Elizabeth Matteson

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Elizabeth Matteson, daughter of Thomas Matteson and Martha Shippee, was born at East Greenwich, Kent Co., Rhode Island, 9 October 1700.1,2,3

Elizabeth married Henry Joslin, son of Thomas Joslin and Mary (…), at East Greenwich 22 January 1718.4,3

Wessler appears to have relied on Arnold (VR of Rhode Island) in saying Elizabeth (Matteson) Joslin married (2) John Case in 1750. Arnold indicated Elizabeth Joslin was a widow. However, the will of Elizabeth Case in 1788 identifies five Case children, and no Joslin children. Elizabeth Matteson was far too old to have had any Case children, and most likely, it was the daughter Elizabeth who married John Case, and was the testatrix of 1788. Maybe.5,6,7


Henry Joslin b. 1698, d. 21 May 1743
  • Alice Joslin8 b. 9 Jun 1720
  • Mary Joslin+8 b. 2 Feb 1721/22, d. abt. 1778
  • Thomas Joslin8 b. 12 Feb 1724
  • Henry Joslin8 b. 24 Feb 1726
  • Deliverance Joslin8 b. 25 Mar 1728
  • Martha Joslin8 b. 14 Feb 1730
  • Elizabeth Joslin8 b. 14 Feb 1730, d. bef. Oct 1788
  • Rebekah Joslin8 b. 4 Apr 1732
  • John Joslin8 b. 9 Sep 1734
  • Margaret Joslin8 b. 4 Jul 1737
  • Mary Joslin8 b. 6 May 1739
This person was last edited on8 Mar 2014


  1. [S602] James N. Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island. 1636-1850: First Series: Births, Marriages and Deaths. A Family Register for the People, 21 vols. (Providence, Rhode Island: Narragansett Historical Publishing, 1891-1912), 1:2:131, town record 1:6, further cited as Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island.
  2. [S913] John Osborne Austin, The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island: Comprising Three Generations of Settlers Who Came Before 1690 (With Many Families Carried to the Fourth Generation). Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1887, 132. CD-ROM reprint, Compendium of New England Pioneers: A Collection of 14 Classic Genealogical Dictionaries of Early New England Settlers (Columbia, Maryland: Archive CD Books USA, 2006), further cited as Rhode Island Dictionary.
  3. [S807] Porter Matteson, "Mattesons In America: A Genealogical History of the Descendants of Henry Matteson, the Emigrant (1646-1690)": 1948, microform copy: FHL Film/Fiche #962159 Item 17, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, 21, further cited as "Mattesons."
  4. [S602] Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1:2:43, 47.
  5. [S1282] West Greenwich, Rhode Island, Town Hall, West Greenwich (R.I.) Probate Records 1743-1915, 2:308-10, further cited as West Greenwich Probate Records. pages are misplaced in the book/film. They are found after page 207.
  6. [S602] Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1:3:11, 30.
  7. [S939] Edith S. Wessler, The Jocelyn-Joslin-Joslyn-Josselyn Family (Tokyo, Japan: Charles E. Tuttle, 1961), 97, further cited as Wessler, Joscelyn Family.
  8. [S807] Matteson, "Mattesons", 142-152.