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Joseph KELLOGG, Lt.

Male 1626 - 1707  (81 years)


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  • Name Joseph KELLOGG 
    Suffix Lt. 
    Born 1 Apr 1626  Great Leigh, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Jun 1707 
    Notes 
    • Lt. Joseph Kellogg's will was dated February 4,1708, when it was proved. It is not known in what year he came to America. He was in Farmington,Connecticut in 1651, where he was an early settler and served several terms as selectman. He and his wife Joanna were "joined ", to thechurch, October 9, 1653. When it is said that they "joined" the Church -which then was basically the government too, as rules and laws were issued by the church. Generally, a person could not "join" the church until they became "freeman" which resulted after they had served their agreed term of servitude to the sponsor who paid their way here. The term was 3 to 7 years, normally, depending upon the person's vocation. A journeyman of a craft might serve 3 years, and if a farmworker or maid, 7 years. During servitude they were fed, housed and clothed.
      His home lot, consisting or four acres, was purchased from John Andrews, from whom he also bought a twelve-acre lot of plowing land curiously called "Nod Land." He sold this property in February 1655 ,and moved to Boston in about 1657, where "Joseph Kellogg", weaver, from Farmington, in the colony of Connecticut, now of Boston, bought fromPeter Oliver and his wife, on October 16, 1659, "their dwelling-house, fronting to the street leading to Roxbury, for one hundred and forty pounds. Joseph Kellogg and Joanna, his wife, mortgaged the same premises on November 18, 1659, to Sergeant Thomas Clarke to secure the payment of one hundred pounds to be paid "in good wheat, pork, and peas at merchants' currant price."
      They sold the same premises to John Witherden on June 13, 1661.This land (now covered, in part, by the Advertiser Building on Washington Street), which Joseph bought for seven hundred dollars in 1659, is one of the most valuable parcels of land in Boston, being worth more than one hundred dollars per square foot.
      Joseph moved from Boston to Hadley and was one of the propietors. In 1661, the town made an agreement with him to keep the ferry between Hadley and Northampton, and he built his house on a small "home lot" which had been reserved by the town for a "Ferry Lot."
      In January, 1675, a committee appointed by the Court made an agreement with Joseph. He was to have a boat for horses and a canoe for persons, and to receive for man and horse, 8d. in wheat or other pay, or 6d. in money, for single persons, 3d., and when more than one, 2d. each.On lecture days, people passing to and from Lecture, if six or more went over together, were to pay 1d. each.
      The river - formerly near the lower end of the street, and the landing was not far from his house. Aquavitae meadow, in Hadley, Massachusetts, has received a great addition from Northampton meadow, and the river is now forty-five or fifty rods south of the old landing place.
      Troopers, passing to and from trooping exercises were to pay only 3d. for man and horse. He was also granted liberty to entertain travelers.
      The Court on June 1, 1677 ordered that, Joseph Kellogg, ferryman of Hadley, be paid forty pounds for loss of his team impressed for the country's service and with reference to his ferriage of souldjers.
      In 1667 another agreement was made with Joseph, and he was allowed to take double price after dark until 9 o'clock. At later hours, and in storms and floods, those who would cross must agree with the ferrv-niam. Others might not carry over persons within firty rods of the ferry place except men to their day-labor. He and his son John, this was Joseph'sson by his first marriage to Joanna, and grandson, James Kellogg kept it still later, and from him it received it last name, "Goodman's Ferry."
      He was selectman in Hadley, Massachusetts in 1665,74,77,79,81,85,and 1692. In 1686 he was on the committee "to consider the method that may be best for laying-out of the common lands." In the division which followed, he and his sons, John, Edward, and Nathaniel, received grants of land on the "Highway which runs down to Foot's Folly from New Swamp".He was on the committee for the purchase from the Indians, of Swampfield. From Swampfield (for which the Indians received 26 Pounds)have been formed, in whole or in part, the towns of Sunderland, Montague,and Leverett.
      He was a member of the school committee in 1686, and opposed taking the management of the Hopkins School from the committee. After a sharpcontest, the committee succeeded in having the management of the school retained in their hands.
      Early in the history of New England, Military Companies of "trainbands" were formed to protect the settlers. As early as May 16, 1661,Hadley, Massachusetts voted there should be a training. The County Court approved the choice of Joseph Kellogg as Sergeant of the Company on March1663. The General Court of Massachusetts appointed him on May 9, 1678, Ensign in the Foot Company in Hadley on October 7, of the same year. Lieutenant in the same company, and he served in that office until 1692, his military service thus extending over twenty-nine consecutive years.That he received no furthe promotion may be accounted for by the fact that Aaron Cook, Jr., who was appointed Captain when Lieut, Joseph was made Ensign, held that office thirty-five years' or until 1713.
      He sustained his part in the struggle of the settlers against the Indians, and was in command, as Sergeant, of the Hadley troops at the famous "Turner's Falls" fight on May 18, 1676, which broke the power of the river tribes.
      In 1661, when he settled in Hadley, his estate was assesssed at 100 Pounds and at the time of his death his personal estate, alone, was inventoried at about 400 Pounds, and he had previously given various sums to his children.
      He was the father of twenty children (fourteen of whom reachedmaturity), and well exemplifies the Biblical signification of his name,which means, "He Shall Add." He seemed to have been energetic, of astrong, sturdy character, and affectionate husband and father and to have borne creditable part in the stuggles of the early settlers.
      " Edward Hopkins, Esq., resided some years in Hartford; died inEngland, 1657. In his will of that year he bequeathed a portion of his property "to give some encouragement in those foreign plantations for the breeding up of hopeful youths, in way of learning, both at the Grammar School and College, for the public service of the country in future times." Hadley received one-fourth of the bequest, or 308 Pounds, and extablished the Hopkins Grammar School.
      Joseph's will was proved in the Hampshire County Probate Court in Northampton on February 10, 1778.

