Newport County, Rhode Island
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Posted Queries for Newport County, RI
           January thru February 1998


Surnames: CASE
Researcher: Jon Case
Email: jecase@charter.net
Date posted: Thursday, January 1, 1998

CASE, Anthony W. b Oct. 1, 1803 on Prudence Island, RI. Newport Co., d May 21, 1898, m May 11,1834 in Whitingham, VT.


Surnames: BENNETT, BROWNELL, FISH, HALL, HART, IRISH, LAWTON, LEMUNYON, MANCHESTER, MOTT, PAINE, SHERMAN, SMITON, TABER, THURSTON, TRIPP, WILLIAMS
Researcher: Debbie Thomas
Email: jwthomas@erols.com
Date posted: Friday, January 2, 1998

I am researching the following families in Newport County, RI: BENNETT, BROWNELL, FISH, HALL, HART, IRISH, LAWTON, LEMUNYON, MANCHESTER, MOTT, PAINE, SHERMAN, SMITON, TABER, THURSTON, TRIPP, and WILLIAMS. I'd be happy to compare notes with anyone else who is researching these families.


Surnames: KOLK, LAMMERSON, LUSCHER
Researcher: Dean Robert Kolk
Email: kolk@voyager.net
Date posted: Friday, January 2, 1998

I am searching for John LAMMERSON my half brother . His mother Betty LUSCHER was married to my father Dean Oliver KOLK in Manistee Mi. around 1948 , for a brief time . John's step-fathers obit. list John as living in Portsmouth , R.I. I would like to call and speak to him , or at least write to him . Thank You, Dean R. Kolk


Surnames: MAXSON
Researcher: Michelle Figueroa
Email: x7figuer@lab2.cc.wmich.edu
Date posted: Sunday, January 4, 1998

MAXSON, Richard Arrived in Newport, RI in the early 1600's from England. Name of wife unknown as is date of marriage. They had a son named MAXSON, John, b. Westerly, RI c. 1648, d. December 17, 1720, m. Mary Mosher dau. of Hugh Mosher (date unknown). Family "legend" states that Richard Maxson was killed by "Indians" and was an early settler of Newport. Any info on him or his wife, if known, would be most appreciated.


Surnames: CARPENTER, WOOD
Researcher: Scott Swenson
Email: SwensonOXN@aol.com
Date posted: Thursday, January 8, 1998

I am looking for marriage and birth records on Thomas WOOD and Roby Ann CARPENTER who were reportedly married Apr. 15, 1838 in Jamrstown, Newport Co., RI. They had a daughter : Roby Ann WOOD born Aug. 19, 1843 in Providence, RI


Surnames: BORDEN
Researcher: Heather Waddingham
Email: lilman@king.igs.net
Date posted: Sunday, January 11, 1998

Hi! I am looking for information on the family of Thomas and Ruth BORDEN of Portsmouth, RI. They had three children that I know of George b. 7 Feb. 1770, Susanna b. 4 March 1772 and Hannah b. 17 April 1774. I am descended from Susanna and have information on her descendants that I would be happy to share with others. Please contact me at lilman@king.igs.net. Thanks!


Surnames: CHASE, PARCE, PEARCE
Researcher: Holly M. Snead
Email: Snead@bellsouth.net
Date posted: Monday, January 12, 1998

Nathan PARCE born 1768, in Tiverton, R.I. married Rebecca CHASE in 1784 probably still in Tiverton. Rebecca born 10/11/1769, dauthter of Nathan CHASE born 1723, in Tiverton, R.I. and Abigail Milk. At some point the Parce family moved to Renselaer Co, New York to Hoosick Falls. 6 sons were born to Nathan and Rebecca--Benoni, Justus, Nathan Jr. Ranson, Royal, and John PARCE. I have no information on last 3 sons, and am not sure of Nathan's parents. It is possible that the name might have been PEARCE prior to coming to Rhode Island. Looking for information on his parents, children, and brothers or sisters he might have had. Have been told that Nathan was first child born to the family in R.I. and that he was only child to survive. Any information would be appreciated


Surnames: PRINCE
Researcher: Richard Hoppe
Email: rmhoppe@yahoo.com
Date posted: Friday, January 16, 1998

I am interested in obtaining any information regarding the Frederick PRINCE family and any projects that may have been funded by the Prince Charitable Trusts in Rhode Island.


