Newport County, Rhode Island
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Posted Queries for Newport County, RI
           June thru August 2001

Researcher: Bob Doughty
Date posted: Friday, June 1, 2001

Benjamin JEFFERSON, born about 1675 in Newport County, Rhode Island, was a mariner. He married about 1710 in Newport County a woman called Elizabeth. They had at least one son, Benjamin Jr. who married Elizabeth GREENE. Would like to correspond with others researching this family.

Surnames: BARR, BREWER
Researcher: Becky Dalberg
Date posted: Sunday, June 3, 2001

Looking for information on Gardner BREWER who died at Newport, RI on September 30, 1874. Was he married to Charlotte BARR who was born about 1808 in VT? This couple (Gardner/George BREWER and Charlotte BARR) were originally from Vermont, moved to WI and disappeared. Did they move to Newport, RI?

Researcher: Yaakov Holansky
Date posted: Saturday, June 9, 2001

STERNS, STERNE, STEARNS, STEARNES: Gr Gr Grandmother Linda R Stearns d Mar 8, 1863 and buried at Fort Adams married to George Summit Stearns possibly a soldier at Fort Adams. Possibly related to either a Stearns or Shearer in Newport at the time. Trying to validate why a young wife with an infant would be in Rhode Island away from family in Michigan. Any one with a family connection or related history, please help. Anyone with a roster of soldiers of Fort Adams in 1863 please contact me.

Surnames: BULL, SMITH
Researcher: J.P. Smith
Date posted: Monday, June 11, 2001

I suspect one John SMITH b:1745 probably in England, entered Newport County about 1760- 1765. He married Mary BULL b:1748, about 1770 and they set up housekeeping in Manchester, VT about 1770. Mary's family (Issac BULL) removed from RI to the Oblong Monthly Meeting in Dover, Dutchess County, NY. Any ideas where to find John's entry point, or John & Mary's marrieage record? I have tried VT and NY. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, John P. Smith.

Surnames: GREENMAN
Researcher: Tonia Moore
Date posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2001

Looking for information on Job GREENMAN, born around or on October 30, 1772 in Newport, Newport County Rhode Island. Any help in determining his parents and birth would be appreciated. Thsnk you.

Researcher: Olive SAMMONS
Date posted: Monday, July 2, 2001

I am looking for SHELDON, Elizabeth m.12/29/1728 in Newport to TANNER, Frances

Researcher: Douglas V. Smith
Date posted: Thursday, July 12, 2001

Did John PECKHAM marry second Eleanor WEAVER sister of Clement WEAVER? What is John's ancestry? Can any of this be proved?

Surnames: MALBONE
Researcher: Flo
Date posted: Sunday, July 15, 2001

Looking for info on a Captain John MALBONE 1742-1748. He may have been married to a Katherine Malbone. Maiden name unknown. You can contact me at RIFLO49@AOL.COM

Researcher: Jeff Young
Date posted: Sunday, August 12, 2001

MATHEW WEST query posted on 5/13/1999 - were there any responses ? Query was posted by KAREN WEST-FEDERICO " MATHEW WEST - b. abt 1598 in England. Lived in Lynn, Mass abt 1636- 1646. Moved to Newport around 1646 because of religious opposition in Mass. He was declared a Freeman in Newport (1655). Died 1677? He deeded his grandson, Nathaniel, his dwelling and 40 acres in Newport (Jan 16,1677) Children were a) Nathaniel b?d 1659 (he drowned) B) John b? d? declared a Freeman in Newport 1655. C) Robert b? d 1697 in Monmouth,NJ. D) Bartolomew b? d.1703 in Monmouth,NJ D) Francis b.1631 in Duxbury, Mass d 1/2/1696 in No Kingstown RI. When did Mathew arrive in Mass ? which ship ? what town in England from ? Any information appreciated." - I believe Mathew may have been a ship captain. again any information is appreciated. Thank you

Researcher: Judy Anthony
Date posted: Sunday, August 12, 2001

Looking for parents of Susan Anna ARNOLD, born about 1837 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island. She married Albert C. ANTHONY about 1855-56.

