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Josiah Willard, Sr.

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
Death: Died in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Maj. Simon Willard; Mary Willard and Mary Willard
Husband of Hannah Willard Maltby
Father of Captain Samuel Willard; Simon Willard; Josiah Willard Jr; Thomas Willard; Dorothy Belden and 3 others
Brother of Elizabeth Willard; Mary Edmunds; Elizabeth infant Willard; Elizabeth Blood; Dorothy Willard infant 1638 and 5 others
Half brother of Henry Willard; Mary Willard; John Willard; Mary Stevens; Henry Willard I and 6 others

Occupation: sch.-master, married HH in Concord on 3/20/1656
Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About Josiah Willard, Sr.

ID: I1313

Name: Josiah WILLARD

Sex: M

Birth: 1635 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts

Death: 1674

Reference Number: 2/592a/3

Father: Simon WILLARD b: APR 1605 in Horsemonden, Kent, England

Mother: Mary SHARPE b: 1614

Marriage 1 Hannah HOSMER b: 1639 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut

Married: 20 MAR 1656 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts

Children

Samuel WILLARD b: 19 SEP 1658 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Josiah WILLARD b: 13 MAR 1659 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Simeon WILLARD b: 1661 in Wethersfield, Newington, Connecticut
Dorothy WILLARD b: 1663 in Wethersfield, Newington, Connecticut
Stephen WILLARD b: in Wethersfield, Newington, Connecticut
Thomas WILLARD b: in Wethersfield, Newington, Connecticut
John WILLARD b: in Wethersfield, Newington, Connecticut
Hannah WILLARD b: 1674 in Wethersfield, Newington, Connecticut

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  1. ID: I00180
  2. Name: Josiah Willard 1 2 3
  3. Sex: M
  4. Birth: ABT. 1635 in Concord, Middlesex, MA 3
  5. Birth: 1635 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts 3
  6. Death: JUL 1674 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT 3
  7. Death: JUL 1674 in Wethersfield ?, Hartford, Connecticut 3
  8. Change Date: 27 AUG 2000 3
  9. Residence: Hartford, Hartford, CT 3
  10. Residence: 1662 Wethersfield, Hartford, CT 3
  11. Ancestral File #: 24V0-L4
  12. Reference Number: 1166
  13. Note:
   Sources:
   "Willard Genealogy," Charles Henry Pope, 1915
   NEHGS "Register," Vol 81, pg. 190 & "Gen. Dictiona ry of t he F ir st Se tt le rs of New England," James Savage, 1860-18 62 & "Willa rd Gene alo gy," C ha rl es Henry Pope, 1915.
   Title: Field Genealogy, Vol I
   Author: Frederick Clifton Pierce
   Publication: Chicago: Hammond Press, 1901
   Repository:
   Note: D.A.R. Library, Washington, DC & NEHGS Library & www.Gen ea lo gy Li br ar y.com
   Call Number: R929.2 F452 v.01
   Media: Book
   Page: pg. 28
   Title: Willard Memoir; or Life and Times of Major Simon Willard
   Author: Joseph Willard
   Publication: Boston: 1913
   Repository:
   Note: Carnegie Library, Pittsburgh, PA & NEHGS Library
   Call Number:
   Media: Book
   Page: pg. 357
   "Genealogical Dictionary of the Early Settlers of New Eng la nd ," J am es Sa va ge, 1860-1862 & "The Willard Genealogy," Charles H en ry Po pe, 1 915 .
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   Source:
   Ancestry of Bob and Mary Beth Wheeler on Ancestry.com
   Entries: 61472 Updated: Sun Aug 19 13:20: 35 20 01 Co nt ac t: Ma ry Be th Wheeler <mb@thewheelers.com> Home P age: A nce st ry of B ob and Ma ry Be th Wheeler[WILLARDEzra.FBK]
   Sources:
   "Willard Genealogy," Charles Henry Pope, 1915
   NEHGS "Register," Vol 81, pg. 190 & "Gen. Dictiona ry of t he F ir st Se tt le rs of New England," James Savage, 1860-18 62 & "Willa rd Gene alo gy," C ha rl es Henry Pope, 1915.
   Title: Field Genealogy, Vol I
   Author: Frederick Clifton Pierce
   Publication: Chicago: Hammond Press, 1901
   Repository:
   Note: D.A.R. Library, Washington, DC & NEHGS Library & www.Gen ea lo gy Li br ar y.com
   Call Number: R929.2 F452 v.01
   Media: Book
   Page: pg. 28
   Title: Willard Memoir; or Life and Times of Major Simon Willard
   Author: Joseph Willard
   Publication: Boston: 1913
   Repository:
   Note: Carnegie Library, Pittsburgh, PA & NEHGS Library
   Call Number:
   Media: Book
   Page: pg. 357
   "Genealogical Dictionary of the Early Settlers of New Eng la nd ," J am es Sa va ge, 1860-1862 & "The Willard Genealogy," Charles H en ry Po pe, 1 915 .
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   Source:
   Ancestry of Bob and Mary Beth Wheeler on Ancestry.com
   Entries: 61472 Updated: Sun Aug 19 13:20: 35 20 01 Co nt ac t: Ma ry Be th Wheeler <mb@thewheelers.com> Home P age: A nce st ry of B ob and Ma ry Be th Wheeler

