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Joseph Macomber[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1783 - 1859  (76 years)


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  • Name Joseph Macomber 
    Born 14 Jun 1783  Washington Hollow, Dutchess, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Gender Male 
    Med. Note
    • Suffered for three years before dying. Palsy is where control or feeling is lost in the muscles of the body resulting in involuntary trembling.
    Residence 1818  Silver Lake, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Moved west 
    • Sold the blacksmith shop near Boston and moved west.
    Residence 1835  Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Moved to Illinois 
    • When Joseph was 52 and Elizabeth was 48, they took their family and moved to Illinois coming up the Mississippi River in a canal boat during a big flood. The river was too shallow, during normal water flows to accommodate boats, having not been dredged yet. Their children's ages would have been: Phebe, age 22; Elizabeth, age 18; Ben, age 15; Amira, age 13; and Charles, age 9.
    Residence 1 Jun 1840  Winslow, Stephenson, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farm house 
    • Document is basically illegible but it seems to say:

      2 males 10-14 (Charles, 12; and ?)
      1 male 20-29 (Benoni, 20)
      1 male 50-59 (Joseph, 56)

      1 female 5-9 (?)
      1 female 15-19 (Amira, 18)
      1 female 50-59 (Elizabeth, 53)

      Total persons, 7
      People employed in agriculture, 4
      People under 20 were 4

      There was two children not readily identified.
    Census page, Brewster precinct, Illinois, page 3
    Census page, Brewster precinct, Illinois, page 3
    very bad image!
    Chronicle 1844 
    Marital Conflict 
    • Elizabeth took the children out to a hill and spent the night in 1844 waiting for the Lord to come. In the morning, as they were returning to the house, they met Joseph, going out to milk the cows. It was not a happy meeting.
    Possessions 10 Jul 1844  Stephenson, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Purchase of 61.7 acres 
    Joseph Macomber Land deed
    Joseph Macomber Land deed
    61.7 acres purchase
    Possessions 10 Jul 1844  Stephenson, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Purchase of 80 acres 
    Joseph Macomber land deed
    Joseph Macomber land deed
    80 acre purchase
    Residence Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Store and blacksmith shop 
    Residence 1 Jun 1850  Oneco, Stephenson, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Farm house 
    • Their last name is spelled "McOmber."

      Charles was 24 years old and working as a farmer. Teresa was 17. They had $1000 in real property.

      Joseph was 66 and working as a farmer. Elizabeth was 60 years old, and with them was Benoni who was 30 and working as a farmer.
    Census Page
    Census Page
    Illinois, Stephensen County, Oneco
    Name Josiah Macomber 
    FamilySearch ID# K456-1TY 
    Physical Description Gun Carrier  [6
    • "Joseph even when an old man, perhaps remembering stern days on the new frontiers, went well armed at all times. Under his leather jacket he carried a large pistol secured by a line around his neck, he never left the house without his rifle; these arms he continued to carry to the time of his death."
    Died 21 Nov 1859  Winslow, Stephenson, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Cause: Palsy 
    • Palsy
    Joseph Macomber
    Joseph Macomber
    Mortality Schedule
    Buried Rock Lily Cemetery, Winslow, Stephenson, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Address:
    West Warren Road 
    Joseph Macomber (1783 - 1859) - Find A Grave Memorial
    Joseph Macomber (1783 - 1859) - Find A Grave Memorial
    Joseph Macomber gravestone
    Joseph Macomber gravestone
    Person ID I142  MacomberKin | Macomber family tree
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2015 

    Father John Macomber,   b. 26 Dec 1734, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1802, Washington Hollow, Dutchess, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Mary Brownell Davol,   b. 31 Mar 1745,   d. 4 Apr 1802, Washington Hollow, Dutchess, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Family ID F416  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Thompson,   b. 10 Feb 1787, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1855, Winslow, Stephenson, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married CA 1812 
    Children 
    +1. Phebe Macomber,   b. Abt 1813, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Elizabeth Macomber,   b. Nov 1817, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. Benoni Dolf Macomber,   b. 9 Apr 1820, Brackney, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1890, Winslow, Stephenson, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 69 years)
     4. Amira Macomber,   b. 23 Feb 1822, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1865, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    +5. Charles Miller Macomber,   b. 27 Sep 1826, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1915, Winslow, Stephenson, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F48  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Maria Hammond,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
    +1. Egbert Macomber,   b. 14 Nov 1805, Dutchess, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1887, Cascade, Dubuque, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F10103  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart