Male, Bornin Ipswich, Massachusetts on ?/?/1683



Spouses / Children

Born in 1683, probably at Ipswich, Massachusetts, of John ROSS and Mary Haggett. He was one of thirteen children, and had brothers John, William, Benjamine, Joshua, Jonathan, and Daniel; and sisters Mary, Sarah, Abigail, Susannah, Hannah, and Elizabeth.

On November 27, 1704, Joseph bought fifty acres of land from his brother Daniel in Windham, Connecticut (then called the Scotland Society). He followed his occupation as farmer there for the rest of his life.

Records of Windham, Connecticut, show Joseph's marriage to Sarah UTLEY on September 16, 1716, and the birth of seven of their children.  Sarah UTLEY was the daughter of Samuel UTLEY and Sarah (ASBEE) UTLEY, of Stonington, Connecticut; and granddaughter of Samuel UTLEY and Hannah (HATCH) UTLEY, of Scituate, Massachusetts.  Her paternal grandmother was the daughter of William and Jane HATCH, of Sandwich Cape Cod and later of Scituate, Massachusetts.  Sarah was born September 15, 1697.

Joseph was a "proprietor" in Ashford, Connecticut in 1716, and also in Pomfret, Connecticut, at a later date. He was surveyor, selectman, and member of the General Assembly. His mother Mary moved to Windham to spend her latter days with Joseph, after he had himself moved to Windham County, Connecticut.

Joseph was a member of the Scotland Parish First Church when it was organized on October 22, 1735, and before that of the First Church of Windham.

Joseph and Sarah had ten children, but only the names of seven are recorded: sons Joseph, Simeon, Jeremiah, John, and Zebulon; daughter, Abigail; and a seventh name, Jerusha, which may have been either son or daughter.

He died in 1743.

© MCMXCIII  Hank Ross