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Josiah Arnold

Birthplace: Haddam,Mddlsx,Conn
Death: Died in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Arnold and Elizabeth Brainerd
Husband of Mary Arnold and Mary Arnold
Father of David Arnold; Josiah Arnold; Mary Arnold; Samuel Arnold; James Arnold and 1 other
Brother of Gideon Arnold; John Arnold; John Arnold; Joseph Arnold; Samuel Arnold and 3 others

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About Josiah Arnold

JOSIAH9 ARNOLD (JOSEPH (HADDAM FOUNDER)8, JOHN (HARTFORD FOUNDER)7, NICHOLAS6, RICHARD5, RICHARD4, THOMAS3, ROGER2, ARNELLT (FYCHAN)1 APARNELLT) was born 1670 in East Haddam, Middlesex, CT, and died February 1711/12 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT. He married MARY WELLS 1695 in Haddam, Middlesex, CT, daughter of James Wells and Elizabeth Clark.

Notes: From Probate Records, Volume VIII, 1710 To 1715.

Arnold, Josiah, Haddam. Invt. 195-17-00. Taken 21 February, 1711-12, by Simon Smith, Benjamin Smith and William Brainard. Will dated 23 November 1708.

I Josiah Arnold, of the Town of Haddam, yeoman, being often by Divine Providence brought to the brink of the pit, do make and ordain this my last will and testament: I give to Mary my wife a new Bible and the sum of 55 out of my moveable estate, with the use of my now dwelling house and homestead during her widowhood. I give to my son David Arnold a young horse. I give to my daughter Mary Arnold, she arriving at the age of 18 years, 16. It is to be understood, and it is my real honest meaning therin, that my wife shall have the improvement of the whole of my estate until my children come of lawful age; and if she need, I do hereby allow her to expend 25 of the remainder of my estate towards the bringing up of our children. And all the remainder of my estate shall be equally divided between my three sons, David, Josiah and James. I appoint my wife to be executrix. And appoint my breathren James Wells and Joseph Arnold to be overseers.

Witness: John Smith, JOSIAH X ARNOLD, LS.

Thomas Brooks, John Clarke.

In a codicil dated 22 January, 1711-12, provision was made for another child born after the will executed. Her name was Irene.


Court Record, Page 221-1st November, 1714: Adms., with the will annexed, is granted to James Wells of Haddam.

Page 227-8-6 December, 1714: Capt. James Wells of Haddam, Adms., exhibits an account of his Adms:

Paid in debts and charges 16-08-00

There yet remains a debt of, 16-00-00

And also the 4 sheep contained in the invt. are lost. Capt. Wells, Adms., is appointed to be guardian to Josiah Arnold, age 16 years, and Irene, age 5 years. This Court appoint Joseph Arnold of Haddam to be guardian to David, age 20 years, and Mary, age 13 years. Recog., 50. Joseph Smith of Haddam to be guardian to James Arnold, 8 years of age. Recog., 30.

Children of Josiah Arnold and Mary Wells are:

9. i. DAVID10 ARNOLD, b. 1695.

10. ii. JOSIAH ARNOLD, b. 1698; d. June 22, 1733, Haddam, Middlesex, CT.

iii. MARY ARNOLD, b. 1701.

iv. JAMES ARNOLD, b. 1706.

v. IRENE ARNOLD, b. 1709.

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