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Lieut Joseph Beckley
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Birth: Sep. 19, 1695
Wethersfield
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Jan. 30, 1772
Wethersfield
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA

Son of Nathaniel & Comfort (Deming) Beckley.
Husband of Mary Judd.
Father of Mary, Josiah (Anna Hart), Joseph (Pede Hancock), Thankful (Lt. Nathaniel Dickinson), Ruth, Eunice (Job Hart), Mary (Isaac Pratt), Zebedee (Hannah), Hepzibah (John Woods), Silas, Abigail (Zachariah Hart), Ruth, Comfort, David (Hepzibah Wilcox), Jonathan, Dorcas (David Deming), & Honor (Elisha Marsh) Beckley.

licensed as a taverner, by the Co. Ct., 1733, 1734 and 1742.

Wethersfield Inscriptions, Beckley Quarter Cemetery,
Copied by Edwin Stanley Welles:
In Memory of Mr. Joseph Beckley who died Jan 30th 1772 Aged 76 years.

from "Deacon George Graves of Hartford":

Joseph Beckley (63) was born 19 Sept. 1695 and died 30 Jan. 1772, both in Wethersfield, CT. He first married Mary Judd, daughter of Benjamin Judd and Susannah North, on 23 Oct. 1723 in Wethersfield. She was born 6 Feb. 1702, probably in Farmington, CT, and died 16 April 1750 in Wethersfield, CT. He secondly married Sybil Porter on 29 March 1753 in Wethersfield. She was born in 1704, died 6 June 1783 in Wethersfield, CT, and was daughter of Joseph Ranney and widow of Capt. Amos Porter. The children, all by Joseph Beckley's first marriage, were all born in Wethersfield.

"The Descendants of Richard Beckley of Wethersfield, Connecticut" by Caroleen Beckley Sheppard 1948, Hartford, Connecticut, The Connecticut Historical Society, p. 16-18.

"New England Historical & Genealogical Register", Vol. 9, p. 20.

Lieut. Joseph Beckley built a large red painted house on the opposite side of the road from his grandfather's homestead which he used not only as his home but as a tavern for which he was licensed 1723. A historian in later years said the house was maintained as a tavern for seventy-eight years by him and by descendants of Joseph Beckley, an important Inn between Hartford and New Haven. It cannot have been the first tavern between the cities because his grandfather Sergt. Richard Beckley had been licensed "to keep public house for entertainment of travelers" September 1, 1681. The decaying house was torn down by Norman Lewis Beckley of the eighth generation, last resident on the orginal homestead property. A very beautiful elm tree stood for well over one hundred years in front of the tavern but was destroyed during a heavy thunder-storm early in the twentieth century. Another tree was later planted on the same spot. 
 
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 Spouses:
  Mary Judd Beckley (1702 - 1750)
  Sibel Ranney Beckley (1704 - 1783)*
 
 Children:
  Josiah S. Beckley (1725 - 1757)*
  Joseph Beckley (1727 - 1810)*
  Thankful Beckley Dickinson (1728 - 1804)*
  Mary Beckley Pratt (1733 - 1807)*
  Zeberdy Beckley (1734 - 1776)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
In Memory of Mr. Joseph Beckley who died Jan 30th 1772 Aged 76 years.
 
Burial:
Beckley Cemetery
Berlin
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
 
Created by: Cheri Branca
Record added: Dec 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63313556
Lieut Joseph Beckley
Added by: Susan Johnston
 
Lieut Joseph Beckley
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Added by: Sherry
 
 
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In honor of my 8th great uncle.
- Steven Dunn
 Added: Sep. 30, 2016

- Marianne
 Added: May. 20, 2015

- Marianne
 Added: May. 20, 2015
 
 
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