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Joshua Root, Sr

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Great Barrington, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Root and Mary Root (Ashley)
Husband of Margaret Root
Father of Mercy Barnes; Joshua Root, Jr.; Margaret Bagg; Hannah Root; Thomas Root and 4 others
Brother of Mary Smith; Sarah Dewey; Deacon John Stebbens; Samuel B. Root; Hannah Root and 2 others
Half brother of Josiah Root

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Joshua ROOT was the son of Mary ASHLEY of MA and John ROOT of CT.

He married Margaret GILBERT on 18 March 1712 in Westfield, Hampden Co, MA.

Their known children:

1) Mercy Root, b. 1713, d. 1799. 2) Joshua Root, b. 1715 d. 1791. 3) Margaret Root, b. 1716 d. 1775. 4) Hannah Root, b. 1718 d. 1754. 5) Thomas Root, b. 1720 d. 1765. 6) Ruth Rhoda Root, b. 1722 d. 1817. 7) Experience Root, b. 1723 d. 1797. 8) Catherine Root, b. 1725 d. 1787. 9) Lydia Root, b. 1725 d. 1806. 10) Israel Root, b. 1728 d. 1809.

"Joshua Root, who died in 1730 was the first person known to have been buried there, (The South Burial Ground, now called Mahaiwe cemetery) and his grave marked by a rough block of limestone."

  • Special thanks to Stephen Strommer for sending this information.*

Appreciation: To Cheryl Hanson, who created this page and arranged for the headstone photo.

Sources: American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI). Family Data Collections - Individual Records, Births, Deaths. "Root Genealogical Records; 1600-1870" by James Pierce Root, available on Google Books. Massachusetts Town Records, 1620-1988. U.S. SAR applications for #76093 (Florida) and #67568 (Ohio).

Note: Mahaiwe Cemetery was formerly called South Burying Ground.

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Joshua Root, Sr's Timeline

1682
November 23, 1682
Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
1713
December 27, 1713
Age 31
Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
1715
April 28, 1715
Age 32
Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
1716
November 21, 1716
Age 33
Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
1718
November 15, 1718
Age 35
Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
1720
September 27, 1720
Age 37
Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
1722
March 25, 1722
Age 39
Westfield, Hampshire County (Present Hampden County), Province of Massachusetts
1723
February 13, 1723
Age 40
Westfield, Hampden Co., MA
1725
February 25, 1725
Age 42
Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States