- Born: Abt 1653, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts 596
- Marriage: Mercy Fish in 1681 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts
- Died: 6 Dec 1737, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts about age 84 596
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 596
Joshua Blackwell, the son of Michael Blackwell, was born sometime around 1653, and died in Sanwich on 29 Mar 1734. A possible clue to the identity of his wife, Mercy, is suggested by the unusual name of their fourth daughter, Abia, This shows a possible connection with the Fish family which that name was popular.
In 1681, Joshua Blackwell's name appears on record as a member of a committee "appointed to see whales that are lately cast ashore." On 2 Jun 1685, he served on the grand jury. Around 1696 his name becomes recorded as "Sergeant Joshua Blackwell."
The Sanwich church records show the baptism of "Nicah, Samuel, Sarah, Jane, Abiah, Hannah Blackwell" on 28 Jul 1700. On 25 Jun 1702, Joshua Blackwell contributed to the repair of the Sandwich Meeting House. He was designated sole executor under his father's will, dated 29 Nov 1709. The minister of the second church of scituate records in his diary of 10 Nov 1728, that he "preach'd at Sandwich at the house of Joshua Blackwell,: after which Joshua's granddaughter, Martha Blackwell, among others, was baptized. The name of Joshua Blackwell is included in the Rev. Benjamin Fessenden's list of householders in 1730.
~New England Historic & Genealogical Register, July 1963, pages 186-187
Joshua married Mercy Fish in 1681 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts. (Mercy Fish died on 29 Mar 1734 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts 596.)