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Joseph RANDALL (1697-1772) m. Rebecca DOANE (1701-1760)
s/o Nicholas RANDALL (1670-1751) m. Elizabeth DRAYCOTE (1673- )
d/o Daniel DOANE Jr (1664-1743) m. Mehitable TWINNING (1660-1743)


1693 Father
Nicholas RANDALL listed among the taxables in Bucks County

17 Jul 1697 Joseph RANDALL born at Middletown, Bucks, Pennsylvania [one source says birth was 1701] [
Joseph Randall, a brother of George; lived near Newtown till the death of her sister Elizabeth, in 1728, then moved to Chester Co]

1698 Father Nicholas Randall, born about 1670, settled in Southampton Twsp. Bucks Co and bought 250 there.


20 Oct 1701 Rebecca DOANE born at at Middletown, Bucks, Pennsylvania [one source says birth was 1703] [
The Doane Family, p.56: Rebecca (dau of Daniel Doane) b. _____; m. at Middletown, 1722, 8, 10, Joseph Randall, a brother of George; lived near Newtown till the death of her sister Elizabeth, in 1728, then moved to Chester Co. Ch: 1. Mehetabel, b. at Upper Makefield, 1723, 7, 26. 2. Elizabeth, b. 1725, 5,11; m. 1752, 3, 26, James Hancock. 3. Joseph, b. 1734, 9, 16; m. 1757, 5, 11, Rachel Griffiths. 4. Abraham (?) (doc)]

4 Apr 1721 Joseph Randall approved for misc event at Buckingham MM, Bucks, PA (doc)

1722 George, Joseph and William RANDALL, supposed to be sons of Nicholas, became members of Buckingham Meeting of Friends in 1722. Both George and Joseph married Doans, daughters of Daniel DOAN and Mehetabel his wife, who came to Middletown, Bucks county, from Sandwich, Massachusetts.  George married (second) Mary HARDING, widow of Thomas HARDING, Jr., and another daughter of Henry and Agnes (HEATON) COMLY. Source; "History of Bucks County Pennsylvania" by William w.H. Davis, A.M. Second Edition; Prepared Under Editorial supervision of Warren S. ELY, member of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and Librarian of the Bucks County Historical society, and John W. JORDAN, LL.D, of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. new York - Chicago; The Lewis Publishing Company 1905. pg 252]


7 Aug 1722 Joseph Randall approved for removal at Buckingham MM, Bucks, PA (doc)

10 Aug 1722 Joseph RANDALL and Rebecca DOANE married at Middletown MM, Bucks, Pennsylvania {also said to be at Langhorne, Bucks, PA] [
Genealogy of the DUNWOODY and HOOD families and collateral branchess: their history and biography, based upon original researches. COPE, Gilbert, Published by Tribune Printing Co., Minneapolis, 1899; 198 Pages. Pg. 163; on same date George Randall and Elizabeth Doane married – brothers and sisters?] [Church Records: Selected Areas of PA, 1600s-1800s Middletown Monthly Meeting Joseph Randall, of Newtown Tp., Bucks Co., m. 10th day of 8th month, [1722] Rebecca Doane, dau. of Daniel Doane, of said co. Church Records: Selected Areas of PA, 1600s-1800s Middletown Monthly Meeting 1/9/1722 Marriage of George Randall and Elizabeth Doane orderly accomplished [he produced a certificate from Buckingham monthly meeting. Marriage of Joseph Randall and Rebeckah Doane were orderly accomplished.] [Pennsylvania, Compiled Marriage Records, 1700-1821 lists Middletown MM, Langhorne, Bucks, Pennsylvania as marriage location; Marriages Authorized, p. 226 (doc)] [The Doane Family, p.56: Rebecca (dau of Daniel Doane) b. _____; m. at Middletown, 1722, 8, 10, Joseph Randall, a brother of George; lived near Newtown till the death of her sister Elizabeth, in 1728, then moved to Chester Co. Ch: 1. Mehetabel, b. at Upper Makefield, 1723, 7, 26. 2. Elizabeth, b. 1725, 5,11; m. 1752, 3, 26, James Hancock. 3. Joseph, b. 1734, 9, 16; m. 1757, 5, 11, Rachel Griffiths. 4. Abraham (?) (doc)] [US Quaker Meeting Records for Middletown MM indicate marriage on 4 Oct 1722 (doc)] [US Quaker Meeting Records for Middletown MM indicate marriage on 1 Nov 1722 (doc)] [US Quaker Meeting Records for Middletown MM indicate marriage intention on 10 Oct 1722 (doc)] [US Quaker Meeting Records for Middletown MM indicate marriage on 6 Sep 1722 (doc)] [US Quaker Meeting Records for Middletown MM Women’s Meeting indicate marriage intention on 8 Aug 1722, p.106 (doc)]

