Josiah Godfrey, Capt 1786 – 1868

Capt Josiah & Polly Godfrey Headstone

Ancestry:  Solomon Godfrey, Rev War;  Joshua Godfrey;  Moses Godfrey;  George Godfrey

Born: May 6, 1786 in Chatham Ma.

  • Father: Solomon Godfrey, Rev War; (1746 – 1786) (Joshua Godfrey & Phebe Gould)
  • Mother: Mercy Crowell; (1748 – ?) (Seth Crowell & Mary Sears)

Died: April 6, 1868

  • Buried: Pocasset Cemetery; area A (with his wife Polly)

Occupation: Mariner

Married: June 28, 1811 in Sandwich Ma. by Joseph Snelling

  • To: Mary/Polly Wing; (1793 – 1879) (Nathaniel Wing, Rev War & Mary Tobey)

Children: 7

  • 1. Betsey Godfrey Lumbert; (June 15, 1812 – December 12, 1878); Married Zaccheus Lumbert (1809 – 1877) in int. March 1, 1831; Betsey & Zaccheus are buried in Cataumet Cemetery.
  • 2. John Warren Godfrey, Capt., Civil War; (March 19, 1818 – December 2, 1894); Married Louisa Nye Barlow (1819 – 1911) (Solomon Nye Barlow, Capt. & Anna (Barlow)) in int. May 17, 1839; John & Louisa are buried in Rose Hill Cemetery in Lamoni Ohio.
  • 3. Josiah Godfrey, Jr., Capt.; (August 22, 1821 – April 11, 1899); Married (1) Abby Dimmick (1825 – 1877) (David Dimmick, Jr. & Esther D. Wing) in int. November 13, 1843 & married (2) Phebe H. (Kendrick) Kendrick (1825 – 1904) (Solomon Kendrick & Ann (Phillips) Weeks) in Sandwich Ma. on March 29, 1879; Phebe married (1) Reuben D. Kendrick, Capt. (1820 – 1870) (Isaiah Kendrick & Cynthia Harding) in Sandwich Ma. on December 25, 1844; Josiah, Jr., Abby, Phebe & Reuben are buried in Pocasset Cemetery.
  • 4. Ebenezer W. Godfrey, Civil War; (October 15, 1824 – April 20, 1872); Married Ann Maria Howard (1829 – ?) (Thomas Howard & Hannah Davis) in Fairhaven Ma. on January 17, 1847; Ebenezer was a mariner & painter & died in Fairhaven Ma. at 47 yrs, 6 mos..
  • 5. Mary Burgess Godfrey Sears; (October 18, 1828 – July 14, 1905); Married Elisha Harvey Sears (1829 – 1896) (Elisha Sears & Mehitable/Hetty Wing) in Sandwich Ma. on September 2, 1852; Their son, Josiah Godfrey Sears, is buried in Cataumet Cemetery next to his grandmother, Mehitable/Hetty Wing Sears; Mary, Elisha & their daughter Ada Frances Sears Macomber (1860 – 1940), wife of Frederick Clarence Macomber (1858 – 1889) (Thurston Macomber & Betsey (–)) are buried in Riverside Cemetery in Fairhaven Ma..
  • 6. Achsah B. Godfrey; (May 12, 1833 – ?)
  • 7. Eudora L Godfrey Ellis; (June 26, 1836 – April 19, 1877); Married John C. C. Ellis (1835 – 1909) (Stephen Ellis & Hannah Raymond) in Sandwich Ma. on October 18, 1857; John married (2) Melissa M. Thurston (1851 – 1939) (Trueworthy G. Thurston & Lydia T. Williamson) in Sandwich Ma. on June 18, 1879; Eudora, John & Melissa are buried in Bay View Cemetery in Sandwich Ma..

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