Josiah Willard

24 May 1682–7 April 1731 (Age 48)
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Josiah

When Josiah Willard was born on 24 May 1682, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Simon Willard, was 32 and his mother, Martha Jacob, was 33. He married Jane Jacob in 1708. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 7 April 1731, in his hometown, at the age of 48, and was buried in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

Photos & Memories (1)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Josiah Willard
1682–1731
Jane Jacob
1681–1725
Marriage: 1708
Josiah Willard
1710–
John Willard
1719–1731
Scarlett Willard
1711–1711
Jane
1712–
Mary Willard
1715–
Margaret Willard
1715–
James Willard
1722–1731

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1708
children

(7)

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements wil ‘will’, ‘desire’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.2 Probably an Americanized form of the German cognate Willhardt ( see Willert ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Josiah Willard in entry for Josiah Willard, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Josiah Willard, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Josiah Willard in entry for Scarlet Willard, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.