      Facts about this person:

      Fact 9 April 01, 1626
      Great Leighs, Essex, England
    Person ID I5955  Johnson & Hanson
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2006 

    Father Martin KELLOGG,   b. 23 Nov 1595, Great Leigh, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. BEF. 20 Sep 1671, Braintree, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 75 years) 
    Mother Prudence BIRD,   b. WFT Est. 1585-1609,   d. BEF. 20 May 1671, Braintree, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married 22 Oct 1621  St. Michael's, Bishop's Stortford, County Hertford, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2207  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 ??? JOANNA,   b. 1628, England? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1666, Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married WFT Est. 1644-1662 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth KELLOGG,   b. 5 Mar 1650/1651, Farmington, CT. Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Joseph KELLOGG,   b. 11 Aug 1653,   d. ABT. 1683  (Age 29 years)
     3. Nathaniel KELLOGG,   b. 29 Oct 1654
    +4. John KELLOGG,   b. 29 Dec 1656,   d. ABT. 1725, Hadley, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +5. Martin KELLOGG,   b. 22 Nov 1658, Boston, MA. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. AFT. 1716, Suffield MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 59 years)
    +6. Edward KELLOGG,   b. 1 Oct 1660, Boston MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. AFT. 30 Jan 1729/30  (Age > 70 years)
     7. Samuel KELLOGG,   b. 28 Sep 1662, Hadley, MA. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1717  (Age 54 years)
     8. Joanna KELLOGG,   b. 8 Dec 1664, Hadley, MA. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. AFT. 1727  (Age > 64 years)
     9. Sarah KELLOGG,   b. 27 Aug 1666, Hadley, MA. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1728/1729, Westfield ?? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Family ID F2215  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Abigail TERRY,   b. 21 Sep 1646, Windsor CT. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1667  (Age 20 years) 
    Married WFT Est. 1658-1666 
    Children 
    +1. Stephen KELLOGG,   b. 9 Apr 1668, Hadley, MA. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1722, Westfield, Ct. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    +2. Nathaniel KELLOGG,   b. 8 Oct 1669, Hadley, MA. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1750, Hadley, MA. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     3. Abigail KELLOGG,   b. 9 Oct 1671, Hadley, MA. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. WFT Est. 1685-1765  (Age 93 years)
     4. Elizabeth KELLOGG,   b. 9 Oct 1673, Hadley, MA. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. WFT Est. 1697-1767  (Age 93 years)
     5. Prudence KELLOGG,   b. 14 Oct 1675, Hadley, MA. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1747  (Age 71 years)
    +6. Ebenezer KELLOGG,   b. 22 Nov 1677, Hadley, MA. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1746  (Age 68 years)
    +7. Jonathan KELLOGG,   b. 25 Dec 1679, Hadley, MA. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1771  (Age 91 years)
     8. Daniel KELLOGG,   b. 22 Mar 1681/1682, Hadley, MA. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1684  (Age 2 years)
     9. Joseph KELLOGG,   b. 12 May 1684, Hadley MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1724  (Age 40 years)
     10. Daniel KELLOGG,   b. 10 Jun 1686, Hadley, MA. Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Ephraim KELLOGG,   b. 2 Jan 1686/1687, Hadley, MA. Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F2216  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart