Joshua Stafford

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Joshua Stafford, son of David Stafford and Lydia Davol, was born at Tiverton, Newport Co., Rhode Island, 6 March 1749.1,2 He died at Farmington, Ontario Co., New York, in 1809.2

Joshua married Susannah Cory, daughter of Thomas Cory and Mary Fish, at Tiverton 19 July 1770.3

In 1790, his household was probably the one enumerated at Tiverton, with 2 free white males over 16, 6 under 16, and 2 free white females.4


Susannah Cory b. abt. 1750
  • Jonathan Stafford2 b. 17 Sep 1770
  • Joshua Stafford2 b. 2 Sep 1772
  • Abraham Stafford2 b. 4 Feb 1774, d. 24 Jan 1831
  • William Stafford+2 b. 3 Apr 1776, d. 10 Feb 1863
  • John Stafford2 b. 29 Jan 1779, d. 2 Oct 1849
  • Thomas Stafford2 b. 4 Mar 1781
  • Elizabeth Stafford2 b. 30 Aug 1784
  • David Stafford2 b. 4 Oct 1787, d. 3 Oct 1837
  • Lydia Stafford5 b. 16 Aug 1790, d. 11 Jan 1879
This person was last edited on19 Aug 2020


  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), 4:7:108, town record 1:63, further cited as Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island.
  2. [S469] Don Charles Nearpass, "Materials for a Genealogy of Josiah Stover who became Josiah Stafford of Tiverton, R. I.": 1985, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, 137, further cited as "Stafford Notes."
  3. [S602] Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island, 4:7:18, 49. P. 49 reads: [Stafford] "Joshua of David and Susannah Cory, of Thomas; m. by Rescome Sanford, Justice." P. 18 does not identify parents.
  4. [S2161] Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790, 12 vols. (Washington D.C.: Department of Commerce and Labor, Bureau of the Census, 1907-1908), RI:25, further cited as Heads of Families, 1790.
  5. [S469] Nearpass, "Stafford Notes", 63.