Ens. Joseph Jewett

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Joseph Jewett

Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts
Death: October 29, 1735 (81)
Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Deacon Maximillian Jewett and Ann Jewett
Husband of Rebecca Jewett and Mary Jewett
Father of Jonathan Jewett; Aquilla Jewett; Priscilla Jewett and Rebecca Burpee
Brother of Deacon Ezekiel Jewett; Anna Barker; Mary Hazeltine; Elizabeth Hazeltine; Faith Dows (Dowse) and 3 others

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About Ens. Joseph Jewett

DEACON MAXIMILIAN JEWETT  (Edward1) married Ann Cole. Children all by wife Ann and all born in Rowley, Mass:

  • 11     Joseph, born Feb. 1, 1654; married (1st) Rebecca Law; (2d) Mary Gage.


11 ENSIGN JOSEPH JEWETT (Maximilian3, Edward1),  was born in Rowley, Mass., Feb. 1, 1654.  He married there March 2, 1676 Rebecca Law, of Rowley, daughter of William and Mary -- Law.  She was born April 1, 1655 and died in Rowley Dec. 26, 1729.  "Rebecca Jewet wife of Ensign Joseph Jewet who lay long in a sad disconsolate condition, but was (we hope) lifted into joy Decemr 27, 1729."  (Ch. R.)

He married (2d) in Bradford, Mass., Jan. 20, 1731-32, widow Mary Gage of Bradford.  Her will, dated July 8, 1738; proved July 27, 1741, mentions:  herself as being advanced in years to a great age:  son Nathaniel Gage:  son John Green of Bradford:  daughters Elisabeth, wife of Samuel Palmer of Bradford:  Mary, wife of Benjamin Thurston of Bradford

Children, born in Rowley, Mass., all by wife Rebecca:

  • 63    Jonathan, born March 11, bapt. March 16, 1678-9; married (1st) Mary Wicom; (2nd) Rebecca (Hale) Poore.*
  • 64    Aquila, born Sept. 4; bapt. Sept.28, 1684; married (1st) Ann Tenney; (2nd) Martha Pearson; (3rd) Mary (Jackson) Hovey.*
  • 65    Priscilla, born Aug. 9; bapt. Aug. 14, 1687; married Stephen Jewett (33).
  • 66    Rebecca, born July 24; bapt. July 30, 1693; married (1st) Jeremiah Burpee; (2nd) John Pemberton.*

 Joseph Jewett died in Rowley Oct. 29, 1735.  The church record by Rev. Jedediah Jewett is as follows:  "1735 My Grandfather Joseph Jewett, in the 81st. year of his age, Oct. 29."

From http://www.public.coe.edu/~theller/soj/bio/fc-jewett.htm

"Maximelian Jewit died October ye Ninetenth day 1684."    (Rowley Ch. R.)  from his will:

"Item. To my son Joseph Jewet I give my now dwelling house, all at present but what part I have given my wife dureing her widowhood if she live in it & upon her marriage leaveing it then that part to be to him; also I give him the barns, orchards, yards, swamps, & lott or field above the street being all my Lands Lying in the field called Bradford street lotts:  & one comonage or freehold upon the Comons of Rowley:  Also fourteene acres of upland lying in the west end ox pasture; also three acres of Land lying behind Hounsley hill; also four acres lying upon the plaine called Great Meadow plaine; also I confirme to him which he hath possest that I gave him two acres of upland Lying in the farme; also one acre of marsh joyneing upon that which we call the Elders' Division:  also all that marsh which we call the farr division neare the place called the stackyard; also one Cowgate upon the Comons of Rowley with the Division belonging to it:  & my will it that my said son Joseph pay or cause to be paid Thirty and four pounds to his sisters:  namely to Anna three pounds; to Mary five pounds; To Sarah twelve pounds; to Elisabeth four pounds; To Faith Ten pounds; all to be paid in Rowley in Corn or Catle within seaven years after my decease:  But if my said son Joseph depart this life & it be not payd within the time prefixt my will is that my executor sell soe much of any land I give him as shall pay the said Legacies as are then unpayed for that end:  & I hereby Impower him to Confirm such sail.

from: Legislators of the Massachusetts General Court, 1691-1780: A Biographical Dictionary. Page 262. Jewett, Joseph (1654-1735 Rowey). M Rebecca Law (1655-1729) in 1677 and Mary (Weeks) (Green) Gage in 1732; 4 ch; farmer. "A man of energy and character.". No committees.

From: http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kwc/boynton/rowley_hist.html

In the autumn of 1675, twelve Rowley men were impressed into the service to meet the exigencies of King Philip's War, then raging. Their names are John Hopkinson, John Stickney, Joseph Jewett, Thomas Palmer, John Jackson, Stephen Mighill, John Leighton, Caleb Jackson, William Brown, Samuel Tiller, Joseph Bixby, and Simon Gowin. These men and others, under Capt. Brocklebank, were led in January, 1676, to Narragansett, and thence in March to Marlborough, where, in an assault upon the Indians, one of the company had his hand badly shattered by the breaking of his gun.

Capt. Samuel Wadsworth, with fifty men, was sent from Boston to the relief of Marlborough. Learning upon his arrival that the enemy had gone to Sudbury, he proceeded with his own and Capt. Brocklebank's party towards that town. Discovering a few Indians, and pursuing them about a mile into the woods, the English found themselves suddenly surrounded by some five hundred of the savages, who with hideous yelling opened a destructive fire. Almost every one of the men engaged on our side was slain. A monument was erected on the spot about 1730, by Benjamin Wadsworth, then president of Harvard College, and brother of Capt. Samuel Wadsworth, bearing this inscription: --

"Capt. Samuel Wadsworth of Milton, his Lieut. Sharp of Brooklin, Capt. Brocklebank of Rowley, with about Twenty-six other Soldiers Fighting for the Defence of their country, were slain, By ye Indian enemy April 18th 1676, & lye Buried in this place." The date should have been April 21st instead of April 18th.


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Ens. Joseph Jewett's Timeline

February 1, 1654
Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts
February 1, 1654
Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts
February 1, 1654
Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts
March 11, 1679
Age 25
Rowley, Essex County, Massachusetts
September 14, 1684
Age 30
Rowley, Essex Co., Massachusettes
August 9, 1687
Age 33
Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts
July 24, 1693
Age 39
Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts
October 29, 1735
Age 81
Rowley, Essex, Massachusetts