Newport County, Rhode Island
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Posted Queries for Newport County, RI
           March thru April 1997


Surnames: BROWN, BURRINGTON, MACUMBER, MCCUMBER, SMITH, TOMLIN
Researcher: Craig S Johnson
Email: cep@skypoint.com
Date posted: Sunday, March 2, 1997

I am looking for any additional info on the following Browns and related families.Esp. b. & d. dates, reason for death, burial places, and ancestors.Thank you for the help! William BROWN d. 12/27/1694 Portsmouth RI, his son Tobias Brown mar. 1704 to Alice BURRINGTON, Little Compton RI -her parents ?his son John Brown b / /1705 Little Compton RI d 1754-58, mar. 1/7/1750 to Mary TOMLIN. b ca 1760, Little Compton RI, dau. ofJohn and Mary (SMITH) TOMLIN of Little Compton RI, and sister to Lydia Tomlin who mar. Ichabod MACUMBER. After John (1) Brown's death (date ?) Mary (Tomlin) Brown remarried Stephen McCUMBER 5/1/1758 in Dartmouth, MA.The family moved to Newport Nova Scotia 1760-61.


Surnames: BROWN, GRAY, GREY, KILBORN, KILBOURN, RICHMOND, VAIL, VIALL, WINSLOW
Researcher: William P. Farrington
Email: willfarr@cox.net
Date posted: Monday, March 3, 1997

Need info on John R. RICHMOND who married circa 1715 Hannah (?) Possibly in Newport, RI. Had child Patience RICHMOND born circa 1763 Newport, RI and died circa 1855 Sekonk, RI. Patience RICHMOND married circa 1790 John VAIL (VIALL). They had some children-- Rebecca VAIL (VIALL) of Newport who married Thomas W. BROWN of Warren, RI circa 1808. George Job? VAIL (VIALL) who married a Margery Maude KILBORN (KILBOURN) 1800 Newport, RI with possible son George Alfred VAIL born circa 1796 George possibly died circa 1815-1822 as M.M. KILBOURN supposedly remarried a (?) GREY (GRAY) as her second husband with their child Caroline Matilda (VAIL ?) GRAY who was born 1822 in New York, NY. Need info on Mary KILBOURN born Newport, RI 1731-1741, died 1811 Providence, RI, and married Reuben WINSLOW in 1793. William KILBOURN who died circa 1803 in Newport, RI.


Surnames: BELL, BROWN, DERBYSHIRE, EATON, GARDE, HINDLEY, KENYON, KING, MORRIS, TOOTELL
Researcher: M . T. Black
Email: norman.black@juno.com
Date posted: Friday, March 14, 1997

GARDE, Robert m. 1857 KENYON, Mary Hannah Lancashire, Eng. GARDE, Robert William b.?1880 Emg m. Bertha Anna KING of RI. GARDE, Joseph Clayton d. ?1920 RI....?? children. Taylor, William m. Ida DERBYSHIRE ?1915, resided Island Park, RI. TOOTELL, Edward (1846-1930) m. Margaret HINDLEY (1846-1921) Eng BROWN, Calvin A. m. Margaret GARDE (Washington) RI abt 1927 BELL, Lydia EATON m. 1936 George Marland MORRIS in R.I.


Surnames: ALLEN
Researcher: Douglas V. Smith
Email: nina.swaim@valley.net
Date posted: Sunday, March 16, 1997

"Prudence Island Allens" and "History of Quidnessett" have many dates regarding John(2) ALLEN and his son Thomas(3) ALLEN that I find difficult to verify. Has anyone carefully documented those families? Douglas V. Smith, Box 65, Sharon, VT 05065 or e-mail to nina.swaim@valley.net


Surnames: IRISH, PEARCE, ROUSE, SCHREECH, SCREICH
Researcher: Ruby
Email: rake@rmci.net
Date posted: Monday, March 17, 1997

