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Lieut Joseph Kellogg

Braintree, Braintree District, Essex, England
Death 27 Jun 1708 (aged 82)
Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 37793689 · View Source
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The son of Martin & Prudence (Bird) Kellogg, he was baptized on April 1, 1626 in Great Leighs, England. He married (1) Joanna Foote, daughter of Richard Foote, probably in England. The date of their immigration is unknown. He married (2) Abigail Terry, daughter of Stephen & Elizabeth Terry of Windsor, Conn., on 9 May 1667.

He was in Farmington in the Colony of Conn. in 1651. He and wife, Joanna, joined the Farmington church on October 9, 1653. His home lot was four acres that he purchased from John Andrews as well as a twelve acre lot for plowing called "Nod Hill". He served several terms as a selectman. His occupation was that of a weaver.

He sold his property in Farmington and removed to Boston about 1657 where he purchased a dwelling house for 140 pounds from Peter Oliver & his wife on October 16, 1659. This property was mortgaged in November of that year to Sgt. Thomas Clarke to secure the payment of 100 pounds for wheat, pork, & peas at current market price. The land was sold to John Witherden on June 13, 1661.

In 1661, he removed from Boston to Hadley in Mass. Bay Colony being an early proprietor of Hadley. He made an agreement with the town to keep the ferry between Hadley and Northampton. The ferry lot is where he built his home lot. On June 1, 1677, the town ordered that "Joseph Kellogg, ferryman of Hadley, be paid 40 pounds for loss of his team impressed for the country's service and with refernce to his ferriage of souldjers." He, his son John, and grandson, James Kellogg, kept this ferry until 1758, almost a century.

Joseph Kellogg was chosen Sgt. of the train band of Hadley in 1663. On May 9, 1678, he was promoted to Ensign of the Foot Company in Hadley and in October of the same year, Lieutenant of that company, a position in which he served for 29 consecutive years. Sgt. Kellogg & his troops fought in the "Turner's Falls" battle in 1676. He was a selectman in Hadley for several years between 1665 and 1692, and was on a committee to purchase land from the Indians called Swampfield.

In 1661 his estate was valued at 100 pounds, but by the time of his death in 1708, it was worth about 400 pounds even though he had gifted part of his estate previously to his children. He fathered 20 children, 14 of which reached adulthood. His will probated and proved on February 10, 1708, shows his deep faith in his Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ. In it he names children: John Kellogg, Martin Kellogg, Edward Kellogg, Samuel Kellogg, Joanna (Kellogg) Smith; Sarah (Kellogg) Ashley, Stephen Kellogg & Nathaniel Kellogg, Elizabeth (Kellogg) Nash, Abigail (Kellogg) Smith, Prudence (Kellogg) Merrill, Ebenezer Kellogg, Jonathan Kellogg, Joseph Kellogg. His widow, Abigail and friend, Capt. Samuel Partridge were appointed joint executors.

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