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Joseph Stedman

Joseph Stedman

Male Bef 1686 - 1762  (~ 75 years)

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  • Name Joseph Stedman  [1
    Alt. Birth Apr 1686  Windsor, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Born Bef 4 Apr 1686 
    Christened 4 Apr 1686  Hartford, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Historical Catalog of the First Church in Hartford. 1633-1885 (1885), p. 165.
      Joseph, son to Robert Stedman, was baptised at First Church, Hartford.
    Gender Male 
    Probate 21 Oct 1709  Windsor, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • A DIGEST OF THE EARLY CONNECTICUT PROBATE RECORDS.  1710 to 1715.

      Page 38   Name: Stephen Taylor, Jr.   Location: Windsor
      (Agreement on File.) Invt. £189-03-00. Taken 21 October, 1709, by Roger Wolcott and Job Drake.
      An agreement, dated 3 April, 1710, made between William Taylor of the one part, and Ephraim Bissell (who married Joanna Taylor 24 December, 1702, W. R., sister of sd. decd.) and Joseph Stedman on the other part, respecting an estate formerly belonging to Stephen Taylor, late of Windsor decd., is as followeth:

      1st. That after the debts due from the estate are paid, that then the remainder of sd. estate shall be divided, to each of them an equal share and part.

      But if the lands should amount in value to more than 1-3 part of the sd. estate, it is agreed that the sd. William Taylor shall have all the lands, he paying to the sd. Ephraim Bissell and Joseph Stedman so much money as shall make the sd. Ephraim Bissell and Joseph Stedman full 2-3 parts of sd. estate.

      In witness whereof the parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year above written.
      Witness: Hezekiah Wyllys, Elizabeth Wyllys.
      William Taylor, Ephraim Bissell, Joseph Stedman.

      Court Record, Page 8--3 April, 1710: Adms. granted to William Taylor, a brother of sd. decd.

      Page 27--5 February, 1710-11: Agreement now exhibited in this Court. Allowed and approved. And order the sd. agreement to be kept on file.

      Page 181--1st March, 1713-14: William Taylor, Adms., exhibits now an account of his Adms., which this Court allow, and he is granted a Quietus Est.
    Court 28 Jan 1717/18  Tolland, Tolland Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • A DIGEST OF THE EARLY CONNECTICUT PROBATE RECORDS.  1715 to 1723.

      Page 258   Name: Ephraim Bissell   Location: Tolland
      Invt. œ90-18-08. Taken 28 January, 1718, by Joseph Benton and Joshua Willes.

      Court Record, Page 53--4 March, 1718: Adms. granted to Isaac Bissell of Windsor and to Nathaniel Taylor of Tolland.

      Page 59--1st April, 1718: This Court appoint Thomas Bissell, Jr., guardian to Ephraim Bissell, a minor 14 years of age, and Benjamin Bissell, 3 years, children of Ephraim Bissell, late of Tolland. Recog., œ50. Joseph Stedman of Windsor is appointed guardian to Abell Bissell and Stephen, sons of Ephraim Bissell, late of Windsor decd.

      Page 131 (Vol. X) 3 June, 1726: Ephraim Bissell of Tolland moves this Court that the Adms. on the estate of his father be discharged from their Adms. and a dist. ordered, but there appears estate of the deceased that has never been inventoried, and prays that Adms. may be granted to him on sd. estate. Granted.

      Page 135--5 September, 1726: Nathaniel Taylor and Isaac Bissell, Adms., exhibit now an account of their Adms. Accepted. Order to distribute:
      œ s d
      To Ephraim Bissell, eldest son, 89-00-09
      To Abell, Benjamin and Stephen Bissell, to each, 44-10-05
      And appoint Francis West, Jonathan Delano and Joseph Peck, of Tolland, distributors.

      Page 74 (Probate Side, Vol. XII): An invt. of the lands belonging to the estate of Ephraim Bissell, valued at œ222-12-00, was taken 31 August, 1726, by Francis West and Jonathan Delano.

      Court Record, Page 142 (Vol. XI) 6 December, 1726: Report of the distributors. And this Court grant the Adms. a Quietus Est.
    Guardianship 1 Jun 1742  Windsor, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • A DIGEST OF THE EARLY CONNECTICUT PROBATE RECORDS. 1742 to 1745.

      Name: William Taylor   Location:
      Court Record, Page 7--1st June, 1742: Stephen Taylor, a minor, now 17 years of age, son of William Taylor, late of New York deceased, chose Joseph Stedman of Windsor to be his guardian. Recog., £200.
    Died 1762  East Windsor, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Joseph Stedman was born in either Hartford or Windsor, Connecticut, in April 1686, and was baptised at the First Church in Hartford on 4 April 1686.

      He built the first house in Wapping, and thereby aroused the anger of the Indians, who fired on him, and on one occasion an Indian's bullet pierced his clothes and grazed his skin.  The section of Windsor still known as Stedman Hill is probably the site of this house.

      According to Stiles  "Ancient Windsor", he married, 7 January 1709, Sarah Taylor, born 6 July 1679, at Suffolk.  She died 24 December 1762 and was the daughter of Stephen and Joanna (Porter) Taylor.

      He must have removed to Lebanon with father, brother, and sister, but from there went back to East Windsor, Connecticut.
    Person ID I1285  Stedman/Steadman/Steedman Families of the New World
    Last Modified 7 May 2010 

    Father Robert Stedman,   b. 1 Feb 1657/58, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1735/36, Lebanon, New London Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Lydia Fitch,   b. Abt 1668,   d. 30 Jun 1740, East Windsor, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married Abt 1685  Windsor, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F377  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Taylor,   b. 6 Jul 1679, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1762, East Windsor, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 7 Jun 1709  Windsor, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Children 
     1. Sarah Stedman,   b. 22 May 1710, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1710, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Sarah Stedman,   b. 31 Oct 1711, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     3. Mary Stedman,   b. 18 Mar 1713/14, Lebanon, New London Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     4. Joseph Stedman, Jr.,   b. 1 Jan 1714/15, Lebanon, New London Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1758, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     5. Stephen Stedman,   b. 30 Jul 1718, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1794, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     6. Ebenezer Stedman,   b. 31 Aug 1721, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Jul 1742  (Age 20 years)
     7. Phineas Stedman,   b. 26 Nov 1723, East Windsor, Hartford Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1799, Springfield, Hampden Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2006 
    Family ID F693  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Birth - Apr 1686 - Windsor, Hartford Co., CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 4 Apr 1686 - Hartford, Hartford Co., CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Jun 1709 - Windsor, Hartford Co., CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 21 Oct 1709 - Windsor, Hartford Co., CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt - 28 Jan 1717/18 - Tolland, Tolland Co., CT Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGuardianship - 1 Jun 1742 - Windsor, Hartford Co., CT Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S140] Stedman Genealogy, Dr. Charles Ellery Stedman, M.D., (1880), C 1430, SG STE 5.

    2. [S48] Hudson Mohawk Genealogical & Family Memoirs, Cuyler Reynolds, (1911), H974.7 qR46.

    3. [S48] Hudson Mohawk Genealogical & Family Memoirs, Cuyler Reynolds, (1911), H974.7 qR46.
      per records of the First Church in Hartford.

    4. [S137] Samuel Richardson and Josiah Ellsworth, (1977), p 323 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S6] Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Records, Lorraine Cook White, Windsor, Vol. 2, p. 198 (Reliability: 3).