Surnames: , EMMONS
Researcher: Brenda Carl
Email: brcl@net-link.net
Date posted: Sunday, January 18, 1998

Searching for additional information on the family of Thomas EMMONS b. in Wales or England, m. after 1633 Martha ____ in RI. They resided in Newport, RI. Thomas was a Cordwainer and Shoemaker. Their children are Hannah, Obediah, Samuel, Elizabeth, and Benjamin. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.


Surnames: FORRESTER
Researcher: linda kiederer
Email: funnyfolk1@aol.com
Date posted: Saturday, January 24, 1998

seeking any information on the FORRESTER family which was loyalist and moved to new brunswick after the revolutionary war. Thomas FORRESTER was not loyal and remained in Newport with his family and died there in 1794. However, others by the name of FORRESTER: Mary, John, John Jr., George and possibly others left. They may or may not be related to Thomas. Any info on the name FORRESTER anywhere in Rhode Island would be help-ful.


Surnames: BARKER, BEMAS-NICODEMUS, BROOKS, MANCHESTER-SIMMONDS
Researcher: Raymond Brooks
Email: RHBrooks@aol.com
Date posted: Wednesday, January 28, 1998

I am looking for information on John BROOKS who is listed in the 1790 census of Tiverton,RI.Newport County. He was residing with three other families at the time. I believe they were all Indians. The other three were : BEMAS-NICODEMUS - of fall River MANCHESTER-SIMMONDS - of fall River BARKER - of middleboro John BROOKS - of fall River I would also would like to know if there was information contained abouth them in the 1782 & 1774 Registers. Any information is most appreciated. Many Thanks


Surnames: DENNIS, DEWICK, JAMES, LAWTON
Researcher: Susan Dennis Winters
Email: W2521@aol,com
Date posted: Thursday, January 29, 1998

Seeking the parents/ancestors of Capt. William Robinson DENNIS b abt 1783 and married Elizabeth LAWTON. Also seeking the parents/ancestors of Franklin JAMES b 1827 and wife Annie DEWICK b 1839. All from the Portsmouth area of RI. If you have any information please e-mail me. Thanks!


Surnames: KEEFE, ROACH
Researcher: Pat Roach Livernois
Email: lennie@ids.net
Date posted: Friday, January 30, 1998

Am looking for information on Margaret KEEFE who was born in Ireland ca 1825, came to Newport ca 1880. She was married to Daniel ROACH in Ireland. He died there. Looking for Margaret's siblings, parents or any other information. Especially wondering if any of her siblings came to the US.


Surnames: GAGE, RIDER, WORDELL
Researcher: Shirley Kannarr
Email: 73374.1616@compuserve.com
Date posted: Saturday, January 31, 1998

Phineas WORDELL; birth 1755, Tiverton, Newport, RI; death 23 Feb 1821 Westport, Bristol, MA; Marriage: 5 Jan 1783 Dartmouth, Bristol, MA; spouse: Rhoda RIDER; parents Gersham WORDELL and Mary GAGE. Need source for proof of birth and parents. Information came from the Ancestral File


Surnames: HOLLAND, SULLIVAN
Researcher: Julie Holland
Email: jcholland@compuserve.com
Date posted: Monday, February 2, 1998

I have reason to believe that James C. HOLLAND and Julia SULLIVAN were married in Newport, RI in 1851. If someone has access to the index of names of Marriage Certificates for this county and can find these names I would greatly appreciate it. Actually any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated. I'm looking for their parents names if they are listed. Thank you.


