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Dr Joseph Peaslee
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Birth: Sep. 9, 1646
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Mar. 21, 1735
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA

Dr Joseph is the husband of Ruth Barnard of Salisbury,whom he married 21 Jan 1672 in Amesbury.Joseph is the son of Rev. Joseph Peaslee and Mary Johnson (Quakers)

Interesting footnote:
Ruth and Joseph's first child,Mary, was conceived out of wedlock and born 14 Jul 1672.Consequently,at the quartly court session in Salisbury on 8 April 1673,"Joseph P. and Ruth,his wife,presented for fornication,confessed and was sentenced to be whipped tomorrow or pay a fine of 6 pounds." Article never stated which they had chosen.

He and his wife held the first Quaker meeting in New England in their Garrison
House, built in 1673, and still standing today in Haverhill.

They were the 2nd great-grandparents of John Greenleaf Whittier.
Family links: 
  Joseph Peaslee (1598 - 1660)
  Mary Johnson Peaslee (1604 - 1694)
  Ruth Barnard Peaslee (1651 - 1723)
  Mary Peasley Whittier (1672 - 1739)*
  Nathaniel Peaslee (1682 - 1775)*
  Jane Peaslee Davis (1627 - 1686)*
  Joseph Peaslee (1646 - 1735)
*Calculated relationship
Pentucket Cemetery
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Created by: Lawrence H. Grunert
Record added: Jan 30, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84232948
Dr Joseph Peaslee
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- BS
 Added: Aug. 30, 2015
In remembrance.
- Jolene Chesley
 Added: Jun. 30, 2015
8th Great Grandfather
- Susan Calverley
 Added: Mar. 8, 2015
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