|13. ||Joseph Macomber (3.Elizabeth3, 2.Nathaniel2, 1.Richard1) was born 28 Mar 1732, Taunton, Bristol County, Massachusetts; died 25 Jan 1800; was buried Lakeville, Massachusetts. |
Joseph Macomber's mother died five weeks after his birth.
Joseph Macomber appears with rank of Corporal in Captain Thomas Cobb's Company,
Colonel John Winslow's Regiment, engaged for the defense of the eastern
Frontiers. Mustered at Castle Island, 21 June 1754.
He appears on a muster roll dated 31 January 1759 of a company of foot in his
Majesty's service under Captain Job Winslow in Colonel Jedediah Preble's
Regiment, raised by the province of Massachusetts Bay for the reduction of
Canada. Town, Taunton, quality, first Lieut. Entered service 13 March and
served till 13 November. Length of service 8 Months 22 days. Days travel, 15.
He appears on a muster roll dated Boston, 13 December 1760, of a company in his
Majesty's service under command of Captain John Taplin. Quality, Lieut.
Residence, Taunton. Entered service 31 March 1759. Served until 21 November
1760. Length of service 21 months, 14 days. Company at Fort Cumberland.
He appears in a list of officers and privates brought as passengers on board
the sloop "Prosperous," John Bragdon, master, from Fort Cumberland Chignecto to
Boston. Rank, Lieut. Account of Bragdon for the passage money dated 24
Joseph Macomber was Lieut. in Captain Abiel Pierce's Company of Minute Men,
that responded to the "Alarm," 19 April 1775. Time of service, two days. He
was Sergeant in Captain Levi Rounsevill's Company, Colonel D. Brewer's
Regiment, enlisting 5 May 1775 and serving three months and four days. He was
commissioned Lieut. in Captain Edward Seagrovy's Company, 13th Regiment,
commanded by Colonel Joseph Read, 8 January 1776, by order of Congress, signed
by John Hancock, President. So read his commission, which I remember
distinctly to have seen. It was preserved for more that a century in the
family of his grandson, Leonard Macomber of Durham, Maine, but was accidentally
A deed at Plymouth, Massachusetts, dated 25 February 1800, shows where Josepth
Macomber lived. "Joseph Macomber and Elijah Macomber 2d and Abraham Miller and
Thankful Miller his wife and Isaac Thomas 2d and Judith Thomas his wife and
Olive Macomber, Loraney Macomber and Hannah Macomber, and all of the town of
Middleborough - to William Rounsville of Middleborough certain property known
as Assawampsett Neck, land we own as heirs to our deceased father Joseph
Macomber by name, - all the aforsaid forty-fifth and forty-sixth lots we hold
as heirs to our deceased mother Thankful Macomber by name," to have and to
hold, etc., -- "and that part of the 28th and 29th lots of land that our
deceased father holds by deed under the hand and seal of Benjamin Booth
Joseph Macomber lived in that part of Middleborough which is now Lakeville, on
a neck of land between two lakes. The house in which he and also his Joseph
lived is still standing. He and his wife and daughter, Lurana (Sanderson), are
buried in the "Old Pond Cemetery," on the broken and the inscription can not be
read. The inscription on his tombstone is as follows:
In memory of
Lieut. Joseph Macomber Who
Died Janry 25 1800
in his 68th year.
Joseph Macomber's children are recorded on the leaf of an old diary, still
preserved and in the possession of the writer of this. The record seems to have
been made by himself between the years 1780 and 1788. It may have been brought
from Middleborough to Durham, Maine, in and old writing desk still kept.
"Macomber Genealogy", 1908, Everett S. Stackpole, p 13, 18-20.
Joseph married Thankful Canedy 16 Mar 1762. (daughter of William Canedy and Elizabeth Eaton) [Group Sheet]