Newport County, Rhode Island
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Posted Queries for Newport County, RI
           December 2000 thru February 2001

Surnames: SEVIER
Researcher: Albert Pace
Date posted: Wednesday, December 6, 2000

I am seeking information on William SEVIER, shown in the census of 1790 in Newport, also have information in the book 'Descendants of Nathaniel Mowry of Rhode Island' where William had signed a note to Natheniel Mowry in 1746. Assistance appreciated.

Surnames: BOWEN, CHASE
Researcher: Mary Eberts
Date posted: Saturday, December 9, 2000

BOWEN I am seeking any information pertaining to Jonathan Bowen. He was married to a Sarah Shove (daughter of George Shove). They were the parents of a David Bowen who married Elizabeth Folger CHASE on Sept. 6, 1810 in Newport at a Quaker service. Jonathan later married Lydia Chase after the death of his first wife. David Bowen may have come to Newport from Somerset,MA. He and first wife, Sarah, had several children. I am descendented from Gilbert Chase Bowen who left Providence for Rock Island,IL. His brother, David Jr. followed him to the same location. Son George was a banker in Providence.

Surnames: HARVEY
Researcher: Karen Harvey
Date posted: Thursday, December 14, 2000

Looking for a Newton HARVEY born in 1784 possibly in Portsmouth, Newport County. I am sure he was born in Rhode Island but not sure of town, however his son James R. Harvey traveled to Portsmouth, RI and died there. Newton moved to Vermont and married Ann Sisson, they then traveled to New York and finally settled in Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Children were Isaac Newton, Titus, Darius, Ann, Sarah, Nathaniel, Marcus, Bulah, Hepsubeth, Antoinette, James R. and Jane Angeline. If you have any info on the parents of Newton HARVEY please contact me at, I will gladly share what I have on his descendants. Thanks, Karen Harvey

Surnames: RHODES
Researcher: Gary L. Rhodes
Date posted: Saturday, December 16, 2000

Walter G. RHODES-Capt. Samuel RHODES-William RHODES Looking for the rest of this line backwards and forwards. Walter moved to Berlin, NY and died there 1813. is this line tied in with the Walter RHODES line d. 1653 Providence?

Researcher: Jessica Brady
Date posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2000

Mabel Marietta MANCHESTER b. April 29, 1920 d. October 11, 1996. Died in Fall River in Bristol County at St. Anne's Hospital. Buried in the Pleasent View cemetary in Tiverton, RI. 76 years old when she passed away. Lived at 19 Pottersville road.

Researcher: Jessica Brady
Date posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2000

I made a mistake on my previous query on Mabel Marietta MANCHESTER I wrote that she lived at 15 Pottersville Road, well that's incorrect, it's actually 5 Pottersville Road. Extra info: Her parents names were Leland MAnchester (father) and Louise Grinnel PLATT (mother. I don't know of any children Mabel had, or if she had a spouse. If you have any information at all I would appreiciate it if you shared it with me.

Researcher: Robert Todd
Date posted: Saturday, December 30, 2000

Seeking parents of Ruth CLARKE, who married Caleb GILBERT on August 7th, 1755, by Rev. Nicolas EYRE, at Newport (I think in the Second Baptist church there)

Surnames: STAIGG
Researcher: Bunny Pendleton
Date posted: Tuesday, January 16, 2001

Searching Archibald STAIGG of Newport,RI, d. in New Orleans. Was he related to the artist Richard Morrell STAIGG who emigrated from England in 1831 and died in 1888? Archibald was a ship's captain and his son was born in the Virgin Islands.

Surnames: GUNNING
Researcher: Kathy Contois
Date posted: Saturday, January 20, 2001

Am searching for any information on surname GUNNING in Newport R.I. Also any information on Ralph Gunning, lived on Ocean Ave. in a house called Normandey. He was also in Newport politics. Thank-you

Surnames: AUCHMUTY
Researcher: Kathy Smith
Date posted: Saturday, January 20, 2001

Looking for information on the AUCHMUTY family. Have been told that Arthur Gates AUCHMUTY was buried in Newport in about the year 1797. Any information would be very much appreciated! Please contact me via the following e mail: Thank you. Kathy Smith

Surnames: DUNN
Researcher: Marge Caswell
Date posted: Monday, January 22, 2001

DUNN, Johanna Does anyone have access to the 1910 Census for Newport, RI? I am looking for Johanna Dunn and any family members living on 20 Merton Road, in Newport. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Researcher: Joseph F. Dutra, Jr.
Date posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2001

DUTRA, Francisco Pereira b.1879 Cedros, Faial d.1957 m. Cristine SILVIA about 1901. Known siblings of Francisco in Newport, R.I. Manual and Mary; wish wish to make contact with a descendant for additional family history.

