Capt. Joseph SEXTON (1666 – 1742) was Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Miner line
Joseph Sexton was born 3 Feb 1665/66 in Windsor, CT. His parents were George SEXTON and Katherine COWING. He married Hannah WRIGHT on 20 Nov 1690 in Enfield or Lebanon, CT. Joseph died 3 May 1742 in Enfield, CT.
Hannah Wright was born 28 Jul 1669 in Springfield, Mass. Her parents were Abel WRIGHT and Martha KITCHEREL. Hannah died 26 Nov 1742 in Enfield, CT.
Child of Joseph and Hannah:
|1.||Gershom Sexton||1691 in Enfield, Hartford, CT||Hannah Pease Miller
1 Jun 1716
|03 May 1742
|2.||Hannah SEXTON||18 May 1692
|Robert PEASE Jr.
15 Feb 1710
|8 Nov 1711
|3.||Ensign Joseph Sexton||2 Oct 1694
16 Oct 1723
|10 Sep 1790
Somers, Tolland, CT
|4.||Mindwell Sexton||c. 1697
|Ebenezer Pease (Robert’s brother)
20 Nov 1717
|24 May 1754
|5.||Daniel Sexton||26 Nov 1700 Westfield, Mass||Mary Douglas
4 Aug 1734 New London, CT
|8 OCT 1792 Somers, CT
in his 91st year of age
|6.||Ezekiel Sexton||28 Oct 1704 Enfield, CT||Grace Caulkins?
23 Nov 1731
|7.||Charles Sexton||7 Jan 1707/08 Enfield, CT||Bathsheba Geer
7 Jan 1735/36 Enfield, CT
|16 Sep 1762 At sea on the expedition to the Battle of Havana|
25 Oct 1709 Enfield, Hartford, CT
Joseph was a Captain during Col. wars. Somers, CT (then Enfield, pt of Westfield)
The Sextons and the Peases were very close. Joseph and Hannah share a grave lot with Ebenezer Pease. Three of Joseph’s children married children of Robert PEASE Sr. Gershom and Hannah, HANNAH and ROBERT, and Mindwell and Ebenezer.
1. Gershom Sexton
Some sources say that Gershom born in 1685 and was the son of Joseph’s brother George Sexton and Hannah Spencer. This view is bolstered by the record that a Gershom Sexton took the inventory of Samuel Andrews’ estate in Hartford, CT on 29 Jan 1711/12. Inventory £414-07-00 by Garrard Spencer, Sen., and Gershom Sexton. Witnesses to Samuel Andrews will were Garrard Spencer and George Sexton.
Other sources say that Gershom first married 20 Jan 1708/09 Hartford, Hartford, CT to Abigail King and had three children before he married Hannah. The sources agree that Gershom married Hannah 1 Jun 1716 Enfield, Hartford, CT and died 3 May 1742 Enfield, Hartford, CT.
Gershom’s wife Hannah Pease was born 12 Jun 1694 Enfield, CT. She was Robert’s sister and her parents were Robert PEASE Sr. and Abigail RANDALL She first married David Miller. Hannah died 26 Nov 1742 Enfield, Hartford, CT.
Children of Hannah and Gershom:
i. Gershom Sexton b. 11 Oct 1717 Enfield, Hartford, CT; m. 4 Nov 1736 Enfield, CT to Abigail Gerry
ii. Mary Sexton b. 25 Sep 1719 Enfield, Hartford, CT; d. 1814; m. 13 Jan 1741/42 Wallingford, CT to Joseph Bartholomew
iii. Ebenezer Sexton b. Abt 1721 Enfield, Hartford, CT; d. 1794 Waterbury, CT; m. 7 Sep 1742 Wallingford, CT to Eunice Benham
iv. David Sexton b. 12 Aug 1725 Enfield, Hartford, CT.
v. Jonathan Sexton b. 12 Aug 1725 Enfield, Hartford, CT.
vi. Hannah Sexton b. 31 Aug 1727 Enfield, Hartford, CT.
vii. Asahel Sexton b. 29 Aug 1732 Enfield, Hartford, CT; m. 10 SEP 1755 Somers, Tolland, CT to Patience Farrington
viii. Penelope Sexton b. 1 Sep 1735 Enfield, Hartford, CT; d. 26 Mar 1814 Enfield, Hartford, CT; m. Ebenezer McGregory
ix. Tabitha Sexton 9 Apr 1729 Enfield, Hartford, CT; m. 31 Oct 1752 Wallingford, New Haven, CT to Joseph Atkins
2. Hannah SEXTON (See Robert PEASE Jr.‘s page)
3. Ensign Joseph Sexton
Joseph’s wife Sarah Parsons was born 10 Nov 1704 in Enfield, Hartford, CT. Her parents were Samuel Parsons and Hannah Hitchcock. Sarah died 25 Aug 1747 in Somers, Tolland, CT.
4. Mindwell Sexton
Mindwell’s husband Ebenzer Pease was born 7 Mar 1697/98 Enfield, CT. He was Robert’s brother and his parents were Robert PEASE Sr. and Abigail RANDALL. Ebenezer died 21 Oct 1743 Enfield, Hartford, CT.
Children of Ebenezer and Mindwell:
i. Hannah Pease 11 Mar 1717/18 Enfield, Hartford, CT; m. 20 Nov 1737 Enfield, Hartford, CT to Shubael Geer
ii. Susanna Pease b. 11 Mar 1717/18 Enfield, Hartford, CT; m. 31 Mar 1740 to George Cooley
iii. Ebenezer Pease b. 25 Sep 1719 Enfield, Hartford, CT; d. 11 Jan 1784 Enfield, Hartford, CT; m. 29 NOV 1739 Enfield, Hartford, CT to Mary Terry
iv. Mindwell Pease b. 10 Jun 1722 Enfield, Hartford, CT.
v. James Pease b. 14 Oct 1724 Enfield, Hartford, CT d. 1746 Cape Breton
vi. Abigail Pease 15 Apr 1727 Enfield, Hartford, CT; m. Benjamin Hall
vii. Catherine Pease b. 1729 Enfield, Hartford, CT.
viii. Martha Pease b. 25 Nov 1732 Enfield, Hartford, CT;
d. 4 Dec 1816; m. 24 Jan 1750/51 to Caleb Bush
5. Daniel Sexton
Daniel’s wife Mary Douglas was born 1710 in New London, CT. Her parents were Thomas Douglas and Hannah Sperry. Mary died 27 Apr 1806 in Somers, Tolland, CT.
6. Ezekiel Sexton
Ezekiel’s wife Grace Caulkins was born 23 Jun 1711 in New London, CT. Her parents were Jonathan Calkins and Sarah Turner.
7. Charles Sexton
Charles’ wife Bathsheba Geer was born 16 Jan 1714 in Enfield, Hartford, CT. Her parents were Shubael Geer and Sarah Abbe. Bathsheba died 28 Jan 1763 in Somers, CT.
Charles died at sea 16 Sep 1762 on the expedition from Somers to “the Havannah” in 1762. His son Charles Jr appears to have died on the expedition a week later 25 Sep 1762.
The Battle of Havana had by far the most America deaths of any battle up until that time, especially for Connecticut, but until I found family casualties in this genealogy project, I had never heard of it. See my page Battle of Havana – 1762.
8. Amos Sexton
The Barbour Collection says that Amos born in Hartford and was the son of Gershom Sexton and Abigail King.
Amos’ wife Elizabeth Morris was born 25 Dec 1706 in Woodstock, Litchfield, CT. Her parents were Ebenezer Morris and Sarah Davis/