Newport County, Rhode Island
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Posted Queries for Newport County, RI
           February thru March 1999

Researcher: Judith Campbell Archer
Date posted: Wednesday, February 3, 1999

Looking for descendants of John and Elizabeth ARNOLD APLIN, who settled in Providence, RI during the mid 1700's. One of their sons was Benjamin APLIN who married Lydia GRAY APLIN, she was the daughter of Amase and Lydia TURPIN GRAY. Benjamin and Lydia had 15 children, the 11th was William Henry APLIN, my great, great grandfather who owned several thousand acres of land in Jackson County, WV. I would like to find out the names and birthdates of William Henry's brothers and sisters, and birth dates and death dates, if possible. Benjamin and Lydia moved from RI to Muskingum County, Ohio in the early 1820-30's and Benjamin was postmaster of Norwich from 1841 until his death in 1843. I would like to talk to anyone researching this family or anyone who is a relative.

Researcher: Bob Ferreira
Date posted: Thursday, February 4, 1999

I am researching the ancestry of Hannah BEEBE, B. Jul 1786 in Newport d. Aug 1872 in New Bedford, MA. She was the daughter of Nathan BEEBE and Elizabeth SKINNER, both of Newport,RI. I believe Nathan BEEBE was b. Newport 1748 and Elizabeth SKINNER b. 1750 possibly in Newport. Also this family spent some time on Nantucket during the early part of the 19th century. I would like to know more about both the ancestry of both the BEEBE's and the SKINNER's. I have determined that Nathan was not from the large BEEBE family that settled in Connecticut.

Researcher: Gyneth Mayer
Date posted: Thursday, February 11, 1999

JUDD, John Jr., dob: around 1911 in Newport RI. Married Dorothy E. SCHULTZ, daughter born July 17, 1940 named Mary Anne. Occupation was radio engineer, maybe in the service. Died 1939-1943? Address at time of Mary Anne's birth was 68 Pope Street, Newport, RI. or

Surnames: GREEN
Researcher: Robert Green
Date posted: Thursday, February 11, 1999

I am looking for information on Cabel GREEN Jr. son of Cabel GREEN and Abigail GREEN. From Newport R.I. Any info would be helpful.

Researcher: Audrey Gardner
Date posted: Thursday, February 11, 1999

Query: Am searching for any info on George Dennison LATHROP b. abt 1855 in CT, m. in RI to Martha Ann ALBRO b. 6/28/1855 on Prudence Island - Newport, RI. Their Children are Grace, Minnie (My Grandmother m. Patrick James DILLON of Fall River MA. have no info on Dillon ancestors either), Alice, Lydia, Cora, all born on Prudence Island in Newport, RI. I have Albro info but all I know about my Lathrop ancestors is George's parents names: Dennison LATHROP & Lydia ARMSTRONG. Any and all info appreciated.

Researcher: David H. Lawton Sr.
Date posted: Sunday, February 14, 1999

Lookin for additional information on LAWTON, SALSBURIE, MOTT, LOTT, BARKER, SLOCUM, KIRBY have a lot of information on these familes, but missing a lot also, maybe we can help each other

Surnames: WATSON
Researcher: Loveda RICE
Email: Loveda3@AOL.COM
Date posted: Monday, February 15, 1999

Looking for Info on WATSON My brother David Raymond Watson's Father was Robert Edgar WATSON Grandmother Helen WATSON David died 1-10-81 in Or around Newport,RI.

Researcher: Donald MacLean Smith
Date posted: Wednesday, February 17, 1999

Family tree is a link off my home page. LEVENS and ORSWELL are my maternal grandparents sirnames.

Researcher: Robert Keefer
Date posted: Sunday, February 21, 1999

Am looking for information as to relatives/ancestors of my gg grandparents, Alfred COLE and Rebecca MCFARLAND, born about 1810-1820, and living somewhere in Rhode Island when their daughter Martha Jand COLE was born 9 May 1841. Martha COLE married George L. ROGERS, moved to West Virginia, where she died on 14 June 1890. Any help you can provide would be appreciated. Bob Keefer

Surnames: JAMES
Researcher: Norman V. James
Date posted: Tuesday, February 23, 1999

All of the above surnames are direct ancestors to my line, whose main surname is JAMES. They all come from New England, with the majority from Rhode Island - Newport, Washington and Kent Counties.The 2 main Towns are Newport and Richmond. My main data base is over 11,900 strong with 1,000+ direct ancestors. I have tried to follow every family who had a direct relative tied to one of mine either directly or thru marriage.This includes all children as far as I could trace them. The reports (7) I have uploaded to my User Page at Family Tree list mainly, if not entirely, of direct family.If you see something there that tweeks your interest;e-mail me and I'll look the name up. I feel Genealogists have to be special people and will do all in my power to help them with their quest.

