When Joel Hosford was born on 9 February 1769, in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Gideon Hosford, was 35 and his mother, Jerusha Cook, was 32. He married Sarah Brown on 4 September 1831, in New Haven, Connecticut, United States. He lived in Jewett, Greene, New York, United States in 1850. He died about 1857, in Greene, New York, United States, at the age of 89.
English: probably a variant of Horsford . The surname has been established in Ireland (Cork) since the 17th century.