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BIRTHS 17 August 1700-1800

 

  • Hannah RIDER was born 17 August 1712 in Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts[1]; daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (ADAMS) RYDER; died 10 October 1776.
  • Noah Merrill JORDAN was born 17 August 1722 in Kittery, York, Maine[2]; son of Samuel and Mary M. (JORDAN) JORDAN; husband of Sarah MORRILL.
  • Moses LOWELL was born 17 August 1726[3]; son of John and Mary (DAVIS) LOWELL; husband of Sarah BRADBURY.
  • Darius CHIPMAN was born 17 August 1756 in Salisbury, Litchfield, Connecticut[4]; son of Samuel and Hannah (AUSTIN) CHIPMAN; husband of Desire BRIGGS, Lydia DICKINSON, Hannah MEAD.
  • Ebenezer Winter CALEF was born 17 August 1760 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts[5]; son of Joseph C. and Mehitable C. (MILLER) CALEF; husband of Sarah Gardner GIBSON.
  • Sarah CHIPMAN was born 17 August 1773[6]; daughter of Amos and Sarah (BOARDMAN) CHIPMAN; wife of Samuel WILCOX.
  • Joseph Hopkins MARKS was born 17 August 1775 in Castine, Hancock, Maine[7]; son of William and Mary (HOPKINS) MARKS; husband of Hannah DOUGLAS.
  • Sherman JOHNSON was born 17 August 1776 in Southborough, Worcester, Massachusetts[8]; son of John and Persis (SHERMAN) JOHNSON; died 20 May 1806.
  • Snell WINGATE was born 17 August 1779 in Buxton, York, Maine[9]; son of Snell and Margaret (EMERY) WINGATE; died 22 August 1779.
  • Nahum JELLISON was born 17 August 1783 in Berwick, York, Maine[10]; son of George and Elizabeth (WALDIN) JELLISON; husband of Abigail Tayler CARPENTER.
  • Richard LOWELL was born 17 August 1784 in Saco, York, Maine[11]; son of Samuel and Charity (BERRY) LOWELL; husband of Elizabeth WILSON.
  • Else Marie Christine HILLEN was born 17 August 1791 in Rosenhagen, Neidersachen, Prussia[12]; daughter of Ernst Heinrich and A. Margarette Elisabeth (NUERGEN) HILLEN; wife of Johann Friedrich Wilhelm HIRSCH; she is my third great grandmother.
  • Sarah JORDAN was born 17 August 1800 in Monroe, Waldo, Maine[13]; daughter of James Jr. and Hannah (ROBERTS) JORDAN; wife of Thomas CUNNINGHAM.

[1] 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 6 August 2018), Hannah Rider; FHL microfilm 164693.

[2] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 24, 47 [Noah Jordan #119].

[3] Delmar R. Lowell, editor, The Historic Genealogy of the Lowells of America: from 1639-1899 (1899; reprint, Rutland, Virginia: The Tuttle Company, 1899), 30-31, Moses Lowell; #80.VIII; digital images, Google, Google (google.com/books : online 12 October 2015.

[4] Bert L. Chipman, The Chipman Family: A Genealogy of the Chipman’s in America, 1631-1920 (N.p.: n.p., 1920), 26, 51-52 [Darius Chipman #129].

[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 17 June 2017), Ebenezer Winter Calef; FHL microfilm 0873761 IT4.  Mehitable Calef Coppenhagen, John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts: and his descendants, print (self, n.d.), 91-96; images online, Dr. Dallan Quass, Genealogy Gophers (www.gengophers.com : online 17 June 2017; VI Sarah Gardner (Sally) Gibson, and family.  New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001–2016), Milton v. 1, p. 13; images online, New England Historic Genealogical Society, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 17 November 2017; Ebenezer Winter son of Joseph and Mehitable Calef Aug 17, 1760.  Anne Calef Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston: and some of his descendants, print (Salem, mass.: Essex Institute Historical Collections, 1940), 44-45; images online, Dr. Dallen Quass, Genealogy Gophers (www.gengophers.com : onlline 17 November 2017; Joseph Calef #28 and family.

[6] Bert L. Chipman, The Chipman Family: A Genealogy of the Chipman’s in America, 1631-1920 (N.p.: n.p., 1920), 57 [Sarah Chipman #437].

[7] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 6 August 2018), Joseph Mark; FHL microfilm 10930.

[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 6 August 2018), Sherman Johnson; FHL microfilm 861127.

[9] Genealogical Society of Utah, custodian, “Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900,” online database, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 3 December 2014), Snell Jr. Wingate; FHL microfilm 10594.

