Newport County, Rhode Island
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Posted Queries for Newport County, RI
           March 1998

Surnames: HILL, MUNRO
Researcher: L Turner
Date posted: Sunday, March 1, 1998

Joseph HILL of Newport-b-1/1740 Where? Married Lydia MUNRO of Bristol. His father was Robert HILL - according to N Burial Ground Records Prov, RI. Where was Robert from?

Researcher: Dennis Swann
Date posted: Tuesday, March 3, 1998

Looking for information on William BURROUGHS b. 1742 Newport R.I. Trying to establish birth of son William b. 1770 Newport, R.I. Children: William; Nathan (Child); Catherine; Mary; Hannah; William BURROUGHS s/o William and Catherine (Gardiner) Burroughs. Need help to verify his birth (1770?)

Researcher: William Sweet
Date posted: Wednesday, March 4, 1998

GARRITY / GERAGHTY Peter, W. DUKE / DUCH Ann of Ireland & Newport; s. John b.1859 Newport d. 2/10/1936 in Washington City

Researcher: Nora Houle
Date posted: Wednesday, March 4, 1998

I am looking for info on Martha MCGINTY of Newport RI. She married a PHILBIN. She was born around 1866 and died in Newport RI around 1948, she was in her 80s.

Surnames: HAVENS
Researcher: Patrick Murphy
Date posted: Wednesday, March 11, 1998

Searching information on my ancestor; Robert HAVENS. He was born abt. 1785 in Rhode Island; probably in Newport County. Robert migrated to PA then to IN and IL; and back to IN. Any information would be greatly apprectiated.

Researcher: Richard Coddington
Date posted: Friday, March 13, 1998

I'm looking for biographical information on William CODDINGTON (1601-1676), founder of Newport, including any geneological information available before and after his life. Thank You!

Researcher: Sandra Brennan
Date posted: Friday, March 13, 1998

Looking for my husbands grandparents. They were born in Ireland and came to Rhode Island. Thier names are Timothy John BRENNAN married Ellen (REYNOLDS), they had two children Timothy John BRENNAN born Oct 19, 1919 and Michael Joseph BRENNAN, born Dec 26, 1920. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Michael BRENNAN married Muriel and she is still living in Rhode Island. Thank You, Sandy Brennan

Researcher: Susan Dennis Winters
Email: W2521@aol,com
Date posted: Friday, March 13, 1998

JOUVET, William Louis/Louis William. William was born on July 13, 1751 in Paris France and he emigrated to the Newport area. He was a French Officer in the American Revolution. He died in Newport on Aug 31, 1815. He married Mary DOWNER b Feb 25, 1759 in Newport. They had 9 children, one of them Hannah JOUVET who married Peter DENNIS, a French emigrant on Jan 25, 1783 in Newport RI. I am interested in following up on William JOUVET and his part in the Revolution.

Surnames: BOWLER, GRAY
Researcher: Spencer E. Gray, Jr.
Date posted: Wednesday, March 18, 1998

Searching for BOWLER family history and genealogy. My great- great- grandmother, Eleanor T. BOWLER (1867-1936), married William F. GRAY (1866-1940). They had a son, Frank Lennard GRAY (1889-1959), born near the "Little Narrows" in Bristol, RI. Eleanor & William are buried in the North Burial Ground, Bristol, RI. Son Frank's birth registration lists his parents' place of birth as Bristol. Frank's father's occupation is listed as "Printer" on the same record. I have been told that the BOWLER family hailed from Newport, RI.

Surnames: LAWTON, POLE
Researcher: Nancy R. Kapperman
Date posted: Thursday, March 19, 1998

LAWTON, George R.: Searching for family of George R. LAWTON, had sister Elizabeth and parents living in 1805 when George willed parents his house and lot in Newport, and after their death to his two children Mary Ann and George. These children are likely from a first marriage sometime before 1799 when he married Ann POLE in Philadelphia, PA. There were also two girls Sylva and Teny. Mentioned in the Will is Nicholas E. LAWTON, a Quaker apprenticed to J. Bringhurst. George R. was a Philadelphia merchant being part owner in a Sloop named the Ann and Sarah. Will proved 29 January 1805. Please contact Nancy at if you would like to share information on these folks. Thank you.

Researcher: Kathy Merris Mills
Date posted: Friday, March 20, 1998

Searching for any information on William MERRISS and Mary HUNT, who lived in Newport County in the mid 1700's and died there. They were probably farmers.

Surnames: ALMY
Researcher: Daniel Lockwood
Email: Danannan@aol.comA
Date posted: Saturday, March 21, 1998

I am seeking the parents of Seneca ALMY b. ca. 1790. He moved maybe with brother to Knox Co. IN, in the early 1800s.

Surnames: TOMPKINS
Researcher: David Bacon
Date posted: Saturday, March 28, 1998

TOMPKINS,Gideon Taylor Little Compton.Need to find any and all information about Gideon Tompkins. Was married to ? and had a son Jackson Tompkins b. 1843, Litchfield CT d.10/4/1892.

Researcher: Peggy
Date posted: Saturday, March 28, 1998

Seeking descendants of William HUTCHINSON and Anne MARBURY. Anne was bannished from Boston, MA, and removed to RI, believe Newport. I'm trying to connect a Sarah Anne HUTCHINSON, b. 1827, Westmoreland, PA, with the MA/RI family. Sarah Anne spoke of her ancestors as a formidable family from MA, believe it was Boston. Trying to bridge the family from MA->RI->PA.

Surnames: DYE
Researcher: Paula Vaughan
Date posted: Saturday, March 28, 1998

I am looking for a connection with the Newport Co., RI DYE family to my CT/NY DYE family. Oliver DYE in CT 1810 then to NY, Calvin DYE possibly his son b 1810 CT then in NY. Please help.

Researcher: Chris Smith
Date posted: Sunday, March 29, 1998

Looking for info on Richard MITCHELL of Newport, RI. He married Elizabeth? His son Richard MITCHELL, b. abt 1700-1710 married Mary STARBUCK and settled in Nantucket, Mass. Can anyone direct me to a source of info on the Mitchells of Rhode Island? Thank you

Researcher: Edward Eicher
Date posted: Monday, March 30, 1998

LATHAM, Frances Bapt. 2/15/1609 Newport RI Married to: William DUNGAN of London (born 1607, died 9/20/1636 Children: Barbara (1628), Frances (1630 - 1697), William Jr. (1632), Thomas (1634 - 1687) Thomas married Elizabeth WEAVER (1647 - 1697) of Bucks Co. PA Children: William, Elizabeth, John, Clement, Rebecca, Thomas, Jeremiah, Mary, Sarah ( All born in Rhode Island) Jeremiah (1673 - 1761) married Deborah DRAKE (1686/7 - 1721) Children: George (1703), Martha, Susanna, David, Jeremiah Jr., Clement, Mary

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