Person:Joseph Gard (4)

Joseph Gard, II
b.Est 1675
m. 1674
  1. Joseph Gard, IIEst 1675 - Bef 1725
  2. Elizabeth Gard1679 -
  3. Judith GardAbt 1681 -
  4. Daniel GardEst 1685 -
  5. Sarah GardAbt 1690 -
  • HJoseph Gard, IIEst 1675 - Bef 1725
  • WMary BallAbt 1679 - 1726
m. Abt 1698
  1. Joseph Gard1699 - 1793
  2. Mary Gard1699 - Aft 1726
  3. Elizabeth Gard, I1700 - 1726
  4. Eliza Garde1703 -
  5. Elisha Gard1703 - 1773
  6. William Gard1705 - 1752
  7. Elizabeth Gard, (2)1709 -
  8. Judith Gard1709 - 1726
  9. Daniel Gard, II1710/11 - 1777
  10. Jeremiah Gard1717 - 1783
Facts and Events
Name Joseph Gard, II
Gender Male
Birth[2] Est 1675
Marriage Abt 1698 Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United Statesto Mary Ball
Death[2] Bef 19 May 1725 Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States
Ancestral File Number 8JSH-D0

In Stonington, CT "First Congregational Church 1674-1874" by Richard A WHEELER (Pub. 1875) the following baptisms by the Reverend James NOYES are recorded:

6 Aug 1699 Mary, Wife of Joseph GARD (baptised)
6 Aug 1699 Joseph and Mary, Children of Joseph and Mary GARD, baptised 25 Aug
1700 Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph GARD, baptised.
18 Apr 1703 Elisha, son of Joseph GARD, baptised.
19 Apr 1705 William, son of Joseph GARD, baptised.
13 Oct 1707 Joseph GARD, an adult, baptised.
9 Nov 1707 Daniel GARD, an adult, baptised.
15 May 1709 Judith, daughter of Joseph GARD, baptised.
15 May 1709 Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph GARD, baptised. (1st Elizabeth Died?) 10 Jun 1711 Daniel, son of Joseph GARD, baptised.

This church was organized 67 Mar 1674 by nine people. The name of GARD is not among them.

"The American Genealogist" Whole Number 123, Volume 31. Number 3 July 1955:

p.144 - John COLVER of Groton conveyed 20 Jan 1724/5 (which was shortly befoe his death) to his son David of Groton all his rights in the town. (Groton Deeds, Vol?:155) David sold 19 May 1725 a wood lot that belonged to Joseph GARD late deceased of Groton; and the 26 Apr 17-- Mary GUARD, Elisha GUARD, William GUARD, Elizabeth GUARD, and David and Mary COLLVER, conveyed an acre which had been bought by Jospeh GARD, dec'd. (ibid 2:169,384) David CULVER was a cordwainer (shoemaker).

From a letter by Nellie A GARD dated 25 Oct 1970: "THE LYONS MEMORIAL" 2 Volumes says the parents of Jeremiah were Joseph & Mary of Stoningtown, Connecticut. Joseph the son of John and John the son of Roger GARDE, recorder of York, Maine. That has not been proven, and I doubt if it can be proven. I have researched fairly extensively on the name (GARD) at the New England Historical and Genealogical Society library and elsewhere. I recently sent a carbon of my typed notes to Dr Claude BARLOW, F.A.G.S. at Norcest, Mass, who has worked with me for two years to see if he could unearth anything I haven't found. There were several GARD immigrants to N.C., VA, N.Y.

City, Mass, R.I. and Maine 1623-1850 (or so).

New and Complete Gazetteer of the U.S. (1854), p.1115 STONINGTON, a post-borough and port of entry of New London county, Connecticut, on the seacoast, at the southern terminus of the Stonington railroad, 63 miles E. from New Haven, and 50 miles S. S. W. from Providence. It is built on a peninsula somewhat more than half a mile in length from N. to S., and contains 5 churches of the various denominations, several flourishing schools, 2 banks, with an aggregate capital of $160,000; a savings' institution, with $46,182 on deposite, and about 20 stores. Manufactures have recently been introduced; one large establishment has gone into operation here the present season, (1853.) Stonington is much resorted to during the summer months as a watering-place, and a first-class hotel has been erected for the accommodation of visitors. The harbor of Stonington is capacious, and partly protected by a national breakwater, constructed at a cost of $100,000. Previous to 1835, the inhabitants were extensively and profitably engaged in various enterprises of navigation, principally in the sealing and whaling business. Some years as many as 100,000 seal skins were brought into port. The fleet of whalers at one time numbered 27 ships and barques. Sealing has of late been discontinued, but the whale fishery is still carried on to advantage. The borough has also an important coast trade. The shipping owned in the district which includes Stonington borough, Pawcatuck, and Mystic, June 30th, 1852, amounted to an aggregate of 15,106 46/95 tons registered, and 8055 56/95 tons enrolled and licensed?l, 23,162 7/95 tons. Of the registered tonnage, 10,031 38/95 tons were employed in the whale fishery, and of the enrolled and licensed, 5798 81/95 tons were employed in the coast trade, and 1784 73/95 tons in the codfishery. The foreign arrivals for the year were 10, (tons, 2489;) and the clearances for foreign ports, 19, (tons, 5329,) of which 18 (tons, 5248) were by American vessels. During the year, 15 vessels, (3 of them ships,) with an aggregate burthen of 3259 26/95 tons, were admeasured. The Stonington railroad, which commenced its operations in 1835, was the first constructed in the state. Stonington has steamboat communication with New York, Providence, and other places along the coast. The town is celebrated for the spirited and successful resistance it made against the attack of Sir Thomas Hardy, during the war of 1812. Settled in 1649, and incorporated as a borough in 1801. Population of the township in 1840, 3898; in 1850, 5431, and of the borough in 1853, about 2800.

8. Joseph Gard was probably born in the early to mid-1670's. His first appearance in the records is as the husband of Mary Gard, who was baptized along with their two eldest children on 6 Aug. 1699 at Stonington, CT. He himself was baptized at Stonington as an adult on 13 Oct. 1707. His baptism as an adult could well be the result of his being raised in the Church of England, therefore having to be rebaptized in order to join the Stonington Church. Joseph appeared several times in the Groton, CT land records between 1706 and 1716, buying and selling small parcels of land near the head of the Mystic River. (The town of Groton was formed in 1705 from the town of New London and the Mystic River forms the boundary between Stonington and Groton.) The first and largest tract purchased by him was 100 acres "lying near the head of Misticke" which he bought from Theophilus and Elizabeth Stanton on 16 July 1703 [Groton Deeds, Vol 1A, p.31]. Another Joseph Gard deed of interest is one for the sale of 4 acres to Thomas Park on 13 Jan 1713/14 [Groton Deeds, Vol. 1A, p. 215]. The deed is dated just one day before John Gard's 1678 deed to John Lawton was re-recorded in New London. The last of Joseph Gard's recorded deeds during his lifetime was the purchase of one acre from Peter Crory on 18 Jan. 1714/15 [Groton Deeds, Vol. 2, p. 178]. Two Groton Connecticut deeds mentioning Joseph Gard were recorded after his death. In the first, dated 19 May 1725, David Culver sold a wood lot "that belonged to Joseph Gard, late dec'd" [Groton Deeds, Vol. 2, pp. 169-170]. This deed indicates that the lot had originally been granted to Joseph Gard on 16 April 1719. Joseph, therefore, must have died between 1719 and 1725. No probate has been found for him. The second post mortem deed naming Joseph Gard was dated 26 April 1726. It is from Joseph's widow and adult children, conveying one acre to Peter Croary [Groton Deeds, Vol. 2, pp. 383-384]. The children named in this deed are Elisha, William, Mary (wife of David Culver) and Elizabeth. Joseph may have had other living children in 1726 who did not sign this deed because they were still minors.. 6 Aug. 1699, probably died before 1726.726. Possibly the parents of David and William Culver [TAG, Vol. 31, pp. 144-145].beth, bpt. 25 Aug. 1700; unmarried in 1726; no further record.; married Abigail (maiden name unknown). Elisha appears to have gone to New Jersey with his brothers and then returned to Connecticut. Nine children are listed for Elisha and Abigail on Narda Gard McNally's website which can be found at: Sarah Springer on 21 Feb. 1739. He died intestate at Burlington Co. in 1752. William and Sarah may have been the parents of Mary Gard of Burlington Co., who married Job Ellis in 1769, and of William Gard of Burlington Co., who married Mary Jourdan in 1779 [New Jersey Marriage Records 1665-1800, by Wiliam Nelson, 1967].n 1726; no further record.arried twice. The name of his presumed first wife is not known. His second wife was Elizabeth Davis. They were married at Southold, Long Island, NY on 14 April 1737 [The Salmon Records, William A. Roberts, 1918]. He had several children by both wives and died at Morristown, NJ on 14 April 1777, "age 70" [Morristown, NJ Presbyterian Church Records (MPCR)]. The statement of his age at death is certainly approximate. It is thus very reasonable to conclude that Daniel Gard of Morristown, NJ is the son of Joseph and Mary Gard of Stonington, CT.probably) Jeremiah, born 1717. The name of his first wife, the mother of his children, is not known. On 23 May 1762 eight of his children were baptized at the Morristown Presbyterian Church [MPCR]. A few months thereafter, on 14 Nov. 1762, he married his second wife, Elizabeth Roff, widow of David Moore [MPCR]. Jeremiah is listed on the 1752 Morris county tax list in Poquanack Twp. [Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, Vol. 16, p. 62]. He died on 19 July 1783, age 66 [MPCR]. Daniel and Jeremiah Gard of Morris County were almost certainly brothers. It is highly likely, therefore, that Jeremiah Gard was also a son of Joseph and Mary Gard of Stonington.

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  2. 2.0 2.1 #6. John Gard of New London and Stonington, in Henderson, James R. Descendants of Roger Garde, Proven and Probable. Guardian. (Aug 1999).

    Provides arguments that John Gard of New London and Stonington was the father of Joseph Gard (including documented evidence that John was the father of Daniel Gard, likely Joseph's brother).