprenticeship are not extant. In 1689, being then in his 25th year, and on the day following his bride's 21st birthday, he married Elizabeth Yale. Her father, Thomas Yale, was a stepson of Gov. Theophilus Eaton, brother of Mrs. Edward Hopkins, and uncle of Elihu Yale, donor of Yale College. Her mother, Mary Turner, was daughter of Capt. Nathaniel Turner, first ranking officer of New Haven Colony, who had been lost on Lamberton's ship. A day before the wedding, George Pardee, "in consideration of a marriage intended and shortly to be consumated by the will of God between my son Joseph Pardy of New Haven and Elizabeth Yale daughter of Mr. Thomas Yale late of New Haven deceased and for the more comfortable accomodation of my said son," conveyed to him eight pieces of real estate. The first was "the new house I bought of Allin Ball of New Haven Junior," to which we have already referred in these pages, "reserving nevertheless the one half of the said house and appurtenances to the use of me the said George Pardy to dwell in, if need be, during my life as also to the use of my wife Rebecka in like manner, in case she survive me, dureing her widow hood." Among the other pieces were one half of the yearly rent or improvement of the Water street homelot, 34 acres on the west side of the Quinnipiac (bought of John Brooks and John Humiston), the improvement of some 3 acres in "the Neck" which "was given me by my Mother Miles," and land in East Haven and West Haven.

In April 1704, Joseph was listed as having six persons in his family, and an estate of œ36. The same year, he had nearly ?? acres laid out to him in the Allingtown section of West Haven, and in 1709 he bought a large farm there and settled on it. Thus, the two surviving sons of George founded two branches of the family, the one in East Haven, the other in West Haven.

3. JOSEPH2 PARDEE (George1), born at New Haven, 27 Apr. 1664, died at (West Haven?), after 1742; married first, 30 Jan. 1689, ELIZABETH YALE, born at New Haven, 29 Jan. 1668, died there 19 Sept. 1702, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Turner) Yale; married second, 23 Dec. 1703, ELIZABETH PAYNE, born at New Haven, 2 Oct. 1677, died after 1750, daughter of John and Abigail (Brockett) Payne.

Joseph resided in New Haven on College Street with his father until the latter's death in 1700, and thereafter until the Spring of 1709, when he removed to the Allingtown section of West Haven. As a youth, he had rung the bell on New Haven Green for all public occasions. In 1703, as administrator of his father's estate, he complained to the Connecticut Assembly that New Haven County was considerably indebted to the estate, and received an order for payment. At the Oct. 1707 session of the Connecticut Assembly, he was allowed 3 shillings 6 pence per day for services as constable. In 1715, his name appeared on a petition for a separate ecclesiastical society at "West Farms," as West Haven was then called. He was occasionally called on for public service, such as serving on juries and appraising estates.

His first wife, Elizabeth Yale, was a daughter of Thomas Yale (step-son of Gov. Theophilus Eaton), niece of Gov. Edward Hopkins' wife, and first cousin of Gov. Elihu Yale, the donor to Yale College. Her maternal grandfather, Capt. Nathaniel Turner, a veteran of the Pequot War, had been the first ranking officer of the New Haven militia, and had been lost on Lamberton's ship. Joseph's second wife, Elizabeth Payne, was granddaughter of William Payne and John Brockett, the latter of whom was the surveyor who laid out the original nine squares of New Haven township.

As Joseph approached old age, he conveyed his real estate to his children in several deeds, the last one being dated in 1742. There is consequently no probate record of his estate, and the exact date of his death is unknown.

Children by first wife, born at New Haven:

i. JOHN,3 b. 20 Oct. 1689; d. abt. 27 Oct. 1689. 9. ii. ENOS, b. abt. 1691.(*) 10. iii. JOSEPH, b. 9 Aug. 1693. iv. THOMAS, b. 26 Oct. 1695; no further record.(+) 11. v. JOHN, b. 6 Feb. 1697. vi. MARY, b. 9 Apr. 1700; d. 6 Jan. 1758; m. 4 Dec. 1722, CAPT. NATHANIEL PECK, of Greenwich, Conn.; had issue.??

(*)The birth of Enos is not on record; his father conveyed land to him in 1738.

(+)Probably died young, before April 1704, when his father had six persons in his family.

??Nathaniel Peck, b. 15 Aug. 1697, d. in 1765, was a prominent man; he represented Greenwich at several sessions of the Connecticut Assembly, and served one term as Colonial Auditor; he was appointed Captain of the company on the east side of the Mianus River, May 1730, and for many years was Justice of the Peace. Children (Peck): 1. Elizabeth. b. 19 June 1724, d. 1 July 1724. 2. Nathaniel, b. 2 June 1725, d. in 1775; appointed Captain of the east company of Greenwich, Oct. 1757; m. 9 Oct. 1746, Jerusha Curtis??. 3. Mary, b. 12 Dec. 1727; m. 26 Jan. 1749, Charles Belding. 4. Joshua, b. 12 May 1730, d. at Charlton, N. Y., in 1816; m. Sarah Mead, who d. 21 Dec. 1822, aged 88. 5. Isaac, b. 2 Jan. 1732, d. 4 Jan. 1734. 6. Hezekiah, b. 6 Feb. 1733, d. in 1733. 7. Thankful, b. 7 Aug. 1736, d. 3 Sept. 1798; m. Daniel Lockwood of Greenwich. 8. Elizabeth, b. 28 Dec. 1737, d. 29 Oct. 1815; m. Joseph Peck, b. in 1730, d. at Greenwich, 4 Dec. 1822. 9. Yale, b. 27 Oct. 1739, d. in 1739. 10. Jonathan, b. 23 Sept. 1740, d. at Stamford in 1783; m. Mehitabel Blackman. 11. George, b. 4 Jan. 1743, d. at Greenwich in 1797; was appointed Captain of the 3d Co., 9th Regt., May 1776; m. Mary Ferris. 12. Samuel, b. 9 June 1744, d. in 1745.

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Children by second wife:(*)

vii. ELIZABETH, b. 16 Sept. 1704; m. 5 Sept. 1727, BENJAMIN RUGGLES. viii. ABIGAIL, b. 1 Sept. 1705. 12. ix. DANIEL, b. 28 Nov. 1706. x. REBECCA, b. 26 Mar. 1708. 13. xi. JOSIAH, b. 14 Sept. 1711. xii. EBENEZER, b. 4 Nov. 1714.(+) xiii. DOROTHY, b. 14 Oct. 1715; d. at West Haven, 15 Feb. 1811; m. 7 Apr. 1736, JOHN BENHAM, of West Haven, b. 16 Feb. 1711, d. 4 June 1777; had issue, nine children.?? 14. xiv. SAMUEL, b. 3 Aug. 1718. xv. HANNAH, b. 29 Oct. 1719. xvi. SARAH, b. 21 Aug. 1721; m. at Wilton, Conn., 6 May 1751, JOHN KEELER, as his second wife.

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Joseph Pardee's Timeline

1664
April 27, 1664
New Haven, New Haven, CT
1688
January 30, 1688
Age 23
New Haven,New Haven,CT
1691
1691
Age 26
New Haven, New Haven, CT
1693
August 9, 1693
Age 29
New Haven, New Haven, CT
1695
October 26, 1695
Age 31
New Haven, New Haven, CT
1697
1697
Age 32
New Haven, New Haven, CT
1700
April 9, 1700
Age 35
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
1703
December 23, 1703
Age 39
New Haven, New Haven, CT
1704
February 16, 1704
Age 39
New Haven,New Haven,CT
1705
September 1, 1705
Age 41
New Haven, New Haven, CT