Josiah Heath

Josiah HEATH (1651 – 1672)  was Alex’s 9th Great Grandfather; one of 1,024 in this generation of the Miller line.

Josiah Heath was born 4 Sep 1651 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts. His parents were Bartholomew HEATH and Hannah MOYCE. He married Mary DAVIS on 19 Jul 1671 in Haverhill, Mass.  After Mary died, he married Martha Kimball in 1713.   Josiah died 24 Apr 1731  in Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire.

Mary Davis was born 6 Nov 1647 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass. Her parents were John DAVIS and Jane PEASLEE. Mary died 9 Dec 1691.

Martha Kimball was born 18 Aug 1664, Wrentham, Norfolk, Mass, Her parents were Henry Kiimball (1615 – ca 1676) and Mary Riddledale-Wyatt (~1621 – 1672).  She first married 25 Aug 1683 in Newbury, Essex, Mass to Daniel Chase (b. 9 Dec 1661, Newbury.; d. 8 Feb 1707, Newbury) Martha died 27 Dec 1728.

Children of Josiah and Mary:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Mary Heath 8 May 1672 Haverhill, Essex, Mass Aaron Copp
30 Dec 1698
Haverhill, Mass.
Jan 1730
Haverhill, Mass
2. Josiah Heath 4 Mar 1674 Haverhill Hannah Bradley
(Mary and Joseph’s sister)
1697 in Haverhill
Hannah Starling
5 Apr 1694 Haverhill, Essex, Mass
3. John Heath 29 Mar 1676 Haverhill Hannah Haines (Haines)
16 Dec 1697 Haverhill
Norwich, New London, CT
4. Jane Heath 9 May 1678 Haverhill Joseph Kelly
23 Dec 1706 Newbury, Essex, Mass
5. Deborah  (Deliverance) Heath 26 Dec 1680 Haverhill Samuel Worthen
17 Nov 1701
10 Jul 1714
Amesbury, Mass
6. Lt. James HEATH 25 Mar 1683 Haverhill, Essex, Mass Mary BRADLEY
(Hannah and Joseph sister)
Haverhill, Mass.
Dinah Davis 1730
Haverhill, Mass
Salem, New Hampshire
7. Sarah Heath 17 Jun 1685 Haverhill John Simmons
4 Nov 1707 Haverhill
10 Feb 1763
8. Hannah Heath 12 Dec 1688 Haverhill Joseph Bradley
(Mary’s brother)
14 Apr 1691
William Miles
25 Mar 1719, Durham, Strafford, NH
2 Nov 1761
9. Judith Heath 9 Dec 1691 Haverhill John Keyser
23 Sep 1730 Haverhill
Oct 1756 Hampstead, Rockingham, New Hampshire

Josiah Heath took oath of allegiance in 1677 at Norfolk, MA

Oath al. and fid. May, 1669; also Nov., 1677


1. Mary Heath

Mary’s husband Aaron Copp was born 1675 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass. His parents were Jonathan Copp and Margaret [__?_]. Aaron died 1729 in Haverhill, Mass.

Mary was admitted to the Haverhill church April, 1723.

Aaron served in the army in 1725 under Captain Joseph Heath; also in 1755-8 under Captain John Hazzan, of Haverhill. When the line was fixed between Massachusetts in 1741, that part of Haverhill in which he lived fell in Atkinson, New Hampshire.

Children of Mary and Aaron recorded at Haverhill:

i. Jonathan Copp , born 7 Oct  1699.

ii. Josiah Copp b. 3 Jan 1701/02.  Josiah settled in Haverhill, where he was a taxpayer in 1742; had son John, born February 18, 1732-3.”

iii. David Copp 9 Mar 1703/04.

iv. Moses Copp, 31 Mar 1706.

2. Josiah Heath

Josiah’s wife Hannah Bradley was Mary and Joseph’s sister. She was born 28 May 1677 in Haverhill, Mass. Her parents were Daniel BROADLEY and Mary WILLIAMS.  Hannah was killed by Indians 1721.

Alternatively, Josiah married 5 Apr 1694, Haverhill, Essex, Mass to Hannah Starling. Hannah was born 14 Feb 1667, Bradford, Essex, Mass. Her parents were William Starling and Elizabeth Sawtelle.

Josiah & his brother John were members of a large company of soldiers, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Saltonstall, were also kept constantly armed and equipped, and exercised in the town; and, that these soldiers might be the better prepared for every emergency, the General Court (June 19 1710) ordered them to be supplied with snow shoes. Snow shoes were also supplied to the whole of the North Regiment of Essex.Daniel BRADLEY’s son Joseph, Joseph HUTCHINS’ son John, Anthony COLBY II, and Stephen DOW’s son Samuel were also members.

Josiah Heath Jr 1 — Source: Ancestry of Charles Stinson Pillsbury and John Sargent Pillsbury (1938)

Josiah Heath Jrr – 2

3. John Heath

John’s wife Hannah Haines was born 19 Jul 1677 in Newberry, Essex, Mass. Her parents were Jonathan Haynes and Sarah Moulton. Hannah died 19 Apr 1693 in Norwich, New London, Connecticut.

