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Joseph Woodford, I

Birthplace: Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Death: Died in Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Place of Burial: Avon, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Woodford and Mary Woodford
Husband of Rebecca Woodford
Father of Mary Bird; Mary Woodford; Esther Woodford; Sarah Bird; Rebecca Porter and 5 others
Brother of Mary Sheldon; Thankful Woodford; Hannah Allen; Sarah Wright and Nehemiah Woodford

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Immediate Family

About Joseph Woodford, I

Joseph Woodford, I married in 1663 Rebecca Newell, daughter of Thomas Newell and Rebecca Olmstead. Joseph Woodford wrote his will on 10 December 1701 and it was probated on 25 October 1710.

The Newell house stood facing North Meadow Lane, now Farmington Ave; The Woodford house faced on Waterville Road. Joseph Woodford and Rebeckah Newell were next door neighbors. The marriage of Rebeckah Newell and Joseph Woodford began a line of several generations of family members who lived in the Newell-Woodford house at what came to be called Newell Corners. In 1706, Joseph and Rebeckah sold their property to Rebeckah's brother, Samuel Newell, and moved to Avon and to Northfield, Massachusetts.


  • Esther 1668-1742
  • Mary 1669-1723
  • Sarah 1673-1750
  • Rebeckah 1675-
  • Joseph II 1676-1760
  • Hannah 1679-1757
  • Elizabeth 1681
  • Susannah 1682
  • Abigail 1685-1736

Parents: Thomas Woodford "The Emigrant" b 1610 Roxbury, England; and Mary Blott b 1609 d 1659, buried with their daughter Mary Woodford Sheldon and son-in-law Isaac Sheldon in Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Connecticut.

Note: There are some who disagree with Thomas and Mary being Joseph the 1st's parents. This may well be, so take that piece of information into consideration when you do your genealogy. Because this information and connection was given to me from a reliable genealogy sorce I don't want to dis-connect them until more research is done.

I, also, have Joseph I birth date as 1645 not 1632. Another thing to "check" out.

I have copied the info. below from Mary Blott's FAG page........ A Find A Grave visitor named Alice agrees: I have researched Thomas Woodford and Mary Blott extensively and have seen some sources that list Joseph as their son but I believe this is in error. They only had the three daughter evidenced by the fact that Thomas's will gives everything to his three daughters. He would not do this if he had a son. Secondly, Joseph was born two years before the Woodfords were married.

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Joseph Woodford, I's Timeline

November 1634
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Age 31
Founder of Woodford's Pickin Patch, Nod Rd, Avon, CT
February 28, 1669
Age 34
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Age 34
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Age 34
Age 38
Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut
Age 40
Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Age 42
Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Age 43
Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony