About John Hicks
3. JOB2 ALMY (William1),b. Sandwich, MA, about 1641; d. Portsmouth, RI, 1684.
He m., prob. 1663, MARY UNTHANK, b. Providence, RI, about 1645; d. after 1724; dau. of Christopher and Susanna Unthank of Warwick, RI. She m.(2) Thomas Townsend.
i WILLIAM3, b. 20 Jan 1664; d. 10 Mar 1664.
ii CHRISTOPHER, b. 20 Jan 1664; d. 10 Mar 1664.
iii WILLIAM, b. 5 Sep 1665; d. 3 Jan 1666.
iv SUSANNA, b. 29 Jan 1667; d. after 1710.
v AUDREY, b. 5 Sep 1669; m. JAMES TOWNSEND, son of Henry and Deborah Townsend. Children: (Townsend) 1. Jacob; 2. Mary; and 3. Deborah.
vi DEBORAH, b. 5 Aug 1671; m. about 1690, JOHN HICKS, probably son of Samuel and Lydia (Doane) Hicks. Children: (Hicks) 1. John; 2. Robert; 3. Mary; 4. Elizabeth; and 5. Deborah.
vii CATHERINE, b. 22 Jan 1674; m. SOLOMON TOWNSEND. Children: (Townsend) 1. Job; 2. Christopher; 3. Solomon; 4. Anne; and 5. Hannah.
7 viii JOHN, b. 25 Jan 1676.
ix MARY, b. 6 Sep 1678; m. 13 Dec 1705, SAMUEL SNELL, son of Thomas and Martha (Harris) Snell. Child: (Snell) Samuel.
8 x JOB, b. Portsmouth, RI, 3 Mar 1681; d. Tiverton, RI, 25 Jan 1767; m. BRIDGET SANFORD, d. Tiverton, RI, before 1766; dau. of Peleg and Mary (Coddington) Sanford.
xi ANTHONY, b. 24 Mar 1683; d. 1711. His will, dated 18 May 1710, proved 7 May 1711, mentions his mother Mary Townsend, brother Job, sister Susanna Almy, four cousins (i.e. nephews), John, Robert, Mary and Elizabeth Hix, cousin Samuel Snell, son of Samuel and Mary Snell, cousins Christopher and Solomon Townsend, cousins Deborah Hix, Ann Townsend and Hannah Townsend. He calls himself of Portsmouth, but his will was made and proved in Newport.
Job Almy lived in Portsmouth and Warwick. On 15 Jul 1660 he was on a jury in Plymouth Colony. In 1670 and 1672 he was a Deputy from Warwick. On 7 May 1673 he was appointed on a committee to treat with the Indian Sachems about the extreme excess of Indian drunkenness. On 5 Mar 1680, he and seven others bought Pocasset (Tiverton) lands from the Indians.
His will, dated 19 Jan 1684, proved 1 Mar 1684, and the inventory of his estate indicate he was a very wealthy man at the time of his death.
REFERENCES: HICKS p. 59; LAWTON p. 2; LITTLE COMPTON FAMS pp. 4-5; NE HIST pp 182-4; NYGBR 92:227; RepMenMA p.1662; RepMenRI p. 659; RI GEN DICT pp 238-9; RIVR Friends, Portsmouth.