Newport County, Rhode Island
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           August thru December 2003

Researcher: Jeanne Sandford
Date posted: Tuesday, August 5, 2003

Can anyone suggest a new direction for me? I am researching the surname CHAMBERS. Specifically, John Chambers went with the group from Newport, RI in 1761 and settled Newport, Nova Scotia. Is there a way to find any of his sons who might have returned to Rhode Island? I have taken my CHAMBERS line back to Robert CHAMBERS born in Nova Scotia around 1800, married to Catherine MILLER/MILLAR. This Robert Chambers is said to be the brother of Samuel Chambers, son of William, son of John. But also he might have been the son of Alexander CHAMBERS, son of John. Any ideas are greatly appreciated.

Researcher: Holly Nocella
Date posted: Sunday, August 10, 2003

MACDONALD I am looking for any information on Captain Roderick MacDonald who lived in Jamestown around 1890-1925. His wifes name was Mary, I don't know what her maiden name was.There daughters name was Helen M,she married William Garnett.They had 3 children, Marilyn, Constance, who is my mother,and Roderick. I don't know where my greatgrandparents were born or how Roderick got the Captain attached to his name. Can anyone please help me? I have hit a brickwall and am having alot of trouble knocking it down.Thank You

Surnames: BRIERLEY
Researcher: Kate Sewell
Date posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2003

I would like information on James & Sarah A BRIERLEY (d. 23 Oct 1905 and 2 Dec 1914, respectively), who are buried in Braman Cemetery on Farewell St. in Newport per the RIGenWeb cemetery page. I live in California and cannot go there; I'd like to know if any family members are buried there (or a picture of their stone). I'd also like to know if their death certificates show the home residence, or next of kin. How would I go about requesting those? Thanks, Kate

Researcher: Kelly M. Ellis
Date posted: Friday, August 22, 2003

I am looking for any information on Durfee SPRINGER born January 20, 1759 and his wife Desire LAKE born March 13, 1765.

Researcher: Becky Morris
Date posted: Monday, September 15, 2003

looking for info on John WAIT son of Thomas WAIT and wife Phebe MATTESON b.1758 also thier son Job WAIT b. 1829 would like to knowwhere i can find birth records of them please thankc you Becky

Surnames: SCOTT
Researcher: Mike Starling
Date posted: Monday, September 29, 2003

Seeking info on Hiram SCOTT b.abt 1796 RI. Trying to verify his birth in JAMESTOWN (?) RI and who his father was. SCOTT is strong surname in Newport County area. Hiram migrated to Georgia in 1820's. Listed in 1850 Wilkinson Co, GA census as age 54, birth state as "CT". Listed in 1860/1870 Washington Co, GA census - birth state as "RI". Suspect he may have been born in Jamestown, RI for following reason. Found reference to German Hessian garrision encampment at Jamestown RI during Revolutionary War being referred to as "CONNONICUT". Think this would explain the different state of birth references in the Georgia census mentioned above. Need assistance in linking this GA family relative back to his family roots in RI. Any info, references, or contacts much appreicated.

Researcher: Pat Dorsey
Date posted: Sunday, October 26, 2003

Looking for information on Charlotte "Lottie" SLOCUM, ca 1877 in Newport, RI who married William Samuel ALLEN b.1876. My grandmother is the daughter of Charlotte, Minnie Alice ALLEN. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Was told Charlotte's brother fought on "Old Ironsides".

Researcher: P. Maxwell
Date posted: Thursday, November 13, 2003

Iím looking for any proven information on the father of Rev. Hugh MOSHER born ~1633 who married Rebecca MAXSON born ~1640. Iím pretty sure his mother was Lydia MAXSON born between 1581 and 1627 in England (also, is she related to Richard MAGGESON (MAXSON, MAGGLSON) born between 1568 and 1625 in England Ė his sister maybe?), but Iíve found his father listed as: Nicholas MOGER (or MOSHER) born 1696, Ezekiel MOSHER born 1607, and Hugh MOSHER (or MOGER) born anywhere between 1571-1603. Someone even shows Lydia married (at different times, I hope!) to both a Hugh and a Nicholas. Does anyone have definitive info on this? Also, did Rev. Hugh have a sister Mary who married John MAXSON I born 24 Mar 1638 Portsmouth, Newport Co, RI, or was Mary from a different line Ė canít find her father either?

