Joshua Jones Genealogy
Joshua4 Jones (Nathaniel3 Hugh2
Hugh1). He was born in
Dracut, November, 1758. In the Revolution he marched on the Lexington alarm,
April 19, 1775, and was in the operation around Boston the rest of the year.
From February 5, 1776 to January 1, 1777 he was in Capt. John Ford's company
which was in the expedition to Ticonderoga. From April 15, 1777, to April 15,
1780 he served in Capt. James Varnum's company in the Continental army in
several arduous campaigns. On September 26, 1780 he enlisted in the Continental
army for three months' service for the town of Haverhill; and on July 2, 1781 he
enlisted for three years for the town of Dunstable, being described as 21 years
old, stature 5 feet, 9 inches, with dark complexion, hair and eyes. Upon the
termination of the war he settled in New Boston, New Hampshire where he
purchased an extensive farm of John McAllister and there died January, 1830. He
married in Dracut. March 16, 1786, Sarah Burns, born about 1761, died August 8,
1841, probably daughter of George and Jane (McQuaid) Burns of Amherst. New
Hampshire. After the death of her husband she received a pension for his
1. Elizabeth, married Benjamin Butterfield of Goffstown.
2. Nathaniel, settled in Dracut, is said to have died on a voyage to the West
Indies. Married December 8, 1809, Anna Butterfield of Mt. Vernon.
Fanny, Nathaniel, Clarissa, Madison, Jane, Mary.
3. Joshua, lived in New Boston. where he died in March 1863.
His will, dated February 28, probated March 24, 1863, mentions wife, Sarah,
and son Levi, and gives bequests to Daniel Douglass, Eben Warner and Benjamin
Colby. He married first, March 11, 1821, Irenia Perkins. Married second,
February 18, 1849, Mrs. Sally Henderson. Child by first wife, Levi.
4. Peter, lived in New Boston where he died in 1873. His will, dated September
24, 1863. probated June 16, 1873, names wife, Nancy Jones; daughter Mary J. C.
Ayres, wife of Daniel Ayres; daughter Letitia. wife of Richard Pallee;
grand-daughter Frances Piper; granddaughter Letitia Jones and son James C.
Jones. He married first, Mary, daughter of Peter and Mary (McCurdy) Cochrane.
Married second, Mrs Nancy Hill.
CHILDREN BY FIRST MARRIAGE
Mary, Peter, Nancy, Letitia, Jennette, James, Allen.
5. George, married Sarah Battles of Mt. Vernon and had six
6. Sarah, married Capt. Benjamin Woodbury of New Boston and had twelve
7. Jefferson, lived in Goffstown, where he died in the winter of 1848-9. His
will, dated December 14, 1848, probated February 6, 1849, names wife, Mary,
and son Thomas. He married Mary, born April 17, 1803, died March 24, 1882,
daughter of David and Mehitable (Hewins) Fisher of Trancestown, who married
second, March 27, 1831, as his second wife, William H. Lovejoy of Amherst, New
Hampshire. Child Thomas J.