Searching for any info re. William SCHREECH / SCREICH who married Sarah IRISH. "Vital Records of Rhode Island" by Arnold: Vol. 1:105 gives marr. as 4 Dec 1712 at Little Compton; Vol. 4:62 says "Sereech, ___ of Jamestown m. Mrs. Sarah ____ of Newport 4 Dec 1711 by Gov. Samuel Cranston - Newport Marriages." Sarah Irish Schreech d.22 Oct 1739 possibly Warwick. She was d/o John and Elizabeth Irish; his will proved 20 Mar 1718 at Little Compton. Schreech (Screech / Creech) children: Teddeman b.4 Sep 1713, m. Mary ROUSE (she remarr. 23 Aug 1744 to Giles PEARCE who d.1792); John b.5 Feb 1715-16; William b.28 Feb 1718 (baptised 15 Apr 1742 Trinity Church, Newport); and Elizabeth b.9 Sep1721. Nothing further on this family after William 1742 baptism. Any help appreciated. Thank you.


Surnames: COREY, OATH
Researcher: Douglas V. Smith
Email: nina.swaim@valley.net
Date posted: Thursday, March 20, 1997

Anthony COREY married Elizabeth OATH, 1750, Portsmouth. Who was she? Douglas V. Smith, Box 65, Sharon, VT 05065 or e-mail to nina.swaim@valley.net


Surnames: FONES, GREENE
Researcher: Douglas V. Smith
Email: nina.swaim@valley.net
Date posted: Sunday, March 23, 1997

John FONES of Newport, Jamestown, and North Kingstown died NK in 1703 leaving widow Margaret and children John Jr. (1663 - 1738), Jeremiah (1665 - 1747), Samuel (1666 - 1757), and Mary (ca. 1672 - 1722) wife of James GREENE. Need parents of John and Margaret FONES. Douglas V.Smith, Box 65, Sharon, VT 05065 or e-mail to nina.swaim@valley.net


Surnames: JOHNSON, JOHNSTON
Researcher: Leonard Dannemann
Email: LDannemann@aol.com
Date posted: Wednesday, March 26, 1997

JOHNSON / JOHNSTON stephen otis,b.ca 1758,was he son of Samuel Johnson & Mary Otis marr.10 May 1747 Trinity church Newport?? Stephen was first mate Rev. war aboard privateer Phoenix at Philadephia 1781.marr.1785 Machias,Wash.,Me. Patience Bryant. need b/p & parents.


Surnames: COCHRANE, WOODMAN, WOODWORTH
Researcher: P White
Email: madurodam@aol.com
Date posted: Thursday, March 27, 1997

James Lyon(s) COCHRANE born in 1883 in Nova Scotia married Sarah Jane WOODMAN (WOODWORTH?) in 1874. Children: Emerson Manley, Maude Iola, Blanchard Ward and Ainsworth Bertram. James died in Portsmouth on December 23, 1945. Looking for marriage record for verification of Sarah Jane's last name. Also, looking for cemetery record for James Lyon(s) COCHRANE.


Surnames: INGRAHAM, PERKINS, SPRINGER
Researcher: David Springer
Email: dbspring@comcast.net
Date posted: Saturday, March 29, 1997

SPRINGER Newport, RI. Trying to find information on the parent of John& Joseph SPRINGER. John was baptized (Trinity Church - Newport) on 20 October 1737 along with brother Joseph. Also a Jonathan Springer was Baptized on 7 Oct 1746. (Was Jonathan their brother? John Springer & Martha INGRAHAM were the parents of John & Joseph. Have not been able to find any information on where when thearrived in Newport, RI (dating back to the early 1700) John was the sexton of Trinity Church till 1850 when he died. He had twowifes (Mary & Susan). Joseph moved to Bristol, RI about 1800 where he bought a house at 52 Constitution St.Jonathan Springer married Ann PERKINS 25 Oct 1729 (May be related-nothing confirming this connection.)


Surnames: PERRY, REMINGTON, SHAW
Researcher: John Warren
Email: John.Warren@worldnet.att.net
Date posted: Sunday, March 30, 1997

Anthony SHAW b. 1750 Little Compton married Susannah REMINGTON d. 1820, Rensseler County N.Y. looking for parents of Anthony believe parents to be Anthony SHAW b. 1725 Little Compton and Waite PERRY but just can not find the link. Would appreciate any help on the SHAW family in Newport County.