Father: Maj. Simon Willard b: 7 APR 1605 in Horsmonden, Kent, England c: 7 APR 1605 in Horsemonden, Kent, England

Mother: Mary Sharpe b: 16 OCT 1614 in Horsmonden, Kent, England

Marriage 1 Hannah Hosmer b: ABT. 1639 in Hartford, Hartford, CT

   * Married: 20 MAR 1656/57 in Concord, Middlesex, MA

Children

  1. Has No Children Simon Willard b: in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT
  2. Has No Children Thomas Willard
  3. Has No Children John Willard
  4. Has Children Samuel Willard b: 19 SEP 1658 in Hartford, Hartford, CT
  5. Has No Children Josiah Willard , Jr. b: 13 MAR 1659/60 in Hartford, Hartford, CT
  6. Has No Children Dorothy Willard b: ABT. 1662 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT
  7. Has No Children Stephen Willard b: BET. 1667 - 1668
  8. Has No Children Hannah Willard b: 1674

Sources:

  1. Title: WILLARD GENEALOGY, SEQUEL TO WILLARD MEMOIR
     Author: Materials gathered by Joseph Willard and Charles Wilkes Walker, Edited and completed by Charles Henry Pope
     Publication: Printed for the Willard Family Assn., Boston, MA, 1915, Murray and Emery, Kendall Sq., Cambridge, MA, Digital Edition 2001 by Richard Bingham, Oceanport, NJ
     Repository:
     Media: Electronic
  2. Title: Ancestral File (R)
     Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
     Publication: Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998
     Repository:
     Note: NAME Family History Library
     ADDR 35 N West Temple Street
     CONT Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA
     Media: Book
  3. Title: WILLARDEzra.FBK
     Repository:
     Media: Other
     Text: Date of Import: Nov 19, 2002 

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iv. JOSHIA WILLARD, b. 1635, Concord, Middlesex, MA; d. July 1674, Wethersfield, Connecticut.

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42. Josiah WILLARD Sr. (Simon , Richard , Symon , Richard , William ) was born in 1635 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts. He died in Jul 1674 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut. He was buried about Jul 1674.

Josiah married Hannah HOSMER daughter of Thomas HOSMER on Mar 20 1657 in Concord, Middlesex, Ma. Hannah was born about 1636/1638 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut. She died on May 20 1674 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.

They had the following children:

+ 80 M i Samuel WILLARD Capt.

 81 M ii Josiah WILLARD Jr. was born on Mar 13 1660 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut.  

+ 82 M iii Simon WILLARD

 83 F iv Dorothy WILLARD was born in 1663 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut. She died on Feb 28 1754. She was buried about Feb 1754.  
       Dorothy married John BELDEN Jr. in 1682. John was born in 1658. He died in 1714.  
 84 M v Stephen WILLARD was born in 1667 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut. He died on Jul 28 1741. He was buried about Jul 1741.  

+ 85 M vi Thomas WILLARD

 86 M vii John WILLARD was born about 1672 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut.  

+ 87 F viii Hannah WILLARD

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   i   HANNAH, b. say 1636; m. (1) Concord 20 March 1656[/7] Josiah Willard [CoVR 8], son of Simon Willard (on 12 December 1657 Winthrop treated "Willard _____, at G. Osmor's; he married his daughter" [WMJ 68]); m. (2) by 1686 William Maltby. 

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ID: I2124

Name: Josiah WILLARD 1 2

Sex: M

Change Date: 31 DEC 2003

Birth: ABT 1635

Note: perhaps in New England 1 2

Death: JUL 1674 in Newington parish, Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut 1 2

Father: Simon WILLARD

Mother: Elizabeth DUNSTER b: 1619 in England

Marriage 1 Hannah HOSMER

Married: 20 MAR 1656/57 in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut 2 1

Children

Thomas WILLARD b: in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut
John WILLARD
Hannah WILLARD
Samuel WILLARD b: 19 SEP 1658 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut
Josiah WILLARD b: 13 MAR 1659/60 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut
Simeon WILLARD b: ABT 1661 in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut
Dorothy WILLARD b: ABT 1663 in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut
Stephen WILLARD b: 1667/68 in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut

Sources:

Title: The History of Ancient Wethersfield Connecticut comprising the present towns of Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, and Newington; and of Glastonbury prior to its incorporation in 1693, from date of earliest settlement until the present time, with extensive genealogies and genealogical notes on their early families; Volume II. -- Genealogies and Biographies

Abbrev: History of Wethersfield CT, V. 2

Author: Henry R. Stiles, A.M., M.D.

Publication: The Grafton Press, New York NY, 1904

Page: p. 793, Josiah Willard Family.

