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Joseph Twitchell

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Dorchester, Dorset, England
Death: October 24, 1710 (66-74)
Sherborne, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Benjamin Twitchell, I and Mary Twitchell (Riggs)
Husband of Lydia Twitchell; Lydia Twitchell and Lydia Twitchell
Father of Sarah Twitchell; Benoni Twitchell; Edward Twitchell; John Twitchell; Patience Eames and 5 others
Brother of Elizabeth Allen; Benjamin Twitchell, II; Rachel Twitchell; Mary Rockwood; Hannah Hill and 6 others
Half brother of Elizabeth Allen

Occupation: Soldier in Capt Samuel Mosely's company
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About Joseph Twitchell

p 5 Genealogy of the Twitchell Family compiled and edited by Ralph Emerson Twitchell 1929.

Joseph, oldest son of Benjamin Twitchell and Mary (Riggs) Twitchell, was born not later than 1640.

Married Lydia, probably Johnson, was was from Lancaster and died in Sherborn April 27, 1725.

Joseph - "he was a man of irreproachable character; and tradition represents him to have been a Cyclops in stature and a Hercules in strength". He and his brother Benjamin signed the Social Compact of Sherborn in 1679.

He was a noted Indian fighter.


  1. John b ca 1674
  2. Patience born Dec 2, 1678
  3. Content born Jan 25, 1680
  4. Charity born Dec 7, 1682
  5. Sarah born Nov 15, 1684
  6. Lydia born Oct 11, 1686
  7. Joseph born Sept 3, 1688
  8. Ephraim born Oct 24, 1695
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Joseph Twitchell's Timeline

Dorchester, Dorset, England
Age 32
Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
June 1, 1674
Age 34
Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
December 2, 1678
Age 38
Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
January 25, 1680
Age 40
Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
December 7, 1682
Age 42
Sherborn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 42
November 15, 1684
Age 44
Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA