Major Joseph Mayo

M, (28 February 1720/21 - 14 February 1776)
Father-Biological*Thomas Mayo b. 13 Nov 1673, d. 26 May 1750
Mother-Biological*Elizabeth Davis b. 18 Apr 1678, d. 1756
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Last Edited=19 May 2023
     Major Joseph Mayo was born on 28 February 1720/21. He was the son of Thomas Mayo and Elizabeth Davis.

Major Joseph Mayo, age 24, married Esther Kenrick, age 19 , daughter of Captain Calib Kenrick and Abigail Bowen, on 14 November 1745. He served as the Jury Forman on the second Boston Massacre trial.1 Major Joseph Mayo died on 14 February 1776 at age 54.

Children of Major Joseph Mayo and Esther Kenrick


  1. Abrams, Dan, David Fisher. John Adams Under Fire: The Founding Father's Fight for Justice in the Boston Massacre Murder Trial. Toronto, Ontaro, Canada: Hanover Square Press, 2020.
  2. 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.