Researcher: Ellen Patton
Date posted: Monday, August 13, 2001

FORMAN, Morris Born Mar 2 1877 Died Oct21 1949 MERSKY or MERSKEY, Etta Born Dec 9/10 1886 Died mar 23 1963 Newport RI Can you please provide their wedding date, place of birth, parents name or any other information you have. I recently visited my great-grandparents gravesites on Farewell Ave during a visit to Newport. Unfortunately I was not in Newport long enough to do any additional research.

Researcher: David C. Powers
Date posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2001

I am looking for information concerning my grandparents William Collins O_NEILL and Anne Serry O'Neill, nee Doherty who resided on State Street. They had 4 children William Jr, Frank, Helene and Emily.

Surnames: ABBOT
Researcher: Kenneth R. Lucier
Date posted: Thursday, August 23, 2001

Commodore Joel ABBOT, Camp No. 21, Rhode Island Department, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, has extracted the Rhode Island Civil War Muster Rolls using the National Park Service Soldiers and Sailors Database. Some names are listed multiple times under alternate spellings. We intend to leave the multiple spellings in the database. These alternate spellings may assist in finding your ancestor. We have also placed a list of Rhode Island Soldiers at Andersonville and Rhode Island African American Sailors. They may be found at our homepage. Go to RI Soldier Information on the menu. Good Luck. In Fraternity, Charity, and Loyalty, Kenneth R. Lucier Secretary/Treasurer, Commodore Joel Abbot, Camp No. 21, RI SUVCW Rhode Island Department Council #2, and Web and Electronics Committee Member Camp No. 21 website:

Researcher: Sharon Denson
Date posted: Saturday, August 25, 2001

I am looking for information on a Seconet Indian named Isaac ISAAC. His name appears on deeds granted under the Sachem Mamanowet (Mamanewa) around 1683. Was this person also known as Isaac ALDERMAN or are they different people? Was Isaac ALDERMAN an Indian preacher in the Westport area that became Little Compton?

Researcher: Douglas Moses
Date posted: Monday, August 27, 2001

My greatgrandmother was born Philomena PERRY and she died about 1963 in Lowell, MA at the age of 95 which would make her date of birth somewhere around 1870. Her father was Peter PERRY III and her mother was Hilda CARRIER. I have no idea exactly where Philomena was born, but family oral history says that she was related to Oliver Hazard PERRY who was born in Newport, RI. She also reputedly had a cousin who was the Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Rhode Island for a period of about 35 years. Philomena married a William CHASE (CHASSE?). I am trying to establish any links I can to Philomena. Thank you for any information you may be able to provide.

Researcher: Robyn Bourque
Date posted: Monday, August 27, 2001

HAMBLY, Andrew T or J. , b in 1840 or 41, son of Benjamin and Zeruriah, born in Fall River/Tiverton Ma/RI married Ruth T. HATHAWAY, daughter of Aaron Hathaway) on June 29, 1862 at the age of 21. Father of A. Clarence, b 5/18/1864, Frederick J. b 4/16/1867, Charles A., b 8/26/1862 and two infants Mabel d., 9/12/1878 at 1 month 12 days and Percis S. d 11/16/1877 8 months 10 days. Looking for any information pertaining to his date of birth, place of birth, his or parents immigration info i/e., from, dates, and specifics (i.e.,birth dates, marriage date etc on parents).

Researcher: Robyn Bourque
Date posted: Monday, August 27, 2001

HAMBLY, Frederick J. son of Andrew T. or J. and Ruth T. HATHAWAY, (d of Aaron, a carpenter died 3-9-1857). Frederick was born April 16, 1867 in Assonet Massachusetts. Occupation: singer in a bleachery. Married Mary Elizabeth McAlpine (Scotland) Mary may have a sister named Agnes who is listed as being the daughter of John and Mary L. Unsure about this.....Looking for more information on the immigration of Hambly and McAlpine. Passenger lists....and dates of passage and from where they sailed. I have relatives in England and Scotland who can help with my search there.

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