Newport County, Rhode Island
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Posted Queries for Newport County, RI
           November 1998 thru January 1999


Surnames: DAWLEY, LANGWORTHY
Researcher: Douglas V. Smith
Email: nina.swaim@valley.net
Date posted: Saturday, November 7, 1998

James DAWLEY married Margaret LANGWORTHY in Newport 1771. What happened to this couple? Where are they buried?


Surnames: WEEDEN
Researcher: Joyce
Email: jatgreen@geocities.com
Date posted: Wednesday, November 11, 1998

Could someone send me directions to Friends Burying Grounds and also Friends Cemetery. Both located in Jamestown, RI. I am looking for WEEDEN'S buried in them. Thank you for any help. Joyce jatgreen@geocities.com


Surnames: BURROUGHS, SANFORD
Researcher: Dennis Swann
Email: DSwann2398@aol.com
Date posted: Sunday, November 15, 1998

Looking for information on Benjamin BURROUGHS b 7/4/1745. The son of William and Elizabeth (SANFORD) BURROUGHS. Reported to be listed in the Mass Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War as having served as the steward of the "Alfred" under John Paul Jones, entitled to prize shares of the "Mellish and brig "Active". Need information on children. Looking for a William BURROUGHS b @ 1770. Thanks for your help!


Surnames: RATHBONE, RATHBUN, RATHBURN
Researcher: Robert Boehm Rathbun
Email: Rathcrest@aol.com
Date posted: Tuesday, November 24, 1998

Seeking information from 1661 to present of John RATHBUN of Block Island and his descendants. Spelling can be RATHBUN RATHBURN RATHBONE.


Surnames: SMITH, WILSON
Researcher: Brian Manson
Email: mansonb@v-wave.com
Date posted: Friday, December 4, 1998

WILSON, SMITH - 1880-1910 Looking for the family of Agnes Stewart Smith WILSON (my gg grandmother; b.c.1835 RFW or LKS, SCT) who passed away while a resident of Newport about 1910 while living with ‘her son’. Agnes was married (1) to Alexander SMITH and (2) to Thomas WILSON. The family (including children Mary, Sarah, Agnes, James, and Alexander; all born in Mearns, Renfrewshire between 1856 and 1864) emigrated about 1883 to Fall River, MA. From an undated obituary notice about 1910 (she was age 75) she died on a visit to St. Louis; her remains were returned to Newport. She would have been living in Newport with either James or Alexander SMITH. I assume her 2nd husband Thomas passed away in Fall River.


Surnames: LAKE
Researcher: Edmond Reschner
Email: reschner@worldnet.att.net
Date posted: Monday, December 7, 1998

I'm looking for any information on Borden LAKE. Borden was born in Tiverton, Newport County. His wife's first name was Cynthia. His son was Thompson Tabor LAKE. Thompson was born, in Tiverton, Newport County on May 02, 1808. Thompson's wife was Mary LAKE. Any information, on anyone with the LAKE surname, will be appreciated. Thank you.


Surnames: DAVIS, DAVOLL, MAKEPEACE
Researcher: Mark Santangelo
Email: marksant@fast.net
Date posted: Wednesday, December 9, 1998

DAVIS, Perry (b.7/7/1791 in Dartmouth, MA), married Tiverton, RI 10-8-1812 to Ruth DAVOLL, they had: DAVIS, Edmund (b.1-24-1824) - only surviving son DAVIS, Sarah (b. 5-24-1817) 7 other children died young Perry Davis manufactured a "pain killer" at a factory on High St., Providence, RI during the Cholera Epidemic of 1854. I can trace his ancestors to Wm. Davis & Mary MAKEPEACE, but I have no info on his children (Edmund & Sarah). Anything is appreciated.


Surnames: ARMSTRONG, BARBER, HOXSIE, PECKHAM, WEAVER
Researcher: Arlene Zortman
Email: AZortman1@aol.com
Date posted: Thursday, December 10, 1998

Looking for George ARMSTRONG from Jamestown, Newport Co. R.I. married Dorcas Weaver. I believe they were Quakers in the friends Church. Other surnames in this area and my family line are HOXSIE, PECKHAM, WEAVER and BARBER. any info appreciated.