Researcher: Jackie
Date posted: Sunday, November 30, 2003

I am searching for information on a SILVIA family that lived in Portsmouth RI in 1900-01 and had the following children...Manuel, Mary and Margaret Catherine SILVIA were the children of Joseph Aka Jose SILVIA and Maria Gloria (LOPES) SILVIA...the son according to the 1910 says he was a fisherman on the ??Stub Trap?? and the father was a farmer, they also had a hired man named Jesse POINT supposed to be PONTE..they all moved to Tiverton, RI around 1905 and Manuel might have married.....Joseph the father died in1915-16 and his wife remarriedt he hired man.....they lived on East Road, the Clement Street and then Shove St. all in Tiverton........I hope someone recognizes the names.......Maria might have been the sister of Father Jospeh P. Lopes from East Providence, but I am still trying to confirm that........thanks Jackie

Researcher: Don N. Hagist
Date posted: Monday, December 1, 2003

British army deserters during the American Revolution. I am looking for information on deserters from the British Army in Rhode Island (December 1776 - October 1779). An information concerning the whereabouts or circumstances of British soldiers after their desertion would be most welcome.

Researcher: Barbara Simmons
Date posted: Saturday, December 6, 2003

Caleb PEABODY born 12 March 1799 Middletown, RI married about 1819 to Rhoda Ann BEALS died Sept. 14, 1844 at age 45 (born about 1799/1800). Caleb died June 1836. Caleb Peabody was the son of John Peabody (1758-1809/10) and Eunice Barker (1768-1844). Children of Caleb PEABODY and Rhoda Ann (BEALS) PEABODY: 1. Giles Barker Born 22 Dec 1820 married Elizabeth Heath September 22,1857 in New Bedford, Mass. 2. Caroline Hopkins Peabody born 1823 married Lewis B. Caswell. She died in 1890. 3. Enos born August 2, 1825 4. Nancy Hoar married Richard Henry Peckham died 31 March 1894. Is the Caleb Peabody, Jr. listed in Rhoda Ann Peabody's obit the same Caleb Peabody listed above?

Researcher: Barbara Simmons
Date posted: Saturday, December 6, 2003

William Pengellay born August 8, 1797 in England married June 24,1819 died September 12, 1868. His father was William William PENGELLY born August 8, 1797 in Lew, England son of William and______ PENGELLY, married Abigail CRANDALL daughter of Philip and Margaret (FRYE) CRANDALL June 24, 1819 and died September 12, 1868 in Newport, RI. Abigail born about 1800 died about 1881. Their daughter Caroline b 1834 died 1-14-1893 married Thomas Tillinghast EASTON 5-22- 1854. Do you know the parents of William PENGELLY and his lineage?

Researcher: James R. Bruner
Date posted: Sunday, December 7, 2003

Does anyone have any info about the parents and birthdate for John A. BARKER? He was the father of John Gardner BARKER born Oct 1842 and was married to Mathilda R. BARKER, daugther of James BARKER and Ruth WILCOX. They lived in either Middletown or Portsmouth.

Researcher: Mary Kelley
Date posted: Thursday, December 18, 2003

Searching for information on James GREENE son of James GREENE and Susanna (TRIPP?) GREENE and brother of Jeremiah FONES GREENE. According to Greene Bible Records, he was born in 1750 and died in 1830. Did he marry Hebzibah BOWEN, daughter of Thomas BOWEN and Hepzibah (CARPENTER) BOWEN? Where did he die?

Researcher: Raymond Race
Date posted: Thursday, December 18, 2003

Seeing information for Genealogy project of Henry SCHRICKER, b.27 Nov 1926, no know city or township named. Married to a June FLAXINGTON. Parents were Henry SCHRICKER and ? SANNER. The Father was born in Germany, however no information of Immigration. It is possible that his mother may have been a CROWELL. No additional info listed.

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