Rhode Island

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General

See also under these surnames: Babcock, Burdick, Carr, Hazard, Huling, Williams.

"Census of the inhabitants of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations." John R. Bartlett. Published by Knowles, Anthony, 1858. Colonial census of 1774. M36

"Civil, Military and Professional Lists of Plymough and Rhode Island Colonies." by Ebenezer W. Peirce; Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD; 1995 This book only contains the names of those men who were professionals of the Plymouth and Rhode Island Colonies: where and when settled in practice of clergymen/doctors/lawyers; names residences and dates of commissioned officers; names, residences and dates of election/appointment of civil officers of colonial government. CG3

"The Colonial Clergy of the Middle Colonies, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania." Frederick Lewis Weis, Clearfield Company (reprinted from the Genealogical Publishing Co, Inc, 1978) reprint date 1995. An Alphabetical listing of hundreds of early members of the Clergy. Very helpful if a person is trying to trace the "footsteps" of a circuit rider or early minister. List by years each church served as well a location. The people in this book are from the years 1628-1776. In many cases it list the parents names and date/place of birth as well as date and place of death. All of the churches that this minister was associated with are listed by the year. There is no mention of a wife and family however. SW5

"Descendants of Roger Williams, Book I, Waterman and Winsor Line." Dorothy Higson White & Kay Kirlin Moore, Gateway Press, 1991. Contains descendants of Roger Williams through six generations (Waterman line) and five generations (Winsor line). T3

"Early Rhode Island - a Social History of the People, 1636-1790." By W.B.Weeden. RFS

"Elder John Crandall of Rhode Island and His Descendants." John Cortland Crandall, reprinted by Higginsons Books, Salem, MA, originally published by John C. Crandall, 1949. This is the genealogy of Elder John Crandall, an early settler of Newport and Westerly, RI and carries down into the early 1900s. The Crandalls married into many other early families, particularly those of the SDB faith. Common allied names include Babcock, Burdick, Hubbard, Witter, Davis, Potter, Maxson and Clarke. DP9

"Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island." John Osbourne Austin. Earliest settlers of plantations of Rhode Island. BW1

"Genealogies of Rhode Island Families," vols. I & II. NEHGS. A description of the book, and list of surnames, is listed on the publisher's website. M36

"Genealogies of RI Families From RI Periodicals." Various authors, Clearfield Publishing, 2000 reprint, 1983 copyright. This publication is a collection of 3 periodicals issued by the RI Historical Society, "Rhode Island Historical Society Collections", (began 1827, discontinued in 1941), "RI History", (began 1941, still published, but only covered in this book up to 1967), and "Publications of the RI Historical Society", (began 1893, discontinued in 1901). Also contained in this publication are "RI Historical Tracts", (began 1877, discontinued in 1896), "Newport Historical Magazine", later retitled "The RI Historical Magazine",(began 1880, discontinued in 1887) , and "The Narragansett Historical Register", (began 1882, discontinued in April, 1891). RT3

"Geographic Dictionary of CT and RI." By Henry Gannett. RFS

"Rhode Island in the Colonial Wars." Howard M Chapman. Soldiers and sailors listed in King George's War (1740-1748) and Old French and Indian wars (1755-1762). BW1

"RICOLED 1935." (Rhode Island College of Education Yearbook). Helen French, Editor; Published by the Class of 1935. Yearbook for Rhode Island College of Education, published by the graduating class of 1935. Includes faculty listing w/photos; senior class photos /w brief bios; student organizations, etc. DC3

"Samson Battey of Rhode Island: the immigrant ancestor and his descendents." H. V. Battey, Council Bluffs, IA 1932. DG4

"Sayles Country." Judith Hurst, 1991, 1995. The history and descendants of John Sayles and Mary Williams (daughter of Roger Williams) of Rhode Island. MW2

Kent Co.

See under the Martin surname.

"Dunham's Pawtuxet Valley Rhode Island Directory." Published by Charles H. Dunham, 1927. Directory for the villages of Anthony, Arctic, Arkwright, Bakersville, Centreville, Clyde, Crompton, Fiskeville, Harris, Hope, Jackson, Lippitt, Natick, Phenix, Pontiac, Quidnick River Point, Washington, Westcott. These are the villages within the Pawtuxet Valley Area near Cranston and West Warwick. CC

Newport Co.

See also under this surname: Tefft.

"COMPLETE CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS OF TIVERTON. R. I." COPIED BY DURFEE, WILBOUR AND SPRAGUE. Cemetery Inscriptions of Tiverton, R. I. Work begun about 1936 by Mrs. Durfee, completed 1953-4 by Mr. Wilbour and Mr. Sprague. Also appended is a list of deaths in Tiverton from about 1795-1824 kept by Constant Hart who died in Tiverton Dec 1, 1824 in his 86th year. BJ

"Peleg Burroughs's Journal 1778-1798." Peleg Burroughs, author. Published by the Rhode Island Genealogical Society, 1981. Peleg Burroughs, minister from Tiverton, RI. His journal entries for the years 1778-1798. SA

Providence Co.