Surnames: HOLLAND, SULLIVAN
Researcher: Julie Holland
Email: jcholland@compuserve.com
Date posted: Monday, February 2, 1998

I am looking for the Marriage Certificate for James C. HOLLAND & Julia SULLIVAN. I have been told that they were married in Newport in 1851 and then moved to Illinois. I have no information of their parents except that James came to RI from Ireland. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


Surnames: MARTIN, OLD, SHEPARD, STONE
Researcher: Joyce O'Connell
Email: EOMO@aol.com
Date posted: Monday, February 2, 1998

Bartholomew MARTIN, d. abt. 1711 in Newport, RI. m. Sarah ?SHEPARD?, dau. of William SHEPARD, she d. aft. 1711. Children: William d. 1746 in Newport, RI, m. Hannah STONE in 1709 in Swansea, MA. ch.: Hannah, Abigail, Sarah, William Jr. Bethia m. George OLD in 1718 in Newport, RI George Jonathan William Jr. b. 1715 in Kent Co., Warwick, RI m1. Jemima MARTIN in 1737 in Rehoboth, MA; m2. Rachel Thurber 1781.


Surnames: BUTLER, DRING, SEARLE, STODDARD
Researcher: John Stoddard
Email: johnstoddard@compuserve.com
Date posted: Monday, February 2, 1998

I am trying to verify if there was a Thomas DRING Sr. (born 1666) who mairred Mary BUTLER in Little Compton, and if their issue included Thomas DRING Jr., who mairred Sarah SEARLE (born April 2, 1700). This mairrage date would have been on June 28, 1725. Also, if the issue of this mairrage included Hannah DRING (born 1731 in Little Compton, died on March 8, 1791), who mairred Salisbury STODDARD (born June 17, 1730 in Little Compton, died on Sept. 27, 1811 in Middleton) These few generations have confused me and I am attempting to get my records straight. Any information would be helpful.


Surnames: PEARCE, TALLMAN, TUCKER
Researcher: Holly M. Snead
Email: Snead@bellsouth.net
Date posted: Friday, February 6, 1998

I am searching for the parents of Daniel PEARCE, born about 1662 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, married Elizabeth TUCKER 12/13/1703. The only child I am aware of was Nathan PEARCE, born 4/22/1707. I was told, possibly incorrectly, that his parents were John PEARCE and Mary TALLMAN. I was told that John had only one son, John. If you have any information on Daniel and who his parents were I would appreciate hearing from you. Thanking you in advance. Holly M. Snead


Surnames: CARR, IRISH, KING, LAMUNYON, LAWTON, LEMUNYON, MOTT, MUNYON, PAINE, RUSSELL, SHERMAN, THURSTON, TRIPP
Researcher: Joyce A. Kelley
Email: djkelley@niia.net
Date posted: Tuesday, February 10, 1998

I am looking for information on the following families of Newport Co., RI: CARR, IRISH, KING, LAWTON, LAMUNYON/LEMUNYON/MUNYON, MOTT, PAINE, RUSSELL, SHERMAN, THURSTON and TRIPP. Would like to correspond with anyone who is also looking for these families. This is a new e-mail address.


Surnames: CHASE, GREEN, HOWLAND
Researcher: Blessing Butler
Email: Xxblessme@aol.com
Date posted: Friday, February 13, 1998

Trying to find info on Benjamin HOWLAND who was married to Eunice...Was this Eunice CHASE,the daughter of Capt. Jonathan CHASE and Sarah GREEN? Eunice was their 2nd child born 15 July 1711....did she marry Benjamin HOWLAND 7 May 1741?? If so does anyone know where this Benjamin HOWLAND was born? Capt. Jonathan Chase first lived in Yarmouth, Mass (where a Benjamin and Eunice Howland have children listed in Yarmouth V.R.) but then moved to Newport where he became a freeman in 1727. Thank you for any bit of information.


Surnames: BUCHANAN
Researcher: Sherry Owen
Email: Celticowen@aol.com
Date posted: Saturday, February 14, 1998

BUCHANAN, Henry Gilbert; Born March 21, 1872 died 1937. Looking for names of his parents.


Surnames: HILLARD, HILLIARD
Researcher: Bob Hillard
Email: Bobrojh@aol.com
Date posted: Wednesday, February 18, 1998

HILLARD, HILLIARD burials in Little Compton, Union Cemetery, & Old Commons Cemetery, also related names etc.


