Welcome! I really enjoy exchanging information with people and hope this blog will help with that. I am not an expert and I consider most of my research as a work in progress. Some of the surnames I'm researching:

Many old Cape families including Kelley, Eldredge/idge, Howes, Baker, Mayo, Bangs, Snow, Chase, Ryder/Rider, Freeman, Cole, Sears, Wixon, Nickerson.
Many old Plymouth County families including Washburn, Bumpus, Lucas, Cobb, Benson.
Johnson (England to MA)
Corey (Correia?) (Azores to MA)
Booth, Jones, Taylor, Heatherington (N. Ireland to Quebec)
O'Connor (Ireland to MA)
My Mayflower Ancestors (only first two have been submitted/approved by the Mayflower Society):
Francis Cooke, William Brewster, George Soule, Isaac Allerton, John Billington, Richard Warren, Peter Browne, Francis Eaton, Samuel Fuller, James Chilton, John Tilley, Stephen Hopkins, John Howland.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Ancestors from Early Rhode Island, Maine and Vermont

This post is part of an ongoing project of organizing my direct ancestors by the towns in New England where they lived. I love learning about these towns. Please add a comment about your family from these towns or your favorite resources for this area. Much of the genealogical information is a work in progress! I have blogged about many of the ancestors listed, but some I don't know enough about yet to write a sketch of their lives.

Newport, Newport Co., RI
John Marchant, an early resident of Martha’s Vineyard, also in Newport RI in 1638, Braintree in 1638, Watertown in 1642, Yarmouth 1648. He married Sarah ____, prob. died before 1670. I descend through son John who married ____, died before 1693 prob at Edgartown. Then through his son Abishai who was born 1651 at Yarmouth/Dennis, m. Mary Taylor, died before Feb 1718 prob at Yarmouth. Then through their daughter Hannah Marchant b about 1677 at Yarmouth/Dennis and married Matthew Pease who was born Edgartown. 

South Kingstown, Washington Co., RI
William Browning was born Portsmouth after 1657; he married Rebecca Wilbore and lived at South Kingstown, RI. He married 2nd Sarah ____. I descend from William and Rebecca’s daughter Sarah Browning who married Eleazer Kelley and moved to Yarmouth/Dennis on Cape Cod.

Kittery, York Co., (then in Massachusetts, now Maine)
Richard Gowell, born in Wales, migrated to Kittery Maine, married Hannah Remick probably in Kittery in 1685, died there 1729-1730. Then descend through his daughter Sarah b. ca 1682 m. Thomas Chase and moved to Dennis (then Yarmouth) on Cape Cod.
Christian Remick, born about 1631 at Holland or Germany, m. Hannah ___ about 1654 in Kittery, died there in 1710. I descend through two of their daughters:
1.      Hannah born 1656 in Kittery , m. Richard Gowell of Kittery, died after 15 Dec 1729.
2.      Sarah born 1663 in Kittery, m. Barnabas Wixon of Eastham on Cape Cod, died 1722.

Woodstock VT
Moses Benson through to Isaac who was born there but went to Middleborough and Plymouth in Plymouth Co., Mass.
Experience Gibbs, born Sandwich 1776, married Moses Benson 1796 at Middleborough, Mass. and they settled at Woodstock VT. Conflicting info on her parents.

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