Abijah and Keziah Ferrar Joslin
Abijah Joslin, son of John and Lucy (Wilder) Joslin, born in
Leominster, Mass. Jan. 24, 1744-5 (Leominster Vital Records, p. 84),
baptized in First Church, Lancaster, Jan. 27, 1744-5 (Lancaster Vital
Records, p. 293), married in Townsend, Mass., Jan. 5, 1769, Keziah
Farrar (Sawtelle's History of Townsend, 1878, p. 390), who was born in
Townsend, May 18, 1745, daughter of Isaac and Sarah (Brooks) Farrar.
Children of Capt. Abijah and Keziah (Farrar) Joslin
i. Abijah, b. Jan. 3,1770; mar. -1792, Anna Smith, b. -1773, dau. of Nathaniel and Anna (Dillingham) Smith. ii. Keziah, b. June 8,1771; mar. Joseph Blackmar. They are said to have lived in Vermont. iii. Sarah, b. Dec. 29, 1772; d. Oct. 20, 1845; mar. Ashburnham, Nov. 3, 1795, Peter Andrew Wilder, b. Leominster, Aug. 19, 1765, d. Oct. 3, 1855, son of Thomas and Abigail (Carter) Wilder. (Ashburnham Vital Records, p. 130; Leominster Vital Records, P.154.) iv. Ephraim, b. Aug. 28,1774; d. Verona, N. Y., June 10, 1869; mar. Feb. 14, 1801, Mehitable Cagwin, b. Mar. 9, 1777, d. Verona, May 25, 1868, dau. of Thomas and Jerusha (Gates) Keigwin. They had a son: Isaac Joslyn, who was born in Verona, Mar. 15, 1806, died in Bergen, Genesee Co., N. Y., Dec. 28, 1878, mar. Jan. 28, 1835, Marrietta Minerva Peters, b. Bergen, Apr. 27, 1813, d. Brockport, Monroe Co., N. Y., Nov. 8, 1898, dau. of William and Susan (Tuller) Peters. They had a son: William Henry Joslyn, b. Brookport, Nov. 28, 1835, d. Verona, Sep. 19, 1909, mar. (I) Oct. 18, 1856, Sophia Louisa Brockway, b. May 16,1832, d. Oct. 16,1874, dau. of Edwin and Louisa A. (Cagwin) Brockway; mar. (2) Rochester, N. Y., Dec. 1, 1875, Mary Ann Duff, b., Sweden, N. Y., Aug. 17, 1856, d. Verona, Apr. 1, 1926, dau. of John and Margaret (Markey) Duff. They had a son: William Henry Joslyn, b. Jackson, Mich., Aug. 5, 1878, d. Verona Station, N. Y., Oct. 21, 1918, mar. Westmoreland Twp., Apr. 19, 1905, Mary Alice Humstone, b. Verona, Feb. 12,1877, dau. of Edward and Charlotte Amanda (Smith) Humstone. They had 4 children, all born in Verona Twp.: Edward Henry Joslyn, b. July 7, 1906 Florence Hazel Joslyn, b. Sep. 7, 1908. Marion Lucille Joslyn, b. Mar. 12, 1910. Gifford Betts Joslyn, b. Feb. 2, 1912, d. Aug. 2, 1912. v. George Washington, b. Apr. 18,1776; d. Verona, Aug. 16,1828; mar. Ashburnham, May 26, 1802, Rhoda Corey, b. Mar. 13, 1782, d. Verona, Aug. 12,1847, dau. of Hezekiah and Sarah (Fletcher) Corey. (Ashburnham Vital Records, p. 130; History of Ash- burnham, p. 650; Descendants of Robert Fletcher, 1881, p. 34.) vi. Lucy, b. Aug. 20, 1778; d. Ashburnham, Mass., Nov. 20, 1780. (Ashburnham Vital Records, p. 190.) vii. Isaac Farrar, b. Feb. 25, 1780; d. Ashburnham, Mar. 28, 1799. (Ashburnham Vital Records, p. 190.) viii. Polly, b. about 1781; d. Verona, Aug. 9, 1838; mar. Ashburnham, Mass., Dec. 8, 1803, Hosea Foster, b. Ashburnham, Aug. 1, 1778, d. Verona, Feb. 23, 1855, son of Samuel and Susanna (Wood) Foster. [They had one son: Hosea Foster, b. 1819, Stockbridge, N. Y., died 1883, Stockbridge, N.Y.; mar. Cornelia Scudden, b. 1822. They had 7 children: i. Catherine Foster, b. 1842, Stockbridge, N. Y. ii. George Foster, b. 1844, Stockbridge, N. Y. iii. Jane Foster, b. 1846, Stockbridge, N. Y. iv. John Wesley Foster, b. 1848. v. Emma Foster, b. 1848, Stockbirdge, N. Y. vi. Edwin Foster, b. 1859, Stockbridge, N. Y. vii. Imogene Foster, b. 1865, Stockbridge, N. Y.; mar. Mr. New.] Hosea Foster, Sr. had a second wife, Amy, who d. Dec. 21, 1861, aged 74. (Foster Genealogy, 1899, p. 300; Ashburnham Vital Rec- ords, pp. 32, 118; Gravestones at Verona.) ix. John, bap. Mar. 30, 1782; d. young. (Ashburnham Vital Records, P.46.) x. Eunice, b. July 13, 1784, according to Bible record, but bap. Aug. 31, 1783, by Ashburnham Vital Records; d. Joliet, Ill., May 5, 1866; mar., probably Verona, N. Y., July 19, 1806, Thomas Keigwin, b. Montgomery, Mass., Mar. 15, 1784, according to Vital Records, or Mar. 16, 1785, by Bible record, d. at or near Brockport, N. Y., Nov. 17, 1839 (gravestone in Brockport Cemetery), son of Thomas and Jerusha (Gates) Keigwin. It is probable that the Vital Records give the correct dates. (Bible in possession of Mrs. Harless W. King, 312 Buell Ave., Joliet, Ill.) xi. Nahum, bap. Apr. 13, 1790; d. Joslin, Rock Island Co., Ill., Oct. 8, 1879; mar. Mar. 27, 1817, Sarah Hammill Jones, b. Cherry Valley, N. Y., Feb. 28, 1800, d. Verona, Sep. 13, 1847 (gravestone), dau. of Ambrose and Elizabeth (Hammill) Jones. Their children were i. Benjamin B. Joslin, b. Feb. 10, 1819; d. Sep. 14, 1874. ii. Statira A. Joslin, b. July 12, 1821; d. June 1, 1903; mar. a Mr Clark. iii. Ruth Elizabeth Joslin, b. Oct. 4, 1823; d. Nov. 20, 1912; mar Mar. 2, 1846, Charles Spencer Blackman, b. Aug. 17, 1824, d Jan. 19, 1862. iv. Sarah A. Joslin b. Dec. 11, 1825; d. Mar. I, 1900; mar. a Mr. Per- kins. [Esli Squier Perkins 1821-1897] v. Mary J. Joslin, b. Dec. 11, 1825; d. Aug. 2, 1869; mar. a Mr. FInk. vi. Keziah S. Joslin, b. May 23, 1828; d. Nov. 19, 1874; mar. a Mr. Osborn. vii. Hannah C. Joslin, b. Dec. 5, 1830. viii. Zenana Hammill Joslin, b. Mar. 5, 1833; d. Jan. 25, 1885; mar. Rensselaer Stone, and they had 3 children: 1. George Nahum Stone; mar. Emma Holmes. 2. Carrie Cornelia Stone; mar. Byron Laflin Smith, and they had 4 children: 1. Solomon Albert Smith, who mar. Fredrika Shumway, and they had 4 children: Mari Shumway Smith, who mar. Scott Bromwell, Solomon Byron Smith, Edward Shumway Smith, and Caroline Byron Smith; 2. Walter Byron Smith, who mar. Florence McCul- lough, and they had a child, Winifred Byron Smith; 3. Harold Cornelius Smith, who mar. Emily Bernie; 4. Bruce Donald Smith, who mar. (1) Pauline Mackay, (2) Florence Mann Fisher. 3. Fannie Elizabeth Stone; mar. John Winslow Sweet, and they had 4 children: 1. Zenana Sweet, who mar. Stott Mills Snyder; 2. Frances Sweet, who mar. Austin W. Brooks; 3. John Winslow Sweet, Jr., who mar. Harriet Hopkins, and they have a child, John Forest Sweet; 4. George Stone Sweet, who mar. Mary Rhoda Grier, and they have a child, Jane Elizabeth Sweet. xii. Nancy, bap. Mar. 18) 1792; d. Ashburnham) Mar. 6) 1795. (Ash- burnham Vital Records) p. 190.) xiii. Sophia, bap. Oct. 18. 1795; mar. Elijah Blackman.
1Alfred L. Holman, Blackman and Allied Families. (Chicago: Privately Printed, 1928), pp. 107-113.
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