Joshua COGGESHALL

Male Abt 1623 - 1688  (~ 65 years)


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  • Name Joshua COGGESHALL  [1, 2, 3
    • He came to this country with his father in the ship "Lyon" on September 16, 1632, died Portsmouth, R.I., of Measels, on May 1, 1688, and was buried on his own grounds at Portsmouth, R.I.; married (1) at the house of his brother-in-law, Peter Easton, in Newport, R.I.; onDecember 22, 1652, JOAN WEST, daughter of Matthew West, of Newport, R.I. She died Portsmouth, R.I., April 24, 1676, aged 45 years. he married (2) in his own house at Portsmouth, R.I., June 21, 1676, REBECCA RUSSELL, a Quakeress from Hawkshead, Lancashire, England. She afterwards moved to Lewes, Del., with her tow children, and married Thomas Harford, of Lewes, Del. He held several minor offices, but devoted most of his time to farming. After his father's death, he purchased a farm of about two hundred acres near the boundary of Newport and Portsmouth, and at the time of his death it had been increased to about three hundred sixty acres. He made his home but a few rods from the shore - not far from the Cornell farm at the north. The cellar and well of the house can still be seen. he left the farm to three of his sons in equal share. Daniel was given the homestead portion, and later on built a house near the road. This house is still standing. The farm is known as the Redwood Farm, deriving the name from Abraham Redwood who purchased it of the Coggeshall heirs. He was the founder of the Redwood Library of Newport. A lane leads from the road, and at the south of it, not far from the old house, was the family cemetery where it is supposed Joshua and his family were buried. the next farm south was given to his sonJohn, whose house was built near the road. This house is also standing and these two farms of Daniel and john are now owned by Mr.Bradford Norman. The headstones of the graves of John and his wife Mary are still standing, only a short distance west of the house.

      Joshua's farm was at the south. His house was only a short distance from John's, a brook dividing them. It was the custom in those days to locate the home near a spring or book. This farm is still in the family of Mr. William Coggeshall, having passed from generation to generation by will or deed. The old farm house was standing till within a few years, when it was destroyed by fire. [1]
    Born Abt 1623  Essex Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 01 May 1688  Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Cause: Measles 
    Person ID I12393  Main Tree
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2020 

    Father John COGGESHALL,   c. 9 Dec 1601, Halstead, co. Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1647, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
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    Mother Mary ?,   b. Abt 1604, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1684, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
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    Family ID F41815  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Joan WEST,   b. 1631, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1676, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1652  Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Mary COGGESHALL,   b. Feb 1655, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     2. Joshua COGGESHALL,   b. May 1656, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Sep 1723, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)  [Birth]
     3. John COGGESHALL,   b. Dec 1659, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 May 1727, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)  [Birth]
     4. Josias COGGESHALL,   b. Nov 1662, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1738, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Daniel COGGESHALL,   b. Apr 1665, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1717, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)  [Birth]
    +6. Humility COGGESHALL,   b. Jan 1670, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1719  (Age ~ 50 years)  [Birth]
     7. Caleb COGGESHALL,   b. 17 Dec 1672, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     8. Isaac COGGESHALL,   b. Abt 1677, Portsmouth, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 15 Oct 1710, Lewes, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 33 years)  [Birth]
     9. Preserved COGGESHALL,   b. Lewes, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Lewes, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F05314  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Rebecca RUSSELL,   b. Hawkshead, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 21 Jun 1676  Portsmouth, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2020 
    Family ID F41814  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S12059] The Coggeshalls in American Genealogy of the Descendants of John Coggeshall of Newport with a Brief Notice of their English Antecedents, Charles Pierce Coggeshall and Thellwell Russell Coggeshall.

    2. [S03125] RootsWeb: World Connect - Geake-Bradley Family by Jeanne Geake.

    3. [S9214] History of the Town of Stonington, County of New London, Connectict, Richard Anson Wheeler.