Josiah Stafford

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ChartsAncestors of Wilford Ervie Billings
Josiah Stafford, whose father is unknown, and whose mother is known only by her maiden surname, Norton, was probably born at Cape Hadick, York Co., Maine, between 1662 and 1673.1 He died at Tiverton, Newport Co., Rhode Island, 9 April 1743.2,1

Josiah married Sarah Lake, daughter of David Lake and Sarah Earle, 1698.1,3


Sarah Lake b. 10 May 1678, d. 10 May 1754
  • Abraham Stafford1 d. Dec 1798
  • Hannah Stafford1 d. 1 Dec 1785
  • Patience Stafford1
  • Priscilla Stafford1 d. 2 Jul 1797
  • Bethiah Stafford1 d. 3 Dec 1784
  • Bathsheba Stafford1 d. 12 Mar 1787
  • Phebe Stafford1
  • Elizabeth Stafford1
  • Sarah Stafford1 b. 14 Feb 1698
  • Joseph Stafford1 b. say 1700, d. bef. 7 Jun 1773
  • David Stafford+1 b. 6 Feb 1705, d. 5 Feb 1791
This person was last edited on28 Apr 2016


  1. [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, 15-16, further cited as "Stafford Notes."
  2. [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 1:174, further cited as Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island.
  3. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 1429, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).