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Birth: 29 Dec 1776 Radnor Twp., Chester (now Delaware) Co., Pa.
Death: 30 Aug 1812 Middletown, Bucks Co., Pa.
Cause of Death: yellow fever
Burial: 30 Aug 1812 Middletown Friends Burying Ground, Middletown, Bucks Co., Pa.
As a young boy, Joshua was prone to levity. At the age of 16 he was apprenticed to
Jacob Hughes of Marcus Hook, Pa., to learn tanning. He engaged in many excesses
and had habits of dissipation. He attempted to enlist in the militia formed to put down
the Whiskey Rebellion; Daniel, his father, intercepted him at Downingtown, Pa., and
persuaded him not to go.
Joshua and Rebecca settled in Radnor. Pa., where they lived until 1803,
when they moved to Wilmington, Del. In Wilmington, Joshua started a school in a
house where the Keating family had lived. Joshua became one of the most successful
and popular teachers in Delaware.
Joshua also was a minister of the Religious Society of Friends. While on a
trip to the Middletown Monthly Meeting of Friends in Bucks Co., Pa., he took ill with
yellow fever and died on Aug. 30, 1812.
Source: Maule, Gen. of the Maule Fam.; Leeds Gen.; Cope Coll.; Scharf, Hist. of
Delaware; Unpub. Rec. of Wilmington, Del., MM, held by CCHS; Comly, 4 Friends
Misc. 158 (William Blakey's Journal); Comly, 5 Friends Misc. 145 (Account of Joshua
Maule); Maule, Gen. of Charles P. Maule; Rec. of Wilmington, Del., & Phila. N.D. MM;
MAULE Daniel (3 Sep 1754 - 8 Oct 1810)
BROWN Hannah (6 Jul 1757 - 3 Mar 1783)
MAULE Joshua (29 Dec 1776 - 30 Aug 1812)
MAULE Israel (28 Dec 1778 - 25 Nov 1828)
MAULE Zillah (18 Nov 1781 - 7 Jan 1858)
Marriage To JOHNSON Rebecca R. (5 Mar 1774 - 7 May 1811)
m. 7 Sep 1797 New Garden, Pa.
JOHNSON Caleb ()
DAVIS Martha ()
Children by JOHNSON Rebecca R. 5 Mar 1774 - 7 May 1811
MAULE Martha (30 Sep 1798 - 26 Jun 1827)
MAULE Hannah (3 Feb 1801 - 13 Aug 1823)
MAULE Mary (27 Dec 1802 - 9 Feb 1878)
MAULE Elizabeth (22 Apr 1805 - 25 Apr 1853)
MAULE Rebecca Johnson (7 Jul 1808 - 10 Dec 1889)
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