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Joshua Root, Sr
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Birth: Nov. 23, 1682
Westfield
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Sep. 28, 1730
Housatonic
Berkshire County
Massachusetts, USA

Joshua ROOT was the son of Mary ASHLEY of MA and John ROOT of CT.

He married Margaret GILBERT on 18 March 1712 in Westfield, Hampden Co, MA.

Their known children:

1) Mercy Root, b. 1713, d. 1799.
2) Joshua Root, b. 1715 d. 1791.
3) Margaret Root, b. 1716 d. 1775.
4) Hannah Root, b. 1718 d. 1754.
5) Thomas Root, b. 1720 d. 1765.
6) Ruth Rhoda Root, b. 1722 d. 1817.
7) Experience Root, b. 1723 d. 1797.
8) Catherine Root, b. 1725 d. 1787.
9) Lydia Root, b. 1725 d. 1806.
10) Israel Root, b. 1728 d. 1809.

"Joshua Root, who died in 1730 was the first person known to have been buried there, (The South Burial Ground, now called Mahaiwe cemetery) and his grave marked by a rough block of limestone."

*Special thanks to Stephen Strommer for sending this information.*


Appreciation: To Cheryl Hanson, who created this page and arranged for the headstone photo.

Sources: American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI). Family Data Collections - Individual Records, Births, Deaths. "Root Genealogical Records; 1600-1870" by James Pierce Root, available on Google Books. Massachusetts Town Records, 1620-1988. U.S. SAR applications for #76093 (Florida) and #67568 (Ohio).

Note: Mahaiwe Cemetery was formerly called South Burying Ground.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Root (1642 - 1687)
  Mary Ashley Root (1644 - 1701)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Gilbert Root (1693 - 1755)
 
 Children:
  Joshua Root (1715 - 1791)*
  Margaret Root Bagg (1716 - 1775)*
  Ruth Root Kellogg (1722 - 1817)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Root Smith (1667 - 1721)*
  Abigail Root Merick (1680 - 1773)*
  Joshua Root (1682 - 1730)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mahaiwe Cemetery
Great Barrington
Berkshire County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Maintained by: D. Goodboe
Originally Created by: Cheryl Hanson
Record added: Jul 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55131830
Joshua Root, Sr
Added by: Stephen Strommer
 
Joshua Root, Sr
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Chip5610
 
 
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