Surnames: HUDSON
Researcher: Terri Hudson
Date posted: Thursday, February 25, 1999

HUDSON, George A. Born 2, July 1842, Newport, RI Died 1-27-1907 Spouse and children do not apply as spouse was from Texas, children born there. He was a private of Captain George M. Tewi Company, 1st Regiment of RI Detached Militia, 17, April, 1861. Who were his parents, where did they come from?

Surnames: BUCKLIN
Researcher: Richard Anderson
Date posted: Tuesday, March 2, 1999

John BUCKLIN lived in Newport in late 1780s, and sometime later moved to Herkimer Co. NY. Any info about him or his family would be appreciated.

Researcher: Ross L. King
Date posted: Wednesday, March 3, 1999

I am researching the history of the descendants of George GARDNER and Herodias LONG. George came from Greenford, Middlesex, England in the 1600's to Newport, Newport County, RI. Any historical (genealogical) info on them would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Ross L. King.

Researcher: Sarah Steel
Email: viemont
Date posted: Thursday, March 4, 1999

Query Adam TERRIL was born Sept 17 1742 married to Mary THOMPSON Dec 27 1765 who was born Sept 14th 1741 Adam TERRIL died April 27th 1790 Adam TERRIL lived near Bridgetown Cumberland county New Jersy where all the children was born Adam TERRIL was born in Rhode Island his father born in England

Researcher: O. Keith Wheeler
Date posted: Saturday, March 6, 1999

Looking for information on Deborah BROWNELL, b. 8 Oct 1749, daughter of David & Grace (CHURCH) BROWNELL. David b. 29 Nov 1725 & Grace b. 4 Dec 1731, both in Little Compton, Newport, RI. David & Grace m. 23 Oct 1748 in Little Compton. Could the daughter Deborah be the one who married Col. George CLAGHORN 20 Dec 1769 in New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA?? If not, who is the Deborah BROWNELL from Newport Co. that married George? (George was builder of the USS Constitution.)

Surnames: CLARK
Researcher: Margery Isdell
Date posted: Tuesday, March 9, 1999

I am descended from these early colonists, Jeremiah CLARK was made a lieutenant and then captain, I am interested to know what military group. Would like to correspond with others related to these lines.

Researcher: Beth Bechtel
Date posted: Thursday, March 11, 1999

Looking for information on the family of Olive ARMSBY who was born Dec. 21, 1754 in Newport county, RI. In 1777, she married Stephen COBB in Dartmouth, MA. She may have also been married to Steph POTTES. Any information on her parents or siblings would be greatly appreciated.

Researcher: Sandy Eskew
Date posted: Friday, March 12, 1999

I'm looking for: DENNIS, Joseph DENNIS, Gideon BEASLEY (possibilities) in the Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI. area around 1790 (& before) Thanks.. Sandy Eskew

Surnames: HART, KEEN
Researcher: Loanne Livesay REBUCK
Date posted: Friday, March 12, 1999

Looking for parents of Hannah KEEN b ca 1637 md ca 1663 Richard HART

Researcher: Norman V. James
Date posted: Friday, March 12, 1999

My proven family starts with William JAMES (1639-1697) and Susannah MARTIN (1649-1726)Daughter of Joseph MARTIN and Mary COGGESHALL. They had a son William JAMES (1684-1743)married Rebecca EASTON 1st.and married 2nd. Mary ? WEBSTER (1686-?) Son of 2nd marriage Jonathan JAMES (1720-1787) married 1st Mehitable WEBB and 2nd Mary ? Hoxsie 1745-1832) Son of 2nd marriage Jonathan JAMES (1785-1861) married Ruth BARBER (1785- 1877) Their son Jonathan JAMES (1809-1891) married Jane Shaw KING (1818-1870) Their son Thomas JAMES (1845-1933) married Anne C.CANNON (1845-1892) Their son Jonathan A.JAMES (1888-1954) married Annie WALSH (1887-1930) Their son Norman V. James Sr.(1917-1977) married Loretta SMITH (1917) He moved to New Jersey when he was 13 years old. They had ME. All of the James clan lived in Rhode Island-Newport-Westerly-Charlestown and Richmond.Approximately 110 are burried in Lot # 14 in Richmond,R.I.The earlier ones are burried in the Coddington Cementery on Farewell St.Newport.Many of the others are burried in Newport in the Common Burial Ground. I have most if not all of their children and descendents. I suspect that an earlier William JAMES married to Elizabeth ? who was ordered out of Salem Mass with Roger Williams and his followers. He was made Freeman in Newport in 1655 and died in Newport in 1683. There was also a Edmond,William and Edward,who arrived with Winthrops Fleet in the 1600's.I can find scant records on all of these. I have a Web page in Family Tree at:

Researcher: Barb Austin
Date posted: Sunday, March 14, 1999

ROGERS, MANCHESTER, COGGESHALL 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 RI. Suspected siblings (buried beside Sarah)are Frances Rogers, dau of John & Ann Rogers, Died March 1, 1871,aged 46 years 9 mos and 26 days; also Joseph Rogers Died May 13, 1921, aged 89 years. Were their other siblings? Need 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.

