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           March thru July 2003

Researcher: Roberta Peltier Sorensen
Date posted: Saturday, March 8, 2003

I am looking for information on St. Joseph's School. I attended from 1952 to 1957. I assume that it is no longer in existance, but would like to find old pictures, history, etc.

Researcher: Cherie Cotsonas
Date posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2003

HARRINGTON: I am looking for anyone who might have family information on Patrick and Ellen Harrington decendents. My grandfather is Daniel Harrington born in Newport. His sisters name was Eileen AUSMUS. Anyone who might be related or know of this family it would be wonderful to see if you know any futher family genealogy.

Researcher: Bob Walde
Date posted: Monday, March 17, 2003

COLES, ROGERS I am looking for information on the families of Margaret COLES d.15 Dec 1887, Newport, RI. married John Rogers d. before 1887. Children: Janet Lucilla b. 7 Apr. 1859 , John H., Fitzroy S. they lived in NB for a time, some of the ROGERS and COLES moved back to USA, Thanks, Bob Walde

Surnames: RAFTERY
Researcher: Stella Hodkinson
Date posted: Thursday, March 20, 2003

Looking for information on James RAFTERY known to be in Tiverton in 1890 and 1897

Surnames: CLARKE
Researcher: Karen Clarke MacKnight
Date posted: Friday, March 21, 2003

CLARKE, Thomas b. 15 July 1824 in Cheshire, England. Wife Mary Hall CLARKE b. about 1820 in England d. 4 June 1875 in Newport, Rhode Island. Thomas CLARKE was the son of Jedidiah CLARKE who died in Newport on 5 December 1862. Jedidiah CLARKE had 6 sisters: They are Nelly CLARKE, Martha CLARKE, Sarah CLARKE, Nancy CLARKE, Lucy CLARKE and Betty CLARKE. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.

Surnames: GILBERT
Researcher: Calvin Davidson
Date posted: Sunday, March 30, 2003

Researching history of, Kenneth GILBERT, World War II Veteran who flew 75 missions with the 93rd Bomb Group, 8th Air Force. VFW Post 4487, located in Middletown was named the Kenneth Gilbert post in his honor. He was killed flying a P-51 fighter in May, 1945. I need information on his movements from fall of 1944 to May 1945 and a picture of him. Author of many U.S. Army Air Force history books researching Gilbert needs this info. Contact if you can help

Surnames: LAKE
Researcher: Jo-Anne Nasser
Date posted: Wednesday, April 16, 2003

I am looking for Amy LAKE who has a daughter Mary LAKE b. 22 Dec 1808 in Tiverton RI who married Joseph Cook 23 17 Mar 1831 she died in Tiverton RI 16 Mar 1868 Any information would be helpful. Thank you so much

Researcher: Richard Brothwell
Date posted: Saturday, May 3, 2003

I'm looking for info on a James BROTHWELL and his wife Gertrude, they had one daughter called Marion. They were living in Newport in 1930. James was born in Lincolnshire, England. he emigrated in 1903. Any info on James and his family would be a great help. Regards,

Surnames: BAKER, CLARK
Researcher: Robin Baker Gilchrist
Date posted: Thursday, May 15, 2003

BAKER, CLARK. Herbert W. Baker married Florence Clark Hare around 1914 or 1915. Herbert Baker parents were Frederick W.Baker and Sarah A.?Herbert and Florence children were Herbert Jr.and Leo.Herbert died 1918 Dec.16, Florence then married James Griffin.Florence Clark parents were Charles and Mary Clark.All these people lived in Newport Rhode Island the Baker's from the1800's the clark's from befor that.Anyone with any info on these familys please contact me at

Researcher: Amy Case
Date posted: Saturday, May 24, 2003

Looking to link this Nathaniel WILCOX of Chilmark Mass. (born Tiverton) to the larger Wilcox clan: Descendants of Nathaniel Wilcox 1 Nathaniel Wilcox b: September 16, 1807 Tiverton RI ..+Mary G. Cook b: July 29, 1814 Tiverton RI ...2 Peleg C. Wilcox b: April 07, 1834 Tiverton, Newport, RI d: August 25, 1905 .......+Elizabeth b: 1834 ...2 Philip Wilcox b: December 22, 1836 Tiverton RI ...2 Idawalla Loraida Wilcox b: April 13, 1838 Tiverton RI ...2 Isaac Francis Wilcox b: April 20, 1840 Tiverton RI ...2 George C. Wilcox b: August 29, 1842 Tiverton RI ...2 Synthia Hautence Wilcox b: October 23, 1844 Massachusettes .......+Chester Wesley McNINCH b: 1833 Rochester NY m: December 10, 1862 Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan d: August 06, 1907 ...2 Mary Evelyn Wilcox b: January 16, 1849 Tiverton RI