[10] “Early Vital Records of Waterborough, Maine: From the original records in the custody of the Town Clerk,” New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 90, 91 (1936, 1937), online archives, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 10 September 2013), George Jellerson [Jellison].

[11] Delmar R. Lowell, editor, The Historic Genealogy of the Lowells of America: from 1639-1899 (1899; reprint, Rutland, Virginia: The Tuttle Company, 1899), 68, Richard Lowell; #185.V; digital images, Google, Google (google.com/books : online 28 October 2015.

[12] Genealogical Society of Utah, “Germany, Marriages, 1558-1929,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 26 January 2015), Joh. Friedrich Wilh. Hirsch and Else Marie Christine Hille; FHL microfilm 473381.

[13] Adelbert Jean Annonson, Compiled, The Family Jordan, 3 volumes in 1 book (Maine: Penobscot Press, 1998), 124 [Sarah Jordan #1642].

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Joseph C. CALEF

Joseph C. CALEF is my first cousin seven times; we are related through Dominicus and Hannah (TRISTRAM) JORDAN.  He resided Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts and Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[1]  He appears in many court records as few are: 1757 plaintiff in trespass case with James JORDAN; 1758 plaintiff in trespass case with Thomas WORMWOOD; 1758 plaintiff in trespass case with Zebadiah BANKS; 1759 defendant in ejectment case with Gilliam PHILLIPS; and many others occurring in courts outside of Suffolk County.[2]  As a gift he and Mehitable received 40 ½ acres of land from her father in 1758.[3]  He was recorded in the diary of Reverend Thomas M.  SMITH that he visited with Dr. COOPER, Mr. BOWERS, Dr. WINTHROP, John HANCOCK, Mr. BRATTLE, Mr. HUBBARD and Joseph CALEF.[4]  Assuming these are the people we read of from history books, I believe the John HANCOCK was the one who was active in the signing of the Constitution.  And assuming that is correct I believe that Joseph CALEF was at least partially involved in the events of the day.  Joseph’s will and probate were dated 1776, there is an attached copy of his will and probate letter.[5]  Due to the writing I was only partially able to transcribe the will, which is also attached below.  It was said he was an unsuccessful merchant in his day, but due to his real estate holdings his Ebenezer was able to amass a small fortune for Joseph’s heirs.[6]  Most of his sons were active in the Revolutionary War serving in various capacities from guarding coasts to being stationed on ships in the harbors surrounding Boston.[7]

Joseph C. CALEF was born 4 November 1724 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts[8].  He was christened 8 November 1724 at New South Church in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.[9]  He is the son of Joseph C. and Hannah (JORDAN) CALEF.  He died 31 May 1776 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[10]  His body is interred at Milton Cemetery in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts[11].  Joseph married Mehitable C. MILLER 12 September 1758 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts[12].  Mehitable C. MILLER was born 27 April 1735 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, christened 4 May 1735 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[13]  She is the daughter of Colonel Samuel and Rebecca (MINOT) MILLER.  She died 13 April 1790 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[14]  She is interred at Milton Cemetery in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[15]

Joseph and Mehitable had the following children:

  • Samuel CALEF born 12 December 1758 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[16] He died 22 October 1836 in either Kingston, Rockingham, New Hampshire or Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine.[17]  He was unmarried at his death.
  • Joseph CALEF born 12 December 1758 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[18]
  • Ebenezer Winter CALEF born 17 August 1760 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[19] He died 9 February 1829 in Walpole, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[20]  Ebenezer married Sarah Gardner GIBSON 1 or 21 February 1800 at Hollis Street Church by Reverend Samuel WEST in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.[21]
  • Hannah CALEF born 1 March 1763 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts[22]. She died 22 February 1855 in Brooklyn, Kings, New York.  Hannah married Major Samuel Niles THAYER 23 July 1793 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.[23]
  • Mehitable Miller CALEF born 1 September 1765 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts[24]. She died of consumption 26 October 1844 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[25]  She married Colonel Thomas Balch LEGATE 19 February 1803, there were no children.
  • Stephen Miller CALEF born 9 September 1767 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[26] He married Rebecca EMMERSON 7 December 1807 in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Maine.[27]
  • Robert Jordan CALEF born 9 May 1770 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[28] He died 22 March 1776 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts[29].  He is interred at Milton Cemetery in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[30]
  • Rebecca Thayer CALEF was born 17 September 1772 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts[31]. She died of dropsy 4 October 1858 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts.[32]  She married Joseph Neals HOWE 28 July 1825 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, there were no children.[33]
  • John CALEF born 27 May 1776 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts[34]. He died 30 August 1777 in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[35]  He is interred at Milton Cemetery in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.[36]

[1] Mehitable Calef Coppenhagen, John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts: and his descendants, print (self, n.d.), 91-96; images online, Dr. Dallan Quass, Genealogy Gophers (www.gengophers.com : online 17 June 2017; VI Sarah Gardner (Sally) Gibson, and family.

