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           July thru September 2000

Surnames: IRL, MALOY
Researcher: Bunny
Date posted: Monday, July 3, 2000

I would like to hear from you if you have any info on James & Mary A. MALOY. I do not know if Mary was born in Newport County of Rhode Island, Mary A. or what her maiden name but by the 1900 Granby, Oswego Co, NY census she was born in Rhode Island 1848 and her daughter Alice was born in Rhode Island in Jan 1880. Her father was born IRL and her mother was born Scotland. Mary was married to James MALOY born 1847 Canada. They are buried in Fulton, Oswego Co, NY He lived with his parents in Granby, Oswego Co, NY before his marriage to Mary. His parents were James MALOY, Sr. and Bridget both born Ireland.

Surnames: DOBSON
Researcher: Thomas James Dobson
Date posted: Saturday, July 15, 2000

A John DOBSON enlisted in Newport, Rhode Island in around 1762 for the last Campaign of the French and Indian War (Campaign of 1762) also known as the Old Colonial War. Do you have any other information as to what unit he was assigned, where he died, what his age was, did he migrate to South Kingston? Any details would be helpful. Thank you in Advance

Researcher: Charlotte Jersey
Date posted: Sunday, July 16, 2000

Searching for ancestors of Catherine Jane DOWNING and John CLARK who were married July 17, 1766 at Trinity Church in Newport. Catherine died in 1787 at New Haven Ct and John moved his family to Long Island New York. Any info greatfully received.

Researcher: Eleanor Bennett
Date posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2000

LEE/LEIGH Miss or Mrs ?Birthdate 1880-1891? Newport, Father Frank BENNETT of Fall River,Mass .Looking for Half Sister of Herbert, George Bennett Late of Fall River, Mass

Researcher: Herb Bennett
Date posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2000

Looking for Decendents of the Families of Capt Thomas (Born Swansea,Mass 1819), Betsey LEWIS (Born Pawtucket,Mass 1822) Late of Tiverton RI. Their Son George Franklin Lewis, (His Son ) RI Rep George 1884-1963 and His Wife Etta Lewis. / their Daugters Jane Amelia (Lewis) SNIDER/ Ellen (Lewis ) IRVING/ Their Son Benjamin M. Lewis 1847-1915 (His Son ) Benjamin Franklin Lewis 1882-1954/ their Daughters Harriet E.A Lewis / Isabelle P. Lewis ( 1866-1909) Mrs William F. (Elizabeth Lewis) MANCHESTER of Fall River Mass .all Who still Live in the Tiverton, RI Area.

Researcher: Judy Smith Magons
Date posted: Saturday, July 22, 2000

BRIGGS/CORNELL: Rebecca/Rebecka BRIGGS b ca 1600 in England? m. Thomas CORNELL; she died 8 Feb 1673 at Portsmouth, Newport County RI, said to have perished in a house fire; sister of John BRIGGS. Are Thomas & Rebecca CORNELL (no dates on marker?) buried on the Thomas Cornell Lot, Portsmouth (P0036)? Were they Quaker? Is the John BRIGGS buried at LC012, b 1609- d 1690 Rebecca's brother? Was Thomas CORNELL b. 1595, Hertford, England, d. 1655 RI; a Freeman 16 March 1641, son of Richard CORNELL of Bumstead-at-the-Tower, Essex Co. England? Were Rebecca & Thomas CORNELL parents of John CORNELL, b 1637, Boston MA? He m. Mary RUSSELL of Cow Neck, Hempstead LI, NY; their son was Richard CORNELL, b 1678, d. 1757, m 1701 to Hannah THORNE; and their daughter, Elizabeth CORNELL, b 1717, d 1795, wife of Aaron QUIMBY. Any assistance with sources would be helpful; I have a minimum of data on each of these surnames. For example, Mary RUSSELL was daughter of John and Dorothy RUSSELL, m ca 1640, of Dartmouth MA; Hannah THORNE was daughter of John and Mary PEARSALL m ca 1675, perhaps Westchester County, NY; Elizabeth CORNELL m Aaron QUIMBY/QUINBY ca 1760 and their daughter, Phebe QUIMBY b. 6 Feb 1761 NY? d. 4 Nov 1837 VT? m. 17 Dec 1783 NY?, 2nd wife to Solomon BARTON (Quaker) of Westchester, Dutchess Counties NY and Monkton, Addison County VT. I am a descendant of all of these through the BARTON line. Will welcome your data. Thanks! Judy Smith Magons,

Researcher: Glen Bender
Date posted: Saturday, July 29, 2000

John TYLER; died 26 March 1700 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., Rhode Island. Married to Sarah HAVENS and had daughter named Thamer Tyler. Looking for any information on John and Sarah and the ancestors of this family.

Surnames: COOKE, TYLER
Researcher: Glen Bender
Date posted: Saturday, July 29, 2000

Robert COOKE; born abt 1652, Died 13 July 1704 on Hog Island, Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Married to Thamer TYLER. I would appreciate any help finding information on his ancestors and family. Thank you.