Researcher: Bpb Gregory
Date posted: Thursday, June 5, 2003

In 1703 Joseph TABOR (TABER) of Tiverton, was indicted by the court in Bristol Ma. for the forceable enty, along with other men, "armed with naked swords and clubs" into the home of Elizabeth WILBOR (WILBUR), also of Tiverton, terrozing her and her family. Do you have any information on this incident and any background information on Joseph Tabor and Elizabeth Wilbur? I believe Elizabeth Wilbur (1655-1742) was married to Morris Freelove (b. abt 1651- ??) who likely had died by 1703 leaving her a widow. Joseph Tabor may be the one born Mar. 7, 1679; married Aug. 12, 1701/2 to Elizabeth Spooner; d. 1752, the son of Captain Thomas Philip Taber. Anything to assist me to learn more about this interesting period in Rhode Island colonial history would be appreciated. - Bob

Researcher: Richard Pierce
Date posted: Sunday, June 15, 2003

I am seeking any information on Daniel PEARCE, born about 1684 in Portsmouth, Rhode Is. He married Patience HILL in Oct. 1708 on Prudence Island. Among their children was a son Thomas, born 1723 and who married in 1748. I am descended from a Thomas PIERCE/PEARCE who married Almy CHASE in Newport in 1748 and later moved to Nova Scotia and am wondering if they are the same person.

Researcher: Robin Heilborn
Date posted: Sunday, June 29, 2003

I am looking for my grandmothers parents names. My grandmother's name was Rheta Arlene MASON and she married Forrest Edger GRINNELL on oct. 31, 1918. they recided in tiverton and he was a commercial fisherman. I don't know a lot about them. my dad told me they were both from wealthy families and lost all their money during the 1938 crash. She also had a sister dorthy mason or dot as we all called her. any one with information please let me know. i need it for a heritlage album i am putting togeather for my parents.

Researcher: Lee Ann Fuccillo
Date posted: Friday, July 4, 2003

Hello! Can anyone shed some light on a genealogy concern I am having? My ancestor, Abram JACKETT/JUCKETT/JACQUET was born about 1793 in Rhode Island. I can't seem to connect him with any other Jackett/etc. family in that area. Any ideas or information would surely by much appreciated. The only thing I know is that the family may have been French Huguenot. Lee Ann Fuccillo

Surnames: COREY, CORY
Researcher: Harry Muncey
Date posted: Sunday, July 13, 2003

CORY/COREY - Wanted parents and/or siblings of William COREY born 11 Sept. 1790 RI. William married Lucinda ca 1820 in NY. Children born in NY: William Jr., Reuben, Andrew J., Caroline C., Joshiah R. and possibly Martha. William COREY was in Wright, Ottowa Co., MI by 1850 and died 11 June 1869 in Gaines Twp., Kent Co., MI.

Researcher: Kate Sewell
Date posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2003

I'm looking for descendants of James and Sarah Ann (SEWELL) BRIERLEY who are buried in the Braman Cemetery (across from the Common Burial Ground) in Newport. They died 23 Oct 1905 and 2 Dec 1914, respectively.

Researcher: Gina Curvin
Date posted: Monday, July 21, 2003

Looking for information on the children of Thomas CLARKE born Nov 1, 1570 Wethorpe, Suffolk, England/died Jul 29, 1627 Westhorpe, England & Rose (Keridge) CLARKE born April 13, 1572 Saxtead, Suffolk, England/died Dec 19, 1627 Westhorpe, England. Children were: Carewe CLARKE Born Feb 13, 1602 Suffolk, England/died Jul 13, 1658 Newport, RI. Thomas CLARKE Born Mar 31, 1605 Suffolk, England/died Dec 2, 1674 Newport, RI. Mary CLARKE PECKHAM Born Jul 17, 1607 Suffolk, England/died 1647-48 Newport, RI. Margaret CLARKE WYETH Born Oct 12, 1608 Suffolk, England/died 1694 place unknown John CLARKE Born Oct 8, 1609 Suffolk, England/died Apr 20, 1676 Newport RI. William CLARKE Born Feb 6, 1611 Suffolk, England/died July 22, 1681 Haddam, CT. Joseph CLARKE Born Dec 9, 1618 Suffolk, England/died Jun 1, 1694 Washington, RI. I am looking for dates the children sailed to the Americas, and possible ships names. Any information is appreciated. Thank you.

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