Joshua Besse

14 February 1692–
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Joshua

When Joshua Besse was born on 14 February 1692, in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Nehemiah Besse, was 49 and his mother, Mary Ransom, was 31. He married Mary Wright on 12 December 1722.

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Joshua Besse
1692–
Mary Wright
1692–
Marriage: 12 December 1722

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 December 1722

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Name Meaning

Southern French: topographic name for someone who lived by a birch tree or in a birch wood, from Late Latin bettia ‘birch wood’, a word of Gaulish origin.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Joshua Bessie, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Joshua Bessee, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Joshua Bessie, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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