Surnames: SLOCUM, TUCKER, WOOLLEY
Researcher: K
Email: klsers6262@aol.com
Date posted: Friday, December 25, 1998

Researching Mary SLOCUM 7-8-1660 Newport, RI married Abraham TUCKER, Daughter Patience 11-28-1686 RI married Thomas WOOLLEY. Thank You


Surnames: POTTER, WOOLLEY
Researcher: K
Email: klsers6262@aol.com
Date posted: Saturday, December 26, 1998

Researching Emmanuel WOOLLEY 3-29-1625 England married Elizabeth ??? Son John WOOLLEY 1659 Newport, RI married Mercy POTTER. Thank You


Surnames: CROSS, OWENS
Researcher: Andrea W. Vanderhorst
Email: Vansho2001@aol.com
Date posted: Sunday, December 27, 1998

CROSS, Charles Lewis was born on 6 Oct 1877 in Jefferson Co, WV. Charles moved to Newport, RI in the early 1900's. Charles married Rosa L. OWENS on 3 October 1903 in Newport, RI. Charles and Rosa's children were Louis, Margaret, Bernice, Henry, and Owen. The CROSS family lived on William St in Newport, RI. Charles brother lived in Newport too. John Fenton CROSS lived with his wife Norma on Hall Ave. Charles CROSS died in March 1933 in Newport, RI. If you have any information on this family please contact email me at: doria1960@aol.com


Surnames: BARKER, BEMAS, BROOKS, MANCHESTER, NICODEMUS, SIMONDS
Researcher: Raymond Brooks
Email: RHBrooks@aol.com
Date posted: Monday, December 28, 1998

Seeking information on John BROOKS who was on the 1791 census of Tiverton,RI.Newport County. He resided with three families at the time believed to be Indians. BEMAS/NICODEMUS of Fall River MANCHESTER/SIMONDS of Fall River BARKER of Middleboro John BROOKS of Fall River I am seeking to know more information of John BROOKS. who did he marry? Did he have any children,ect? Any information is most appreciated. Many Thanks


Surnames: COGGESHALL, MANCHESTER, ROGERS
Researcher: Barb Austin
Email: bjawriter@aol.com
Date posted: Tuesday, December 29, 1998

Seeking info ROGERS family. Sarah Anne ROGERS, daughter of John ROGERS and Anne MANCHESTER of Portsmouth, RI. Sarah was born July 29, 1821 in Portsmouth. Need siblings, but mostly info on father John and his family. Is this branch of family tied to Rogers High School, among other things. I know he was part of family who owned BLACK POINT FARM. The ROGERS heirs sold the farm to Sarah's husband, Noel COGGESHALL, et al, in 1894. Have copy of deed signed by A. O'D. Taylor, dated Feb 14, 1894. Also copy of his bill to Mr. Josph ROGERS, and cover letter with explanation of apparent discrepancy of billing. Don't know what percentage of farm was included but the entire price was $6,000.00. Joseph ROGERS was, at that time, residing in Texas. Any info greatly appreciated.


Surnames: FARRELL, HARRINGTON, LAWTON, MEAD, SULLIVAN, WATSON
Researcher: patrick SULLIVAN
Email: SullivanPJ@Aol.com
Date posted: Thursday, December 31, 1998

SULLIVAN, Cornelius, born in Ireland in 1826, died in newport in 1889. Married Mary HARRINGTON in 1857 in New Bedford, MA. Cornelius SULLIVAN and all his sons worked at the New England Steamship Company, his son Florence SULLIVAN, was the general foreman in the 1920's. Another son, William SULLIVAN, born 1865 and died in 1937, married Sarah WATSON LAWTON, of Benjamin H. LAWTON and Mary Jane MEAD, and had a son William SULLIVAN,JR, born 1891 and died 1930, married Ethel FARRELL in Taunton, MA, he was a conductor on the New York New Haven Rail Road. Any information on the above will be greatly appreciated.


