Biographical Sketch of Joseph Severance

(III) Joseph, son of John (2) Severance, was born October 26, 1682; in Suffield, and died April 10, 1766. He was a tailor by trade and resided first at Deerfield, where he owned a house and hone lot. He was in the fight in the meadows in 1704, and was also a soldier in the service in 1713. He was wounded by the Indians and made a cripple, and was compensated for this by the general court which granted him two hundred acres of land east of Northfield on Mount Grace. His father also gave him land in Deerfield. He lived also at Northfield, and followed his trade there. He was corporal in Captain Kellogg’s company in 1723 and orderly in 1747. In 1722, he was selectman. A few years before his death, he divided his real estate in Deerfield among his children, and he and his wife went to live with the youngest son, Moses, in Montague, where they both died and were buried. He married, November 17, 1712, Anna Kellogg, born July 14, 1689, died March 13, 1781, daughter of Martin Kellogg, of Hadley. Children, born in Deerfield: Joseph, mentioned elsewhere; Anna, December 25, 1715; Martin, September 10, 1718; John, December 15, 1720; Experience, March 14, 1723; Jonathan, June 12, 1725; Rebecca, March 4, 1728; Moses, March 23, 1730; Abigail, November 16, 1732.

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