Mar. 29, 1648 Boxford Essex County Massachusetts, USA
Dec. 6, 1723 Hopkinton Middlesex County Massachusetts, USA
JR Joseph Bixby (b. 1648, d. Oct 1725) Joseph Bixby (son of Joseph Bixby and Sarah Wyatt Riddlesdale) was born 1648 in Ipswich, Essex, MA, and died Oct 1725 in Boxford, Essex, MA. He married Sarah Gould on 29 Mar 1682 in Topsfield, Essex, Mass, daughter of John Gould and Sarah Baker.
Notes for Joseph Bixby: Also known as Joseph BIXBEE Joseph Jr. BIXBY (M) - Birth: Abt.1648 in Ipswich, Mass. Died Abt. 1725 in Boxford Essex, MA. Joseph Bixby Jr. was son of Joseph Bixby and Sarah Riddlesdale. He married on March 29, 1682 in Boxford, MA to Sarah Gould (daughter of John Gould and Sarah Baker). Sarah Gould was born December 18, 1664 in Topsfield, MA, and died December 04, 1723 in Boxford, MA. They were married on March 29, 1682 in Topsfield, MA,
Reference: Dee Dee DeRoche Barnett, an article Rowley, reprinted from Standard History of Essex County, Massachusetts, published in 1878 by C.F. Jewett & Co., Boston Notes from article: In the autumn of 1675, twelve Rowley men were impressed into the service to meet the exegencies of King Philip’s War, then raging. Their names are John Hopkinson, John Stickney, Joseph Jewett, Thomas Palmer, John Jackson, Stephen Mighill, John Leighton, Caleb Jackson, William Brown, Samuel Tiller, Joseph Bixby, and Simon Gowin. These men and others, under Capt. Brocklebank, were led in January, 1676, to Narragansett, and thence in March to Marlborough, where, in an assault upon the Indians, one of the company had his hand badly shattered by the breaking of his gun. The town of Boxford, which was long known as :Rowley Village,” was incorporated August 12, 1685, which contain around 40 families. The article tells about the town and some families that lived there. The southwestern section of the town, long known as “Rowley Village,” incorporated as the town of Boxford, Aug. 12, 1685, it then containing about forty families. The petitioners for the Act of incorporation were Abraham Riddington, Sr., Joseph Bixby, Sr., Samuel Boswell, Sr., William Foster, and John Peabody.
He was elected on 22 March 1689/90 (admitted) a Freemen of the Colony.5 Joseph Bixby, Jr. was one of the Selectmen of Boxford in 1688, and was reelected June 24, 1689, when he was styled corporal. He was elected eleven times to that office, his last service being in 1723. He was moderator of town meeting in 1694-95 and in 1699; was constable, an office of great responsibility in early times, in 1691; on committee to build the meeting house and to seat the people in the meeting house in January 1700-01, a post requiring tact and good judgment, as the congregation was seated according to the dignity of their position in society.
Sources: Bixby Family Roots, online http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Valley/5421/Bixby. Willard Goldthwaite Bixby, Bixby Genealogy, WG Bixby, V1 p31. Willard Goldthwaite Bixby, Bixby Genealogy, WG Bixby, V1 p31. Sidney Perley, History of Boxford, Essex Co. MA, p28. MA Archives, p353.
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Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian Added: Feb. 13, 2015