Rev. Joseph Conner Bodwell, Jr (1840-1913)

Son of:Joseph 1812

Joseph graduated at Dartmouth College, 1863 and was admitted to the practice of law in Massachusetts in 1864. He graduated at the Theological Seminary at Hartford, Conn. in 1871 and was ordained at Thompson, Conn. Mar 13, 1872 and there installed over the Congregational Church, December 10, 1872. He was dismissed, September 23, 1874, and installed at the Congregational Church in Stockbridge, Massachusetts Oct 6, 1874. He went to Leavenworth, Kansas for two years. Afterwards was pastor of the church at Bridgewater, Massachusetts and from there went to Lyndonville, Vermont where he was installed June 23, 1887. (History of the Kimball Family, p. 923.) (History of Sanbornton, Nh, Vol 11, p. 44.)

In 1862 Joseph was living in Framingham, Mass. On June 24, 1862 he enrolled and mustered with the 7th Squadron of the Rode Island Cavalry, as a Private in Company B; sometime later he was taken prisoner and paroled. He was discharged on September 24, 1962 in Washington D.C. On or about September 14, 1862, the arsenal at Harpers Ferry fell to Stonewall Jackson's Corps. On the night of September 13, 1862 approximately 800 cavalry troopers (including the 7th Rode Island Cavalry) escaped from Harper's Ferry and captured 100 Confederate supply wagons. Joseph may have been captured during this escape. In the early stages of the war it was customary to immediately parole captured prisoners and allow them to return to their own side. Parolees were honor bound not to provide intelligence information upon return and were to be discharged from the military.

BornDiedMarried Spouse
29 Feb 184017 Apr 1913 15 Jun 1871Lydia Anne Kimball
Weymouth, EngMachiasport, Me Hartford, Ctb. 8 Feb 1846

Child of Joseph and Lydia (Kimball) Bodwell

NameBirth Date Birth PlaceDeath Date Death Place
1.Edward Joseph15 May 1872 Thompson, Ct.


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