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Dr Joseph Moffatt, Jr

Male 1738 - 1802  (64 years)


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  • Name Joseph Moffatt  [1, 2, 3
    Name Prefix Dr 
    Name Suffix Jr 
    Gender Male 
    Born 2 July 1738  Sturbridge, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Occupation Physician  [2
    American Revolutionary War Veteran
    Submitter 166,192 
    Died 12 August 1802  Brimfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Buried after 12 August 1802  Brimfield Center Cemetery, Brimfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I22748  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 17 April 2009 

    Father Joseph Moffatt,   b. 11 July 1703, Newbury, Essex Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 1754  (Age > 52 years) 
    Mother Mary Waters,   b. 27 October 1711, Topsfield, Essex Co, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. after 1754  (Age > 44 years) 
    Family ID F8043  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Anna [--?--] 
    Children 
     1. Caleb Moffitt,   b. 30 September 1761
    Family ID F8267  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Margaret Bliss,   b. 6 December 1740, Brimfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 November 1771, Brimfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Married 3 January 1762  [2
    Children 
     1. Eli Moffitt,   b. 15 October 1763
     2. Lewis Moffett,   b. 17 September 1764, Brimfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Hornellsville, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Tabitha Moffitt,   b. 17 October 1765, Brimfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 December 1769, Brimfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
    +4. Dr. Joseph Moffett,   b. 8 August 1769, Brimfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 April 1820, New Woodstock, Madison Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
    +5. Willis (Wylles) Moffitt,   b. 12 October 1770, Brimfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 June 1845, New Woodstock, Madison Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Family ID F8091  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 3 Lois Haynes,   b. 4 November 1736, Brimfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Maryland? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 10 December 1772  Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    • Originally entered as “Waterton, NY” - Roger 16 January 2006
    Children 
    +1. Chester Moffitt,   b. 29 March 1775, Brimfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 August 1861, Claridon, Geauga Co., Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     2. Lois Moffitt,   b. 11 July 1776, Brimfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Tabitha Moffatt,   b. 1 May 1780, Brimfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1858  (Age 78 years)
     4. Alvin Moffitt,   b. 24 October 1785, Brimfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F8054  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Ancestor of Moffetts in Watertown, NY; a physician; born either at Brimfield or Sturbridge, MA. Served on war committee and as town clerk, 1779-84.
      Year of birth also given as 1732
    • Served on war committee and as town clerk, 1779-84.?Year of birth also given as 1732

      Epitaph of Dr. Joseph Moffatt

      He died August 12. n.
      A. D. 1802. Aet. 64.
      Th wages of sin
      is death
      Stop here my friend
      & be admonished
      from the grave. Con-
      sider that you are
      bound to Eternity.
      Your time on earth
      is short. Give not rest
      unto your soul until
      you become Spiritually
      acquainted with
      Jesus Christ, the Resurrection
      and the Life.


      From Brian Starr:
      For more than forty years he practiced in Brimfield. He served as Town Clerk from 1779 to 1784, and as Representative to the General Court in 1782.

      Dr. Moffatt served as Surgeon in the Revolution. He signed the Covenant and also served on important war committees. Numerous descendants have joined the DAR on his name. His first wife was Margaret Bliss whom he married on June 3, 1762. She was born in 1740. The had four children:
      1. Lewis, born Sept. 17, 1764
      2. Tabitha, born Oct. 7, 1765; d. Feb. 19, 1769, aged three years.
      3. Dr. Joseph Jr. b. Aug. 5 1769; md. --------- d. 1820 near Casenna, N. Y. was buried at New Woodstock, N. Y.
      4. Wyllis, b. Oct. 12, 1770. ( A Willis Moffatt of Brimfield who married Sally Smith was perhaps this one.)
      Dr. Moffatt’s wife Margaret Bliss died Nov. 4, 1771, aged 31 years.

      He married second, Lois Haynes, daughter of Peter Haynes, Dec. 10, 1772. They had four children:
      1 Chester, born Mar. 29, 1775 nd, Nargaret ------- Was living in 1855. ( See reply to Brimfield Heroine Letter.) He had children named Mary, Marcus, and Miles. Lived in Claridon Ohio.
      2 Lois, b. July 11, 1776
      3 Tabitha, or Tabbe, b. May 1, 1780 md. Rev Clark Brown.
      4 Alvin, born Oct. 24, 1785, [2, 3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Original Moffat GEDCOM File, Robert and Frances Moffitt.

    2. [S2096] GEDCOM file titled “Moffatt.ged”, submitted by Katharine Gates.

    3. [S2102] Source from GEDCOM file titled “Moffatt.ged”, submitted by Katharine Gates.

    4. [S2099] Source from GEDCOM file titled “Moffatt.ged”, submitted by Katharine Gates.


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