Fifth Generation


606. Pvt. Josiah Bearce 3rd was born on 17 August 1755 in New Fairfield, Connecticut (Fairfield). He died on 30 August 1845 at the age of 90 in Penfield, New York (Monroe). He served in the military in the Revolutionary War (1775 - 1783). Josiah was 23/32 Wampanoag/Narragansett Indian from 11/32 father, 3/8 Schagticoke Indian from mother. "Josiah Bearce 3rd, son of Josiah Bearss 2nd and Rebecca Baldwin, was 25/32nds Schagticoke and Eastern Indian, and only 7/32nds of white blood. He fought in the Revolutionary War for Independence; as did Oliver Canfield and many other of my white and Indian ancestors. Josiah 3rd's petition No was S-I3344, U.S. Pension files, Rev War. He was very old and very poor in his old age and lies sleeping near Penfield Monroe Co N.Y. His wife dear Freelove Canfield lies sleeping at old praying Indian Town near Eleria Ohio where she went with one of her daughters after Josiah 3rd went to sleep at Penfield. Josiah 3rd's grandson James Monroe Bearce lived with him for some years at Penfield N.Y. and contributed much to his support. Josiah Bearce 3rd stood 6'-2" in his moccasins; When a boy he was educated by Zerviah Newcomb and his aunt Ann Bearce at New Fairfield Connecticut, and could read write and figure."

Quoted from "From out of the Past, Who Our Forefathers Really Were, Our White and Indian Ancestors back to 1628" by Franklyn Ele-wa-tum "Swimming Eel" BeArce.

Pvt. Josiah Bearce 3rd and Freelove Canfield were married on 27 March 1780 in New Milford, Connecticut. Early Connecticut Marriages: Third Book - New Milford, New Haven Second Church page 117 Josiah Bearse & Freelove Canfield, 1781 Freelove Canfield, daughter of Oliver Canfield and Sarah Mauwee, was born in 1758 in Long Mountain, New Milford, Connecticut. Accord to "The Gene Pool" Tabitha Roberts is Freelove's mother... not Sarah Mauwee. She died on 31 July 1849 at the age of 91 in Indian Town, Eleria, Pennsylvania. 3 Aug 1849 per The Gene Pool. She was 3/4 Schagticoke Indian from mother. "Freelove Canfield, wife of Josiah Bearce 3rd, was a 3/4 blood Schagticoke Indian, and was born on Long Mountain, New Milford, Connecticut. She was the daughter of Oliver Canfield Sr of Long Mountain and his house servant Sarah Mauwee, daughter of Joseph Mauwee who was Sachem at Choostown, and his wife Ann Warrups of Wequandauch Connecticut. Tabitha Roberts, wife of Oliver Canfield Sr, was not the Mother of Freelove, of this fact I am positively certain:(See full written Manuscript, Our White And Indian Ancestors)"

"I remember of my grandfather Iron Face and Aunt Mary Caroline talking in the Schagticoke dialect on several occasions. On one of these occasions I ask Aunt Mary Caroline what they were talking about, and she said they were discussing Sarah Mauwee and Freelove Canfield, and told me the history of Freelove's parentage."

Pvt. Josiah Bearce 3rd-46241 and Freelove Canfield-46242 had the following children:

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Paulina Bearce-46366.

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Laurania Bearce was born on 16 March 1784 in New Milford, Connecticut (Litchfield). She was 49/64 Indian, 25/64 Wampanoag/Narragansett from father, 3/8 Schagticoke Indian from mother. 49/64 Wampanoag/Narragansett Indian - both parents

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Rebecca Bearce-46356.

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Sarah Bearce was born on 27 December 1788 in New Milford, Connecticut (Litchfield). She was 49/64 Indian, 25/64 Wampanoag/Narragansett from father, 3/8 Schagticoke Indian from mother. 49/64 Wampanoag/Narragansett Indian - both parents

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Joseph Canfield Bearce was born on 1 June 1790 in New Milford, Connecticut (Litchfield). He died in 1820 at the age of 30. He was 49/64 Indian, 25/64 Wampanoag/Narragansett from father, 3/8 Schagticoke Indian from mother. 49/64 Wampanoag/Narragansett Indian - both parents

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Eli Hervey Bearce was born on 14 February 1793 in New Milford, Connecticut (Litchfield). He died in 1823 at the age of 30 in New Milford, Connecticut (Litchfield). He was 49/64 Indian, 25/64 Wampanoag/Narragansett from father, 3/8 Schagticoke Indian from mother. 49/64 Wampanoag/Narragansett Indian - both parents

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Gideon Noble Bearce-46243.

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Daniel Bearce-46360.

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Anna Bearce was born on 20 September 1802 in New Milford, Connecticut (Litchfield). She was 49/64 Indian, 25/64 Wampanoag/Narragansett from father, 3/8 Schagticoke Indian from mother. 49/64 Wampanoag/Narragansett Indian - both parents

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Caroline Bearce-46358.