Surnames: BARKER, WILSON
Researcher: Gary W. Skarka
Email: gskarka@ems.att.com
Date posted: Wednesday, January 6, 1999

I am trying to confirm and expand on information on have on my BARKER line. My Great Grandmother's maiden name was Carrie Lee BARKER, b. abt. 1870, Granville Co., NC. She married my Great Grandfather, William Henry WILSON, also of Granville Co. Carrie, whose real name was probably Caroline, was the daughter of Henry Clay BARKER and Elizabeth (?). Henry was born abt. 1847 in Granville Co.. Henry is supposedly the son of John G. BARKER, b. abt. 1817. John G., along with his brother Charles, were the co-executors of the will of their father, John BARKER, who died in 1842. The estate was also in Granville Co. That's all the info I have. I would like to confirm the ancestory of Henry Clay BARKER that I have so far, and expand it as far as possible. Can anyone help?


Surnames: MACOMBER, REED
Researcher: Charles L. Crawley
Email: clcrawley@capecod.net
Date posted: Monday, January 11, 1999

Seeking information on REED, Robert Stephen , who was in Tiverton politics about 1870-1890. He had married a Rebecca MACOMBER in 1866 in Tiverton and fathered about 6 children: Robert Perry; Grace M, who was born in 1877 and later married a Henry Whitehead who had a farm in Portsmouth up into the 1950's; Clarence L.; Frank C.. Harold L. and Roswell Stephen (my grandfather). Robert S. later had a large farm near the Tiverton-Fall River line; he moved his family to Fall River and died in 1892. Info. on Henry Whitehead would be appreciated. Thanks,


Surnames: BARKER, WILLIAMS
Researcher: Sue Williams
Email: sueavon1@famvid.com
Date posted: Tuesday, January 12, 1999

I have very little to go on to find my BARKER. This is all I can find in three years of straight searching. Richard E. BARKER was in Sangamon Co. IL in 1824-25. While here, he was married to Mary WILLIAMS (dau. of Elias WILLIAMS) Richard E BARKER was an educated man for the times, he was the school teacher at the Stalley Settlement and he was Clerk for the Elections Board. Mary WILLIAMS divorced Richard BARKER after a short marriage. According to divorce papers he left in the fall of 1825 to go to Southern ILlinois on busines. He never returned. Don't have a clue as to what happened to him on that trip. Who were his parents? Siblings? If you have any clue, Please, email me.


Surnames: ROGERS, SISSON, TRIPP
Researcher: Cindy Johnson
Email: CynPerson@netscape.net
Date posted: Thursday, January 14, 1999

I am searching for information on Thomas ROGERS who died August 22, 1736 in either Newport or Westerly, RI. He married Ann TRIPP, daughter of Peleg TRIPP and Anne SISSON. Thomas and Ann had two sons, Job (born about 1710)and Peleg ROGERS. At some point Job left RI and moved to Orange County, NC where he died about 1772. Job married Mary (maiden name unknown) and they had two sons, Thomas (born about 1733 in RI?) and Peleg. Any information on the parents of Thomas Rogers (d. 1736) would be immensely appreciated. I have much information on this line forward, but nothing definitive on his parentage.


Surnames: CUTHBERT, HEAD, LOVETT
Researcher: Melvina Arnett
Email: marnett@iland.net
Date posted: Sunday, January 17, 1999

CUTHBERT/HEAD - Seeking any information on Benjamin or William CUTHBERT who married Mary HEAD 7 Aug 1707, Little Compton, RI. Mary HEAD was b. 1684, Little Compton, RI, the daughter of Henry & Elizabeth (LOVETT) HEAD. Benjamin or William & Mary (HEAD) CUTHBERT were the parents of at least one son, Benjamin CUTHBERT who d. after 1748. Any help would be greatly appreciated. http://www.familytreemaker.com/a/r/n/Melvina-B-Arnett


Surnames: BRYER, GRAYNOR
Researcher: Linda Brown
Email: lbrown@bayserve.net
Date posted: Sunday, January 17, 1999

BRYER Benjamin born april 24 1833 Newport Married Mary Oakley from Eng Daughter Charlotte Caswell BRYER married John Wood GRAYNOR looking for relatives of the Bryer and Graynor families. Bryers were a large Newport family of furniture makers, general merchandise stores and undertakers anyone please respond, I have the original wedding document between the two married in Newport and I am a relative- also have many initialed china place settings many thanks linda


