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Birth, Marriage and Death records from the Diary of Joshua Hempstead

Joshua Hempstead 2nd was born in the old Hempstead house in New London, CT on 1 Sep 1678. He performed a diversity of occupations; he was farmer, surveyor, house and ship carpenter, attorney, stonecutter, sailor and trader. He generally held 3 or 4 town offices, was justice of the peace, judge of probate, executor of many wills, overseer to widows, guardian to orphans, member of many committees, general advisor, and cousin to half of the community.

The original diary is in separate volumes comprising about 750 pages of closely written manuscript on unlined paper. It was a private journal kept by Joshua Hempstead from 8 September 1711 through 3 November 1758. It was published as a book in 1901 by The New London County Historical Society and more recently reprinted in 19857.


Entries regarding persons named MINER / MINOR

Nbr Name Entry
Myd26 Abigail bapt. 4 Nov 1733, child of David [Minard]
391 Abigail b. 5 Apr 1740, child of Clement
89 Abigail [Turner] d. 23 Sep 1756, Clement Miners wife aged 50 odd
107 Ann pub. 21 Jan 1728 with Samuel Leach
242 Anna bapt. 1 Apr 1722, child of Jos.
144 Benjamin d. 4 Jun 1740 aged 30 odd, only brother of Clement
392 Benjamin b. 15/17 Jun 1742, child of Clement
396 Betty b. 7 Nov 1751, child of Clement
396 Betty bapt. 21 Oct 1753, child of Clement
353 Bridget bur. 3 Nov 1742, child of Samuel aged about 3
98c child d. 27 Oct 1723, child of William Miner Junr.
92c ? child d. 1 Oct 1736 aged about 3, child of John Miner
103c ? child buried 1 Jul 1741, child of Thos. Minors about 2 yr old
103c child d. 6 Feb 1743, child of Thomas Miner
304 child d. 8 Oct 1753, child of Sylvester Miner
305 child d. 14 Oct 1753, child of Sylvester Miner
291 Christopher bapt. 13 Jun 1736, child of Thos.
89 Clement pub. 3 Dec 1721 with Abigail Turner
145 Clement pub. 25 Jul 1728 with Abigail Hempstead
145 Clement m. 1 Sep 1731 with Abigail Hempstead
25 Lt. Clement d. 8 Apr 1740 of a plurisie aged 71 and more, son of Dea Clement
89 Clement m. 20 Apr 1758 with Hannah Miner
94 Damaris [Champlin] d. 8 Sep 1753, widow of Hugh Miner, daughter of John Champlin of Niantic, aged about 40
283 Daniel bapt. 28 Jun 1724, child of Joseph, son of William
251 Ebenezer m. 22 Aug 1751 at Pine Neck with Betty Rowley
110 Elihu d. 3 Mar 1719 aged 1.5, child of Lt. William
83 Eliz pub. 21 Nov 1714 with Thos Butler
xxx Eliz bapt. 12 Nov 1727, child of Clement
621 Eliza bapt. 27 Jul 1740, child of Jesse
241 Elizabeth bapt. 15 May 1720, child of Joseph Junr.
54 Elnathan d. 11 Oct 1756, son of Deacon Manaseh, aged near 90
151 Elnathan d. 22 Jul 1758 with the small pox, an old bachelor about 60
394 Eunice b. 4 Sep 1746, 3rd daughter of Clement and Abigail
243 Ezekiel bapt. 1 Sep 1723, child of Joseph
97 Grace bapt. 29 Jun 1718, child of Clement
246 Grace bapt. 10 Sep 1732, child of Jos.
265 Grace bapt. 30 Aug 1747, child of Thos.
388 Hempstead b. 14 Jan 1733/4, child of Clement
94 Hugh pub. 24 Oct 1731 with Damairs Champlin
94 Hugh d. 10 Apr 1745 in afternoon
258 Hugh pub. 18 Nov 1753 with [Elizabeth] Place
40 Justice James d. 3 Jun 1726
xxx James bapt. 18 Sep 1737, child of Clement Junr. [David #255?]
622 Jane bapt. 31 May 1742, child of Jesse
289 Jerusha bapt. 21 May 1732, child of Thomas
292 Jerusha bapt. 8 Oct 1738, child of Thomas
240 Jesse pub. 24 Jul 1737 with [Jane] Waterhouse
108 John bapt. 7 Sep 1712, child of Wm.
108?? John d. 1 Jun 1741 of a consumption, of Lyme
250 Jonathan bapt. 20 Jul 1729, child of Clemt
82 Joseph pub. 8 Feb 1713 with Grace Turner
100 Joseph pub. 10 Dec 1750 with Jemima Cady
24 Joseph Sr. aged 84 m. 2 Oct 1750 with widow Mary Bushnel aged 60, late of Boston
24 Joseph d. 6 Apr 1752 with the dropsie, aged 86
91 Joseph d. 5 Dec 1755, child of Lt Clemt Miner Decd, an old bachelor about 50
623 Lucretia bapt. 15 Apr 1744, child of Jesse
623 Lucretia d. 21 Feb 1753 aged 8-9, child of Jesse
247 Lucy bapt. 28 Jul 1723, child of Clemt Junr.
248 Lydia m. Manasseh Leach, 3 Dec. 1747
8 Dea. Manasseh bur. 24 Aug 1728 aged upwards of 80, of Stonington
253 Martha bapt. 1 Jul 1733, child of Clemt
88 Martha pub. 16 Sep 1733 with Abel Willey
25 Martha [Mould] d. 2 Aug 1743, aged 68
24 Mary [Bushnell] d. 30 Oct 1752 of a consumption, aged about 61, widow of Joseph who she married 2 years ago this month
259 Mary [Harris] d. 15 Feb 1758 about 20, wife of Christopher
387 Nathaniel m. Ann Denison 20 Feb 1754 at Capt. Jno Denison's
395 Phebe b. 23 Jan 1749, 9th child of Clement
28 Phebe d. 17 Jul 1751, died suddenly, child of Dea Clem[en]t Minor
103vii Re[beckah] bapt. 27 Jul 1740, child of Thomas
xxx Ruben bapt. 18 Jun 1758, aged 14-15
629 Rufus bapt. 16 Apr 1758, child of Jesse
26 Sarah [Beckwith] d. 24 Mar 1721/2 of a lingering sickness, wife of Lt William
257 Sarah pub. 22 Dec 1751 with Joseph Coit
156 Silvanus pub. 11 Sep 1737 with Ann Griffing
96 Solomon bapt. 7 Feb 1713/14, child of Clem[en]t
24 Susanna [Keeney] d. 13 Dec 1748, wife of Joseph, daughter of John Keeney, widow of Ezekiel Turner
266 Susanna bapt. 30 Jul 1749, child of Thomas
109 Sylvester bapt. 15 Aug 1714, child of William
103 Thomas m. Martha Stebbins
58 Thomas bur. 12 Apr 1739, a deacon of Mr Rositer's church
293 Thomas bapt. 2 Jun 1745, child of Thomas
103? Capt. Thomas d. 9 Dec 1746

Entries of persons related to MINER / MINOR family

Nbr Name Entry
257 Joseph Coit d. 23 Oct 1756 with the long fever, 2nd son of John Coit
28 John Stebbins d. 16 Sep 1756

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Updated 15 December 2016. Please e-mail any additions or corrections to Peter Miner: p_miner at alum.wpi.edu

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