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Josiah FROST

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  • Name Josiah FROST 
    Born 6 Jul 1745  Willington, Tolland County, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Notes 
    • (1) Notwithstanding the speculation in Note (2), below, Josiah FROST (the son of Josiah and Mary (Polk) Frost) was not the same person as the Josiah FROST of Frostburg, MD.

      (2) Frost, Norman Seaver, Frost Genealogy in Five Families, West Newton, MA: Frost Family Association of America, 1926, p. 337:

      JOSIAH FROST moved from New Jersey to Alleghany [sic; should be Allegany] County, Maryland. The writer has no record of his parentage, birth, or marriage. Since his wife is not mentioned in his will, dated March 30, 1813, she probably died previously. The birth date is given of only one of his ten children. His will mentions three sons in the order here given, then seven daughters, but there is no evidence of the order of their birth.

      John W. Frost of Indianapolis says that he heard his father state that the emigration was from New England and that the early ancestor came from England in the seventeenth century. It is quite possible that Josiah was the son of Josiah and Mary (Polk) Frost, born in Willington, Conn., July 6, 1745, but the writer has no evidence whatever that such was the fact.

      The name Josiah is common in only one line of Frosts. The only one in the writer's records who could have been the father of the Frostburg settlers is the one mentioned above. He was of the fifth generation in the line of Elder Edmund Frost of Cambridge, Mass. . . .

      Children:

      [i] CATHERINE, m. _____ DAVIS.

      [ii] ABIGAIL, m. _____ DAVIS.

      [iii] ELIZABETH, m. _____ SNIDIKER.

      [iv] REBECCA.

      [v] MARY, m. _____ ARNOLD.

      [vi] ISAIAH.

      [vii] MARGARET, m. _____ PORTER.

      [viii] MESHECH, b. Mar. 10, 1788.

      [ix] JOSIAH.

      [x] ANN.

      [Note by compiler: As the author admitted, he had no evidence whatever that Josiah FROST (the son of Josiah and Mary (Polk) Frost) was same person as the Josiah FROST of Frostburg, MD.]
    Person ID I46985  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2021 

    Father Josiah FROST,   b. 24 Jul 1706, Springfield, Hampden County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1788, Tolland County, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Mary PAULK,   b. 8 Feb 1724, Tolland, Tolland County, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1793, Hampshire County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 8 Nov 1739  Willington, Tolland County, CT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F20237  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart