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Mary Brownell (Pearce)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Death: Died in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
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Daughter of Richard Pearce, of Portsmouth and Susannah Wright
Wife of Thomas Brownell, II
Mother of Thomas Brownell; John Brownell; Lt. George Brownell; Jeremiah Brownell; Mary Brownell and 2 others
Sister of Nehemiah Pearce; Peter Pearce; Richard Pearce, V; Martha Pearce; John Pierce of Rhode Island and 11 others

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  • Pearce genealogy, being the record of the posterity of Richard Pearce, an early inhabitant of Portsmouth, in Rhode Island, who came from England, and whose genealogy is traced back to 972. With an introduction of the male descendants of Josceline de Louvaine .. (1888)
  • http://archive.org/details/pearcegenealogyb00pier
  • http://archive.org/stream/pearcegenealogyb00pier#page/36/mode/1up
  • Richard20 Pearce, Jr. (Richard19) b. 1590 m. in England Martha ---- .
  • He resided in Bristol, England, and came to America in the ship "Lyons" from that place. His brother, Capt. William Pearce, was master of the ship. Children:
    • 1. i. Richard21, b. 1615; m. Susannah Wright.
    • 2. ii. John21, b. ---; m. Mary ---, and Mrs. Rebecca Wheeler.
    • iii. Samuel, b.
    • iv. Hannah, b.
    • v. Martha, b.
    • vi. Sarah, b.
    • vii. William, b.
    • viii. Mary, b..
  • Capt. William Pearce20 (Richard19) b. in Bristol, England about 1595 .... etc.
  • http://archive.org/stream/pearcegenealogyb00pier#page/37/mode/1up
  • 1. Richard21 Pearce (Richard20, Richard19,) b. 1615 in England; m. in Portsmouth, R. I., in 1642, Susannah Wright, who was born in 1620. He died in Portsmouth in 1678 and she was deceased at that time.
  • Richard Pearse was at Portsmouth as early as 1654, when he was a witness .... etc.
  • http://archive.org/stream/pearcegenealogyb00pier#page/38/mode/1up
  • He married, probably in 1642, Susannah, daughter of George Wright of Newport, who was probably of Salem, 1637, Newport, 1648, and who in 1649 stabbed one Walter Lettice, as John Winthrop, Jr., received a letter to this effect from Roger Williams.
  • His will was drawn April 23, 1677, and was proved in Portsmouth Oct. 28, 1678. His son Richard was executor and he calls him his "eledest son."
    • Richard Pearce's Will. .... etc.
  • http://archive.org/stream/pearcegenealogyb00pier#page/39/mode/1up
  • Richard's children were:
    • 1+i. Richard, b. Oct. 3, 1643; m. Experience --- .
    • ii. Martha, b. Sept. 13, 1645; m. Mahershallalhashboz Dyer of Portsmouth, born about 1643; d. 1670. He was the son of William and Catharine Dyer of England, Boston, Portsmouth and Newport. March 22, 1661, he signed certain articles relative to Westerly lands. She d. s. p. Feb. 24, 1744.
    • 2+iii. John, b. Sept. 8, 1647; m. Mary Tallman.
    • 3. iv. Giles, b. July 22, 1651; m. Elizabeth Hall.
    • v. Susannah, b. Nov. 22, 1652 ; m. Dec. 4, 1673, George Brownell, b. 1646. She d. Dec. 24, 1743. Ch.— Susanna, b. Jan. 25, 1676 ; m. John Reed of Freetown, who was town clerk there for thirty-five years ; Sarah, b. June 14, 1681 ; Mary, b. Dec. 8, 1683 ; m. William Hall ; Martha, b. Feb. 18, 1686 ; m. Samuel Forman ; Thomas, b. June 1, 1688 ; Joseph, b. Dec. 5, 1690, m. Ruth Cornell ; he was a representative to the General Court for six years ; Wait, b. Oct. 3, 1693 ; m. Joshua Sandford ; Stephen, b. Dec. 3, 1695, m. Martha Earle. George, d. April 20, 1718, in Portsmouth. In 1699-1702 he was deputy ; 1706-7-8-9-10-11 an assistant ; 1708, April, he was appointed on the committee in regard to vacant lands in Narragansett. His will is proved May 12, 1718, with wife Susannah executor. His inventory was £961 5s 10d. George was the eldest son of Thomas and Ann ( ---- ) Brownell, who was in Pourtsmouth as early as 1647.
    • vi. Mary, b. May 6, 1654, m. 1678 Thomas Brownell, Jr., b. 1650. Ch.— Thomas, b. Feb. 16, 1679; John, b. Feb. 21, 1682 ; George, b. Jan. 19, 1685 ; Jeremiah, b. Oct. 10, 1689 ; Mary, b. Mar. 22, 1692 ; Charles, b. Dec. 23, 1694, d. 1694 ; Thomas, d. May 18, 1732. She d. May 4, 1736 in Portsmouth, R. I.
    • Thomas Brownell, Jr., was the son of Thomas and Ann ( ---- ) Brownell of Portsmouth. His will was
    • http://archive.org/stream/pearcegenealogyb00pier#page/40/mode/1up
    • proved June 20, 1732 ; wife Mary and son Thomas executors. His inventory was £1,807. Mary's will was presented for probate June 9, 1735 and proved Nov. 19, 1736. Her brother George was executor. She gives her brother George a mare by his paying to her son John £8. Her inventory was £l75 12s 4d.
    • vii. Jeremiah b. Nov. 17, 1656. He res. in Narragansett or South Kingston, R. I.
    • viii. Isaac, b. Dec. 1658. He res. in Newport, R. I.
    • 4. ix. Samuel, b. Dec. 22, 1664 ; m. ---- ---- .
    • 5. + George, b. July 10, 1662; m. Alice Hart and Temperance Kirby.
  • 2. John21 Pearce (Richard20, Richard19) .... etc.
  • http://archive.org/stream/pearcegenealogyb00pier#page/42/mode/1up
  • 1+ Richard22 Pearce (Richard21), b. Oct. 3, 1643, in Portsmouth R. I., m. Experience ---- . They removed to Bristo and died there. He passed away July 19, 1720 ; Richard was freeman of the colony of Portsmouth May, 1663 ; freeman of the town of Portsmouth Apr. 28, 1669 ; was sole executor of his father's will Sept. 10, 1691. Richard Pearce and Experience, his wife, of Bristol, sold 16 acres of land in Portsmouth to William Harrington for £48. He probably settled in Bristol soon after his father's death. .... etc.
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/pearcegenealogyb00pier#page/43/mode/1up
  • 2. ENSIGN JOHN2 PEARCE (Richard21), b. Sept. 8, 1647, in Portsmouth, R, I. ; m. Mary Tallman, who d. in June, 1720. Res. in Portsmouth and Tiverton. John Pearce 27 died at Tiverton Dec. 5, 1707, at 60 years, 2 months and days. ...... Married Mary, dau. of Peter and Ann Tallman of Portsmouth. Apr. 11, 1689 ..... Aug. 3, 1709, an agreement was filed between John Pearce of Tiverton, John Read, Jr., of Freetown and Mary his wife, Samuel Shearman and Sarah his wife of Swanzey, Thomas Cook, Jr., and his wife Elizabeth, John Cook, son of John Cook and Rachel his wife of Tiverton and Alice Pearce, all children of John Pearce, deceased, who died intestate. John was the only son. ..... etc.
  • http://archive.org/stream/pearcegenealogyb00pier#page/44/mode/1up
  • 3. Hon. Giles22 Pearce (Richard21), b. July 22, 1651 ; m. April 1676, Elizabeth Hall, who d. 1698. She was the eldest 13, daughter of William and Mary ( ---- ) Hall of Portsmouth. He died November 19, 1698, Res. in East Greenwich and Portsmouth, R. I. .... etc.
  • http://archive.org/stream/pearcegenealogyb00pier#page/46/mode/1up
  • 4. Samuel22 Pearce (Richard21), b. Dec. 22, 1664 ; m. ---- . Res. Prudence Island, opposite Portsmouth, R. I. Ch.— .... etc.
  • 5. George22 Pearce (Richard21), b. July 10, 1662 ; m. Apr. 7, 1687, Alice Hart, b. Mar. 8, 1664, the dau. of Richard and Hannah Hart, of Portsmouth, d. Mar. 11, 1718 ; m. 2nd Mar. 22, 1721, Temperance Kirby, b. May 5, 1670, d. Feb. 25, 1761. He d. Aug. 30, 1752. Res. Little Compton, R. I., and in 1696 sold lands to his brother-in-law, Richard Hart. There was a George Pearce and George, Jr., in Little Compton in 1748, who at that time took the oath against bribery and corruption. The following is a copy of the entry of the first marriage of George Pearce from the Portsmouth town records : .... etc.

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  • The genealogical dictionary of Rhode Island: comprising three generations of ... By John Osborne Austin
  • http://books.google.com/books?id=LA7ntaS11ocC&pg=PA146&lpg=PA146&dq=Daniel+Hill+1690&source=bl&ots=Zr8qtuqnV6&sig=oXnc_-AXTozQ0uo085rQdGHvPFM&hl=en&ei=_viITbKCH5D2tgOKlYH7Cw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7&ved=0CDoQ6AEwBjge#v=onepage&q=Daniel%20Hill%201690&f=false
  • Pg. 146
  • Richard Pearce d. 1678. m. Susanna Wright, d. 1678 dau. of George Wright
  • 1677, Apr. 22. Will- proved 1678, Oct. 28. Ex. son Richard. To son Richard, my now dwelling house, land, orchard, &c., pair of oxen, cart, plough, goods, &c. To sons John, Giles, James, William George and Jeremiah, each 1s. and to my four daughters, 1s. each.
  • He calls Richard, his eldest son, but this does not agree with the birth as recorded.
  • children.
    • I. Martha, b. 1645, Sept. 13. d. 1744, Feb. 24. m. Mahershallalhashbaz Dyer. d. 1670 son of William & Mary ( --- ) Dyer.
    • II. John, b. 1647, Sep. 8 Portsmouth, Tiverton, R. I. d. 1707, Dec. 5. m. Mary Tallman d. 1720. dau. of Peter & Ann ( ---) Tallman. ch: 1. John, 2. Mary, 3. Susanna 1672. 4. Anne, 1674, Feb. 14. 5. Sarah, 6. Elizabeth, 7, Rachel, 8. Alice
    • III. Richard, b. 1649, Oct. 3. Portsmouth, Bristol, R. I. m. Experience d. 1720, Jul. 17. ch: 1. Jonathan, 2. Richard, 3. Abigail, 1690, Oct. 3. 4., Mary, 1693, Aug. 17., Jeremiah, 1695, Aug. 29., Anne, 1699, Feb. 11., Benjamin, 1704, Jan. 11.
    • Pg.147
    • IV. Giles b. 1651, Jul. 22. Portsmouth, East Greenwich, R. I. d. 1698, Nov. 19. m. 1676, Apr. 13. Elizabeth Hall d. 1698 dau. of William & Mary ( ---) Hall. ch: 1. Jeremiah, 1678, Jan. 22., 2. Susanna, 1679, May 7., 3. Elizabeth, 1682, May 27., 4. John, 1687, Jan. 11., 5. Mary 1690, Feb. 7.