Title: New England Marriages Prior to 1700

Abbrev: N.E. Marr prior to 1700

Author: Torrey, Clarence Almon

Publication: NEHGS, Boston MA

Repository:

Name: New England Historical Genealogical Society Library

Note:

www.nehgs.org; fax 617-536-7307

Page: NEHGS CD, Josiah Willard, cites 12 sources.

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ID: I00494

Name: Josiah WILLARD 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

Sex: M

Birth: ABT 1635 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts 1 2 9 18 19

Death: JUL 1674 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut 20 21 9 22 23 24

Occupation: AFT 1635 Schoolmaster - Hartford, Connecticut & Wethersfield, Connecticut 2 8 23

Occupation: AFT 1635 Trader 23

Occupation: 1674 Chosen shepherd - Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut 25

Event: Unknown2117 1669 100 acres Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut 26

Event: Unknown2117 1671 50 acres Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut 26

Military Service: AFT 1635 Pequot War 23

Residence: AFT 1635 Wethersfield, Connecticut 23

Residence: AFT 1635 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut 23

Residence: AFT 1635 Oriskany Falls (now Oneida county) New York 27

Reference Number: 498

Note:

"Descendants of Josiah-2 Willard of Wethersfield, Connecticut"

Revision as of 1971 Based on the Willard genealogy, 1915 edition of which this is the first supplement. Published by the Willard Family Association of America, Inc. 1972.

It contains 182 pages of the descendants of Josiah Willard

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The Willard Family Association of America, Inc. "Willard News" Volume 31, #1, May 1998 - "From the files of the Historian..."

"Josiah Willard, first son of Major Simon Willard and Mary Sharp, was born in Concord, Massachusetts about 1635 and was brought up in a farm house in Concord. The town built South Bridge as access to Simon Willard's farm high on a hill over the Concord River. That house finally burned in 1857."

"Josiah married Hannah Hosmer March 20, 1656-7. There is mention of this marriage in Concord town records, but Thomas Hosmer, her father, never lived in Concord and the notice may have been meant to honor Major Simon and Hannah's uncle, Joseph Hosmer."

"The Hosmers migrated from Hawkhurst, Kent, England to Cambridge, Massachusetts. Hawkhurst was a town near Norsmonden, Major Simon Willard's town of origin. Thomas Hosmer was in Cambridge in 1632. Major Simon came to America in May 1634 and also settled in Cambridge. He owned a dwelling house and garden on Water Street. Thomas Hosmer removed (with Hooker, according to Savage) in June 1636 to Hartford where he had a good estate, and was constable, selectman and representative several times. He was the son of Stephen and Dorothy Hosmer. Thomas was married to Frances who died February 15, 1675 at age 75. He remarried to Katherine Wilson. Thomas had four children. Hannah Hosmer's siblings were Stephen, Clemence and Hester."

"When Josiah and Hannah were married in March of 1657, she was about 18 years old and Josiah was 22. The young couple bought property on the west side of Broad Street in Wethersfield. We have printed the original deed, dated 1661, with this article."

"Josiah was one of the earliest schoolmasters in Wethersfield. He removed to Newington Parish where he may have died in 1674. There is no known record of his burial place."

"The facts about Josiah are well known, but there is much curiosity about what happened to Hannah. Hannah Hosmer Willard married William Maltby of Branford. He came to Branford in 1670; however, records prove that he was first in Guilford. He was the owner of three vessels. In 1679 he went to Wethersfield over a blazed trail from Hartford to New Haven. He bought a horse from Samuel Martin from whom Josiah and Hannah had bought the Broad Street property in 1661. In 1685 Hannah was mentioned in her father's will as Hannah Maltby so they must have married ca. 1680. Perhaps the first Mrs. Maltby died when Daniel was born or soon afterwards. Hannah brought the three youngest Willard children to Branford. William Maltby's children were listed as John, Jane, Mary, William, and Elizabeth. In another record Daniel is listed as born in 1679. In all, there was a household of nine children in their home in Branford. To determine Hannah's death date we have a record of William and Hannah witnessing a deed to John Yale in 1693 (according to Edward Brainard of Guilford) so she must have died ca. 1691 or 92. He remarried Abigail Bishop by whom he had two more children. William Maltby died 1710, and she died the same year."

"I took notes at Godfrey Library in Middletown from a small Maltby book that mentioned the following bequest in William Maltby's will: 'To Jane Parker a bedstead and bed hangings of Hannah and furniture in my hall were all Hannah's' It seems strange to me that I could not find any of the Willard children mentioned in that will."

"Sources for this article:

1) Descendants of Josiah Willard by Stephen F. Willard

2) Hosmer Genealogy by James B. Hosmer

3) Concord Climate for Freedom by Ruth R. Wheeler

4) Maltby-Baltbie Family History, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Refr. - Mal 6110

5) Stephen F. Willard's notes from Edward Brainard of Guilford

6) Willard Memoir, by Joseph Willard, 1858 / John C. Willard: conversation with a lady who had researched the later life of Hannah Hosmer Willard.

