"Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine"
Lewis Historical Publishers, NY, 1909
LDS Fiche #6051259TWITCHELL This name which is also spelled Tuitchell, Tuchill, and Twitchwell was borne by three men who were probably immigrants, that is, Benjamin of Dorchester, probably of Medfield, 1663, and Francis and Joseph, both of Dorchester, 1633.
(I) Joseph Twitchell, perhaps a brother of Francis, was of Dorchester, Massachusetts, in 1633: was admitted freeman May 14, 1634 and was a resident of Dorchester in 1656. He was a man of irreproachable character, and tradition represents him to have been a Cyclops in stature and a Hercules in strength. He had a son, Joseph, and four daughters.
(II) Joseph (2), son of Joseph (I), Twitchell, was a soldier in King Phillip's war. "A list of Captain Samuel Mossely's company taken at Dedham the 19th day of Xber 1675 includes the name of Joseph Touchwill." Amoung those credited with Military Service under Captain Mossely, December 10th 1675 is Joseph Twitchell L4 19s 04d. Joseph Twitchell settled in Sherborn immediatly after King Phillip's war and died in Sherborn, October 24, 1710. He united with ohters to extinguish the Indian titles in Sherborn and became the owner of one hundred acres of the first grants there in 1682.
(III) Joseph (3), son of Joseph (2) Twitchell, was born in Sherborn, September 3, 1688, and died there January 31, 1728. He married, March 27, 1718, Elizabeth, daughter of John and Silence Holbrock, the later a daughter of Jonathan Wood, who was massacred by the Indians the day before her birth, and whose mother expired soon after.