4 Sep 1722 Joseph Randall approved for misc event at Buckingham MM, Bucks, PA (doc)

2 Apr 1723 Joseph Randall approved for removal at Buckingham MM, Bucks, PA (doc)


26 Jul 1723 dau Mehetebel Randall born at Upper Makefield, Bucks, Pennsylvania [
The Doane Family, p.56: Rebecca (dau of Daniel Doane) b. _____; m. at Middletown, 1722, 8, 10, Joseph Randall, a brother of George; lived near Newtown till the death of her sister Elizabeth, in 1728, then moved to Chester Co. Ch: 1. Mehetabel, b. at Upper Makefield, 1723, 7, 26. 2. Elizabeth, b. 1725, 5,11; m. 1752, 3, 26, James Hancock. 3. Joseph, b. 1734, 9, 16; m. 1757, 5, 11, Rachel Griffiths. 4. Abraham (?) (doc)]

11 May 1725 dau Elizabeth Randall born; married James Hancock on 26 Mar 1752 at Middletown, Bucks, Pennsylvania [Elizabeth, born 5 mo 11, 1725; married in Bucks County, 3 mo. 26, 1752, James HANCOCK. They Settled in Chester Co., 1756] [
The Doane Family, p.56: Rebecca (dau of Daniel Doane) b. _____; m. at Middletown, 1722, 8, 10, Joseph Randall, a brother of George; lived near Newtown till the death of her sister Elizabeth, in 1728, then moved to Chester Co. Ch: 1. Mehetabel, b. at Upper Makefield, 1723, 7, 26. 2. Elizabeth, b. 1725, 5,11; m. 1752, 3, 26, James Hancock. 3. Joseph, b. 1734, 9, 16; m. 1757, 5, 11, Rachel Griffiths. 4. Abraham (?) (doc)] [[Uwchlan MM Quaker Meeting Birth Records p. 35 (doc)]

5 Jul 1726 Joseph Randall approved for removal at Middletown MM, Bucks, PA (doc)

4 May 1727 son Nicholas Randall born at PA; married Rachel ____ abt 1758 [both being members of Darby Monthly Meeting, to which they made acknowledgement for outgoing in marriage. They had nine children]

abt 1729 son Levi Randall born

15 Apr 1730 dau Rebecca Randall born at PA

16 Sep 1734 son Joseph Randall born at Middletown, Bucks, Pennsylvania; married Rachel Griffith on 11 May 1757 [Joseph, born 9 mo. 16, 1734; married 5 mo 11, 1757, at Goshen Meeting, to Rachel GRIFFITH, daughter of Benoni and Catherine, of Willistown. They had 11 children with whom they removed to Virginia in 1788.] [PA Wills and Probates, Abstracts p376 of 713; cites p2166; p403: “John Randle, Upper Makefield Twp. – Dated Nov 13 1809-Proved July 28 1814, son William & Thomas Smith Pr. Exrs.-wife Rebecca all estate for life; sons John, Joseph, William & Thomas; daughters, Elizabeth, Sarah, & Margaret. Wits. Robert Neeley & David Fell-Will Book No. 8, page 395] [
The Doane Family, p.56: Rebecca (dau of Daniel Doane) b. _____; m. at Middletown, 1722, 8, 10, Joseph Randall, a brother of George; lived near Newtown till the death of her sister Elizabeth, in 1728, then moved to Chester Co. Ch: 1. Mehetabel, b. at Upper Makefield, 1723, 7, 26. 2. Elizabeth, b. 1725, 5,11; m. 1752, 3, 26, James Hancock. 3. Joseph, b. 1734, 9, 16; m. 1757, 5, 11, Rachel Griffiths. 4. Abraham (?) (doc)] [Uwchlan MM Quaker Meeting Birth Records p. 41 (doc)]

