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Joseph Northrup III was born 17 Jul 1649 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, the son of Joseph Northrup II and Mary Norton. Joseph was married 12 May 1670 to Miriam Blakeman; Milford, New Haven, Ct. They had at least four known children.

Miriam Blakeman was born 8 Feb 1670 in Stratford, Connecticut. She died 31 Jul 1709 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut. She was the daughter of James Blakeman and Miriam Wheeler.

Got this letter from Valerie Reynolds:

HI,
I was looking at your webpage and saw that you have listed as Joseph Northrup III's wife as Miriam Blackmun. It isn't. Miriam's family name has been listed as either Blakeman (which I use) or Blackman but never Blackmun.
I don't know how interested you are in Miriam's family but Miram's parents were first cousins. James Blakeman's mother, Jane Wheeler was the sister of Miriam's father Moses Wheeler. Moses is one of those colorful characters you love to learn about, is the first centenarian in New England and has a bridge named after him. If If you ever travel I-95 over the CT River between Stratford and Milford CT, the bridge is the Moses Wheeler Bridge.
Adam Blakeman, James's father was the first minister of the Stratford Church. In 1960, the church erected a large stone in the old Stratford Cemetary in his honor. The first settlers in Stratford were buried along the river. They dug up the bodies and moved them. Moses is buried there as well, and has his original stone. The Blakeman's name is in the records because the one Blakeman son got a girl pregnant, after his father died.
I have visited the old Northrup graves in Milford, CT. I copied this into my notes on Joseph:

Burial plot J41 in Milford cemetary- there is also a Northrup family monument. Stone is near the dirt road between two sets of trees, on side where train tracks are.
INSCRIPTION:
Here lyeth the body of
Joseph Northrop
who died, in the 50th
year of his age
May 1700 freeman- may 12 1670
baptized by the Rev Prudden

Hope this helps you fill in a few blanks-
Valerie Reynolds

He died 31 Jul 1700 Milford, New Haven, Connecticut.

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Joseph Northrup III Family

Children of Joseph Northrup III and Miriam Blackmun

Joseph Northrup IV B. Oct 1689 Milford, New Haven, Connecticut M. Susannah Roberts; Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut. 20 Nov 1713 D. 1733 Ridgefield, Connecticut
James Northrup B. 15 Apr 1693 Milford, New Haven, Conn M. 1.) Hannah Hines In 1714
M 2.) Lydia Mills in abt 1739
D. Ridgefield, Fairfield, Ct
Moses Northrup B. 31 Mar 1695 Milford, New Haven, Conn D. 1 Jul 1747 Beekman, Dutch, New York
Miriam Northrup B. May 1698, New Haven, Connecticut