Joseph Flanders was the fifth child of Stephen Flanders, Jr. and Abigail Carter. He was born in 1677, he would lose his father in 1689 at age 12. Not much is known about him, according to The Daily News of Newburyport, in an article about his son, he was a potter by trade. The article also said that he bought land in 1699 from William Osgood.
We do know that he married three times.
#1 5 August 1700 Hester Cash she died in 1702
Anna b. 15 June 1701
#2 1 June 1703 married Hannah she died in May 5 1714
Ezekiel b. March 7 1705
Joseph b. Sept. 9 1707 m. Ruth Merrill
Nehemiah b. Feb 18 1709 m. Sarah Hackett
Ebenezer b. 1712
#3 married Mrs. Mary Thompsen 16 Oct 1718
Phineas b. June 25 1720
Jeremiah b. July 6 1723
Mary b. Aug 6 1721
Moses b. Nov 17 1727
As his father before him, Joseph died in middle age leaving young children.
Mary Flanders his daughter married Reuben Whittier. This is the end of the Flanders line in my family. Next up is the Whittiers.
If you know anything more about Joseph Flanders send it my way. please.
Francis Bazley Lee, Genealogical and Memorial History of the State of New Jersey
Hoyt, Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury
William Prescott, The Flanders Family, The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol 28