Researcher: Harry Brownell
Date posted: Friday, March 19, 1999

I am looking for family of George BROWNELL they some move to and from NY. If any one has information please e-mail!! I am also looking for a Captain Amos STAFFORD if any can help it would be nice!!

Researcher: Ann M. Heines
Date posted: Wednesday, March 24, 1999

Looking for parent(s) of John RING: b. 1/25/1835, Newport, RI; d. 2/14/1913, Newport, RI. m.7/3/1854 to Jane M. BRENNAN (father, Patrick BRENNAN): b. 4/1837, Ireland. d. 11/28/1903, Newport, RI. John appears on 1830 census. He and Jane had 8 children.

Researcher: Joyce Tanno Hansen
Date posted: Saturday, March 27, 1999

I'm looking for information about any descendants of Squire Judson WHITAKER (1855-1923) and Emma BEERS (1854-1893). They had one son Dewitt WHITAKER (1877-1956). He married Ethel RANDALL in 1899, and they had one son Randall Judson WHITAKER (1907-1968). Dewitt was an Erie railroad agent in Nutley, NJ in 1923. Randall W. married Margaret HOFFMAN in 1934. They had two daughters. Randall WHITAKER last lived in Newport, RI. My mother, Susan Hildegarde WHITAKER (1904-1994) was the half sister of Dewitt WHITAKER. Her father, Squire Judson WHITAKER, and her mother, Mathilde SNELL married in 1895 in Hancock, NY.

Researcher: Douglas V. Smith
Date posted: Sunday, March 28, 1999

PEARCE/PIERCE Anthony COREY (1774 - 1856) of North Kingstown married Clarinda SHAW alias PEARCE of Freetown, in Freetown 1796. Clarinda was born in RI about 1776 and died 1872 in Oneida Co., NY. The names PEARCE and SHAW suggest Clarinda was from Little Compton.Who were her parents and who was her first husband? Douglas V. Smith, Box 65, Sharon, VT 05065 or e- mail to

Researcher: Byron Metcalf
Date posted: Sunday, March 28, 1999

WHITE, Charles C., born 1838 Newport County, Married Ruth BARKER, Children - Benjamin born 1867, Frederick born 1869, Etta born 1871, George born 1873. I would like find who Charles C. White's parents were and if possible who was his fathers fathers etc. were.

Surnames: HEDGES, SHAW
Researcher: Nancy Moon
Date posted: Sunday, March 28, 1999

I am looking for the ancestors of Hannah SHAW, who was born around 1746, possibly in Little Compton or Taunton and who married David HEDGES. My understanding is that they moved later to Connecticut and Vermont. Please e-mail response!

Researcher: Susan Ingram
Date posted: Wednesday, March 31, 1999

Joseph CLARKE b. December 9, 1618 in Westhorpe, Suffolk Co., England md. Margaret_______abt. 1641 in Newport, Newport Co., RI. He died June 1, 1694. Their son Joseph was b. april 2, 1643 in Westerly, Washington Co., RI and md. (1) Bethiah HUBBARD (2) Hannah WEEDEN. He md. Bethiad d/o Samuel and Tacy (COOPER) HUBBARD November 16, 1664 in Westerly, RI. Joseph died Jan 11, 1726 in Westerly, RI. Joseph and Bethiah's son, Samuel CLARKE, was b. Sept 29, 1672 in Westerly, RI. He md. (1) Ann CHAMPLIN (2) Susannah LONG. He md. Ann Jan 19, 1698. Samuel and Ann had a son, Joseph CLARKE b. Aug 29, 1705 in Westerly, RI. Joseph md. Sarah REYNOLDS. Joseph md. Sarah Nov 15, 1727 in Richmond, Washington Co., RI. They had 10 children. Their daughter Sarah md. Thomas WELLS Sept 17, 1761 in Richmond Twp., Washington Co., RI.....Susan

Researcher: Patti Ensor
Date posted: Wednesday, March 31, 1999

DAVIS, Gaius, born 1749, Kingston RI. Father, William Davis, was High Sheriff of Plimoth Plantation in 1755 when he died eating breakfast. Gaius, age 5 or 6, went to live with Jonathan PIKE and Sarah YOUNG Pike in North Providence. Gaius later married Jonathan and Sarah's daughter, Hannah, bn 19 June 1751. Searching for parents' names and data of both Jonathan Pike and Sarah Young. Gaius is reported to have served with RI forces to "compel the British evacuation of Newport RI and also the campaigns of 1779 and 1780." Searching for any sources to verify his military service.

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