Surnames: ALLEN, ANTHONY, POTTER
Researcher: Janet Johnson
Email: jannyj@proaxis.com
Date posted: Friday, February 20, 1998

ANTHONY, line from Portsmouth Newport RI. Part of the Planters going to Nova Scotia. Immigrant ancestor John ANTHONY m. about 1640 Susanna POTTER in RI I end up with Jacob ANTHONY and his son John ANTHONY b. 1731 married 1754 to Ruth ALLEN in Nova Scotia. But I can't seem to hook up the Nova Scotia Anthonys to the RI Anthonys even though they move at the right time. Any clues? AND Does anyone know? Is the road/highway named ANTHONY in Portsmouth, named after the immigrant ancestor? Thanks, Jan


Surnames: FISH, SANFORD
Researcher: Peter Horsman
Email: HORALJOPE@aol.com
Date posted: Saturday, February 21, 1998

Looking to add to and assist others with information on FISH and SANFORD Families of Portsmouth RHode island. Have Gedcom ability and willing to share any information that would be helpful.


Surnames: BULLOCK, DENNIS, GRIFFING, LAWTON
Researcher: Susan Dennis Winters
Email: W2521@aol,com
Date posted: Sunday, February 22, 1998

DENNIS ...Looking for the parents of Charles Timothy DENNIS, a twin, born June 15, 1845 in Newport. Parents were either Darius DENNIS or Darius Lawton DENNIS . I have Darius Lawton b. Oct 3, 1814 in Portsmouth, d July 19, 1884... the son of William and Elizabeth LAWTON DENNIS. Darius is reported to have m. either/or both Francis GRIFFING... or Abigail Johnson BULLOCK. I find another Darius DENNIS... perhaps of Newport b a little later. Can someone help!!??


Surnames: CODDINGTON, JARVAR
Researcher: Barbara Hoepner
Email: Tanzi@PioneerPlanet.infi.net
Date posted: Wednesday, February 25, 1998

CODDINGTON, Gov. William, b. 1601. Lincolnshire, England, d. Nov. 1, 1678 in Newport, RI. I have a pedigree chart that traces all the way from him to my mother, Hazel Fern CODDINGTON JARVAR, b. Oct 6, 1911. She is still living. The chart originated with an ancestor who was joining, The Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims. I have been able to verify much of it, but some parts remain unsubstantiated. I would willingly exchange information with a fellow researcher interested in the family.


Surnames: HAVENS, THAYER
Researcher: Jan Jordan Lokensgard
Email: ourancestors@comcast.net
Date posted: Thursday, February 26, 1998

HAVENS, Lydia b. 15 May 1772 RI, d. 1872 Franconia, Grafton Co. NH m. 4 Oct 1793 in NH, Dr. Levi THAYER b. 30 Oct 1770, Woodstock, Conn, d. 31 Mar 1847 Lisbon, Grafton Co. NH. I am searching for Lydia's ancestors. Her maiden name as HAVENS is recorded in the book, "History of Woodstock, Connecticut, Genealogies of Woodstock Families, by Clarence Winthrop Bowne, vol 8, 1943. Dr. Levi and Lydia's children's names are: Havilande, Eber, Elizabeth, Izail, Mepshibosheth, Ephraim, Levi, Zebadee Applebee, Priscilla, and Zara THAYER who were born bet 1794-1814. The first HAVENS to arrive in Portsmouth, RI was recorded as William Heavens who died there in 1683. Does Lydia's father descend from one of his sons, John, Robert, George, Thomas and Wiliam Havens?


Surnames: COGGESHALL, JACKSON
Researcher: Bill Garrett
Email: bgkj@kos.net
Date posted: Saturday, February 28, 1998

I am interested in any information regarding the parents of Zelica COGGESHALL, born circa 1765 in Newport Co, RI; married Jethro JACKSON. Her father's name was Jonathan COGGESHALL, her mother's name unknown.



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