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Joshua Wells

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Southold, Long Island, Province of New York
Death: May 02, 1744 (79-80)
Southold, Suffolk County, Province of New York
Immediate Family:

Son of William Wells of Southold, Long Island and Mary Mapes
Husband of Hannah Wells
Father of Mary Wells; Hannah Wells; Joshua Wells, II; Deliverance Reeve; Abigail Benjamin and 7 others
Brother of Hester Holman; Bethia Horton; Patience Wells; Mary Youngs; William Wells and 4 others

Occupation: Judge or justice, Lawyer, Farmer, Carpenter Magistrate, Long Island Justice, Carpenter
Managed by: Carole (Erickson) Pomeroy,Vol. C...
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About Joshua Wells

Review Joshua Wells (b. 1667-d. Abt. 1744) at FamilyTreeMaker.genealogy.com:

Joshua Wells (son of William Wells and Mary Youngs) was born 1667 in Southold, Suffolk Co, NY and died May 2, 1744 in Southold, Suffolk Co, NY. {He is buried at Old Churchyard, Southold Village, NY per FindAGrave}.

Joshua Wells married Hannah Tuthill on 19 January 1685/86 in Southold, Suffolk Co, NY, daughter of John Tuthill and Deliverance King. (Hannah's sister Elizabeth was the wife of Joshua's elder brother William.) Justice Joshua Wells & Hannah Tuthill had fourteen children. This couple is referred to in The Refugees of 1776 from Long Island to Connecticut, by Frederic Gregory Mather, on page 625.

Joshua Wells died at Southold, Long Island age 80, surviving his elder brother William nearly half a century. In the Rate List of Southold, 1683, being then 19, he is assessed for 81 pounds. Various deeds with his name are recorded from 1684 to 1715. He is generally known as "Justice Joshua", having been a magistrate for many years. He seems to have also been a carpenter, as the will of Captain Horton, 1699, puts his son David "apprentice to Mr. Joshua Wells" till he comes of age, "Mr. Wells to profit him in his reading, and learning him to write, and instructing him in carpenter work." He was a farmer as well, inheriting, like nearly all the sons of the settlers, a large landed estate, lying in great part, it would seem, in Mattituck and Aquebogue. His grave is near those of his father and brother in the old churchyard of Southold Village; the stone says Joshua Wells, Esq. By the universal tradition of Southold, as well as of his descendants elsewhere, he was a man worthy in all respects of his father, whom he succeeded not only in some of his public duties, but in esteem and influence, especially after the early death of his elder brother William left him the only representative of the first William, his father.

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  • Tuthill family of Tharston, Norfolk County, England and Southold, Suffolk County, New York; also written Totyl, Totehill, Tothill, Tuttle, etc (1898)
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/tuthillfamilyoft00aker#page/5/mode/2up
  • 3. John Tuthill, Jr., or 2nd (Henry, Henry), of Southold, N. Y., b. 16 July, 1635 (in England?), d. at Southold, 12 Oct., 1717; m. there, 1st on 17 Feb., 1657, Deliverance, daughter of William and Dorothy (Hayne?) Kinge, "bapt. at Salem, Mass., 1641: 31 : 8." She d. at Southold, "25 Jan. 1688/89, aged 49 years." John, m., 2nd, on 28 May 1690 Sarah, probably widow of Thomas Young, and daughter of John Frost. She d. 8 Nov., 1727. John was a large landowner at Southold. The dates of the birth of his children are recorded in his Bible, and in Liber E., MSS. Town Records. Issue, by 1st wife:
  • ii. Elizabeth, b. 19 April, 1661; m. 1 June, 1681, William Wells (Wm.), b. 5 May, 1660; d. 17 Oct., 1696. Issue: 1. William Wells; 2. John Wells; 3. Henry Wells; 4. Mary Wells, the 2nd wife of Lieut. Thos. Reeve. These four children were b. in Southold, between 1683-1691/2. Elizabeth according to Pelletrean's Early L. I. Wills, survived her husband and m. 2nd, John Goldsmith about 1698.
  • iv. HANNAH, b. 7 Nov., 1667; d. 25 July, 1752; m., 19 Jan., 1686, JOSHUA WELLS (Wm.), b. 1664; d. 1744. Issue, fourteen children: Mary, Hannah, Joshua, Deliverance, Abigail, Anna, Samuel, Daniel, Solomon, Nathaniel, Bethia, Mehitable, Deborah, and Freegift Wells, b. between 1687-1714, in Southold.

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World Family Tree Vol. 3, Ed. 1 Brøderbund Software, Inc. Name: Release date: February 9, 1996; Source Medium: Family Archive CD

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Tree #2258 Date of Import: May 2, 1999

GEDCOM Source

World Family Tree Vol. 3, Ed. 1 Brøderbund Software, Inc. Name: Release date: February 9, 1996; Source Medium: Family Archive CD

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Tree #2258 Date of Import: May 2, 1999



Information in this entry was located by Eric Haussmann on Ancestry.com as a favor to Scot Appel. Apparently, someone had entered a history of Alden Wells in Ancestry.com, this is part of that information. Added July 2010.

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Joshua Wells's Timeline

1664
1664
Southold, Long Island, Province of New York
1688
March 9, 1688
Southold, Suffolk County, Province of New York
1689
October 2, 1689
Southold, Suffolk, New York, Usa
1690
September 26, 1690
Southold, Suffolk, New York
1693
September 28, 1693
Southold, Suffolk Co., Long Island, New York
1695
November 15, 1695
Southold, Suffolk County, Province of New York
1697
June 1697
Southold, Queens County, Province of New York
1700
March 18, 1700
Aquebogue, Suffolk County, Province of New York
1702
March 26, 1702
Southold, Suffolk County, Province of New York