Rev. Joseph Metcalf, s. of Dea. Jonathan Metcalf and Hannah Kenrick, b. Apr. 11, 1682 at Dedham, Mass. A graduate of Harvard College at Cambridge, Mass. in 1703, he d. Dec. 24, 1723 at Falmouth, Mass. after 16 years as the first pastor of the Falmouth Congregational Church.
By an intent to marry pub. June 7, 1737,9 (apparently an error - wife's page says 9/3/1707 EAD) Joseph m. Abiel Adams, dau. of Rev. William Adams (2nd pastor of the Dedham Cong. Chh.) and his 2nd wife Alice Bradford, b. Dec. 15, 1685 at Dedham, Mass. Abiel was the maternal granddaughter of Maj. William Bradford and his 1st wife Alice Richards, the former the eldest son of Gov. William Bradford of the 1620 Mayflower passage and Plymouth Colony by his 2nd wife, Alice Carpenter.
Following Rev. Metcalf's death, Abiel m. 2) as his 2nd wife, Rev. Isaac Chauncey, who d. May 2, 1745 at Hadley, Mass. Abiel d. July 30, 1758 at Mansfield, Conn.
Rev. Metcalf and Abiel Adams had the following seven recorded children at Falmouth who lived beyond infancy to marry, all daughters:
? i. Abiel Metcalf, b. Nov. 15, 1709, d. bef. Feb. 2, 1778 at Greenbush, NY; m. Nov. 22, 1733 at Lebanon, Conn., James Fitch, s. Nathaniel Fitch and Anne Abell, b. Oct. 15, 1709 at Lebanon, Conn. He d. Nov. 15, 1760 at Salisbury, Conn.
? ii. Alice Metcalf, twin, b. May 2, 1712, d. Oct. 22, 1740 at Lebanon, Conn.; m. June 30, 1736 at Lebanon, Dr. John Williams, s. of Parke Williams and Priscilla Payson, b. June 6, 1706 at Roxbury, Mass. He d. Mar. 14, 1776 at Sharon, Conn.
? iii. Hannah Metcalf, twin, b. May 2, 1712, was living in June 1774; m. her cousin, Dea. Timothy Metcalf, s. of Ebenezer Metcalf and Hannah Abell, b. circa 1710. He d. Mar. 10, 1773 at Mansfield, Conn.
? iv. Mary Metcalf, b. Dec. 17, 1715, was living in 1781; m. July 1, 1745 at Norwich, Conn., Daniel Rudd, s. Nathaniel Rudd and Abigail Hartshorn, b. Mar. 12, 1709/10 at Norwich. He d. in 1781.
? v. Elizabeth Metcalf, b. Mar. 6, 1716/7, d. Feb. 22, 1762 at Salisbury, Conn; m. Rev. Jonathan Lee, s. of David Lee and Lydia Strong, b. July 10, 1718 at Coventry, Conn. He d. Oct. 8, 1788 at Salisbury, Conn.
? vi. Delight Metcalf, b. May 1, 1719, d. bef 1753; m. June 7, 1737 at Mansfield, Conn., Thomas Warner, s. Andrew Warner and Deborah Leffingwell, b. in Apr. 1705 at Windham, Conn. He d. in 1756 at Ashfield, Conn.
? vii. Sarah Metcalf, b. Feb. 10, 1720/1, d. June 1, 1779 at East Haddam, Conn.; m. Feb. 13, 1747/8 at Lebanon, Conn. (also recorded at East Haddam), Rev. Joseph Fowler, Jr., s. Joseph Fowler and Hannah Clark, b. Dec. 5, 1722 at Suffield, Conn. He d. June 10, 1771 at East Haddam.
In addition, the Metcalf Gen. includes the following child, who is not of actual record at Falmouth, Mass.:
? viii. Azubah Metcalf, purportedly b. Nov. 28, 1723, d. Dec. 15, 1803 at Sudbury, VT; m. Feb. 17, 1746/7 at Union, Conn., William Williams, s. of William Williams and Experience Wilson, b. Aug. 3, 1723 at Newton, Mass. He d. Feb. 3, 1800 at Willington, Conn.