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Joseph Weeden

Also Known As: "Joseph Wheaden"
Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Death: 1746 (70-78)
Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Weeden, Sr. and Sarah Weeden
Husband of Hannah Weeden
Father of Mary Greenman (Weeden); Martha Harrington; Sara Tripp (Weeden); William Weeden; James Weeden and 9 others
Brother of William Weeden, Jr.; Margaret Gorton; Philip Weeden; Hannah Clarke; Jeremiah Weeden and 2 others
Half brother of John Weeden

Managed by: Gwyneth McNeil
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About Joseph Weeden

BLAZON OF ARMS: Argent two bars gules in chief three martlets sable. TRANSLATION: Argent (white), signifies Peace and Sincerity. Sable (black) denotes Constancy. Gules (Red) denotes Military Fortitude and Magnanimity. The Martlets are birds which are depicted without legs and they indicate one who subsists on Wings of Virtue and Merit.

CREST: A hedgehog passant gules.

REFERENCE: This exists in Burke's Peerage and is being researched now.

Similarities between the Weedon / Weeden Coat of Arms, and that of George Washington

There are obvious similarities between the Coats of Arms of George Washington (L) and the Weedon / Weeden family (R):


Although traditionally this arms style has been attributed to Northamptonshire, we can find no heraldic or historical references which specifically state or show this to be the case. It is certain that Washington's ancestors immigrated to the Royal Colony of Virginia from Northamptonshire (specifically from Sulgrave Manor, just 4.2 miles west of Lois Weedon).

The Weedon family is from Northamptonshire, and the American Branches did emigrate from this County to both Virginia and the Colony of Rhode Island. Nevertheless, Wikipedia 'categorically' states that George Washington's Coat of Arms is connected with North-East England, around Sunderland?!? Again, we must consult Burke's Peerage to - hopefully - obtain an answer. .

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Joseph Weeden's Timeline

July 9, 1671
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Newport, Rhode Island, United States
January 7, 1674
Age 2
January 16, 1687
Age 15
Age 15
Providence, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Age 17
Westerly, Rhode Island, United States
May 20, 1704
Age 32
Exeter, Providence Plantations County, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Age 41
Age 74
Newport, Rhode Island, United States