Surnames: SHERMAN
Researcher: Raymond C. Church
Date posted: Saturday, July 29, 2000

I am interested in any info on Sharah SHERMAN b. 4 May 1750 and married Moses SHERMAN 22 Sept 1774. I believe Sarah was the daughter of Samuel SHERMAN.

Researcher: Cynthia Nangle Houston
Date posted: Sunday, July 30, 2000

MULROY, Jo anna Murphy,wife of James John MULROY, died in 1884 in Tiverton, RI, after childbirth,while visitting her SHEA cousins there. The MULOYS lived in New Bedford MA. Other children were: Mary,Edward,Catherine and Margaret. Jo anna was buried in New Bedford MA. MULROY, Ann or Alice ( possible names ); newborn infant born to Jo anna and James MULROY of New Bedford,MA. sometime in 1884 in Tiverton, RI. MULROY,Infant Ann,Alice,or other female name--died at 2 months or so of age in Tiverton,RI in 1884.She was the daughter of James John MULROY of New Bedford,MA. and the late Jo anna MURPHY-MULROY of New Bedford,MA. Her siblings were: Mary,Edward,Catherine and Margaret. Submitter: Cynthia Nangle-Houston--Margaret's granddaughter E-mail:

Researcher: Ann Hayes
Date posted: Monday, July 31, 2000

Wanted: Name of husband of Margaret CAMPBELL YEOMANS, mentioned in the will, dated 28 Apr 1750, of her father, Cuthbert CAMPBELL. Also mentioned were the children of Margaret: Elizabeth, Margaret and Joseph YEOMANS. Cuthbert was a shopkeeper of Newport, "far advanced in years". Any information on this Yeomans family would be appreciated.

Surnames: O NEIL
Researcher: John E Rowe
Date posted: Monday, August 14, 2000

O'NEIL, Hannah: I am looking to confirm the birth of Hannah in Tiverton, RI in 1855 (maybe February). She also had a brother William born in 1854. Other siblings were Martha, Eliza, and Margret. Parents were Henry and Mary. Marriage record says she was born in Fall River (she was married there), but a living relative says she was born in Tiverton. I could find no listing in Fall River Vital Records. Can any one help.

Surnames: GILMAN
Researcher: Evan Dillon
Date posted: Saturday, August 19, 2000

I'm looking for a descendant of Caroline GILMAN (maiden name unknown). I don't have a year of birth for her, but by 1875, she was a grandmother living in Tiverton, RI.

Researcher: Sandra Mitchell Quinn
Date posted: Monday, August 28, 2000

I descend from Gideon MITCHELL that married Sarah HONOWELLl in Block Island, Newport county, Rhode Island. He has DICKENS in his line also. I would love to hear from other researchers of the same surnames of Block Island. Sandy Mitchell Quinn

Surnames: BAIRD, DUNN
Researcher: Annette Baird Britain
Date posted: Sunday, September 17, 2000

DUNN, Daniel Lawrence died of lobar pneumonia in the Naval Hospital in Newport RI Sept 15, 1918. I believe he was married to Mary BAIRD with a daughter Assie. His father was John Dunn who was living in Pawtucket at the time. Would there be an obituary in Newport?

Surnames: MITCHELL
Researcher: Jeanne Westcott
Date posted: Tuesday, September 19, 2000

Seeking any information about Solomon MITCHELL born 1753, died Mar 28, 1825 in Exeter Town, Otsego County, NY. Children: Joseph, Solomon Jr., Jeremiah, Samuel, Thomas D., John S., Mary, Naomi, Ruth. When he bought the Exeter land, he was a resident of New Shorham, Newport County.

Surnames: IREYS, IRISH
Researcher: Princella Nowell
Date posted: Friday, September 22, 2000

IRISH, Henry Tillingast senior of Newport, RI (Newport County) bought land in Mississippi beginning in the late 1820s. His son H. T. IRISH, Junior, born in Newpport, Feburary 26, 1837, eventually moved to Mississippi and changed his last name to Ireys.This family was important to the early settlement of Washington County, Mississippi. The county will celebrate its 175th anniversary next year. I am looking for information about the family and their migration south (1820s). Especially letters or papers telling about their involvment with establishing the first county seat, New Mexico, in 1827. H. T. IRISH (IREYS) brother's name is John and sister's name is Kate. According to his autobiography he was born in the Randolph House on Broadstreet and moved to the Dr. Mann house on the same street. He list the names of schools he attended. His high school was Mr. Bean's on Mill Street. His uncle J. B. Bailey lived in New Orleans, LA.

Researcher: Richard L Trinkner
Date posted: Saturday, September 30, 2000

I'm interested in any ancestry information about William BRIGGS, died May 12, 1716, in Little Compton, Newport, RI. (William is the father of Job BRIGGS, born August 3, 1696.) I believe that William married Elizabeth COOK or COOKE in about 1680 in Little Compton. Can this marriage be confirmed? Is William's father or mother known? Is Elizabeth's mother or father known? Thanks!

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