Josiah Holbrook Jr

Male9 April 1755–16 November 1831

Brief Life History of Josiah

When Josiah Holbrook Jr was born on 9 April 1755, in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Josiah Holbrook, was 41 and his mother, Mary Moffit, was 22. He married Rachel Wright in 1775, in Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 16 November 1831, in Onondaga, New York, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Onondaga, New York, United States.

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Josiah Holbrook Jr
Rachel Wright
Marriage: 1775
Abigail Holbrook
Silas Waters Holbrook
Adolphus Holbrook
Amanda Holbrook
Patty Holbrook
Mary Holbrook
Electa Holbrook
Rachel Holbrook
Festus Augustus Holbrook
Josiah G. Holbrook
Samuel T. Holbrook

Sources (10)

  • Josiah Holbrook, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Josiah Holbrook, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Josiah Holbrook, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1775Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (6)


    Age 21

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


    Age 21

    New York is the 11th state.

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 39

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places called with Old English hol ‘hole, hollow’ + brōc ‘brook, stream’, such as Holbrook (Derbyshire, Dorset, Suffolk) and Howbrook in Wortley (Yorkshire).

    Americanized form of North German Halbrock (or some like-sounding surname), a cognate of 1 above.

    History: This name was first taken to America by the brothers Thomas and John Holbrook, who emigrated to MA in the 17th century; their line can be traced back to Dundry, Somerset, England, in the first half of the 16th century. Other English bearers who started early lines of descent in the New World are Joseph Ho(u)lbrook of Warrington, Lancashire, who emigrated to MD as an indentured servant in the later 17th century; Randolph Holbrook, who was in VA in the 1720s but later returned to Nantwich, Cheshire; and Rev. John Holbrook, who emigrated from Handbury, Staffordshire, to NJ c. 1723.

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

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