Person:Joseph Ferris (9)

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Joseph Ferris
b.20 Jun 1635 Watertown, MA
m. BEF 1629
  1. Peter Ferrisest 1629 - 1706
  2. Joseph Ferris1635 - 1699
  3. Mary Ferris1639 - 1706
  4. John Ferrisabt 1640 - bef 1715
  5. James Ferris1643 - 1726
  • HJoseph Ferris1635 - 1699
  • WRuth Knapp1640/1 - 1702
m. 20 NOV 1657
  1. Caleb Ferris - 1752
  2. John FerrisABT 1658 - AFT 1741
  3. Ruth Ferris1658 - 1745
  4. Peter Ferris1660 - 1690
  5. James FerrisABT 1662 - 1727
  6. Moses FerrisABT 1664 - ABT 1748
  7. Joshua Ferris1666 - 1746
  8. Benjamin FerrisABT 1668 - 1710
  9. Lydia FerrisABT 1675 - ABT 1732
  10. Joseph Ferris1683 - 1733
  11. Hannah Ferris1687 - BEF 1768
Facts and Events
Name Joseph Ferris
Gender Male
Birth? 20 Jun 1635 Watertown, MA
Marriage 20 NOV 1657 Stamford, Fairfield County, CTto Ruth Knapp
Death? 1699 Greenwich, Fairfield, CT
Ancestral File Number 8RLK-5W

was born September 20, 1638 at Greenwich (or June 20, 1635 at Watertown MA.) (if the birth date of 1635 is correct, then Joseph would the second born of Jeffrey's children) and died between June 9 and July 24, 1699, (Greenwich) (Horseneck); probably buried at Stamford. He may have been a farmer and was a Puritan (Congregationalist). He was one of the original patentees named in the patent granted to the Town of Greenwich by the General Assembly, May, 1665. Joseph was an influential citizen of Greenwich; in 1672 he is recorded as one of the 27 proprietors and in 1688 as one of the 52 landowners. The frequent land transactions in which he was involved are indicative of increasing prosperity, which is further verified by the tax rate of 1697, his assessment at that time being second in the town. He married, November (September) 20, 1657, in Stamford, Ruth Knapp (AFN:8S9K-8K) {daughter of Nicholas and Eleanor (Disbrow)(Lockwood?) Knapp} who was born January 6, 1640/1 at Watertown, Mass., and died circa 1702 at Stamford (Greenwich?) CT.[Ruth=s date of death is in question - according to a reference she sold her property rights to her son, Joshua, in 1711.][There are those who also contend that she remarried after Joseph=s death.] In 1681-82, Joseph was a representative to the General Court. There is conflicting information on where they resided after they married; in Stamford and/or Greenwich. It is said that they moved to Stamford in 1699. All of their children were either born in Greenwich or Stamford. [Jim - Their children are not in sequence by birth; there is conflicting information as to birth dates.] Born to them were:

References
  1.   Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), vol 2 p 155.

    JOSEPH, Greenwich 1672, s. of the preced. m. 20 Nov. 1657, Ruth, d. of Nicholas Knapp, had Peter, wh. d. 3 Jan. 1691, aged 30

  2.   Huntington, E. B.:History of Greenwich, 537, 1979.