    • V. Susanna, b. 1652, Nov. 20. d. 1743, Dec. 24. m. 1673, Dec. 4. George Brownell b. 1646. d. 1718, Apr. 20. son of thomas & Ann ( --- ) Brownell. ch: 1. Susanna, 1676, Jan. 25., 2. Sarah, 1681, Jun. 14., 3. Mary, 1683, Dec. 8., 4. Martha, 1686, Feb. 18., 5. Thomas, 1688, Jun. 1., 6. Joseph, 1690, Dec. 5., 7. Waite, 1693, Oct. 3., 8. Stephen, 1695, Dec. 3.
    • VI. Mary, b. 1654, May 6. d. 1736, May 4. m. Thomas Brownell d. 1732, May 18. son of Thomas & Ann ( ---) Brownell. ch: 1. Thomas, 1679, Feb. 16., 2. John, 1682, Feb. 21., 3. George, 1685, Jan. 19., 4. Jeremiah, 1689, Oct. 10., 5. Mary, 1692, Mar. 22., 6. Charles, 1694, Dec. 23.
    • VII. Jeremiah, b. 1656, Nov. 17.
    • VIII. James b. 1658, Dec. 6.
    • IX. Daughter b. 1661, Jul. 7.
    • X. George b. 1662, Jul. 10. Little Compton, R. I. d. 1752, Aug. 30. m. (1) 1687, Apr. 7. Alice Hart b. 1664, Mar. 8. d. 1718, Mar. 11. dau. of Richard & Hannah ( ---) Hart. ch: 1. Susanna, 1688, Aug. 21., 2. James, 1691, Sept. 4., 3. Samuel, 1695, Feb. 3., 4. George, 1697, Mar. 2., 5. Mary, 1700, May 16.; m. (2). 1721, Mar. 22. Temperance Kirby b. 1670, May 5. d. 1761, Feb. 5. dau. of Richard & Patience (Gifford) Kirby. no issue.
    • XI. William, b. 1664, Dec. 22.

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  • This information was taken from Pearce Genealogy Being the Record of the Posterity of Richard Pearce an Early Inhabitant of Portsmouth, in Rhode Island, Who came from England, and whose Genealogy is traced back to 974 with an Introduction of the Male Descendants of Josceline De Louvaine, the Second House of Percy, Earls of Northumberland, Barons Percy and Territorial Lords of Alnwick, Warkworth and Prudhoe Castles in the County of Northumberland, England, by Col. Frederick C. Pierce, Author of Peirce History, Pierce Genealogy, etc. Member of the British Harlequin and other historical societies. 1888 Rockford, Illinois.
  • Page 36
    • THE AMERICAN BRANCH.
  • From the foregoing historical sketch of the English branch of the Percies it will be seen that Peter17 Percy* was son of Ralph16 Percy; he (Peter17) was born in 1447 and his descent is as follows from the first ancestor: Galfred1, William2, Alan3, William4, William5, Agnes6, Henry7, William8, Henry9, Henry10, Henry11, Henry12, Henry13, Henry14, Henry15, Ralph16.
  • Peter17 Percy had a son Richard18. The father was standard bearer to Richard the Third at the battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.
  • Richard18 founded Pearce Hall in York, England, where he lived and died leaving an eldest son Richard19, Jr.
  • Richard19, Jr.resided on the homestead of his father and had two sons Richard20,Jr., b. 1590, and William20. It was at this time that the spelling of the name in this branch was changed form Percy to Pearce.
  • RICHARD20 PEARCE, JR., (Richard19) b. 1590; m. in England Martha _____.
  • He resided in Bristol, England, and came to America in the ship "Lyons" from that place. His brother, Capt. William Pearce, was master of the ship.
  • Children:
    • 1. i. RICHARD21, b. 1615; m. Susannah Wright.
    • 2. ii. JOHN21, b. _____; m. Mary ____, and Mrs. Rebecca Wheeler.
    • iii. SAMUEL, b.
    • iv. HANNAH, b.
    • v. MARTHA, b.
    • vi. SARAH, b.
