Rev. Joseph Rowlandson

Male Abt 1631 - 1678  (~ 47 years)


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  • Born Abt 1631  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Graduation 1652  Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    He was the only graduate of Harvard Collage in 1652. 
    Married 1659 
    Mary White She was born about 1633 in England. Mary was captured by Indians, with the rest of her family, except for Joseph, who was in Boston. She was later released on 2 May 1676, and wrote a book about her captivity. She died in Wethersfield, Connecticut.

    Issue:
    1. Mary Rowlandson (1658-1660)
    2. Joseph Rowlandson (1662-____)
    3. Mary Rowlandson (1665-____)
    4. Sarah Rowlandson (1669-1676) [Killed by Indians] 
    Joseph's wife, Mary
    Joseph's wife, Mary
    Ordained 1660  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    He was the first minister of Lancaster, having begun to preach there in 1654. 
    History 10 Feb 1676 
    Joseph was away in Boston at the time of the attack on Lancaster, 10 February 1676. After Mary's ransom and release, 2 May 1676, Joseph preached in Boston and other towns without settling down. 
    Moved to Apr 1677  Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    He settled in Wethersfield to join the Rev Gershom Bulkley. 
    Died 23 Nov 1678  Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 3 siblings 
    Person ID I18789 
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2019 

    Father Thomas Rowlandson,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1657, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Bridget Bradstreet,   d. 14 Jun 1662, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F703  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1631 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - He was the only graduate of Harvard Collage in 1652. - 1652 - Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOrdained - He was the first minister of Lancaster, having begun to preach there in 1654. - 1660 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved to - He settled in Wethersfield to join the Rev Gershom Bulkley. - Apr 1677 - Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Nov 1678 - Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Book Written by Mary (White) Rowlandson
    Book Written by Mary (White) Rowlandson

  • Sources 
    1. [S421] Taylor, Ellery Kirke. Descendants of Stephen Flanders of Salisbury, Mass., 1646 being a Genealogy of the Flanders Family, (Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle Company, 1932).



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