Josiah Maples

Male 1762 - 1847


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  • Name  Josiah Maples 
    Born  15 May 1762  New London, New London Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  04 Jul 1847  Ellery, Chautauqua Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Obituary notice:
      Josiah Maples, b. 1762 d. 1847, bur E. Aurora, Soldier of the Revolution.
    Buried  East Aurora, Erie Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From: Dee Davidson
      Subject: Josiah MAPLES 1762-1847
      Date: Mon, 15 May 2000 03:46:55 -0700

      Posted on: Chautauqua Co. NY Bios Forum
      Board URL: http://cgi.rootsweb.com/~genbbs/genbbs.cgi/USA/NY/ChautauquaBios?read=401

      Surname: MAPLES, COMSTOCK, HEDGES
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      MAPLES, JOSIAH;
      Born May 15, 1762, at New London, Conn. Died July 4, 1847, at Ellery, N. Y., aged 85 years, 1 month, 19 days. Grave in Cemetery at East Aurora, N. Y. It is recorded that he entered the American army at the age of 15 years and served in the Connecticut Militia until ths close of the war. In 1782 he was united in marriage with Diadema Comstock, and in 1790 moved to Otsego County, N. Y. His wife died while residing in Otsego County and was probably buried in that county. In 1795 he married Esther Hedges, of New Jersey. In 1808 they moved to Milo, Yates Co., N. Y., and about 1826 moved to East Aurora, Erie County, N. Y. In the latter place he served some years as Justice of the Peace. His wife, Esther, died Sept. 27, 1831, aged 54 years and 6 months, while they were residing in East Aurora, and is buried by his side. In 1836 he moved to Chautauqua County NY and settled in the town of Ellery where he remained until his death. He was the father of 18 children all whom lived to have families of their own. His son, Charles G. Maples, was for many years prominent in the official and business affairs of the county. He is mentioned in the Pension List of 1840. Was a deacon of the Baptist Church.

      Soldiers of the Revolution
      Chautauqua County, N. Y., Chapters,
      National Society
      Daughters of the American Revolution
      1925

      * Notes
      MAPLES, Josiah, East Aurora Cem East Aurora NY 33 Abstract of Graves of
      Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.3, p. Serial: 9787; Volume: 5

      Source: pp. 160, 652, 687, 753, 759, History & Directory of Yates Co., NY

      The information on the family of Josiah Maples is somewhat spotty and confusing. It should be confirmed through other sources.

      On p. 160, the History states in the chapter on the Town of Barrington: "Isaac H. Maples was another settler of the same date on lot 20. His youngest son, Josiah, who married Jane Coykendall, lives on the place his father redeemed from the wilderness."

      On p. 652, the History states that "Silas Hunt, Jr. born in 1793, married Nancy, daughter of the Deacon Isaac Maples of Milo."

      On p. 687, the History states that Josiah Maples was a brother-in-law of Isaac Hedges who was born in Madison, New Jersey in 1794, so one could assume that Josiah's wife was a Miss ______ Hedges. Isaac Hedges and "his brother-in-law, Josiah Maples, bought the whole of lot 27 [in the Town of Milo, Yates Co.], he taking the north part . . . The Maples family subsequently emigrated to Erie Co. [NY], except a son Isaac, now a resident of Barrington, and a daughter Nancy, who maried Silas Hunt, Jr."

      On p. 753, it states that Josiah Maples and his brother-in-law Isaac Hedges were among the first members of the Second Milo Baptist Church.

      History of Otsego County, New York
      1740-1878
      D. Hamilton Hurd
      Published by Everts & Fariss, Philadelphia

      Church Histories

      BAPTIST church. This church is one of the oldest in the county. May 20, 1795, a few scattered individuals of the Baptist denomination in this region held a conference-meeting in a school-house, at which Rev. James BACON was chosen moderator and John BOSTWICK clerk. This conference met several times until Aug. 19, 1795, when the church was organized, and consisted of twelve members. The first pastor was John BOSTWICK, who commenced his labors immediately after the organization of the church. He was soon after ordained, and served the church for a period of thirty years. The first deacon was Josiah MAPLES. In 1809 Zilba NEWLAND was chosen deacon.
    Person ID  I60152  Bryant
    Last Modified  10 Jun 2007 

    Father  John Maples,   b. 15 Sep 1719, Montville, New London Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jul 1798, Montville, New London Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah Baker,   b. 14 May 1721, New London Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1797, Montville, New London Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  12 May 1743  New London, New London Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID  F3684  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Deidamia Comstock,   b. 1764, Montville, New London Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1797, Otsego Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1782  Montville, New London Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Josiah Maples,   b. 1783, Montville, New London Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Dec 1825, Hartwick, Otsego Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Darius Maples,   b. 1786, Montville, New London Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850, Cannon Corners, Clinton Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Diadamy Maples,   b. 1788, Montville, New London Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Oct 1815, Otsego Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Filenda (Fanny) Maples,   b. 1792, Otsego Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850, Onondaga Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Nathan Maples,   b. 1794, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1850, probably, Otsego, Otsego Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Asa Maples,   b. 1795, Otsego Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1840, Union, Broome Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Polly Maples,   b. 1797, Otsego Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Feb 1860, Otsego, Otsego Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  13 Aug 2007 
    Family ID  F2462  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Esther Hedges,   b. Mar 1777, Madison, Morris Co, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1831, East Aurora, Erie Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1799  Otsego Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Isaac Hedges Maples,   b. 1803, Benton, Ontario Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Nancy Maples,   b. 1805, Otsego Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1840, Milo, Yates Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Charity Maples,   b. 1806, Otsego Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1840, Moravia, Cayuga Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Sophia Maples,   b. 1807, Otsego Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1870, Bethany, Genesee Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. David Jefferson Maples,   b. 20 Feb 1809, Benton, Ontario Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1892, Chautauqua Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Lewis C. Maples,   b. Abt 1814, Benton, Ontario Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1840, Barrington, Yates Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Albert Milton Maples,   b. 22 Aug 1817, Benton, Ontario Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1891, Macon Twp, Lenawee Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Charles G. Maples,   b. 20 Feb 1818, Milo, Ontario Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1886, Mayville, Chautauqua Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F3683  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 May 1762 - New London, New London Co, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1782 - Montville, New London Co, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1799 - Otsego Co, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 04 Jul 1847 - Ellery, Chautauqua Co, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - East Aurora, Erie Co, New York Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S224] Barbour-CT, Compiler: Barbour, Lucius Barnes, (1914-1926), p. 290.

    2. [S141] IGI, LDS.


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