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Joseph Call

Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts
Death: circa 1821 (74-82)
Perry, Geauga, Ohio, USA
Place of Burial: Madison, Lake, Ohio, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Call, Sr and Abigail Call-Hamen (Sprague)
Husband of Ann Mrs. Nutting; Anna Call; Mary Call and Mary Call (Sanderson)
Father of Azuba "Zuba" (Call) Call; Rufus Call; Tryphenia Howe Call; Mary "Polly" Ellis; Joseph Call and 1 other
Brother of Abigail Call; Samuel Call; James Call, Sr.; Mary Call; Martha Call and 5 others

Managed by: Gwyneth McNeil
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About Joseph Call

Joseph Call is the second son named Joseph of Samuel Call and Abigail Sprague ( naming children after a child that had died was fairly common in this and earlier eras). The first Joseph Call was born 11 Feb 1725/1726. [1] Unfortunately, many (including his DAR listing) have used the first Joseph's (who must have died as an infant or young) dates instead of the correct dates. Amazingly Samuel and Abigail Call have one more child after Joseph (the second), Benjamin Call born abt 1744 when Abigail is 42!

Joseph by the time of time of the American Revolution has moved to Vermont and served in Capt. John Benjamin's company of militia, under the command of Col. Joseph Marsh, from Aug 16 to Oct 4, 1777.

He was also in a scouting party from Woodstock in the year 1777. He was called out on an alarm from March 9 to 12, with Capt. Jesse Safford's company of militia. His name was on the roll of men appointed by the committee of safety of the towns of Hartford, Lebanon and Woodstock, who watched and guarded suspected persons.

He was also in Zebulon Lyon's company, employed in guarding the committee of safety to Windsor, and Col. Stone and others to Springfield, service all in Windsor county, Vermont. [See:]

After the war Joseph became a Baptist preacher and taught in many of the frontier communities of the day. He eventually ended up at Perry, Ohio, in 1815, and died there in abt 1822. He is buried in the South Ridge burying ground in West Madison, Lake Co.? Ohio.[2]

[1] [The double date is used to show that dates before 1742 were using the Julian calendar which is 11 days out and starts its new year on Mar 21 NOT Jan 1. So someone born between Jan 1 and Mar 21 has a different birthday depending upon which calendar is being used. Its NOT recommended to convert the dates since this leads to disagreements with the existing records and leads to much confusion.]

[2] From: "A Record of the Revolutionary Soldiers buried in Lake County, Ohio" New Connecticut Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Painesville, Ohio, 1902

Joseph married Mary Sanderson, daughter of Benjamin Sanderson and Elizabeth Green, on 22 Oct 1766 in Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. (Mary Sanderson was born on 3 Jul 1742 in Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.)

Revolutionary War / Private VT

Wife: Mary Sanderson

Mother: Abigail Sprague

Father: Samuel Call



Mary Sanderson Call (1742 - 1819)


LCGS (ohio) Projects states a symbol "1776 flagholder"


South Ridge Cemetery, Madison, Lake County, Ohio, USA, Plot: Section E Row 7 Stone 2

Created by: Marsha Lindgren

Record added: May 11, 2009

Find A Grave Memorial# 36983596

Revolutionary War / Private VT Wife: Mary Sanderson Mother: Abigail Sprague after Samuel's death married John Hamen in 1748 Father: Samuel Call Inscription: LCGS (ohio) Projects states a symbol "1776 flagholder"

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Joseph Call's Timeline

February 13, 1725
February 13, 1725
February 11, 1742
Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts
August 26, 1767
Age 25
Woodstock Twp,Windsor,VT
July 11, 1769
Age 27
Woodstock/Hartland, Windsor, Vermont, United States
January 15, 1775
Age 32
Woodstock, Windsor, Vt
October 10, 1779
Age 37
Woodstock, Windsor County, Vermont, United States
April 28, 1783
Age 41