7) The History of Ancient Wethersfield by Henry Stiler, Vol. II

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Families of Early Guilford, Connecticut by Alvan Talcott Fort Wayne Public Library Jan 8, 2001

Page 1219:

"Josiah Willard, son of Simon, died 1674. He married 20 March 1656 Hannah Hosmer. Lived in Hartford and Wethersfield, Conn. Children: Samuel...Josiah...Simon...Stephen...Thomas of Guilford, Conn., John...Dorothy, Hannah..."

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"History of Wethersfield"

Volume II, Appendices Belonging to Volume I

Page 793

"Josiah 2, (Simon 1), b. prob. in N. Eng.; m. 20 Mch., 1657-7, Hannah (dau. Thomas) Hosmer, of Htfd., where he res. for several yrs.; was adm. inhab. of Weth., Sep., 1661; was one of the messengers sent by the Weth. Ch., to bring Mr. Bulkeley from new Lond., to be the minister at W., 1666; for ldd. ppy. see Chapt. VII, Vol. I; rem. to Newington parish (Weth.) where he kept school; he d. July, 1674."

Page 910

"In 1669, the General Court granted to Josiah Willard, the Schoolmaster at Wethersfield, a hundred acres of land, without stating any location. In 1671, fifty acres more, 'in addition to his former grant,' were granted to him; and Mr. Samuel Boardman and Serg. Hugh Welles were appointed 'to lay it out to him, at Ashowassuck.' This was at Wassue, as it is now called, and is within the Five-Mile Extension. (See Thomas Edwards' grand, below.)"

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Genealogy.com

ABRIDGED COMPENDIUM, Frederick Virkus

Page 1648

"...10-Maj. Simon Willard (qv);

9-Josiah (d 1674), m Hannah Hosmer;

8-Thomas, m Abigail Bradley..."

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Genealogy.com

Bullard and Allied Families

Page 263

".. By his third wife Major Willard had eight children, and after his death, the widow, Mary (Dunster) Willard, married (second) July 14, 1680, Deacon Joseph Noyes of Sudbury, Massachusetts, and died December, 1715. Major Willard's children by the first wife, Mary Sharpe, were:

... V--Josiah, b. abt. 1635; d. 1674; m. Mar. 20, 1656-7, Hannah Hosmer of

Hartford, Conn..."

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Genealogy.com

"Colonial Families" Volume II, Meigs Family

Page 512

"Janna Meigs...m. 18th May, 1698, Hannah Willard...dau. of Josiah and Hannah (Hosmer) Willard and granddau. of Major Simon Willard."

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Genealogy.com

Hall Ancestry

Author: Charles S. Hall

Call Number: R929.2 H178

A series of sketches of the lineal ancestors of the children of Samuel Holden Parsons Hall and his Wife Emeline Bulkeleyof Binghamton, N. Y.

Bibliographic Information: Hall, Charles S. Hall Ancestry. New York: The Knickerbocker Press. 1896.

Page 168 & 169

"JOSIAH WILLARD of Wethersfield, was the eldest son of Major Simon Willard of Concord, and brother of Rev. Samuel Willard, Vice-President of Harvard College, and acting President after the retirement of Increase Mather in 1701. He was born at Cambridge or Concord, and married March 20, 1657, at Concord, HANNAH HOSMER, daughter of Thomas Hosmer of Hartford. His children born at Hartford were, Samuel, born September 19, 1658, and Josiah, March 13, 1660. He taught school at Hartford and was afterwards employed at Wethersfield where we find the following entry in the town records respecting him:

'December 8, 1665. At a town meeting of Wethersfield, it was voted and agreed that Josiah Willard should teach school for the ensuing yeare, and that for his encouragement therein, the town do engage to allow him six pounds besides what will come in, in particular by the scholars, and he to begin the work the 18th of this instant.'

In 1674, shepherds were chosen by the town, and we find that Mr. Willard and Sergeant John Kilborne held the office that year. At Wethersfield were probably born his other children, Dorothy, our ancestress, who married John Belden, Jr., eldest son of John and grandson of Richard, the first settler; and Simon, Stephen, Thomas, John, and Hannah. In 1665, he was admitted freeman. From school teaching he in time became a trader, but his studious habits and fine education did not contribute to his success, and he died in 1674, leaving his estate insolvent."

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New England Genealogical Society

Cemetery Transcriptions from the NEHGS Manuscript Collections

"...Thomas Willard, m. Abigail, dau. of Nathan Bradley, gr. gr. gr. gr. gr. dau. of Josiah Willard, b. abt. 1635, d. 1674, m. 20. Mch. 1656/57..."

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"The History of Ancient Wethersfield, Connecticut"

by Judge Sherman W. Andams and Henry R. Stiles, A.M., M.D.

Page 103

"In 1672, the following persons, dwelling on the east side of the River, made claim to being entitled, each, to a 52-acre lot in the 'West Division'...Mr. Josiah Willard was granted 50 acres. As these parcels all laid outside of the then limits of Wethersfield, the titles were taken directly from the Indian Chief Tarramuggas, et. alios."