Surnames: ALLEN, BARBER, CLARK, PALMER
Researcher: Claudia Schuman
Email: CSchuman@uswest.net
Date posted: Thursday, April 3, 1997

I have many old stories written by my Great-Great grandmother, Esther PALMER CLARK. One story in particular relates a trip Esther took with her grandmother, Esther BARBER of Exeter RI to visit her grandmother's cousin, a Mrs. ALLEN. I have been unable to determine who this ALLEN family was, relative or friends, but I think if I could find a distance relative of the ALLEN family they would find it very interesting.The trip took place in about 1838 or 1839. Esther and her grandmother arrived in Newport and walked to the Allens house, as she states, the house was only "a short distance from the landing". Esther and her grandmother had taken a boat from Exeter, RI. Mrs. ALLEN had two daughters, Abbie and Sarah. Abbie was about the same age as Esther, about 8 or 9 years old. Sarah was an older girl, engaged to be married. Mrs. ALLEN also had 4 sons, but names of the sons were never mentioned. Mr. ALLEN owned a store, most likely a grocery store. Sarah Allen's fiance was a merchant in Newport. She refered to his place of business as having only Dry Goods. Sarah and her fiance were building a new home in Newport and both families appeared to have very wealthy. Mrs. Allen's first name was Elizabeth. I would love to find a descendant of this ALLEN family as the story is very interesting with descriptions of the Allen's home decor, as well as the new home being built for Sarah ALLEN and her new husband by her parents.If anyone thinks they may recognize this family, with the little bit of information I have. I would love to share the story. Please e-mail me.


Surnames: CUSHING, DAVIS, GARDINER, REMINGTON, RICHMOND, ROGERS
Researcher: Nancy Ulrich
Email: LAUlrich@aol.com
Date posted: Friday, April 4, 1997

Cap. Edward RICHMOND died Nov. 1696 in Little Compton, Rhode Island. He married in 1657 Abigail DAVIS. I am seeking info. on Abigail. They had eight children, Silvester RICHMOND, who m. Deborah CUSHING, and Elizabeth ROGERS; Abigail RICHMOND, who m. Henry GARDINER, and John REMINGTON, Edward RICHMOND, John RICHMOND, Elizabeth RICHMOND, Mary RICHMOND, Ester RICHMOND and Sarah RICHMOND. Does anyone have info. on Abigail DAVIS? Please e-mail any response.


Surnames: CARPENTER, GARDINER, SOUTHWICK
Researcher: Ron Friestad
Email: RonJim@worldnet.att.net
Date posted: Sunday, April 6, 1997

Walworth County, Wisconsin History lists Caleb SOUTHWICK who was born 6/17/1773 as being either a brother or cousin of Solomon SOUTHWICK who ran for governor of New York. Caleb is said to have married Ann CARPENTER. (Solomonís motherís name was Ann CARPENTER GARDINER, so she could have been a cousin.) Caleb appears in the 1800, 1810 and 1820 census in Vermont and in the 1840 census in Ohio and died 1/19/1856 in Wisconsin. Solomon and his brothers (Henry Collins and Wilmarth) are all listed as being born in Newport between 1772 and 1775 so it ia more likely that Caleb was a cousin. Any information on the parents of Caleb SOUTHWICK would be greatly appreciated.


Surnames: BIRD, HART, JAMES
Researcher: Betsy Grassi
Email: bgrassi@capecod.net
Date posted: Thursday, April 10, 1997

Would like any information on John BIRD and Elizabeth HART who were married 30 May 1732 in Trinity Church, Newport.Their daughter, HART BIRD married Thomas JAMES Trinity Ch. 24 June 1753. Betsy Grassi


Surnames: CARR, IRISH, KING, LAWTON, LEMUNYON, MOTT, MUNYON, PAINE, RUSSEL, SHEARMAN, SHERMAN, THURSTON, TRIPP
Researcher: Joyce A. Kelley
Email: djkelley@niia.net
Date posted: Saturday, April 12, 1997

Am researching the following surnames in Newport Co.: MUNYON, LEMUNYON, KING, SHEARMAN / SHERMAN, LAWTON, TRIPP, IRISH, RUSSEL, PAINE, MOTT, THURSTON, CARR.


