Newport County, Rhode Island
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Posted Queries for Newport County, RI
           September 2001 thru February 2002

Researcher: Faith Cooper
Date posted: Friday, September 7, 2001

BIRD, HART, JAMES I descend from Thomas James and Heart Bird who married at Trinity Church, Newport,RI. Am looking for parents of Thomas James

Surnames: DAVIS
Researcher: Sue Garrett
Date posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2001

Seeking information about Samuel DAVIS born 1787 in Rhode Island. Migrated to Ostego Co. New York where he married Diadamia-last name unknown. He died in 1831 in Chautauqua Co. New York. Children names: Benjamin, Samuel Jr., Patience, Louisa, Almira, Rebecca. Please e-mail me if you have any information: Thank you and God Bless, Sue.

Researcher: Bob Hess, Jr.
Date posted: Sunday, October 14, 2001

Seeking any relatives of a John LELAND COOKINHAM and his second wife Isabella LOGAN MOORE COOKINHAM. JLC was born 1840 in Dutchess County, New York.(his parents are listed as Henry P. COOKINHAM & Orpha THORNE). JLC's first wife Letitia Drake died in 1872 in Brooklyn, New York. JLC remarried in 1879 in Brooklyn to Isabella, he lied about his age making himself 5 years younger. They basically disappeared from sight. JLC had left his 2 grown sons in Brooklyn. One of his son's wife gave birth to a son John LELAND COOKINHAM on 29January1892 in Newport, Rhode Island. This JLC eventually died in New York in 1914. However, why were they in Newport in the first place? If the original JLC had abandoned his family why would his son name his son after him? I would like to check the 1900 federal census or anything else that might assist me in my search. Thanks!

Researcher: Judy Swan
Date posted: Thursday, October 25, 2001

Looking for information on Robert Gray WILBOR and his wife, Amy (HAMMOND) WILBOR. They were married in Westport MA in 1827 but lived in Little Compton, Newport Co. RI on the 1850 and 1860 census. Amy died in 1864 and is buried in the Wilbor Cemetery in Little Compton; Robert G. remarried to a woman named Margarette; he died in 1883 and is buried in the Wilbor Cemetery.

Researcher: Betty Davis
Date posted: Tuesday, November 6, 2001

Any information appreciated on family of Frederick L. GERELDS b c1844 enrolled as Frederick L. JERROLD/JERRAULDS Aug. 1862 at Providence, RI as recruit 1st Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery Civil War; age 18, single, residence Tiverton, R.I. Mr. GERELDS resided Tolliver CT in 1892 applying for Civil War pension. May be same person as Frederick GERELDS wife Martha, physician, in Worcester, MA city directory 1888- 1889.

Researcher: Frank Comstock
Date posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2001

BENNETT and BURROUGHS query. Samuel Newell Burroughs, born 1828 in Newport, son of Samuel and Mary Gyles Shearman Burroughs, married Catherine Bennett, born about 1828, location unknown. Catherine died Feb 13, 1907 in Providence and was said to be about 79 years old, so birth date would have been about 1827 or 1828. I am looking for Catherine's parents. Catherine and Samuel supposedly had these children: Ann Amelia (1848), Samuel Newell (1852), George W. S. (1854), Henry H. (1856), Mary Frances (1859), Clara C. (1862), and Laura Winship, my great-grandmother, (1865). Catherine's husband died in 1866 and she apparently did not remarry. Both Catherine and Samuel are buried in Providence. Thanks, Frank Comstock

Researcher: Frank Comstock
Date posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2001

GIFFORD, ELLIOTT, HAMILTON I would like to confirm the parentage for Carrie Gifford, born abt 1862 in Portsmouth. I have her father as David D. Gifford, born 1830 in Portsmouth and her mother as Isabella Elliott, born about 1840 in Portsmouth. I am also looking for the ancestors of Carrie's father as there seem to be a number of David Giffords in Newport County in the 1800s. I have no information on Isabella Elliott's parents or her background. Carrie married James Eugene Hamilton (my great-grandparents). James Hamilton is supposed to be from Ontario, Canada, but no records exist. He was a Baptist minister and at one time was a professor at Brown. He died young and Carrie remarried to a man named Moore and lived in the Boston area. No other details known.

Researcher: Diana Thornton
Date posted: Monday, November 12, 2001

Looking for information on the THORNTON family who came to Rhode Island with Governor Roger WILLIAMS in the early 1600s. John was the original settler. Also looking for information on his son Benjamin, then Joseph and Joseph, and Joseph and Lucretia Calkins THORNTON who removed to Ontario Canada. Am desperate to obtain information regarding these persons.

Researcher: Ryan Edens
Date posted: Thursday, December 13, 2001

I am looking for information on Lydia ST. VINCENT who was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. I believe her fathers name to be Francis ST. VINCENT. It is possible that she was married to a George SAULISBURY (sp?). They are from the Newport area in Rhode Island. Her birth would be in the early 1900's or late 1890's. Also interested in information on George SAULISBURY.

Surnames: DALTON
Researcher: Pat Bowman
Date posted: Saturday, December 15, 2001

looking for any information on James T. DALTON born between 1829-1855 in Newport, R,I. married to Sarah DALTON. They had a son: John Jerome DALTON.

Researcher: William F. Hubbard
Date posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2001

Seeking information on Mary Ellery PEARCE (PIERCE), born Little Compton, RI, 1869/1872. Father Ellery Allen (?) PEARCE, mother Leonora (Leah) FREEBORN. Any information helpful. Thank you very much

Researcher: Janet Clingerman
Date posted: Thursday, January 10, 2002

Am looking for information on family of Sarah WILCOX, supposedly born in Triverton, RI, on 9-8-1734. My information says that she married Stephen ROGERS on 1-26-1752 in Richmond, RI. Her father was said to be Josiah WILCOX and her mother was Patience Bordon Chase. I would appreciate any help to verify this information.

