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Josiah Torrey, Sr
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Birth: Nov. 1, 1755
Death: Aug. 6, 1836

Anonymous: History of Plainfield by C.Dyer pub. 1891 pg 177-178: son of Josiah (1720-?): m. 1) unknown, she d. July 15, 1819; m. 2) Olive Segur in March 1821; Children, prob. all born in Abington, Mass:
John m. Betsey Colson
Olive m. Ansel Converse
Ruth m. John Ford his 2d wife
Nancy m. Ebenezer Shaw Jr
Josiah Jr. m. Polly Nash, then Mrs. Abigail Tirrell

probably born in Abington, MA and without doubt a descendant of Capt. Wm Torrey of Combe, St. Nicholas, County of Somerset, England, who came to this country in 1640 or '41 and settled in North Weymouth; the genealogy of Josiah is traced back as follows: Josiah son of Josiah, of Phillip, of William 2d, of Capt. William; served in the Revolutionary War and as early as 1785 settled in Plainfield, MA on the farm now [in 1891] owned by C. W. Packard; was called by the old people "Governor" Torrey, but how he obtained the title is not clear; the hill on which the house stands still bears his name. 
Family links: 
  Olive Barton Torrey (1763 - 1848)
  Olive Pratt Torrey (1751 - 1819)*
  Josiah Torrey (1793 - 1865)*
*Calculated relationship
West Hill Cemetery
Hampshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Created by: Pat & Charlie
Record added: May 25, 2010
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Josiah Torrey, Sr
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