See also under the Thompson surname.

"Dunham's Pawtuxet Valley Rhode Island Directory." Published by Charles H. Dunham, 1927. Directory for the villages of Anthony, Arctic, Arkwright, Bakersville, Centreville, Clyde, Crompton, Fiskeville, Harris, Hope, Jackson, Lippitt, Natick, Phenix, Pontiac, Quidnick River Point, Washington, Westcott. These are the villages within the Pawtuxet Valley Area near Cranston and West Warwick. CC

"Polk's Providence Directory." R. L. Polk & Co., 1945. City Directory for Providence. CC

"Polk's Providence Directory." R. L. Polk & Co., 1963. City Directory for Providence. CC

"Polk's Providence Directory." R. L. Polk & Co., 1969. City Directory for Providence. CC

"Polk's Woonsocket Directory." R. L. Polk & Co., 1976. City Directory for Woonsocket. CC

"Providence Blue Book with Suburban Cities." The Blue Books Company, 1936. Social Directory of prominent citizens of Providence and suburban areas in the year 1936. Includes information about membership in various social organizations. CC

"Providence Blue Book." The Social Leaders Guild of Massachusetts, 1950." Social Directory of prominent citizens of Providence for the years 1949-1950. Includes detailed information about membership in various social organizations and occupations. CC

"Providence Directory and Rhode Island Business Directory." Sampson, Davenport, and Company, 1884. City Directory for Providence. Also includes state-wide business listings. CC

"Steere Genealogy: A record of the Descendants of John Steere who settled in Providence, Rhode Island, about the year 1660..." James Pierce Root, Printed by Riverside Press. A genealogy of the Steere Family, beginning before 1660- late 1880's, with some mention of other prominent RI families, including Mowry, Whipple, Fowler and Wickenden. K25

Washington Co.

See also under these surnames: Greene, Maxon/Maxson.

"Ancestors and Descendants of William Browning Greene and Mary Hoxsie Lewis with Allied Families." William E. Wright, published for the author by Gateway Press, Inc., 1993. I am the author/compiler. Extensive coverage of the following Rhode Island Families: Cross, Greene, Kenyon, Lewis, Perry, and Segar, with limted coverage of 36 other families, including: Browning and Hoxsie. This is a 778 page book. BW9

"Arnold's Vital Records of Washington County, Rhode Island to 1850." James Arnold; Narragansett Historical Publishing Company, 1894. Early vital records (1636-1850) from the towns of Westerly, Richmond, Hopkinton, Charlestown, Exeter, North Kingstown, South Kingstown. Good for births and marriages but deaths are scant. Note that the records of North Kingstown from that era were seriously damaged or in some cases, lost, by fire. These records go only until 1850 with very few exceptions. Note that these are birth, death and marriages ONLY - there are no family or town histories, maps, stories or other types of information. I am not able to send hard copies and I will NOT respond to requests for "everyone by the name of....." Please be as specfic as possible, i.e. "Please look for the marriage date of Edward Crandall and Sarah Kenyon" or "can you check for the parents of Robert Potter, born 1702?" DP9

"Births from Charlestown Town Council, Vitals and Probate Records 1738-1849." Transcribed from the County Clerk Records. This is a transcription of the birth records from the original Town council vital records book and probate books from 1738-1759 and 1759-1779 and 1778-1849, originals in the Charlestown Town Hall. TMK

"A Copy of the Old Epitaphs in the Burial Ground of Block Island, R.I." Edward Doubleday Harris,...Cambridge, 1883 Press of John Wilson and Son. L10

"Deaths from the Charlestown Council Vitals Books and Probate Books 1738-1849." Transcribed from the County Clerk Records. This is a transcription of the death records from the original Town council vital records book and probate books from 1738-1759 and 1759-1779 and 1778-1849, originals in the Charlestown Town Hall. TMK

"Graveyards of North Kingstown, Rhode Island." By Althea H. McAleer, Beatrix Hoffius, and Deby Jecoy Nunes and published by Althea H. McCleer 1992. Fully indexed listing of graveyards of No. Kingstown, RI. ME

"A History of Block Island from its Discovery, in 1514, to the Present Time, 1876." Rev. S.T.Livermore, A.M., The Case, Lockwood, 7 rainard Co., 1877. History of Block Island, Rhode Island. L10

"Marriages from the Charlestown Council Vitals Books and Probate Books 1738-1849." Transcribed from the County Clerk Records. This is a transcription of the marriage records from the original Town council vital records book and probate books from 1738-1759 and 1759-1779 and 1778-1849, originals in the Charlestown Town Hall. TMK

"Westerly and its Witnesses." Rev. Frederic Denison; Providence, J.A. & R.A.Reid; 1878. 314 page history of southwestern corner of R.I. towns of Charlestown, Hopkinton, Richmond, Westerly. Early settlments, Indians, families, church groups, industries, businessmen, cemetaries. PP2