Person:John Woodbridge (9)

m. 26 Oct 1671
  1. Mercy Woodbridge1672 - 1707
  2. Rev. John Woodbridge1673 - 1718
  3. Rev. Dudley WoodbridgeEst 1675 - 1710
  • HRev. John Woodbridge1673 - 1718
  • WJemima Eliot1679 -
m. 14 Nov 1699
  1. Rev. John Woodbridge1702 - 1783
  2. Rev. Benjamin Woodbridge1712 - 1785
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Rev. John Woodbridge
Gender Male
Birth[3] 22 Oct 1673 Killingworth, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
Alt Birth[1][2] 10 Jun 1678
Degree[1][2] 1694 Harvard College.
Marriage 14 Nov 1699 Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States (possibly)This marriage is not recorded in any published Connecticut or Massachusetts Vital Records.
to Jemima Eliot
Death[1][2] 10 Jun 1718 West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
Burial[4] Old Meadow Cemetery, West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 18 Rev John Woodbridge, in Mitchell, Louis, and Donald Grant Mitchell. The Woodbridge Record: Being an Account of the Descendants of the Rev. John Woodbridge of Newbury, Mass. (New Haven, Conn.: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, 1883)

    "Rev. John, b. June 10, 1678. d. June 10, 1718. m. Jemima Eliot (b. Nov. 14, 1679), Nov. 14, 1699. His wife was a daughter of the Rev. Jos. Eliot of Guilford, and a granddaughter of the 'Apostle Eliot.' In 1718, 100 acres of land were granted by the Genl. Court to Jemima, widow of John Woodbridge of West Springfield. 'She petitions (1720) for it to be laid out near Voluntown or Killingly.' She outlived her husband and passed the latter years of her life with her sons Timo. and Jos. at Stockbridge, Mass.

    Rev. John was settled in West Springfield, Mass. He graduated from Harv. Col. in 1694, and was ordained in June, 1698. Twenty years after, he died, killed by a falling tree. He is credited in Josiah Cotton's Diary with the authorship (jointly with Rev. Messrs. Colman and Bradstreet), of the Gospel Order Revived—for account of which, vid. N. E. Gen. Reg., July, 1849.

    I copy from the graveyard in West Springfield, the following inscription: 'Rev. Jno. Woodbridge, first minister of West Springfield, after serving his generation faithfully, fell asleep June 10, 1718.' 'The Righteous shall be had in Everlasting remembrance.' 'Erected by Descendants of his Parishioners in 1852.'"

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 John Woodbridge, in Colonial Collegians: Biographies of Those Who Attended American Colleges before the War for Independence. (Boston, Mass.: Massachusetts Historical Society & New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2005)
  3. Killingworth Vital Records [NEHGS], in Connecticut, United States. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records

    "Woodbridge, John, s. John, b. Oct. 22, 1673 [1]"

  4. Rev John Woodbridge, in Find A Grave.