Joseph Bodfish was the son of immigrant Robert Bodfish who became a Freenanin Lynn, Mass. on 5 May, 1635; he was next recorded as a juryman in salem, Mass. in both 1636 and 1637. In 1641 he was a surveyor of highways and in 1643 he was a selectman.He died in Sandwich, Ma. in November, 1651. His widow, Bridget (_____) mar/2 to Samuel Hinckley in Sandwich on 15 Dec, 1657.Son Joseph move from Sandwich to Barnstable prior to his marriage to Anthony Besse's daughter, Elizabeth.