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Joseph Bodfish & Elizabeth Besse
Posted by: Bob Andrews Date: March 06, 2002 at 09:09:25
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The following Genealogy report is what I have gathered so far on the Bodfish family of Barnstable , Mass. from abt 1670 to abt 1780. Hopefully this info can help some of you.
Bob Andrews


Descendants of Joseph Bodfish


Generation No. 1

1. JOSEPH1 BODFISH He married ELIZABETH BESSE June 1674 in Barnstable , Mass., daughter of ANTHONY BESSE and JANE. She was born 1653.
       
Children of JOSEPH BODFISH and ELIZABETH BESSE are:
       i.       JOHN2 BODFISH, b. December 06, 1675, Barnstable ,Mass..
2.       ii.       JOSEPH BODFISH, b. October 1677, Barnstable ,Mass..
3.       iii.       MARY BODFISH, b. March 01, 1679/80, Barnstable ,Mass.; d. 1715.
       iv.       HANNAH BODFISH, b. May 1681, Barnstable ,Mass..
4.       v.       BENJAMIN BODFISH, b. July 20, 1683, Barnstable ,Mass..
       vi.       NATHAN BODFISH, b. December 27, 1685, Barnstable ,Mass..
       vii.       EBENEZER BODFISH, b. March 10, 1687/88, Barnstable ,Mass..
       viii.       ELIZABETH BODFISH, b. August 27, 1690, Barnstable ,Mass..
       ix.       REBECCA BODFISH, b. February 22, 1692/93, Barnstable ,Mass..
       x.       MELITIAH BODFISH, b. April 07, 1695, Barnstable ,Mass..
       xi.       ROBERT BODFISH, b. October 10, 1698, Barnstable ,Mass..
       xii.       SARAH BODFISH, b. February 20, 1699/00, Barnstable ,Mass..


Generation No. 2

2. JOSEPH2 BODFISH (JOSEPH1) was born October 1677 in Barnstable ,Mass.. He married (2) THANKFUL BLISH October 11, 1712 in Barnstable , Mass..
       
Child of JOSEPH BODFISH is:
       i.       SARAH3 BODFISH, b. February 20.
       
Children of JOSEPH BODFISH and THANKFUL BLISH are:
       ii.       ELIZABETH3 BODFISH, b. September 06, 1713.
       iii.       HANNAH BODFISH, b. July 18, 1716.
       iv.       MARY BODFISH, b. June 17, 1719.
       v.       JOSEPH BODFISH, b. March 08, 1721/22.
       vi.       THANKFUL BODFISH, b. June 1724.

3. MARY2 BODFISH (JOSEPH1) was born March 01, 1679/80 in Barnstable ,Mass., and died 1715. She married JOSIAH SWIFT, son of WILLIAM SWIFT and RUTH. He was born Abt. 1675, and died 1757.
       
Children of MARY BODFISH and JOSIAH SWIFT are:
       i.       MARY3 SWIFT, m. NATHAN BARLOW, June 30, 1731, Sandwich ,Mass.; b. October 30, 1710, Sandwich , Barnstable ,Mass.; d. Abt. 1794.
5.       ii.       JOSIAH SWIFT, b. 1712; d. Aft. 1776.

4. BENJAMIN2 BODFISH (JOSEPH1) was born July 20, 1683 in Barnstable ,Mass.. He married LYDIA CROCKER November 10, 1709.
       
Children of BENJAMIN BODFISH and LYDIA CROCKER are:
       i.       SYLVANUS3 BODFISH, b. September 02, 1710.
       ii.       HANNAH BODFISH, b. February 12, 1711/12.
       iii.       THANKFUL BODFISH, b. February 19, 1713/14.
       iv.       SOLOMON BODFISH, b. March 20, 1715/16.
       v.       JOSEPH BODFISH, b. April 16, 1718.
       vi.       BENJAMIN BODFISH, b. March 18, 1719/20.
       vii.       JONATHAN BODFISH, b. August 10, 1727.


Generation No. 3

5. JOSIAH3 SWIFT (MARY2 BODFISH, JOSEPH1) was born 1712, and died Aft. 1776. He married MARY MOREY. She was born 1716.
       
Children of JOSIAH SWIFT and MARY MOREY are:
6.       i.       ELISHA4 SWIFT, b. January 31, 1747/48, Wareham.
7.       ii.       MARY SWIFT.
       iii.       JESSE SWIFT, b. Abt. 1739; d. 1837.


Generation No. 4

6. ELISHA4 SWIFT (JOSIAH3, MARY2 BODFISH, JOSEPH1) was born January 31, 1747/48 in Wareham.
       
Child of ELISHA SWIFT is:
       i.       MARTHA5 SWIFT, b. December 23, 1785; m. GIBBS.

7. MARY4 SWIFT (JOSIAH3, MARY2 BODFISH, JOSEPH1) She married LT. ELISHA ELLIS.
       
Children of MARY SWIFT and ELISHA ELLIS are:
       i.       MORDECAI5 ELLIS, b. 1769; m. LYDIA SWIFT; b. Abt. 1770.
       ii.       SARAH ELLIS, b. 1762; d. April 13, 1847; m. PHINEAS SWIFT, May 1780; b. 1758.


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