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Col. Joseph Mayo

Male 1749 - 1817  (68 years)


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  • Name Joseph Mayo 
    Title Col. 
    Born 25 Jan 1749  Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • The printed Roxbury Vital Records (1911) give his birth date as 24 January 1747/48.
    Christened 30 Jul 1749  Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Male 
    Moved To 1772  Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Married To 12 Mar 1772  Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Lucy Richards, the daughter of Nathaniel and Mary (Whiting) Richards. He was born on 30 May 1752 in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. She died on Saturday 19 April 1817 in Orwell, Addison County, Vermont of malignant fever on the same day as her husband.

    Issue:
    1. Joseph Mayo (1773-____)
    2. Nathaniel Mayo (1774-1858)
    3. Samuel Mayo (1776-1803)
    4. Lucy Mayo (1778-1828)
    5. Anna Mayo (1779-____)
    6. Henry Mayo (1781-1860)
    7. Bessey Mayo (1783-1783)
    8. Seth Mayo (1786-1825)
    9. Melinda Mayo (1788-____)
    10. Daniel Mayo (1791-1837)
    11. David Mayo (1793-1868)
    12. Asa Mayo (1796-1875)
    13. Betsy Mayo 
    Military 20 Apr 1775  [1
    On 20 April 1775, then Sergeant Joseph Mayo marched to Lexington with Captain Eldad Wright's company of minutemen. He later marched with Ethen Allen to Fort Ticonderoga, and was placed in charge of that fort by Ethen Allen. 
    Military 23 Apr 1776  [1
    He was commissioned a First Lieutenant in Captain Peter Proctor's 11th Company in the 6th New Hampshire Regiment of the Massachusetts Militia. 
    Office Held 30 Mar 1778  Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    He was elected a selectman. 
    History 1787  [1
    He was involved in Shay's Rebellion, and this story was told by his son, Joseph: "My father was Colonel of the First Regiment in General Shepard's Brigade when General Shay raised an army of 2,000 or 3,000 men in rebellion against the State laws and turned the Court out of doors. My father was sent with a regiment to Springfield to guard the stores on the hill, the guns and ammunition. Soon (2 Jan 1787) they attempted to march up the hill and General Shepard being there in person, gave orders to my father to fire from the artillery over their heads, then to the right, then to the left, all of which did not check them. He then cried "Give it to them in front, my boys" and then they fired a grist of grape straight among them which scattered them like sheep, made them run and scale the walls, killing three or four, and wounded as many more, and they took to the State of Vermont as fast as possible, past my father's house, and filled it full from top to bottom.
    Occupation 1805  Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    He was an Inn Holder. 
    Moved to 1809 to 1810  Orwell, Addison County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 19 Apr 1817  Orwell, Addison County, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: of malignant fever on the same day as his wife 
    Buried North Cemetery, Orwell, Addison County, Vermont, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • LUCY
      WIFE OF
      COL. JOSEPH
      MAYO DIED
      APRIL 19, 1817
      AGED 65
      YEARS
      -
      COL. JOSEPH
      MAYO DIED
      APRIL 18, 1817
      AGED 68
      YEARS
    Person ID I15011  Roy Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2018 

    Father Joseph Mayo,   b. 28 Feb 1720/21, Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1776, Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Esther Kenrick,   b. 26 Apr 1726, Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1775, Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 14 Nov 1745  Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7, 8
    Family ID F430  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Jan 1749 - Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 30 Jul 1749 - Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved To - 1772 - Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried To - Lucy Richards, the daughter of Nathaniel and Mary (Whiting) Richards. He was born on 30 May 1752 in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. She died on Saturday 19 April 1817 in Orwell, Addison County, Vermont of malignant fever on the same day as her husband. Issue: 1. Joseph Mayo (1773-____) 2. Nathaniel Mayo (1774-1858) 3. Samuel Mayo (1776-1803) 4. Lucy Mayo (1778-1828) 5. Anna Mayo (1779-____) 6. Henry Mayo (1781-1860) 7. Bessey Mayo (1783-1783) 8. Seth Mayo (1786-1825) 9. Melinda Mayo (1788-____) 10. Daniel Mayo (1791-1837) 11. David Mayo (1793-1868) 12. Asa Mayo (1796-1875) 13. Betsy Mayo - 12 Mar 1772 - Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice Held - He was elected a selectman. - 30 Mar 1778 - Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - He was an Inn Holder. - 1805 - Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved to - 1809 to 1810 - Orwell, Addison County, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: of malignant fever on the same day as his wife - 19 Apr 1817 - Orwell, Addison County, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - North Cemetery, Orwell, Addison County, Vermont, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S454] Mayo, Chester Garst. John Mayo of Roxbury, Massachusetts 1630-1688 A Genealogical and Biographical Record of His Descendants, (Rutland, Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1965).

    2. [S1028] Morse, Abner. A Register of the Descendants of Several Ancient Puritans volume III , (Boston: H.W. Dutton & Son, 1861).

    3. [S974] Systematic History Fund. Vital Records of Roxbury, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 volume 1 - Births , (Salem, Massachusetts: The Essex Institute, 1911).

    4. [S975] Systematic History Fund. Vital Records of Roxbury, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849 volume 2 Marriages and Deaths, (Salem, Massachusetts: The Essex Institute, 1911).

    5. [S460] Fiske, Arthur D. Cemetery Records of Orange, Franklin Co., Mass., (Seattle, Washington: Seattle Genealogical Society, 1963).

    6. [S1035] Vital Records of Warwick, Massachusetts, (Town of Warwick, Massachusetts).

    7. [S456] Jackson, Francis. A History of the Early Settlement of Newton, County of Middlesex, Massachusetts, from 1639 to 1800, Reprint of 1854 Original, (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, Inc., 1987).

    8. [S665] Woods, Henry Ernest. Vital Records of Newton, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, (Boston: New England Historic-Genealogical Society, 1905).