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Capt. Joseph Woodford, Il

Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony, (present USA)
Death: February 2, 1760 (83)
Avon, Hartford, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Woodford, I; Joseph Woodford, I; Rebecca Woodford and Rebecca Woodford
Husband of Lydia Woodford; Sarah Woodford and Lydia Woodford
Father of William Woodford; Lydia Woodford; Sgt. Joseph Woodford, III; Elizabeth Case; Mary North and 8 others
Brother of Mary Bird; Esther Woodford; Sarah Bird; Rebecca Porter; Hannah North and 3 others

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About Capt. Joseph Woodford, Il

Joseph Woodford married Rebecca Newell on 23 January 1700 at Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut. She was daughter of Thomas Newell and Rebecca Olmstead. He wrote his will on 10 December 1701 and it was probated on 25 October 1710.

The Newell house stood facing North Meadow Lane, now Farmington Avenue. The Woodford house faced on Waterville Road. Joseph Woodford and Rebeckah Newell were next door neighbors. The marriage of Rebeckah Newell and Joseph Woodford began a line of several generations of family members who lived in the Newell-Woodford house at what came to be called Newell Corners. In 1706, Joseph and Rebeckah sold their property to Rebeckah's brother, Samuel Newell, and moved to Avon, Hartford County, and to Northfield, Massachusetts.

Joseph Woodford served as a Captain in the 15th Regiment of the Connecticut Militia.

Joseph Woodford and Rebeca (Newell) Woodford are buried at Cider Brook Cemetery in Avon, Hartford County, Connecticut. They are joined there by: 1) their son Joseph Woodford and Daughter-in-law Lydia (Smith) Woodford; 2) their grandson William Woodford and grand-daughter-in-law Susanna (Garrett) Woodford; 3) their great-grandson Captain Dudley Woodford and two great-grand-daughters-in-law Elizabeth (Ford) Woodford and Candace (North) Woodford; 4) their grandson Sergeant Joseph Woodford and grand-daughter-in-law Sarah (North) Woodford; 5) their grandson John Woodford and grand-daughter-in-law Sarah Phelps; and 5) great-great-grandson Samuel Woodford; and 6) probably more.

Son of Joseph Woodford I and Rebecca Newell. Joseph II married 1) Lydia Smith, daughter of Joseph Smith and Lydia (_____) on 23 Jan. 1698/99 in Farmington. 2) Sarah Mills , widow of Samuel Tuller and Francis Garrett, daughter of John Mills and Sarah Pettibone on 14 Feb., 1744 iin Simsbury. He died 2 Feb 1760 buried in Cider Brook Cem. Joseph Woodford II left a will on 22 March 1746

"Joseph Woodford and his wife...were admitted into ful Communion to partake of the Lords Super April Twenty Second 1705" in the Congregational Church of Simsbury. The Farmington Congregational Church records show that "Joseph Woodford Jun and his wife Lydea...came into ye church by letter dismissive from Symsbury 16 Aug 1707." (typed exactly as was recorded) He inherited all of his father's estate and he is believed to have resided in that part of Farmington which is now Avon. He conveyed to his grandson "now living with me" 54 acres of land in the north division of Farmington adjoining the home lot of his son Joseph. the farm he owned is now a model dairy and tobacco farm owned by Sen. Joseph Alsop, whose wife is a niece of Teddy Roosevelt. This farm adjoins the home of the late Chester Randolph Woodford. The house was razed in 1920. For many years prior to its razing it had served as a school house. He was one of the organizers and prominent members of the Northington church. According to the book "Avon, Connecticut" the Woodfords had been accustomed to walk their fields from the village and had built a small log hut for use as a tool shed. They would often spend the night there. On one occasion they were attacked by Indians. It was before 1705 and probably 1699 that Joseph became a permanent resident. He sold his Farmington home and moved to Nod (Avon) in 1706, joining his son's family. (from the notes of Mary Ellen Smith included in Elizabeth Tilton's transcript)

Children: Child Woodford b abt.1701. He/she died in 1702 Lydia b 22 Sep., 1702 in Avon/Farmington d. 1 Jan., 1723 in Farmington at age 20 Lydia married William Hooker 15 Feb 1721/22 Mary b 26 June, 1704 died as an infant in 1705 Joseph III b 22 Aug. 1705 in Avon d 4 Feb 1783 in Connecticut at age 77 Elizabeth b 23 July, 1707 in Farmington d 15 Dec. 1784 in Simsbury age 77 Mary b 2 March 1708 d 25 Aug 1798 Berlin, Hartford Co age 91 Rebekah b 22 April 1711 d May 9, 1711 Samuel b 30 March 1712 in Farmington 1st wife Mary Thompson dau of Samuel Thompson on 12 March 1734/35 in Hartford Co. 2nd wife Lucy Thompson on 18 March 1757 d between 16 May and 6 Nov, 1758 in Avon age 46 On 6 Nov 1758 his estate was probated.Left a will on 16 May 1758 in Avon.

Sarah b 4 June 1714 married Josiah Woodruff son of Joseph Woodruff and Hannah Clark on 19 Dec.1733 in Farmington at age 21 Rebekah b 20 May 1716 Married Joshua Woodruff son of Matthew Woodruff and Elizabeth Baldwin on 4 May 1738 in Farmington age 21 John Woodford I b 2 June 1718 Susanna b 1720 She married John Northway, son of George Northway and Hannah North on 17 May 1741 in Farmington age 21. William b 13 Nov. 1722 in Farmington d 26 March 1803 in Avon at age 80. Information provided from transcript researched by Elizabeth Foster Tilton.

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Capt. Joseph Woodford, Il's Timeline

Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony, (present USA)
September 22, 1702
Age 25
Hartford County, Connecticut
August 22, 1705
Age 28
Avon, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
July 22, 1707
Age 30
Avon/Farmington, Hartford County, Province of Connecticut, (Present USA)
March 2, 1709
Age 32
Hartford County, Connecticut
March 30, 1712
Age 35
Avon/Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
June 4, 1714
Age 37
Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
May 20, 1716
Age 39
Avon/Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
June 2, 1718
Age 41
Avon/Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony, (present USA)