Joseph C. CALEF

Joseph is my first cousin seven times removed through Dominicus and Hannah (TRISTRAM) JORDAN.

Joseph C. CALEF was born 4 November 1724 and/or baptized 8 November 1724 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.[1]   His parents were Joseph C. and Hannah (JORDAN) CALEF.  He died 31 May 1776 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[2]  He is interred at Milton Cemetery in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[3]  Joseph married Mehitable C. MILLER 12 September 1758 in Boston, Suffolk, Maine also listed as intention 21 September 1758 in Boston, Suffolk, Maine, which I believe was a typographical error.[4]  Mehitable was born 27 April 1735 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts other dates listed for her are 3 and 4 May 1735, I believe one of the May dates may be her baptism date.[5]  She was the daughter of Col. Samuel and Rebecca (MINOT) MILLER.  She died 13 April 1790 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts there is also recorded date 30 September 1790 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[6]  She is interred at Milton Cemetery in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[7]

Joseph and Mehitable had the following children;

  1. Joseph CALEF born 12 December 1758 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[8]  He died 29 March 1797 in Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine.[9]  He was a yeoman.[10]  He served in the Revolutionary War for twelve days guarding the shores of Maine in Capt. Jonah Voses’s Co. 1776.[11]  Joseph married Abigail MARR 29 March 1797 in Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine.[12]  Abigail is my second cousin seven times removed; we are related through Roger and Mary (CROSS) HILL.  Joseph and Abigail are not related by blood.
  2. Samuel CALEF born 12 December 1758 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[13] He died unmarried in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine.[14]  He served in the Revolutionary War for twelve days guarding the shores of Maine in Capt. Jonah Voses’s Co. 1776.[15]
  3. Ebenezer Winter CALEF born 17 August 1760 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[16] He died 9 February 1829.[17]  He was a merchant in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.[18]  Ebenezer married Sarah GIBSON 1 February 1800 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.[19]
  4. Hannah CALEF born 1 March 1763 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[20] She died 1855 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York.  She is interred in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts.  Hannah married Samuel Miller THAYER 24 July 1793 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.[21]
  5. Mehitable Miller CALEF was born 1 September 1765 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[22] According to her death record she was born 30 September 1765 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[23]  She died in 26 October 1844 or November 1844 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[24]  Mehitable married Col. Thomas LEGETT.[25]  They had no children.
  6. Stephen Miller CALEF was born 9 September 1767 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[26] He died after 1820.[27]  Stephen married Rebecca 7 December 1807 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine by George E. Vaughan, justice of the peace; intentions filed 26 November 1807 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine.[28]
  7. Robert Jordan CALEF was born 9 May 1770 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[29] He died 22 March 1776 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[30]  He is interred at Milton Cemetery in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[31]
  8. Rebecca Thayer CALEF was born 17 September 1772 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts; although there are three dates listed as her birth date, 17 September 1772, 27 May 1772 and 17 September 1762, I believe that the 17 September 1772 date is the correct date since her birth records are showing that date the other dates are from other records recorded at a later time.[32] She died of dropsy 4 October 1858 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.[33]  She is interred at Milton Cemetery in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[34]  Rebecca married Joseph Neals HOWE, they had no children.[35]
  9. John CALF was born 27 May 1776 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts; as with other children in the family there are numerous birth dates listed for him; 1767, 9 May 1776 and 27 May 1776, I believe the 27 May date to be correct since that is the date of both birth records on file.[36] He died 30 March 1777 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[37]  He is interred at Milton Cemetery in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[38]

[1] Anne Calef Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston and Some of his Descendants, first (Salem: Essex Institute, 1940), 13, 22, 44-45; images online, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 3 April 2016; Joseph Calef and family.

[2] Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston and Some of his Descendants, 13, 22, 44-45.  Massachusetts Vital Records: Milton v1, page 212, Joseph Calef, 31 March 1776; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.  Daniel T. Hunton, “Deaths in Milton, Mass.,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 44 (1890), online archives, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 3 April 2016), Mr.. Joseph Calf; vol. 44, page 45.