[2] “Suffolk County Court of Common Pleas – Index to Cases, 1756-1776,” database online, New England Historic and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 17 November 2017), Joseph Calef; Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s division of Archives and Records Preservation.  “Suffolk County Court of Common Pleas – Index to Cases, 1756-1776,” database online, New England Historic and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 17 November 2017), Joseph Jr., Calef; Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s division of Archives and Records Preservation.  “Suffolk County Court of Common Pleas – Index to Cases, 1756-1776,” database online, New England Historic and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 17 November 2017), Joseph Jr., Calef; Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s division of Archives and Records Preservation.  “Suffolk County Court of Common Pleas – Index to Cases, 1756-1776,” database online, New England Historic and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 17 November 2017), Joseph Calef; Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s division of Archives and Records Preservation.  “Suffolk County Court of Common Pleas – Index to Cases, 1756-1776,” database online, New England Historic and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 17 November 2017), Joseph Calef; Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s division of Archives and Records Preservation.

[3] Anne Calef Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston: and some of his descendants, print (Salem, mass.: Essex Institute Historical Collections, 1940), 44-45; images online, Dr. Dallen Quass, Genealogy Gophers (www.gengophers.com : onlline 17 November 2017; Joseph Calef #28 and family.

[4] Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.

[5] Massachusetts County District Probate Courts, “Massachusetts, Wills and Probate Records, 1635-1991,” database online, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 17 November 2017), Joseph Calefs; case 16097; records vol. 74-75, 1774-1776.

[6] Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.

[7] Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.  “U.S., Newspaper Extractions from t he Northeast, 1704-1930,” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : online 17 June 2017), Calef, Ebenezer Winter, Rev. officer, d. in Walpole, aged 69 yrs. (C.C. Feb. 18, 1829); extracted from American Antiquarian Society, Newspapers and Periodicals (Worcester, Massachusetts: American Antiquarian Societyn.d.), Columbian Centfinel; Death; p. 765.

[8] Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.

[9] Coppenhagen, John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 91-96.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.

[10] Coppenhagen, John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 91-96.  “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 17 November 2017), Joseph Calef; 31 March 1776; Milton Vital Transcripts p. 212.  New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001–2016), Milton v. 1, p. 212; images online, New England Historic Genealogical Society, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 17 September 2017; Joseph Calef; 31 March 1776.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.

[11] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 18 June 2017), Joseph Calef; memorial 156676242.

[12] Mehitable Calef Coppenhagen, John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts: and his descendants, print (self, n.d.), ; images online, Dr. Dallan Quass, Genealogy Gophers (www.gengophers.com : accessed ., online; 17 June 2017; 91-96; VI Sarah Gardner (Sally) Gibson, and family.  Ancestry.com, Massachusetts, Compiled Marriages, 1633-1850 (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005).  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.  Coppenhagen, John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 91-96.

[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 17 November 2017), Mehetable Miller; FHL microfilm 0873761 IT 4.  Godfrey Memorial Library, comp., “American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI),” database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 17 November 2017), Mehitable Miller; vol. 118, p. 73; Boston Transcript 1906-1941; 26 February 1912, 1398.  Coppenhagen, John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 91-96.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.

[14] Coppenhagen, John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 91-96.  Mehitable Calef Coppenhagen, John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts: and his descendants, print (self, n.d.), ; images online, Dr. Dallan Quass, Genealogy Gophers (www.gengophers.com : accessed . (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), online; 17 June 2017; 91-96; VI Sarah Gardner (Sally) Gibson, and family.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.

[15] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 18 June 2017), Mehitable Miller Calef; memorial 156676359.

[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 12 February 2016), Samuel Calef; FHL mcirofilm 0873761 IT 4.  New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001–2016), Milton v. 1, p. 13; images online, New England Historic Genealogical Society, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 17 September 2017; Joseph and Samuel twins of Joseph and Mehitable Calef 12 December 1758.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.

[17] Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.

[18] 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.  New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001–2016), Milton v. 1, p. 13; images online, New England Historic Genealogical Society, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 17 September 2017; Joseph and Samuel twins of Joseph and Mehitable Calef 12 December 1758.

[19] 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 17 June 2017), Ebenezer Winter Calef; FHL microfilm 0873761 IT4.  Coppenhagen, John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 91-96. Coppenhagen, John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 91-96.  New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001–2016), Milton v. 1, p. 13; images online, New England Historic Genealogical Society, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 17 November 2017; Ebenezer Winter son of Joseph and Mehitable Calef Aug 17, 1760.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.

[20] “U.S., Newspaper Extractions from t he Northeast, 1704-1930,” database, Ancestry.com, Calef, Ebenezer Winter, Rev. officer, d. in Walpole, aged 69 yrs. (C.C. Feb. 18, 1829).  Coppenhagen, John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 91-96.

[21] Coppenhagen, John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 91-96.

[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), Hannah Calef; FHL mcirofilm 0873761 IT 4.  New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001–2016), Milton v. 1, p. 13; images online, New England Historic Genealogical Society, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 17 November 2017; Hannah, daughter of Joseph and Mehitbale Calef March 1 1763.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.

[23] Massachusetts Genealogical Society of Utah custodian, publisher, “Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910,” online database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : online 18 June 2017), Saml. Miller Thayer and Hannah Calef; FHL microfilm 0896885 IT 2.

[24] Coppenhagen, John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 92.  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.  New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001–2016), Milton, V. 1, p. 13; images online, New England Historic Genealogical Society, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 19 June 2017; Mehitable Calef; 1 September 1765.  Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 15: 72, Mehitable Legett; FHL mcirofilm 959807; FHL microfilm 4282859.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.

[25] Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 15: 72.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.  Coppenhagen, John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 92.

[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.  New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001–2016), Milton v.1, p. 13; images online, New England Historic Genealogical Society, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 17 November 2017; Stephen Calef; September 9, 1767.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.

[27] 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 20 June 2017); Maine Division of Vital Statistics. Maine State Board of Health.

[28] 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.  New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001–2016), Milton v.1, p. 13; images online, New England Historic Genealogical Society, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 17 November 2017; Robert Jordan; May 9, 1770.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.

[29] “Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988,” digital images, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : online 17 November 2017), Robert [Calef] son of Joseph; 22 March 1776; Milton Vital Transcripts p. 212.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.

[30] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 18 June 2017), Robert Jordan Calef; memorial 156676441.

[31] Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.  Coppenhagen, John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 92.  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.  Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 121: 200, Rebecca T. Howe; FHL microfilm 960174; FHL microfilm 4282859.  New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001–2016), Milton v. 1, p. 13; images online, New England Historic Genealogical Society, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 17 November 2017; Rebecca Thayer Calef; September 17, 1772.

[32] Coppenhagen, John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 92.  Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 121: 200.

[33] Coppenhagen, John Gibson of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 92.  Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.  Town clerk offices Massachusetts, “Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001,” database online, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : online 19 June 2017), Joseph N. Howe and Rebecca T. Calef; FHL microfilm 818094.

[34] Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 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.  New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1621-1850 (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001–2016), Milton v.1, p. 13; images online, New England Historic Genealogical Society, AmericanAncestors (www.americanancestors.org : online 17 November 2017; John Calef; May 27, 1776.

[35] Boardman, Robert Calef of Boston, 44-45.

[36] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, online images (www.findagrave.com : online 18 June 2017), John Calef; memorial 156676495.

Transcription of Will (as best I could do)

In the name of God Amen the thirenth Day of March Seventeen Hundred and Seventy Six I Joseph Calef of Milton in the County of Suffolk & Province of the Massachusetts Bay — England Gentleman labouring under Bodily disorder, but of Perfect Mind & Memory Thanks be given to God therefore calling to Mind the Mortality of my Body and Knowing that it is appoint for all Men once to die do make & Ordain this my last Will and Testament That is to to say — first of all i give & recommend my Soul into the hand of God that gave it and my Body Recommend to the — to be Burried in decent Christian Burial at the Descretion of my Executor Nothing doubting but at the general resurrection & that receive the same again by the mighty Peace of God and as touching such Worldly Estate wherewith is has Please God to bless me in this life. I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner & form. … –; It is my Will that after — shall be made of the support of Mehitable my dearly Beloved Wife out of my Estate as the Law does of shall direct my Children should each & all of them have an Equal share of my Estate and accordinly Give and bequest the whole of my Estate both Real & Personal in whatever it consists when and if may be found, to all my Children in Equal shares and — make and ordain my two Brothers, Samuel Calef and Winter Calef to be the Executor of my last Will and Testament and do utterly — allow — and dispose all — other forms Testament Wills, Legacies and Bequests and Executors by me in any ways before named. Willed and Bequeath ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will in Witness when of they hereunto set my hand & seal the Day and Year above written.
signed Sealed, published —
Seal declared by the said Joseph Calef as his Last Will & Testament
in presence of us this — Joseph Calef & seal
Nathaniel Robins, Mary X Calf, Rebecca X Daniel

 

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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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