When Joseph Cleverly was born on April 14, 1713, in Braintree, Massachusetts, his father, John, was 45 and his mother, Hannah, was 38. officially the Town of Braintree, is a suburban city in Norfolf County. The city was officially known as a town at that time. It is the birthplace of John Quincy Adams and was settled in 1625. The town is named after an area called Essex in England.
He married Esther Minor on April 28, 1752, in his hometown. In 1757 Joseph is listed as being in Capt. Peter Thayer's company that marched on Fort Henry .They had ten children in 21 years. He died on March 16, 1802, in Quincy, Massachusetts, having lived a long life of 88 years, and was buried there. He is my 7th great grandfather.