12 Dec 1736 dau Sarah Randall born at PA; married Jacob Lobb on 11 May 1762 [Sarah, married 5 mo. 18, 1762; at Pikeland Meeting, to Jacob LOBB]

12 Feb 1738 dau Mary Randall born at PA

1 Jul 1741 son Abraham Randall born at Upper Makefield, Bucks, Pennsylvania; married Jane Newlin, dau of Nicholas and Ann of Concord on 10 Mar 1770 at Concord MM; they moved to Wilmington, DE in 1781 [
The Doane Family, p.56: Rebecca (dau of Daniel Doane) b. _____; m. at Middletown, 1722, 8, 10, Joseph Randall, a brother of George; lived near Newtown till the death of her sister Elizabeth, in 1728, then moved to Chester Co. Ch: 1. Mehetabel, b. at Upper Makefield, 1723, 7, 26. 2. Elizabeth, b. 1725, 5,11; m. 1752, 3, 26, James Hancock. 3. Joseph, b. 1734, 9, 16; m. 1757, 5, 11, Rachel Griffiths. 4. Abraham (?) (doc)]

2 Dec 1747 son Levi Randall born at Somerset, PA; married abt 1767 to Sarah Eachus

29 Sep 1749 son Ephraim Randall born

1 Jun 1755 Joseph Randall removal at Middletwon MM (doc)

2 Mar 1757 Monthly Meeting records indicate Joseph Randall, directed to that of Warrington, in York County, Pa., where they "lived but a short time because of the Troubles Raised by Indians in those parts." Their certificate from Middletown was endorsed by Warrington and addressed to Darby, where it was received 3 mo. 2, 1757, and they resided for a time in Blockley township, Philadelphia County.

16 Feb 1760 Rebecca DOANE died at Chester, PA [The mother dying 2 mo. 16, 1760, the father and four children. Abraham, Ephraim, Levi and Sarah, removed to Charlestown township, in Chester County] [Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol 1, p.56 (Micro #11 of 18): Rebecca Doane d. aft 17 Jun 1722 (adm. Brewster ch.) (doc)] [[FindAGrave says: death place Delaware County, Pennsylvania; burial place Darby, Delaware County, Pennsylvania] [US Hinshaw Index to Quaker Records, confirms death date; Darby MM; V.1-p186(doc)] [US Quaker Meeting Records for Darby MM indicate death on 18 Sep 1772 and location (doc)]

1764 Joseph Randall on tax roll for Charlestown township, in Chester County [In 1764 Joseph RANDLE was assessed in this township with 165 acres and buuildings, 70 acres of woodland, 2 horses, 4 cattle and 12 sheep]

1768 Joseph Randall list on Tax Rolls for Charlestown, Chester, PA [Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801; Archive Rollname 322; owning 1pound, 3 shillings, 3 pence for 100ac and buildings, 20 ac woodland, 3 horses, 3 cows, 12 sheep; 0 servants (doc)]

1770 Joseph Randall lived in Pikeland Twp [In 1770 he was in Pikeland township, but the next year returned within the limits of Darby Meeting]

18 Sep 1772 Joseph RANDALL died at Middletown, Bucks, Pennsylvania [FindAGrave says: death place Delaware County, Pennsylvania; burial place Darby, Delaware County, Pennsylvania; spouse Rebecca Randall —
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=164111385&ref=acom] [US Hinshaw Index to Quaker Records, confirms death date; Darby MM; V.1-p189(doc)] [US Quaker Meeting Records for Darby MM indicate death on 18 Sep 1772 (doc)]