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Joshua Gardner

Birthdate: (85)
Birthplace: South Kingstown, Kings County, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Death: October 5, 1829 (85)
Immediate Family:

Son of Benjamin Gardner and Mary Gardner
Husband of Mary Gardner
Brother of Abiel Gardner; Job Gardner; Benjamin Gardner; Nathaniel Gardner; Caleb Gardner and 2 others

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About Joshua Gardner

Joshua Gardner

Birth: Nov. 23, 1743, Exeter (once part of Kingstown) Washington County, Rhode Island

Death: Oct. 5, 1829, Stephentown, Rensselaer County, New York

Father: Benjamin Gardner, b. Feb 26, 1805, Kingston, Washington, RI; d. May 7, 1749, Stonington, New London, CT

Mother: Mary Howland, b. Jan 10, 1710, Tiverton, Newport, RI

Spouse 1: Mercy Tanner, b. 1741, North Kingstown, Washington Co, R.I.; d. Dec. 11, 1804, Stephentown, Rensselaer Co, N.Y.

Married: Kingstown, R. I., February 22, 1763.

Spouse: Elcy _____ , b. circa 1756; d. March 4th, 1816.

JOSHUA GARDNER (5). Benjamin (4), Nathaniel (3), Benony (2), George (1) Joshua Gardner, son of Benjamin and Elizabeth (Howland) Gardner, was born 1743 , in Kingstown, Rhode Island; he married, first, Mercy Tanner, daughter of Palmer Tanner, at Kingstown, R. I., February 22, 1763. They were married by Elisha Clark, Justice. Joshua Gardner removed from Rhode Island to Stephentown, New York, in 1764-5. He took up a tract of land which he increased until he owned about four hundred acres.

The following inscriptions were taken from the grave stones in the old cemetery on the hill back of what is now the Baptist cemetery of Stephentown, New York, and on land originally owned by him. "In memory of Mercy Gardner, wife of Joshua Gardner, who died December ye 11th, 1804, in the 63rd year of her age." "In memory of Elcy Gardner, wife of Joshua Gardner, who departed this life March ye 4th, 1816, in the 60th year of her age." "The grave of Joshua Gardner, who died October ye 5th, 1829, aged 87." "He emigrated to this town from Connecticut? in 1764 and was one of the first settlers of the soil where he now lies buried — married to three wives and had twelve children, all of whom died before him." The above is all the information we have been able to obtain relative to him or his family. Story From Gardner History and Genealogy by Lillian May Stickney and Charles Morris Gardner

Burial: Stephentown Cemetery, Stephentown, Rensselaer County, New York, USA


Gardner history and genealogy, by Gardner, Lillian May Stickney, 1878-; Gardner, Charles Morris, pgs. 184, 185.

William Tanner of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, and His Descendants, by George Clinton Tanner, p. 33.

Joshua Gardner Memorial, created by: Grave Seeker -

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Joshua Gardner's Timeline

November 24, 1743
South Kingstown, Kings County, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
October 5, 1829
Age 85