Page 313

"Willard, 'Mr.' Josiah, the Settler (s. of Maj. Simon and Mary Sharpe, who were of Horsemondon, Co. Kent, Eng., and later of Concord, Mass.) b. prob. abt. 1635; adm. inhab. of Weth., Sept. 1662; was one of the messengers sent by the Town of Weth. to New Lond., 1666, to bring Mr. Bulkeley, as minister...was many yrs. the Town schoolmaster."

Page 754

"...formal consent of the First Society of Farmington to the proposed plan of double annexation. A meeting of the society was held for the purpose on April 11, 1715, and their request received from the Farmington Society a favorable response; so that all which was now needed, was the consent of the General Assembly to the project. A petition to that body was signed by...John Andrus...Simon Willard...Josiah Willard...Isaac Buck, Joseph Andrus.

"Remonstrance.-'We, the subscribers, proprietors, or instrusted with the rights of minors, in the Western Tract of Weathersfield, allowed for a district parish or Ecclesiastical Society, expressive of our dissent from the project of uniting of a part of said Tract to Farmington South Society, and of Farmington to the Northward part of our Society, as subversive to the said Society, have hereto subjoined our names...Michaell Griswold...Jacob Griswold..."

Father: Simon WILLARD b: BEF 7 APR 1605 in Horsemonden, Kent, England

Mother: Mary SHARPE b: BEF 16 OCT 1614 in Horsrmonden, Kent, England

Marriage 1 Hannah HOSMER b: ABT 1636 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut

Married: 20 MAR 1657 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts 28 29 30 31 9 32 14 15 33 17

Children

Samuel Willard b: 19 SEP 1658 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Thomas WILLARD b: ABT 1660 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
Simon Willard b: ABT 1660 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
Josiah Willard b: 13 MAR 1660 in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Dorothy Willard b: 1663 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
Stephen Willard b: ABT 1667 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
John Willard b: 8 SEP 1673 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
Hannah Willard b: 1674 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut

Sources:

Title: Descendants of Josiah Willard of Wethersfield, Connecticut

Author: The Willard Family Association

Publication: The Willard Family Association of America, Inc. 1972

Note: Excellent

Repository:

Note: James A. Kimble personal library

Media: Book

Page: Pages 3 & 4

Title: Willard Family Association of America, Inc.

Note: Numerous references and great documentation

Repository:

Note: Willard Family Association Web Site

Media: Internet

Title: Families of Early Guilford, Connecticut

Author: Alvan Talcott

Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1984

Note: Also Toledo Public Library, Genealogy Department, Toledo, Ohio call number R929.37467TAL. Also available on Genealogy.com - "Connecticut, 1600s-1800s Local Families and Histories."

Repository:

Note: Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Media: Book

Page: Page 1218 & 1219

Text: " Vol. II - "Josiah Willard, son of Simon..."

Title: Great Migration - Immigrants to New England 1634-1635

Author: Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn Jr. & Melinde Lutz Sanborn

Publication: New England Historic Genealogical Society - Boston 1999

Note: Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana call number 974 AN23G; Toledo / Lucas County Public Library, Toledo, Ohio, call number 929.374; and also available on Genealogy.com.

Note: EXCELLENT - Well researched and documented

Repository:

Note: Personal library - James A. Kimble

Media: Book

Text: "THOMAS HOSMER...CHILDREN: i. HANNAH, ...Josiah Willard, son of Simon Willard..."

Title: Families of Early Hartford, Connecticut

Author: Lucius Barnes Barbour

Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore 1977

Note: Also found on Genealogy.com

Repository:

Note: Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Media: Book

Page: Page 681

Text: "Josiah Willard...mar...Hannah Hosmer..."

Title: Descendants of Josiah Willard of Wethersfield, Connecticut

Author: The Willard Family Association

Publication: The Willard Family Association of America, Inc. 1972

Note: Excellent

Repository:

Note: James A. Kimble personal library

Media: Book

Page: Pages 3-9, 14, 20, 29 & 56

Title: Colonial Families of the United States

Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co.

Note: "Family History: Colonial Genealogies #1, 1607-1920"

The Dewey family data is from Volume II

Repository:

Note: Genealogy.Com & Ancestry.com

Media: Book

Page: Volume II, Page 512

Text: "Meigs Family"

Title: History of Ancient Wethersfield Connecticut

Author: Judge Sherman W. Adams & Henry R. Stiles A.M., M.D.

Publication: New England History Press 1904

Note: New England History Press in collaboration with the Wethersfield Historical Society 1990

Repository:

Note: Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Media: Book

Page: Page 313

Title: Connecticut Nutmegger

Author: Connecticut Society of Genealogists

Publication: Connecticut Society of Genealogist, Inc.

Note: Excellent

Repository:

Note: Toledo Public Library, Toledo, Ohio

Media: Magazine

Page: Volume 28 - Page 596

Title: Bullard and Allied Families

Author: Edgar J. Bullard

Note: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/_glc_/1776/1776_153.html?Welcome=1053869192

Bullard and Allied Families

Call Number: CS71.B936x

This is a record of the American ancestors of George Newton Bullard and Mary Elizabeth Bullard. It contains very detailed genealogies of this family and others families married in to the family. There are about 5000 names included.

Bibliographic Information: Bullard, Edgar J. Bullard and Allied Families. Private Publisher, Detroit 1

Repository:

Note: Genealogy.Com

Media: Book

Page: Page 262

Title: Pioneers of Massachusetts

Author: Charles Henry Pope

Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1977 & 1981

Note: There are TWO publications of this book so page numbers may not correspond, depending on the publication date.

Genealogical Records: Massachusetts Genealogical Records, 1600s-1800s, Pioneers of Massachusetts, Surnames @Genealogy.com, July 20, 2002. Author was Pastor First Church, Charlestown, Boston, Compiler of the Dorchester Pope Family, The Cheney Genealogy, Etc. The Allen County Library #Gc974.4 P81f

Note: Excellent

Repository:

Note: Toledo Public Library, Toledo, Ohio, Allen County Library (Fort Wayne, Indiana) & Genealogy.com

Media: Book

Page: Page 498

Title: History of Wethersfield

Note: Connecticut, 1600s-1800s Local Familes and Histories.

The Buck family is featured in "Genealogies and Biographies of Ancient Wethersfield" Vol. II and the Kirby & Willard families in "History of Wethersfield" Vol. II. I failed to indicate the volume # in some cases. SORRY.

Repository:

Note: Genealogy.Com

Media: Book

Page: Volume II - Page 792

Title: Hosmer Heritage

Author: Ronald Longaker Roberts

Publication: South Lake Tahoe, California, 1984

Note: "Ancestors and Descendants of the Emigrant Thomas Hosmer 1603-1687"

Repository:

Note: Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Media: Book

Page: Pages 123 & 139

Title: Great Migration Begins - Immigrants to New England 1620-1633

Author: Robert Charles Anderson

Publication: New England Historic Genealogical Society - Boston, 1995

Note: 3 Volumes. Also available at Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana #Bc974 An23g

Note: Excellent

Repository:

Note: James A. Kimble personal library

Media: Book

Page: Volume II - Page 1004

Title: Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England

Author: James Savage

Publication: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.

Note: 4 volumes

Author was former president of the Massachusetts Historical Society and Editor of Winthrop's History of New England. In 4 volumnes. Three generations of those who came before May, 1692 of the Basis of Farmer's Register.

The call number at the Toledo Public Library is #R929Sav and Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana #Gc974 Sa9Ge

NOTE - The page numbers from Genealogy.com are different than the actual book.

Note: Excellent

Repository:

Note: James A. Kimble personal library

Media: Book

Page: Volume 2 - Page 467

Title: New England Marriages Prior to 1700

Author: Clarence Almon Torrey

Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1987

Note: With an Introduction by Gary Boyd Roberts. Prepared for Publication by Elizabeth P. Bentley.

Toledo Public Library, Toledo, Ohio #929.74 Tor & Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana #G974 T63n

Note: Excellent

Repository:

Note: James A. Kimble personal library

Media: Book

Page: Pages 485 & 817

Title: Third Supplement to Torrey's New England Marriages Priot to 1700

Author: Melinde Lutz Sanborn

Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 2003

Note: The third supplement to "Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700", and it is primarily an index to the major genealogical periodicals published since Torrey's death. Covering the period from 1962 through the spring of 2003.

Note: Excellent

Repository:

Note: James A. Kimble personal library

Media: Book

Page: Page 277

Title: Hosmer Heritage

Author: Ronald Longaker Roberts

Publication: South Lake Tahoe, California, 1984

Note: "Ancestors and Descendants of the Emigrant Thomas Hosmer 1603-1687"

Repository:

Note: Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Media: Book

Page: Page 139

Text: abt 1636

Title: New England Marriages Prior to 1700

Author: Clarence Almon Torrey

Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1987

Note: With an Introduction by Gary Boyd Roberts. Prepared for Publication by Elizabeth P. Bentley.

Toledo Public Library, Toledo, Ohio #929.74 Tor & Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana #G974 T63n

Note: Excellent

Repository:

Note: James A. Kimble personal library

Media: Book

Page: Page 817

Text: "ca 1635"

Title: Families of Early Guilford, Connecticut

Author: Alvan Talcott

Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1984

Note: Also Toledo Public Library, Genealogy Department, Toledo, Ohio call number R929.37467TAL. Also available on Genealogy.com - "Connecticut, 1600s-1800s Local Families and Histories."

Repository:

Note: Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Media: Book

Page: Page 1218

Title: Families of Early Guilford, Connecticut

Author: Alvan Talcott

Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1984

Note: Also Toledo Public Library, Genealogy Department, Toledo, Ohio call number R929.37467TAL. Also available on Genealogy.com - "Connecticut, 1600s-1800s Local Families and Histories."

Repository:

Note: Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Media: Book

Page: Volume II - Page 1219

Text: "Josiah Willard, son of Simon, died 1674..."

Title: History of Wethersfield

Note: Connecticut, 1600s-1800s Local Familes and Histories.

The Buck family is featured in "Genealogies and Biographies of Ancient Wethersfield" Vol. II and the Kirby & Willard families in "History of Wethersfield" Vol. II. I failed to indicate the volume # in some cases. SORRY.

Repository:

Note: Genealogy.Com

Media: Book

Page: Volume II - Page 793

Title: Hosmer Heritage

Author: Ronald Longaker Roberts

Publication: South Lake Tahoe, California, 1984

Note: "Ancestors and Descendants of the Emigrant Thomas Hosmer 1603-1687"

Repository:

Note: Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Media: Book

Page: Page 139

Title: New England Marriages Prior to 1700

Author: Clarence Almon Torrey

Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1987

Note: With an Introduction by Gary Boyd Roberts. Prepared for Publication by Elizabeth P. Bentley.

Toledo Public Library, Toledo, Ohio #929.74 Tor & Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana #G974 T63n

Note: Excellent

Repository:

Note: James A. Kimble personal library

Media: Book

Page: Page 817

Text: "1674, Wethersfield, CT"

Title: Hall Ancestry

Author: Charles S. Hall

Publication: The Knickerbocker Press 1896 New York

Repository:

Note: Genealogy.Com

Media: Internet

Page: Pages 168 & 169

Title: History of Wethersfield

Note: Connecticut, 1600s-1800s Local Familes and Histories.

The Buck family is featured in "Genealogies and Biographies of Ancient Wethersfield" Vol. II and the Kirby & Willard families in "History of Wethersfield" Vol. II. I failed to indicate the volume # in some cases. SORRY.

Repository:

Note: Genealogy.Com

Media: Book

Page: Volume II - Page 910

Title: Family History of Central New York

Note: Central New York Family Histories

Family History: Early New York Families, 1600s-1900s

Repository:

Note: Genealogy.Com

Media: Electronic

Page: Volume I - Page 427

Title: Great Migration - Immigrants to New England 1634-1635

Author: Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn Jr. & Melinde Lutz Sanborn

Publication: New England Historic Genealogical Society - Boston 1999

Note: Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana call number 974 AN23G; Toledo / Lucas County Public Library, Toledo, Ohio, call number 929.374; and also available on Genealogy.com.

Note: EXCELLENT - Well researched and documented

Repository:

Note: Personal library - James A. Kimble

Media: Book

Text: "THOMAS HOSMER...CHILDREN: i. HANNAH, ...m. (1) Concord 20 March 1656 [/7] Josiah Willard, son of Simon Willard ..."

Title: Families of Early Guilford, Connecticut

Author: Alvan Talcott

Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1984

Note: Also Toledo Public Library, Genealogy Department, Toledo, Ohio call number R929.37467TAL. Also available on Genealogy.com - "Connecticut, 1600s-1800s Local Families and Histories."

Repository:

Note: Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Media: Book

Page: Page 681

Volume II - Pages 321 & 1219

Text: 681 - "Josiah Willard ... mar Mch 20, 1657 Hannah Hosmer who m. (___) Maltby.

II:321 - "Hannah m/1 Josiah Willard Mch 20, 1657..."

II:1219 - "Josiah Willard, son of Simon...He married 20 March 1656 Hannah Hosmer..."

Title: Families of Early Hartford, Connecticut

Author: Lucius Barnes Barbour

Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore 1977

Note: Also found on Genealogy.com

Repository:

Note: Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Media: Book

Page: Page 321 & 681

Text: Page 321 - "Children:...Hannah m/1 Josiah Willard Mch 20, 1657..."..."

Page 681 - Josiah Willard...mar Mch 20, 1657 Hannah Hosmer..."

Title: Descendants of Josiah Willard of Wethersfield, Connecticut

Author: The Willard Family Association

Publication: The Willard Family Association of America, Inc. 1972

Note: Excellent

Repository:

Note: James A. Kimble personal library

Media: Book

Page: Page 4

Title: Hosmer Heritage

Author: Ronald Longaker Roberts

Publication: South Lake Tahoe, California, 1984

Note: "Ancestors and Descendants of the Emigrant Thomas Hosmer 1603-1687"

Repository:

Note: Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Media: Book

Page: Page 139

Text: 3 Mar 1656/57

Title: New England Marriages Prior to 1700

Author: Clarence Almon Torrey

Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1987

Note: With an Introduction by Gary Boyd Roberts. Prepared for Publication by Elizabeth P. Bentley.

Toledo Public Library, Toledo, Ohio #929.74 Tor & Allen County Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana #G974 T63n

Note: Excellent

Repository:

Note: James A. Kimble personal library

Media: Book

Page: Page 817

Text: "20 Mar 1656; Concord/Hartford, CT"

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ID: I09341

Name: Josiah WILLARD 1

Sex: M

Birth: ABT 1635

Death: JUL 1674 in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT

Reference Number: 9341

Note:

[Brøderbund WFT Vol. 22, Ed. 1, Tree #3104]

Willard Genealogy 1915.

res. Hartford, CT; rem. abt.1662 Wethersfield.

