Joseph^ Upham (Thomas^ Phineas*, John’), of Dudley, Mass., b. in Reading, Mass., in 1712; m. Nov. 20, 1732, Martha Green, of Maiden, b. 1716; d. Sept. 11, 1738; m. (2) Feb. 28, 1739, Elizabeth Richardson, of Woburn, b. Dec 4, 17 15. She was the granddaughter of Samuel Richardson, of Woburn, and died after the birth of all her husband’s children. He married at the age of 64, Abigail Arasden, of Southboro, widow of Jonathan.
She died in 79th year, Dec. 14, 1806. Joseph Upham with his wife, Elizabeth, and five children, moved from Reading to Dudley about the year 1748, where he was one of the early settlers. He purchased a large tract of land at Dudley, and in 1878, four pieces of this land were still in the possession of his descendants, the Uphams, of Dudley, who had the original deed for the same. He gave to each of his sons a farm of about one hundred acres, requiring them to clear it by the time they became of age, at which time it was deeded to them. He d. in his Sistyear, Oct. 12, 1792.
He had by wife Martha:
I Martha, b. May 6, 1738; m. Thomas Wilson, of Killingly. Conn., Oct. 18, 1759.
By wife Elizabeth :
II Joseph, b. Dec. 10, 1740; m. Eunice Kidder, and lived in Dudley.
III Thomas, b. Dec. 10, 1742; m. Elizabath Pratt, of Oxford, and lived in Dudley.
IV Elizabeth, b. Feb. 14, 1745; d. in Dudley, Oct. 28, 183 1.
V Susanna, b. April 15, 1747; m. David Kidder (son of Richard), Feb. 23, 1758.
The above all b. in Reading, the others in Dudley.
VI Benjamin, b. Sept. 14, 1749; m. Hepzibah Earned, and lived in Dudley. He was a Revolutionary soldier called out at the Lexington alarm.
VII Ruth, b. Dec. 30, 1751; d. at Dudley, unm., age 65.
VIII Lois, b. May 18, 1754; m. Philip Brown, Sept. 28, 1775.
IX Simeon, b. May 11, 1757; m. Miriam Earned, and lived in Dudley. He was a Revolutionary soldier.
X Nathan, b. June 8, 1763; m. Mary Robbins, and lived in Dudley.