Surnames: JAMES
Researcher: Norman V. James
Email: norm2@adelphia.net
Date posted: Thursday, January 21, 1999

William JAMES 1639-1650 and most of his descendents can be viewed in Report form at: http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/j/a/m/Norman-V-James/index.html Other Descendent lines are BARBER--BARLOW--WARREN--HATCH--HAZZARD


Surnames: PECKHAM, WEEDEN
Researcher: Joyce
Email: jatgreen@geocities.com
Date posted: Thursday, January 21, 1999

Need information on John Underwood and his wife Sara PECKHAM (b. 1703). Sarah being the daughter of Thomas Peckham and Hannah WEEDEN. Beleive they died in Jamestown, RI but I'm not sure. Thanks for any help


Surnames: CARD, PECKHAM, WEEDEN
Researcher: Joyce
Email: jatgreen@geocities.com
Date posted: Thursday, January 21, 1999

Joseph CARD, son of Joseph Card and Hope ?, married Mary WEEDEN 7 Aug 1736. Daughter of William Weeden and Sarah PECKHAM. Need birth and death dates of Joseph and Mary and where born and died for both. Beleive Mary may have been born in Newport, RI Thanks for any help


Surnames: CARR, HINKLY, SLOCUM, WEEDEN
Researcher: Joyce
Email: jatgreen@geocities.com
Date posted: Thursday, January 21, 1999

Who were the children of Edward CARR and Sarah WEEDEN of Jamestown, RI Edward was the son of Edward Carr and Naoma SLOCUM. Sarah was the daughter of Daniel Weeden and Joanna Slocum. I have Resolved b. ? 1768, d. ? m. ? 1792 to Betsey HINKLY. Thank You For any help


Surnames: BEEBE, SKINNER
Researcher: Bob Ferreira
Email: ferr@gis.net
Date posted: Thursday, January 28, 1999

Looking for parents of Nathan BEEBE b. 1748 Newport, d. 1834 Newport or Nantucket, m. 1771 in Newport. Also looking for parents of his wife, Elizabeth SKINNER. Appreciate any help and willing to share any information I have.


Surnames: DAVENPORT, PALMER
Researcher: Bud Palmer
Email: budpalm@ix.netcom.com
Date posted: Thursday, January 28, 1999

Looking for information regarding the family of Benjamin PALMER who married Sarah DAVENPORT in 1758. They had three children that I know of: Noah PALMER (b.1759), Rhoda PALMER (b. 1761), Benjamin PALMER (b. 1766)... all were born in Tiverton, Newport Co., Rhode Island, according to a family Bible. Will share any information I have.


Surnames: BACHELLER, BOWLER, CHAPMAN, CRABB, DAVIS, GREATHOUSE, HINDMARSH, HUTCHINSON, KENYON, SCHWARZ, TAVERNOR, TAYLOR
Researcher: Joyce Maxwell
Email: jmax745@cox.net
Date posted: Friday, January 29, 1999

Looking for information on descendants of this family of Newport, East Greenwich, Pawtucket, and East Providence. George Major CRABB, b. 1823, d. 1905, emigrated to the US in 1832 with his mother, Hannah TAVERNOR CRABB HINDMARSH, his stepfather, George HINDMARSH, eight siblings, his Uncle William TAVERNOR, and six other family members. He married Susan TAYLOR, b. 1827, d. 1905, great-granddaughter of Robert TAYLOR of Newport. They had nine children, Susan T., b. 1848, d. 1913, m. Josh BACHELLER, ch. Dudley and Nell, George E., died at 2, George W., married Ida CHAPMAN, ch. Charles, Annie and Nellie, William E., b. 1852, d. 1914, m. Mary DAVIS, ch. G. Major, b. 1878, William E., b. 1887 and Raymond D., b. 1902, Hannah M., b. 1856, m. George KENYON, Annie E., b. 1857, m. SCHWARZ, ch. Bess, William T., Frederick and Annie, who m. GREATHOUSE, Elvira , died at 2, Sarah Jennie, b. 1865, m. Thomas BOWLER, Nellie A., d. aged 6, Edward Gershom, b. 1868, m. Nettie HUTCHINSON. Edward Gershom (Ned) was my grandfather. Any information or contact with relatives greatly appreciated.



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