Surnames: CESELSKI
Researcher: Judy Holden
Date posted: Friday, January 18, 2002

Seeking information on CESELSKI, AV and Dorothea of Portsmouth. AV was born 14 Mar 1904, died 22 Jan 1991. He may be related to my grandfather. Any information appreciated.

Surnames: GREENE
Researcher: Flo
Date posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2002

Malbone John and Patience GREENE. Although they spent their lifes together and never married they had six children together. The most famous was Edward Malbone Greene. Does any one have the other childrens names and there births and death dates?

Surnames: ADAMS, BROWN
Researcher: Harold Sanderson
Date posted: Sunday, February 10, 2002

BROWN. Looking for data on the parents of Albert BROWN born March 31, 1823 in South Kingston, RI, and died February 3, 1904 in Pawtucket, RI . According to the Deaths Registered in the City of Pawtucket, RI he was born in South Kingston, RI and buried in Portsmouth, RI. His parents are listed as John Brown and Abby. His obituary in the Providence Journal says that he was a direct descendent in the eighth generation of Chad BROWN, one of the early settlers of Providence. Albert was known as a sea captain. He married twice to our knowledge. (1) Mary L. Smith of Long Island and (2) Susan Cook. His body was later moved from the original burial site to Riverside Cemetery in Pawtucket. >From the LDS site I find a record of Albert BROWN with the correct birth date being born to John BROWN and Abigail ADAMS. Another LDS record showing John BROWN married to Abigail ADAMS who was born in Newport June 29, 1800.

Surnames: HEALY
Researcher: Patrick Healy
Date posted: Sunday, February 17, 2002

Looking for any shipping records for James HEALY, and martin Healy. Arrived in Newport from Liverpool England between 1850 and 1853.any info would help

Researcher: Judy Marr
Date posted: Monday, February 18, 2002

CANONICUS - The Pilgrim's Governor Bradford said that Canonicus was sachem of Conanicut Island in Narragansett Bay, occupied by refugee slaves. I would like to know if those slaves were African American and how they got there at such an early date. It is very difficult to research pre-literary history but I thought that perhaps someone in the area might have heard of them.

Surnames: GOMES, SILVA
Researcher: Gail Moran
Date posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2002

What RC Catholic Churches were in the Portsmouth area in 1880? I am looking for the marriage record of my great grandparents Manuel B. SILVA and his wife Anna GOMES SILVA. Their census record for 1880 states that they were married within the past year, which would have been sometime between June 1879 and June 1880. Their names appear on the 1880 census, Enumeration District 88, page 36. Does anyone know where ED 88 was located on that census?

Researcher: Kathy Shanteler
Date posted: Thursday, February 21, 2002

Looking for any & all information on the surname of SHANTELER. Might be spelled SHANTLER, SCHANTOL, SCHANTOLER, or we have reason to believe could also be a link to the spelling SCHOENTZLER. The SHANTELERs lived in Newport, RI, and ran a butcher shop on Thames during the late 1800s. Louis was an Alderman and also very involved in many orders, including the Knights of Sherwood Forest. Louis passed away in 1903 from blood poisoning, leaving a wife & 6 children. His wife's name was Catherine. ANY information with regard to this family or even the KSF order he belonged to would be GREATLY

Researcher: Jean Ethel Davis
Date posted: Saturday, February 23, 2002

I am looking for relatives of: Ethel Louise JAMES or Ethel Louise McLEAN Born; June 06,1908 Married to Hunter Franklin WATSON I am her daughter and I know nothing of her past. She attended nurses training at Newport Hospital and became a registered nurse. I would appreciate any information I can gather.

Researcher: Susan Osterman
Date posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2002

Searching for HORSWELL ancestry and family members. I can only get as far back as a 1692 marriage date between Peter Horswell and an Elizabeth UNKNOWN I am desended from a Peter Horswell who married an Elizabeth UNKNOWN in 1692, and settled in Little Compton, RI Gen 1: Peter and Elizabeth UNKNOWN Horswell had at least one child: Gen 2: Peter (the younger), b. 1708 RI. Peter, the younger, married an UNKOWN and had at least one child: Gen 3: John Horswell, b. 1729 RI. John married Mary Wilcox, dau of William and Priscilla Pabodie Wilcox. (Wm Wilcox was born about 1705/06 in Tiverton, RI and Priscilla Pabodie was born about 1705/06 in Little Compton, RI). John and Mary Wilcox Horswell had at least one child: Philip Horswell Gen 4: Philip Horswell, b. 1754 RI. married Mercy West in 1776. Mercy West was b. ca 1756. Philip fought in the American Revolutionary War. Philip also changed the named from Horswell to HASWELL at some point in time. Philip and Mercy West Horswell/Haswell had at least 5 children i. John West, b. ? ii. Ephraim, b. ca 1770 iii. Nathaniel, b. ca 1782 iv. Peter, b. ? v. James Coleman, b. 1992 Gen 5: James Coleman Horswell/Haswell married a Hannah Knowles around 1814 and moved to Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio in 1819. James and Hannah Knowles Horswell/Haswell had at least five sons: Gen 6. i. James G., b. ca 1816 RI ii. Francis, b. ca 1822 OHIO (Francis is my great, great, grandfather) iii. William, b. 1825, OHIO iv. Andrew Jackson, b. 1826 OHIO v. Jospeh, b. 1829, OHIO.

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