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Capt Joseph Pendleton

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Capt Joseph Pendleton

  • Birth 29 Dec 1661 Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 18 Sep 1706 Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Burial Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Memorial ID 31757082

He married Patience Potts. They are the parents of Col. William Pendleton

Captain Joseph Pendleton's son (also named Joseph) sufferred the loss of his ship and cargo on return from the West Indies and to make up for his losses sold raffle tickets for several lots on the estate. These events are noted on this historical marker on the old Pendleton estate.

Historical Marker in Avondale, RI: "Founded in 1750 as Lotteryville So named from the 1750 land lottery granted by the Rhode Island Assembly to Captain Joseph Pendleton to recoup the loss of his brigantine and its cargo on a return from the West Indies. Renamed Avondale in 1893 when the U. S. Post Office decried the lottery label. Original seaport for the Westerly area. Its old houses were once home to whaling captains and sealers. Captain Pendleton's home, the great house still stands on the Avondale Farm. On these shores Captain George Potter's company stood ready to repel the British in 1814."

Erected 1962 by Avondale Improvement Ass'n.

Location. 41‹ 19.44Œ N, 71‹ 50.35Œ W. Marker is in Westerly, Rhode Island, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Watch Hill Road and Avondale Road, on the right when traveling south on Watch Hill Road.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH: Joseph Pendleton (son of Capt. James, of Major Brian), was born at Sudbury, Mass. 29 December, 1661*, and died at Westerly, RI. 18 September, 1706. On the 17th of September 1679, Joseph Pendleton took the oath of allegiance to the colony of Rhode Island, Westerly, on the same day that his father became a citizen there. In 1697, he was constable of the town and was involved with father in 1699 in the trouble with Gov. Cranston. In 1698, 1699, 1704, and 1705, he was chosen to apportion the rates (assessor of taxes). 2 February 1698/99 Joseph Pendleton of Faversham, alias Westerly, RI. deeds to Nicholas "Moorey", two acres of land Portsmouth, NH. "One acre of which was given to my brother James Pendleton" (Rockingham Co., NH., Deeds, ix, 321). Three days later, Joseph gave another deed to Nicholas "Moorey" of Taunton, Mass., for two acres of land lying on the Great Island in Portsmouth. "One acre that was Philip Eussel's in his life time, the other was given to my brother James Pendleton." (Ibid., ii, 55.) These deeds appear to have been for the same property. On the 24th of May, 1702, Joseph Pendleton was admitted to First Church of Stonington (Ch. Rec.). 25th of June, 1701, he was elected Town Clerk of Westerly, for one year. He was again elected on the 25th of June, 1702, and re-elected the four years following. In 1703, he was styled Ensign. He was a grand juryman in 1706 (West. Rec.). Joseph's handwriting, which appears in the old town records in these years, is remarkably legible; his penmanship was far in advance of that of the average Town Clerk of those days. Joseph Pendleton married (1st) at Westerly, RI., 8 July, 1696 {to} Deborah Minor, daughter of Ephraim and Hannah Avery Minor. She died, 8 September, 1697 (West. Rec.). He married (2nd) at Westerly, 11 December, 1700 {to} Patience Potts, daughter of William, 12 August, 1683. Not long after Joseph's death she married (2nd), as his second wife, 28 April, 1707 {to} Samuel Rogers. The following 8th of June, Samuel Rogers gave bond to administer estate of Joseph Pendleton, and a draft of 202 acres was laid out to him, "In the behalf of Joshua Pendleton, his son-in-law [step-son], it being part of ye Land held in possession by Capt. James Pendleton deceased." (W. L. E., ii, 33.). On the 26th of April 1731, William and Joseph Pendleton of Westerly, gave to Samuel Rogers and his wife Patience, mother to William and Joseph, receipt for all their legacies in the will of their father, Joseph Pendleton. (C. & P. rec., 1719-1731, p. 248.).

CHILDREN (Issue of Joseph Pendleton, from Westerly vital records, confirmed by his will [see Appendix VIII of the book cited below]. By first wife.):
i. Deborah Pendleton, b.29-Aug-1697, d.????, m. Nicholas Frink b.????, d.????.

CHILDREN (By second wife):
ii. Joseph Pendleton, b.03-Mar-1702, d.????, m.???? to: Sarah Worden b.????, d.????.
iii. William Pendleton, b.23 Mar-1704, d.????, m1.???? to: Lydia Burrows, b.????, d.????, m2.???? to: Mrs. Mary Chesebrough, b.????, d.????.
iv. Joshua Pendleton, b.22-Feb-1705, d.????, m.???? to: Dorothea Ward, b.????, d.????.

Note: * Sudbury Record. Date and place also given in Westerly Records in his own handwriting.

From "Brian Pendleton and His Descendents"


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  • Created by: Gus Pendleton
  • Added: 27 Nov 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 31757082
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Joseph Pendleton (29 Dec 1661–18 Sep 1706), Find A Grave Memorial no. 31757082, citing Pendleton Ground, Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Gus Pendleton (contributor 47054338) .