Person:Joseph Parmenter (9)

m. Bef 1705
  1. Bathsheba Parmenter1704/05 -
  2. Mary Parmenter1709 -
  3. Adonijah Parmenter1715 -
  4. Joseph Parmenter1718 - Bef 1774
  5. Charles Parmenter1721 -
  • HJoseph Parmenter1718 - Bef 1774
  • W.  Mary (add)
m. Bef 1737
  1. Bathsheba Parmenter1737 -
  2. Rebecca ParmenterEst 1739 -
  3. Silence Parmenter1740 -
  4. Thankful ParmenterEst 1741 -
  5. Jonas Parmenter1744/45 - 1813
  6. Abijah Parmenter1747 - 1752
  7. Bathsheba Parmenter1751 -
  8. Mercy Parmenter1753 - 1835
  9. Abel Parmenter1756 - 1834
Facts and Events
Name[4] Joseph Parmenter
Gender Male
Birth[1] 24 Nov 1718 Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage Bef 1737 Based on birth of eldest known child
to Mary (add)
Death[2] Bef 10 Jan 1774 Rutland, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  1. Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Sudbury, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903)
    p. 107.

    PARMENTER, Joseph, s. Joseph and Marcy, [born] Nov. 24, 1718.

  2. Massachusetts. Probate Court (Worcester County). Probate files, 1731–1881. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2012)
    Joseph of Rutland Parmenter case # 45438 1774.

    link 10 Jan 1774: Mary Parmenter refuses administration of her late husband Joseph Parmenters late of Rutland Dec'd and requests Jonas Parmenter be appointed.
    Link to divison map of heirs which shows surviving heirs: His widow; Rebekah Parmenter m Thomas Ball; Thankful Parmenter m Jonathan Ames; Jonas Parmenter m Sarah Butrick; Mercy Parmenter m Nathan Jones; Abel Parmenter m Mindwell Briant; It appears both daughters named Bethsheba and daughter Silence died before the division; Thanksfull and Rebecca are listed as widows in 1786.

  3.   Reed, Jonas, and Daniel Bartlett. A history of Rutland, Worcester County, Massachusetts: from its earliest settlement, with a biography of its first settlers [supplement added]. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971)
  4. This Joseph is thought to be the son of an earlier Joseph of Sudbury because they both named their first daughters Bathsheba. This seems to indicate the name has some family importance. (The older Joseph's son Charles also names a daughter Bathsheba.)

    Since the younger Joseph has only the one child in Sudbury in 1737 and then disappears, while Joseph and Mary appear in Rutland and have a family of children starting in 1740, it is thought they are the same couple. According to Source:Reed, Jonas. History of Rutland, Worcester County, Massachusetts, p. 123, "Lieut. Joseph Parmenter, and Mary his wife, were early settlers of Rutland, ..."