Dr Joseph Bidwell, Sr

Birth
East Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Death 3 Oct 1798 (aged 89)
East Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Burial East Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 96191698 · View Source
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Joseph lived and worked his whole life in East Hartford. He was a physician.

Ha married Hannah Rockwell in 1749 in East Hartford. She was the daughter of Joseph Rockwell and Hannah (Huntington) Rockwell.

They had seven children surviving to adulthood; Joseph, Elazer, Epapheas, Rudolphus, Elijah and Hannah Bidwell.

His father ran a saw mill on the Hockanum River. Once, when he was exceedingly tired, he fell asleep in his mill to the clatter of the mill and slept for a full day. Unaware of how much time had passed, he awoke to see the sun setting and stopped by the grist mill, then headed off home. It wasn't until he arrived that he found out he was gone over a full day and he realized his mill had been running all day on the sabbath! He took his Bible and spent the next day with it making up for the time he'd lost observing the sabbath.

written by Pauline

*managed by a descendant of Joseph and Hannah (Rockwell) Bidwell.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Pauline
  • Added: 28 Aug 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 96191698
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Joseph Bidwell, Sr (3 Oct 1709–3 Oct 1798), Find A Grave Memorial no. 96191698, citing Center Cemetery, East Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Pauline (contributor 47917434) .