Researcher: Marilyn (Sigler) McKibbin
Date posted: Friday, February 2, 2001

The ROSE family Block Island I am seeking to document the lineage from Tormutt ROSE (1700s) of Block Island, RI down to Mary Rose. Mary Rose married Godfrey TRIM(M) and their daughter Desire TRIM was born on Block Island in 1781. The family later moved to Islesboro, Maine. Desire TRIM was my third great-grandmother; she died at the age of 98 in Oak Bay, St. David, New Brunswick, Canada. She and her second husband, Sargent TOWLE of Belgrade, ME, are buried there with many of their children. Their sons were Horatio Nelson TOWLE, Robert Sargent TOWLE, and their youngest John Cramer TOWLE, who was my second great-grandfather. Marilyn

Surnames: LAWTON
Researcher: Brenda Ezell
Date posted: Sunday, February 4, 2001

I am searching for info on the surname of LAWTON. Someone told me that in the Newport Histocial Society Library there was a Lawton Family History. Does anyone know how I can go about getting copies of this. I live thousand of miles away and can't get to the library. Thanks

Surnames: BISSELL
Researcher: Ross Hoddinott
Date posted: Monday, February 5, 2001

My Mum - Patricia Dawn BISSELL - was recently contacted by a research agency. They want to create the family tree of Marion Louise BISSELL. She moved to America with her family when she was a child. She died in 1981 aged 91. She was living on Rhode island. Her last known residence was in Newport. Living in Great Britain it is difficult to find out anytjing about her. If you could help my mum learn any more about her relatives in the USA I would be grateful. Thank You. Kind regards

Researcher: Philip N. Garfield
Date posted: Thursday, February 8, 2001

I am looking for information on "The Order of First Families of Rhode Island." Do they have a Web Site? How can I get in touch with the orginization? Thanks for your efforts,

Researcher: Josef Nussbaumer
Date posted: Friday, February 9, 2001

Dear Sir or Madam! I look for descendants of Johann Konrad NUSSBAUMER give. alone this one at 1860 emigrated on 10-20-1837 in A 6942 crumb creek/Austria to the USA. Who can help me freundlicherweise along? I am dependent on the translation program of the computer, unfortunately, faults also happen to him. The place of birth has been translated at all events quite wrong. My Urgro▀onkel is here A6942 Crookedbrook (after school dictionary) in Austria. Josef Kind greetings from Austria

Researcher: Merlynn Brown
Date posted: Saturday, February 10, 2001

Seeking information on the following:Marylynn Vira SWAN, born in Middletown in 1925, to Mary V. JAMES and William C. SWAN. Mary V. JAMES had 2 brothers, Richard E. JAMES & George JAMES; 3 sisters, Sarah Lila JAMES, Helen W. JAMES, & Hortense JAMES. Immediate family of William C. SWAN is unknown. Mary V. JAMES & William C. SWAN had 4 other children besides Marylynn; Richard SWAN; Sally SWAN BROWN; Elizabeth SWAN HATCH, and a son who died at the age of 8 months. Would appreciate any info. on both families.

Researcher: D. Craig Beardsley
Date posted: Thursday, February 22, 2001

Searching for information on wife of a John GREENE born in 1690 in Newport or Middletown, Rhode Island. They had a son, John GREENE born about 1720 in Newport, Rhode Island who married Ann CODDINGTON in 1744 and later died in 1774. Parents were John GREENE born about 1665 in Newport or Middletown, Rhode Island who married Sarah (last name unknown) and both died in 1753. Grandson's name was Captain John Coddington GREENE born about 1751 in Providence, Rhode Island and married Anna Chapman on October 22, 1778 and later died May 3, 1814.

Researcher: Linda Candage
Date posted: Monday, February 26, 2001

from the records of St. Paul's church, Narragansett, 1718-1875. Arthur Gates AUCHMUTY married Ann DICKINSON at the home of Benjamin Mumford in South Kingstown by Dr. James McSparran, Sept. 8,1734. I would appreciate any information of the parentage of both Arthur and Ann. I have Charles DICKINSON as Ann's father, his father as Charles DICKINSON and his father as John DICKINSON and mother Elizabeth HOWLAND. I need confirmation of the parentage. I'm also curious as to the relationship between the married couple and Benjamin Mumford.

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