I'm looking for any additional info about two brothers Joshua and Caleb Cromwell. They are the sons of Joshua and Lydia (last name unknown) Cromwell of Dover, New Hampshire. Joshua the father died c.1752 and Lydia the mother died some time before then.

Joshua was born about 1697 in Dover, NH. He married 1st on c.1724 prob. in Falmouth to Elizabeth Larrabee, dau. of Benjamin and Deborah (Ingersoll) Larrabee. Elizabeth died 30 Apr 1725 in Falmouth, giving birth to their only child Elizabeth. No further info has been found about the baby, if she died young or married. Joshua married 2nd on 10 Nov 1726 in Gloucester, MA to the widow Grace (Hodgkins) Tarr, dau. of Christopher and Tabitha (Hayward) Hodgkins. They had 1 known child: Lydia, b. 19 May 1728 in Falmouth. Lydia later married on 10 Jun 1767 in Falmouth to John Strout. Joshua married 3rd on 22 Oct 1748 in North Yarmouth (date of intentions) to Zeruiah Thomas. Joshua received 3 parcels of land in Falmouth: 1 acre in 1726, 3 acres in 1727, and 30 acres in 1728. He was the defendant in a debt case in North Yarmouth in 1739 and was probably the Joshua Cromwell who signed the petition for the incorporation of Cumberland County in 1755. I have no info on when Joshua Cromwell died. There is a Joshua Cromwell in Freeport, Cumberland County in the 1790 census with 2 males under 16, 1 male over 16, and 5 females, who may be his son or nephew, but I couldn't find any further info about this Joshua Cromwell.

Caleb was born about 1709 in Dover, NH. His only known marriage was on 8 Nov 1739 in Falmouth to Sarah Haden. No further info about her is known. He is listed as living in Gorham until 1745 when war broke out between the Indians and settlers, when he vacated to Falmouth. In 1745 he bought 10 acres of land from Anthony Brackett, which he sold in 1761 to Levi Strout. In 1744 he was the plaintive in a debt case. He was probably the Caleb Cromwell who was named on the Roll of Capt. James Milk’s Company in Falmouth Neck in 1757, though this may be a son or nephew. Caleb Cromwell was also named hog reeve in Falmouth in 1760. I have no info on any children or when Caleb died.

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