Surnames: CALLENDER, EATON
Researcher: Marcia Heinz
Email: mheinz@hannibal.wncc.cc.ne.us
Date posted: Wednesday, April 16, 1997

I am looking for info on Philip CALLENDER family. They lived in Newport around 1708 to 1720. He was married to Mary EATON and their children were Philip, Tamizen, John, Joseph, Mary, Sarah and Nathaniel. He must have been a fisherman. Also looking for branches of the family.


Surnames: BRIGGS, SHAW, STATES
Researcher: Carol Shaw Helm
Email: chhelm@uswest.net
Date posted: Friday, April 18, 1997

Ezekial SHAW, b 1 Apr 1746 Little Compton, RI d 23 Dec 1789 New Town, PA.m Jemimah STATES, dau of Peter and Mary STATES. He was son of Lemuel SHAW b 6 Sept 1722, who m Sarah BRIGGS,b 5 Jun 1721, Little Compton, Newport, RI.Seeking any info. Will exchange my info if you are interested.


Surnames: CHURCH, CLARKE, FISH, HOLLAND, HOWLAND, TABER, TRUELL, WELLS
Researcher: MT Griswold
Email: rocket@mtg.reno.nv.us
Date posted: Tuesday, April 22, 1997

Joseph CLARKE, and Martha HOLLAND (HOWLAND?) were married on Jan 1, 1809 atthe First Baptist Church in Newport, RI. This was probably his secondmarriage. He had one son, that we know of Joseph CLARKE Jr, born 26 May1811 in Newport. We have no record of his birth, he died 1 April 1875. Joseph had three wives, Nancy CHURCH, Samantha WELLS, and Mercy Mary TABER. We are very interested in any information on either of these Joseph Clarkes. Perhaps Joseph was the son of Sherman CLARKE, but we have no hard data. All info will be appreciated. We are looking for connections to possibly Katherine TRUELL, Alice FISH, Benjamin CLARKE


Surnames: CLARKE
Researcher: Carol Severson
Email: 68256@maqs.net
Date posted: Wednesday, April 23, 1997

CLARKE, Joseph b. 1747 RI m. 1. Elizabeth ?? m. 2. Sarah ?? (may have been sisters) Had 8 children in RI, MA. Died 1831 Otsego Co., NY. Could he have been the son of Stephen CLARKE b. in Middletown, Newport, RI?


Surnames: BROWNELL, SEELY
Researcher: Jerry McClure
Email: jmac23@ipa.net
Date posted: Friday, April 25, 1997

John BROWNELL was born August 14, 1800, in Rhode Island, presumably Newport Co. since the BROWNELL surname appears almost exclusively in the county. During his infancy, his parents moved to Seneca Co., NY, wherehe remained until 1819 when he moved with the William SEELY family to Illinois. I am anxious to learn his parents names, his ancestry, etc. and will exchange family information with any who are interested.


Surnames: SKRINE, TAYLOR, WARREN
Researcher: Geneva Purdy
Email: genpurdy@ecentral.com
Date posted: Saturday, April 26, 1997

Looking for origins and related families of Joseph WARREN (1749-1809) Newport, RI, said to be connected to boats/sea occupation there. Married to Sarah TAYLOR and after her death married her sister Martha (Patty) TAYLOR. Children: Peter WARREN b. 1778, Newport, m. Ann SKRINE in RI, d. 1856 in MS and Thomas WARREN, b. 1783 Newport, m. Elizabeth ?, d.1833 in SC. Both moved to Kershaw County, SC in the early 1800's. Any information will be greatly appreciated.


Surnames: CORY, FONES, WATSON, WESTGATE
Researcher: Barbara Bell Poblocki
Email: barbarbel@aol.com
Date posted: Sunday, April 27, 1997

Seeking parents of Nathan CORY b. ca 1773 possibly NY. He married Rebecca ______ either before or after moving to Newport where three children were born: Thomas J.in Feb. 1806-7, Nathan Nov. 1809 and Harriet 1805. My ancestor, Capt. Thomas J. CORY, Newport's next to last whaling ship captain m. Mary WATSON, daughter of Edward WATSON and Mary WESTGATE. Later he was Lighthouse Keeper of Prudence Island. He moved to Rehoboth wherehe died in 1887. What was his mother's maiden name and who were her parents? Was Nathan b.ca 1773 son of Nathan CORY and Merebee FONES of East Greenwich?



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