Sgt. Joseph Ellsworth

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About Sgt. Joseph Ellsworth

Lived in Windsor Connecticut. Supposedly the Ellsworth's are a descendant of Sir John Ellsworth of the time of Edward the Third. (1312-1377). He resided in Cambridgeshire. From this branch of the family belongs Chief Justice Oliver Ellsworth. CBW Notes

(I) Sergeant Josias Ellsworth, the immigrant ancestor, was the son of John Ellsworth, and said to have been a descendant of Sir John Ellsworth, in the time of Edward III, who resided in Cambridgeshire, England. This conjecture is derived from "Mr. John Ellsworth, who was a respectable merchant in London, early in the nineteenth century, who stated that it was a tradition in his family which had long resided in Yorkshire, that a member of it had formerly removed to foreign parts; that he was a young man when he left, and never returned." He was born in 1629. He was in Connecticut as early as 1646. In 1654 he bought a house and lot in Windsor south of the Rivulet, near the old mill, on what was afterwards known as the Gillett place. In 1655 he bought the property afterwards known as the Chief Justice Ellsworth place. He was a juror in 1664; admitted a freeman May 21, 1657. His wife was admitted to the church in Windsor about 1663, and he contributed three shillings to the Connecticut relief fund for the poor of other colonies. He died August 20, 1689, leaving an estate valued at six hundred and fifty-five pounds. He married, November 16, 1654, Elizabeth Holcomb, who died September 18, 1712. Children: Josias, born December 5, 1655; Elizabeth, November 11, 1657; Mary, May 7, 1660; Martha, December 7, 1662; Sergeant Thomas, September 2, 1665; Jonathan, June 28, 1669, mentioned below; Lieutenant John, October 7, 1671; Captain Job, April 13, 1674; Benjamin, January 16, 1676, died April 14, 1690.

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Sgt. Joseph Ellsworth's Timeline

August 7, 1629
Eelstown, Cambridgeshire, England, (Present UK)
December 5, 1655
Age 26
Windsor, Hartford County, Province of Connecticut
Age 25
November 11, 1657
Age 28
Windsor, Connecticut Colony
May 7, 1660
Age 30
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
March 2, 1662
Age 32
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
December 7, 1662
Age 33
Windsor, Connecticut Colony
September 2, 1665
Age 36
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA