Today's featured relative in my database is my paternal 6th-great grandfather, Joseph Maxson.
Joseph was born March 10, 1691/92 in Westerly, RI, the son of Joseph and Tacy (Burdick) Maxson. Joseph married ca. 1715 to Bethia Maxson, daughter of John and Judith (Clarke) Maxson. Bethia was born July 31, 1693 and died 1747 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., NJ. Joseph died 1747 in Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., NJ.
Joseph and Bethia led a band of faithful to Shrewsbury, Monmouth Co., NJ to establish the Seventh Day Baptist Church in that area.
Known children of Joseph and Bethia (Maxson) Maxson are as follows :
i. Bethia b. October 19, 1716 Westerly, RI, d. June 18, 1754, m. Thomas Davis
ii. Mary b. August 28, 1718, d. 1797, m. Joseph Stillman
iii. Judith Maxson b. September 17, 1720, d. 1778, m. James Davis
iv. Joseph Maxson b. January 20, 1722/23, m. Elizabeth Davis
v. Zebulon Maxson b. August 15, 1725, d. September 8, 1787 Monmouth Co., NJ, m. Experience Davis
vi. Simeon Maxson b. August 25, 1727 Westerly, RI, d. February 26, 1802, m. Mary Babcock
vii. Mosher Maxson b. March 6, 1729/30 Westerly, RI., d. December 24, 1787 Monmouth Co., NJ, m. Tacy
viii. Content Maxson b. December 31, 1732, d. October 24, 1815, m. George Potter
ix. Nathan Maxson b. September 30, 1736 Westerly, RI., m. Elizabeth Brown
x. Ephraim Maxson b. 1743 Monmouth Co., NJ, d. September 10, 1795 New Salem, VA, m. Elisabeth Davis
I descend from Joseph and Bethia (Maxson) Maxson through their son, Ephraim, as follows :
Joseph Maxson and Bethia Maxson
Ephraim Maxson and Elisabeth Davis
Jesse Maxson and Sarah Sutton
Prudence Maxson and Elizabeth Smith
Olive Jane Smith and William P. Wehrly
Barbara Isabelle Wehrly and Luman Cooper LeMasters (my great-grandparents)