In Wethersfield he kept school of many years.

see Ancient Wethersfield p.793; 50 Puritan Anc

Many sources claim Mary Dunster as the mother of Josiah. Others claim Mary Sharpe as his mother. Since sources for the marriage of Josiah to Hannah Hosmer in 1656/7 are fairly consistent, Josiah must have been born about 1635 as most sources also appear to claim. Also, since most sources appear to claim the date of birth for Mary Dunster as 1630 and the date of birth for Mary Sharpe as about 1614, in my opinon, Mary Sharpe seems the more likely candidate as mother of Josiah.

Father: Simon WILLARD b: 7 APR 1605 in Horsmonden, Kent, England

Mother: Mary SHARPE b: 1614 in Horsmonden, Kent, England

Marriage 1 Hannah HOSMER b: 1639 in Hartford, Hartford, CT

Married: 20 MAR 1655/56 in Concord, Middlesex, MA

Children

Simon WILLARD b: in Wethersfield, Hartford, CT
Hannah WILLARD b: 1674

Sources:

Title: Kelly Family Tree

Author: Michael J. Kelly

Publication: www.Ancestry.com World Tree

Repository:

Media: Electronic

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SIMON, Cambridge, s. of vol. 4, p. 555 Richard of Horsemonden, Co. Kent, where he was bapt. 7 Apr. 1605, came 1634, arr. in May, with w. Mary, d. of Henry Sharpe of Horsemonden, bapt. 16 Oct. 1614; and d. Mary; rem. next yr. to the new settlem. of Concord, where prob. this d. soon d. aft. m. with Joshua Edmunds, and b. of her first ch. 16 Feb. 1650. At Cambridge or Concord, he had Elizabeth whose date of b. is not found, wh. m. 8 Apr. 1653, Robert Blood; Josiah, whose date is also unkn.; Samuel, in recorder's rec. at Boston, call. Simon, b. 31 Jan. 1640; Sarah, 27 June or 24 July 1642, wh. m. 2 July 1666, Nathaniel Howard of Charlestown, and d. 22 Jan. 1678; Abovehope, 30 Oct. 1646, d. at 17 yrs. unm.; Simon, 23 Nov. 1649; Mary, again, 7 or 27 Sept. 1653, wh. m. 22 Jan. 1672, Cyprian Stevens; Henry, 4 June 1655; John, 12 Jan. or Feb. 1657; Daniel, 29 Dec. 1658; but of these the last four were b. of a sec. w. Elizabeth Dunster, sis. of the presid. of the coll. or third w. Mary Dunster, a niece of the presid. for the dates of m. are not giv. But bef. the b. of his next ch. he rem. to Lancaster, there had Joseph, 4 Jan. 1661; Benjamin, 1665; Hannah, 6 Oct. 1666, wh. m. 23 May 1693, capt. Thomas Brintnall of Sudbury, and was the last surv. ch. of her f.; and Jonathan, 14 Dec. 1669; beside two others, Elizabeth and Dorothy, wh. both d. young. I suppose he must have had some acquaint. in Eng. with milit. duty, for he was made lieut. here so early as 1637, capt. 1646, and maj. the highest rank at that time, in 1655; and was rep. 1636-49, chos.

Assist. 1657 to his d. 24 Apr. 1676. Bef. the Ind. destr. Groton in 1676, to wh. he had rem. a few yrs. earlier, he had estab. his retreat at Salem, but d. at Charlestown, during the sess. of the Ct. of Assist. For his serv. the governm. had many yrs. bef. made him a gr. of 1,000 acres, wh. he had never taken up, but had giv. to his d. Elizabeth on her m. but his wid. Mary was compel. to petition for it in the yr. of his d. SIMON, Salem, third s. of the preced. m. a. 1679, Martha, d. of Richard Jacob of Ipswich, where he liv. some time, had at I. Jacob, b. perhaps 17 Sept. 1680; but at S. Josiah, 24 May 1682; Martha, 27 Jan. 1684; Simon, 4 Nov. 1685, d. under 2 yrs.; and Richard 26 or 29 Jan. 1687; was freem. 1680, capt. in the E. war with the Ind. 1689, and deac. (had sec. w. 30 Apr. 1702, Elizabeth wid. of John Walley, perhaps, but the Geneal, 371, ignores this sec. w.) and late in July 1722 took ano. w. Priscilla Buttolph, and d. 21 June 1731. THOMAS, Northampton 1668, br. of Nathaniel of the same, and subject to the same maledict. See Weller. Farmer notes in 1834, that gr. of this name at Harv. were 23; at Yale, 2; at other N. E. coll. 11. In ea. of the seven generat. from maj. Simon are one or more s. of the coll. to our times.

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Josiah Willard Sr.'s Timeline

1635
1635
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
1655
March 20, 1655
Age 20
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
1658
September 1, 1658
Age 23
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
1660
March 13, 1660
Age 25
Hartford, Hartford, Connitucut, United States
1660
Age 25
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connitucut, United States
1661
1661
Age 26
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
1663
1663
Age 28
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
1667
1667
Age 32
1672
1672
Age 37
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut , United States
1674
July 1674
Age 39
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA