Joseph ALCOCK is my eighth great grand uncle; we are related through his parents, John and Elizabeth (BIRCHARD) ALCOCK. Joseph was born about 1634 in Kittery, Maine, the third of eight children. Joseph along with others signed “articles of submission” 22 November 1652 in York, Maine at the home of Nicholas DAVIS. Joseph married Abigail PAUL daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth PAUL, before 1659 in Kittery, Maine. Joseph and Abigail had at least three children: John, Mary and Samuel, though there is some speculation that Samuel may not be his son, but the son of another Joseph ALCOCK in the same area. He served as a Sergeant in the military outfit in Kittery, Maine. Joseph died 30 July 1676 in Kittery, Maine.
 Everett Schermerhorn Stackpole, Author of History of Durham, Maine, History and Genealogy of the Stackpole Family, Etc., Old Kittery and Her Families (Lewiston, Maine: Press of Lewiston Journal Company, 1903), 89; e-book, Google, Google Books (books.google.com : accessed 17 July 2013.
 W. Woodford Clayton, History of York County, Maine: with illustrations and biographical sketches of it’s prominent men, 1880 (Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1880), 218; image online, Google Books, Google Books (books.google.com : accessed 17 July 2013; Joseph, John, Samuel Alcock.
 Stackpole, Old Kittery and Her Families, 94.