Is your surname Beckley?

Research the Beckley family

Joseph Beckley's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


Joseph Beckley

Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Death: January 30, 1772 (76)
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Nathaniel Beckley and Comfort Beckley / Morton
Husband of Mary Beckley (Judd) and Sibil Porter
Father of Mary Beckley; Josiah S. Beckley; Joseph Beckley; Thankful Dickinson; Ruth Beckley and 12 others
Brother of Daniel Beckley and Mary Hopkins (Beckley)
Half brother of John Morton; Benjamin Morton; Ruth Russell and Sarah Morton

Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About Joseph Beckley

Birth: Sep. 19, 1695 Death: Jan. 30, 1772

Son of Nathaniel & Comfort (Deming) Beckley. Husband of Mary Judd. Father of Mary, Josiah (Anna Hart), Joseph (Pede Hancock), Thankful (Lt. Nathaniel Dickinson), Ruth, Eunice (Job Hart), Mary (Isaac Pratt), Zebedee (Hannah), Hepzibah (John Woods), Silas, Abigail (Zachariah Hart), Ruth, Comfort, David (Hepzibah Wilcox), Jonathan, Dorcas (David Deming), & Honor (Elisha Marsh) Beckley.

licensed as a taverner, by the Co. Ct., 1733, 1734 and 1742.

Wethersfield Inscriptions, Beckley Quarter Cemetery, Copied by Edwin Stanley Welles: In Memory of Mr. Joseph Beckley who died Jan 30th 1772 Aged 76 years.

from "Deacon George Graves of Hartford":

Joseph Beckley (63) was born 19 Sept. 1695 and died 30 Jan. 1772, both in Wethersfield, CT. He first married Mary Judd, daughter of Benjamin Judd and Susannah North, on 23 Oct. 1723 in Wethersfield. She was born 6 Feb. 1702, probably in Farmington, CT, and died 16 April 1750 in Wethersfield, CT. He secondly married Sybil Porter on 29 March 1753 in Wethersfield. She was born in 1704, died 6 June 1783 in Wethersfield, CT, and was daughter of Joseph Ranney and widow of Capt. Amos Porter. The children, all by Joseph Beckley's first marriage, were all born in Wethersfield.

"The Descendants of Richard Beckley of Wethersfield, Connecticut" by Caroleen Beckley Sheppard 1948, Hartford, Connecticut, The Connecticut Historical Society, p. 16-18.

"New England Historical & Genealogical Register", Vol. 9, p. 20.

Lieut. Joseph Beckley built a large red painted house on the opposite side of the road from his grandfather's homestead which he used not only as his home but as a tavern for which he was licensed 1723. A historian in later years said the house was maintained as a tavern for seventy-eight years by him and by descendants of Joseph Beckley, an important Inn between Hartford and New Haven. It cannot have been the first tavern between the cities because his grandfather Sergt. Richard Beckley had been licensed "to keep public house for entertainment of travelers" September 1, 1681. The decaying house was torn down by Norman Lewis Beckley of the eighth generation, last resident on the orginal homestead property. A very beautiful elm tree stood for well over one hundred years in front of the tavern but was destroyed during a heavy thunder-storm early in the twentieth century. Another tree was later planted on the same spot.

Family links:

 Mary Judd Beckley (1702 - 1750)

 Joseph Beckley (1727 - 1810)*
  • Calculated relationship

Inscription: In Memory of Mr. Joseph Beckley who died Jan 30th 1772 Aged 76 years.

Burial: Beckley Cemetery Berlin Hartford County Connecticut, USA

Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?]

Created by: Cheri Branca Record added: Dec 26, 2010 Find A Grave Memorial# 63313556

view all 22

Joseph Beckley's Timeline

September 19, 1695
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
April 6, 1725
Age 29
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
April 28, 1726
Age 30
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut
August 23, 1727
Age 31
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut
November 11, 1728
Age 33
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut
October 11, 1730
Age 35
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
November 11, 1731
Age 36
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut
January 12, 1733
Age 37
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut
March 8, 1734
Age 38
Wethersfield, Hartford, CT, USA