Joseph Alcock

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.[1]  Joseph along with others signed “articles of submission” 22 November 1652 in York, Maine at the home of Nicholas DAVIS.[2]  Joseph married Abigail PAUL daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth PAUL, before 1659 in Kittery, Maine.[3]  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.

[1] 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 ( : accessed 17 July 2013.

[2] 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 ( : accessed 17 July 2013; Joseph, John, Samuel Alcock.  

[3] Stackpole, Old Kittery and Her Families, 94.


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