    • vii. WILLIAM, b.
    • viii. MARY, b.
  • CAPT. WILLIAM20 PEARCE (Richard19), .... etc.
  • 1. RICHARD21PEARCE (Richard20, Richard19,) b. 1615 in England; m. in Portsmouth, R.I., in 1642, Susannah Wright, who was born in 1620. He died in Portsmouth in 1678 and she was deceased at that time.
  • Richard Pearse was at Portsmouth as early as 1654, when he was a witness to a deed of 12 acres of land and a house purchased of William James by Henry Piercy.
  • Jan. 14, 1657, he was a witness to a deed. June 8, 1657, he was chosen surveyor of marks of all "cattell that goe" from this town.
  • June 11, 1658, he was a witness to a will. May 18, 1658, he was admitted Freeman of the Colony from Portsmouth.
  • Nov. 16, 1666, he purchased 2 acres 7 rods of land of Jacob Cole; 1669 he purchased of Joseph Parker 14 acres of land in Portsmouth.
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  • He married, probably in 1642, Susannah, daughter of George Wright of Newport, who was probably of Salem, 1637, Newport, 1648, and who in 1649 stabbed one Walter Lettice, as John Winthrop, Jr., received a letter to this effect from Roger Williams.
  • His will was drawn April 23, 1677, and was proved in Portsmouth Oct. 28, 1678. His son Richard was executor and he calls him his "eldest son."
  • Page 39
  • Richard's children were:
    • 1. i RICHARD, b. Oct. 3, 1643; m. Experience ____.
    • ii. MARTHA, b. Sept. 13, 1645; m. Mahershallalhashboz Dyer of Portsmouth, born about 1643; d. 1670. He was the son of William and Catharine Dyer of England, Boston, Portsmouth and Newport. March 22, 1661, he signed certain articles relative to Westerly lands. She d. s.p. Feb. 24, 1744.
    • 2. iii. JOHN, b. Sept. 8, 1647; m. Mary Tallman.
    • 3. iv. GILES, b. July 22, 1651; m. Elizabeth Hall.
    • v. SUSANNAH, b. Nov. 22, 1652; m. Dec. 24, 1743. Ch.-Susanna, b. Jan.25, 1676; m. John Reed of Freetown, who was town clerk there for thirty-five years; Sarah, b. June 14, 1681; Mary, b. Dec. 8, 1683; m. William Hall; Martha, b. Feb. 18, 1686; m. Samuel Forman; Thomas, b. June 1, 1688; Joseph, b. Dec. 5, 1690, m. Ruth Cornell; he was a representative to the General Court for six years; Wait, b. Oct. 3, 1693; m. Joshua Sandford; Stephen, b. Dec. 3, 1695, m. Martha Earle. George, d. April 20, 1718, in Portsmouth. In 1699-1702 he was deputy; 1706-7-8-9-10-11 an assistant; 1708, April, he was appointed on the committee in regard to vacant lands in Narragansett. His will is proved May 12, 1718, with wife Susannah executor. His inventory was £961 5s 10d. George was the eldest son of Thomas and Ann (____) Brownell, who was in Portsmouth as early as 1647.
    • vi. MARY, b. May 6, 1654, m. 1678 Thomas Brownell, Jr., b. 1650. Ch. ___ Thomas, b. Feb. 16, 1679; John, b. Feb. 21, 1682; George, b. Jan. 19, 1685; Jeremiah, b. Oct. 10, 1689; Mary, b. Mar. 22, 1692; Charles, b. Dec. 23, 1694, d. 1694; Thomas, d. May 18, 1732. She d. May 4, 1736 in Portsmouth, R.I. Thomas Brownell, Jr., was the son of Thomas and Ann (--) Brownell of Portsmouth. His will was...
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  • 3. HON. GILES2 PEARCE (Richard21), b. July 22, 1651; m. April 1676, Elizabeth Hall, who d. 1698. She was the eldest daughter of William and Mary (--) Hall of Portsmouth. He died November 19, 1698. Res. in East Greenwich and Portsmouth, R.I.