Thank you for a heads up from D. Fory  There has been a confusion perpetuated by papers from researcher, Valerie Dyer Giorgio. She has mixed up 2 cousins. The John born 29 March 1676 to Josiah Heath and Mary Davis did marry Hannah Haynes or Haines 16 December 1697. He did not have Rachel Heath b. 20 April 1720. Rachel’s father John Heath was born 14 Mar 1674/75 to John Heath Sr. (b. 15 Aug 1643) who married Sarah Partridge and is the correct line. {This data is backed up by the book: Northern New York Genealogical and family history by William Richard Cutter published 1910. This book is owned by Pam Reitsch and is part of the Mardos Memorial Library}. This John did marry Frances Hutchins or Hutchens 12 Jan 1696/97 and had 10 children, Rachel being their last born 20 April 1720 and marrying Moses Jackman.   One wife belongs with Josiah’s son,John, (Haines) and one wife belongs with John Sr.’s son, John, Frances Hutchins b. 7 June 1676 in Haverhill and died 1713 in Haverhill. Divorce wasn’t accepted back then. The marriage dates were suspicious as well being within a year of each other or a month of each other depending upon which date you accepted for Hutchins 96 or 97.

4. Jane Heath

Jane’s husband Joseph Kelly was born 1 Dec 1683 in Newbury, Essex, Mass. His parents were John Kelly and Sarah Knight. Joseph died 1761 in Haverhill, Mass

5. Deborah Heath

Deborah is often recorded as Deliverance Heath.

Deborah’s husband Samuel Worthen was born 1676 in Amesbury, Essex, Mass. His parents were Ezekiel Worthen and Hannah Martin. Samuel died Apr 1760 in Haverhill, Mass.

6. Lt. James HEATH (See his page)

7. Sarah Heath

Sarah’s husband John Simmons (Jonathan Simons) was born 8 May 1678 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass. His parents were Samuel Simmons and Elizabeth Webster. John died 8 Apr 1764 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass.

Probably the Jonathan Simonds found on the list (June 19, 1710) being supplied snow shoes by the General Court, as a soldier under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Saltonstall (French & Indian Wars). On list of taxpayers of Haverhill MA 10 December 1741 as “Jonathan Simons.”

8. Hannah Heath

Hannah’s first husband Joseph Bradley was born 7 Feb 1665 Haverhill, Mass. He was Mary’s brother and his parents were also Daniel BROADLEY and Mary WILLIAMS. Hannah died in 3 Oct 1727 in Haverhill, Mass. Joseph died 3 Oct 1727 Haverhill Mass.

I believe Timothy Colby married Hannah’s niece of the same name Hannah Heath, born 9 Mar 1696/1697 in Haverhill, Mass daughter of Bartholomew Heath and Mary Bradley.

Alternatively, Hannah married 25 Mar 1719, Durham, Strafford, New Hampshire to William Miles. William was born 2 May 1682, Dedham, Norfolk, Mass.  His parents were Benjamin Miles and Mary Thorne. William died 8 Jan 1761, Dedham, Norfolk, Mass.

9. Judith Heath

Judith’s husband John Keyser was born 6 Jul 1678 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass.  He was Judith’s first cousin.  His parents were  John Keyzar (1648 – 1697) and Hannah Davis (1653 – 1719).  His grandparents were  John DAVIS  and Jane PEASLEE.  John died in 1761 Hampstead, Rockingham, New Hampshire

John first married  1710 in Haverhill, Essex, Mass to his second cousin Judith Davis (b. 23 Jul 1687 in Haverhill – d. 1 Sep 1775 in Hampstead) Judith’s parents were Stephen Davis (1663- 1719) and Mary Tucker (1666 – 1724), her grandparents were Ephraim Davis and Mary Johnson, and her great grandparents were James DAVIS and Cicely THAYER John and Judith Davis had three children born between 1710 and 1722.


Josiah Heath 1 — Source: Ancestry of Charles Stinson Pillsbury and John Sargent Pillsbury (1938)

Josiah Heath 2

Josiah Heath 3

The history of Haverhill, Massachusetts: from its first settlement, in 1640 … By George Wingate Chase

Genealogical and family history of the state of New Hampshire: a record of the achievements of her people in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation, Volume 3 (Google eBook)

Historic homes and places and genealogical and personal memoirs …, Volume 4, edited by William Richard Cuttler

Ancestry of Charles Stinson Pillsbury and John Sargent Pillsbury (1938) By Holman, Mary Lovering, 1868-1947; Pillsbury, Helen Pendleton Winston, 1878-1957

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  10. Cheryl Conklin says:

    Do you know who the parents of Cahtarina Heath born 27 May 1697 in Massachuesetts, died 30 Aug 1755 in New Castle, DE are? She married Joseph Cantrell in 1718 in New Castle, Lawrence, PA.


  11. catherine heath daughter of william heath mother eva ? lived in west newbury mass says:

    looking for history on william heath west newbury mass married to a eva no last name . daughter catherine Heath married a yell looking infor on the heath side and catherine mom. they lived in west newbury mass. there is some dow in the family ? thankyou shawn heffron

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