[3] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 3 April 2016), Joseph Calef; memorial 156676242.

[4] Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston and Some of his Descendants, 13, 22, 44-45.  Massachusetts Vital Records: Milton v1, page 100, Joseph Calefe of Boston and Mehitebel Miller of Milton, 1758; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.  Boston Massachusetts Registry Department, “Boston, Massachusetts, Marriages 1700-1809,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 3 April 2016), Joseph Calefe of Boston and Mehitebel Miller of Milton; vol. 2, page 308.  Massachusetts Genealogical Society of Utah custodian, publisher, “Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910,” online database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 12 February 2016), Josephe Calafe and Mehitebel Miller; FHL microfilm 818081.  Boston Massachusetts Registry Department, “Boston, Massachusetts, Marriages 1700-1809,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 3 April 2016), Joseph Calef Jr. & Mehitable Miller of Milton; v. 2, page 29.

[5] Genealogical Society of Utah, collected data, “Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 3 April 2016), Mehetable Miller; FHL microfilm 0873761 IT 4.  Anne Calef Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston and Some of his Descendants, first (Salem: Essex Institute, 1940), 13, 22, 44-45; images online, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 3 April 2016; Joseph Calef and family.

[6] Massachusetts Vital Records: Milton v1, page 212, Mehetabel Calef, 13 April 1790; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston and Some of his Descendants, 13, 22, 44-45.

[7] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 3 April 2016), Mehitable Miller Calef; memorial 156676359.

[8] Genealogical Society of Utah, collected data, “Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 12 February 2016), Joseph Calef; FHL microfilm 0873761 IT 4.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston and Some of his Descendants, 13, 22, 44-45.  Massachusetts Vital Records: Milton v1, page 13, Joseph Calef twin to Samuel, 12 December 1758; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.

[9] Anne Calef Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston and Some of his Descendants, first (Salem: Essex Institute, 1940), 70; images online, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 3 April 2016; Joseph Calef #68.  G. T. Ridlon Sr., Saco Valley Settlements and Families: Historical, Biographical, Genealogical, Traditional, and Legendary prefacing the most important events in the towns wof Saco River, from their Plantation to the present, with memorials of families and individuals instrumental in their settlement, advancement and prosperity, first (Portland, Me.: self published, 1895), 904; images online, Dr. Dallan Quass, Genealogy Gophers (www.gengophers.com : online 3 April 2016; Abigail, m. Joseph Calef, Dec. 29, 1797.  Charles T. Libby, prepared and published, The Libby Family in America: 1602-1881 (Portland, Maine: B. Thurston and Co., 1882), 39; images on line, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 3 April 2016; Abigail (Marr) m. 29 Dec. 1797 Jos. Calef.

[10] Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston and Some of his Descendants, 70.

[11] Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston and Some of his Descendants, 70.

[12] Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston and Some of his Descendants, 70.  Ridlon, Saco Valley Settlements and Families, 904.  Libby, The Libby Family in America, 39.

[13] Genealogical Society of Utah, collected data, “Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 12 February 2016), Samuel Calef; FHL mcirofilm 0873761 IT 4.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston and Some of his Descendants, 13, 22, 44-45.  Massachusetts Vital Records: Milton v1, page 13, Samuel Calef twin to Joseph, 12 December 1758; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.

[14] Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston and Some of his Descendants, 13, 22, 44-45.

[15] Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston and Some of his Descendants, 70.

[16] Genealogical Society of Utah, collected data, “Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 3 April 2016), Ebenezer Winter Calef; FHL microfilm 0873761 IT 4.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston and Some of his Descendants, 13, 22, 44-45.  Massachusetts Vital Records: Milton v1, page 13, Ebenezer Winter, 17 August 1760; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.

[17] Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston and Some of his Descendants, 70-71.

[18] Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston and Some of his Descendants, 70-71.

[19] Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston and Some of his Descendants, 70-71.

[20] Genealogical Society of Utah, collected data, “Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 12 February 2016), Hannah Calef; FHL mcirofilm 0873761 IT 4.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston and Some of his Descendants, 13, 22, 44-45.  Massachusetts Vital Records: Milton v1, page 13, Hannah Calef, 1 March 1763; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.

[21] Massachusetts Genealogical Society of Utah custodian, publisher, “Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910,” online database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 3 April 2016), Saml. Miller Thayer and Hannah Calef; FHL microfilm 086885 IT 2.  Anne Calef Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston and Some of his Descendants, first (Salem: Essex Institute, 1940), 71; images online, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 3 April 2016; Hannah Calef #70.

[22] Genealogical Society of Utah, collected data, “Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 12 February 2016), Mehitable Calef; FHL microfilm 0873761 IT 4.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston and Some of his Descendants, 13, 22, 44-45.  Massachusetts Vital Records: Milton v1, page 13, Mehitable Calef, 1 September 1765; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.

[23] Commonwealth of Massachusetts, v. 15: 72, Mehitable Legett; FHL microfilm 959807; FHL microfilm 4282859.

[24] Commonwealth of Massachusetts, v. 15: 72.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston and Some of his Descendants, 13, 22, 44-45.

[25] Commonwealth of Massachusetts, v. 15: 72.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston and Some of his Descendants, 13, 22, 44-45.

[26] Genealogical Society of Utah, collected data, “Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 12 February 2016), Stephen Calef; FHL microfilm 0873761 IT 4.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston and Some of his Descendants, 13, 22, 44-45.  Massachusetts Vital Records: Milton v1, page 13, Stephen Calef, 9 September 1767; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.

[27] Anne Calef Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston and Some of his Descendants, first (Salem: Essex Institute, 1940), 71; images online, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 3 April 2016; Stephen Miller Calef #71.

[28] Maine, Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907, FHL microfilm 001205260, Stephen Calef and Rebecca Emerson, 7 December 1807; images online, Family Search, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 3 April 2016); Maine Division of Vital Statistics. Maine State Board of Health.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston and Some of his Descendants, 71.

[29] Genealogical Society of Utah, collected data, “Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 12 February 2016), Robert Jordan Calef; FHL microfilm 0873761 IT 4.  Massachusetts Vital Records: Milton v1, page 13, Robert Jordan Calef, 9 May 1770; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston and Some of his Descendants, 13, 22, 44-45.

[30] Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston and Some of his Descendants, 13, 22, 44-45.  Daniel T. Hunton, “Deaths in Milton, Mass.,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 44 (1890), online archives, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 3 April 2016), Rober Calf son of Mr. Joseph Calf.

[31] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 3 April 2016), Robert Jordan Calef; memorial 156676441.

[32] Genealogical Society of Utah, collected data, “Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 12 February 2016), Rebecca Thayer Calef; FHL microfilm 0873761 IT 4.  Massachusetts Vital Records: Milton v1, p. 13, Rebecca Thayer Calef, 17 September 1772; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.  Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 121: 200, Rebecca T. Howe; FHL microfilm 960174; FHL microfilm 4282859.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston and Some of his Descendants, 13, 22, 44-45.

[33] Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 121: 200.

[34] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 3 April 2016), Rebecca Thayer Calef Howe; memorial 156675920.

[35] Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston and Some of his Descendants, 13, 22, 44-45.

[36] Massachusetts Vital Records: Milton v1, page 212, John Calef, 30 March 1777; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston and Some of his Descendants, 13, 22, 44-45.  Genealogical Society of Utah, collected data, “Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, Family Search (https://familysearch.org : online 12 February 2016), John Calef; FHL microfilm 0873761 IT 4.  Massachusetts Vital Records: Milton v1, page 13, John Calef, 27 May 1776; New England Historical and Genealogical Society, online.

[37] Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston and Some of his Descendants, 13, 22, 44-45.  Massachusetts Vital Records: Milton v1, page 212, John Calef, 30 March 1777.  Daniel T. Hunton, “Deaths in Milton, Mass.,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 44 (1890), online archives, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 3 March 2016), John Calf son of the late Mr. Joseph Calf; vol. 44, page 45.

[38] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 3 April 2016), John Calef; memorial 156676495.

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