  • Hon. Giles or Gyles Pearce was born in Portsmouth, R.I., the son of Richard and Susannah (Wright) Pearce; he was admitted a freeman of the colony in 1673, he being of the above town. He was one of the incorporators of the town of East Greenwich, R.I., in 1677, when he was admitted a freeman of that place. The town meeting that year being held at this house. He was moderator of the town meeting in 1685, member of the General Assembly in 1690 and 1696, and town councilman in 1677-1684, 1691 and 1696. His will was admitted to probate in East Greenwich, December 7, 1698. Giles Pearce was admitted freeman of the town of Portsmouth, April 29, 1693, and of the colony, May 6, 1673. Ear-mark recorded
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  • in Portsmouth, July 5, 1673. One of the grantees of East Greenwich, May, 1677. February 20, 1678, bought of John and Susanna Tripp, one-fourth part of a purchase right in Warwick. Moderator of town meeting in East Greenwich, 1690. Town councilman of same town 1691. His will is dated November 15, 1698 and proved December 7, 1698 in East Greenwich. His first two children were born in Portsmouth, and the third in East Greenwich May 20, 1682.
  • His will was filed Nov. 15, 1698, and proved Dec. 7, 1898. His wife Elizabeth was executor. To her while widow, the occupation and profit of house and land and orchard being thereto till son John is of age, he then having of profits and the whole at wife's death. To eldest son Jeremiah, a house, 90 acres, etc., a pair of oxen and 3 cows. To son John, all lands in East Greenwich, undisposed of, a pair of oxen and 3 cows at age. Mentions daughters Susanna, eldest, Elizabeth and Mary. .... etc.
  • From: http://www.rootie.org/pierce.php

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Year of Death is written 1735/6 on her gravestone.

Siblings: Richard born 3 October 1643, Martha born 13 September 1645, John born 8 September 1647, Giles born 22 July 1651, Susanna born 22 November 1652, Jeremiah born 17 November 1656, Issac born 6 December 1658, George born 10 July 1662, and Samuel born 22 December 1664.

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  • Mary Pearce Brownell
  • Birth: May 6, 1654 Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Death: May 4, 1736 Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Birth/Death per RI Vital Records. She is reportedly buried in the Brownell Cemetery [Lot?], in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI.
  • Family links:
  • Parents:
  • Richard Pearce (1615 - 1678)
  • Susanna Wright Pearce (1627 - ____)
  • Spouse:
  • Thomas Brownell (1650 - 1732)
  • Children:
** George Brownell (1685 - 1756)*

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  • PIERCE, Mary
  • b. 1654 Portsmouth, Newport, RI.
  • Parents:
  • Father: PIERCE, Richard
  • Mother: WRIGHT, Susanna
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 1678
  • Spouse: BROWNELL, Thomas
  • b. ABT 1652
  • d. 18 MAY 1732 Little Compton, Newport, RI.
  • Children:
    • BROWNELL, Thomas
    • BROWNELL, John
    • BROWNELL, George
    • BROWNELL, Jeremiah
    • BROWNELL, Mary
    • BROWNELL, Charles
  • From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_29f.htm#68

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  • OTHER REFERENCES LIST HER HUSBAND AS THOMAS BROWNELL, NO MENTION OF A HUSBAND GEORGE GREEN OR JOHN R. READ
  • Mary Pierce
  • F, #14416, b. 18 May 1654, d. 6 May 1736
  • Father Richard Pearce b. 1615, d. 1678
  • Mother Susannah Wright b. 1626, d. 1678
  • Mary Pierce was born on 18 May 1654 at Portsmouth, Newport, RI. She married George Green, son of Edward Greene and Mary Tibbetts, circa 1675. Mary Pierce married John R. Read, Jr., son of John Read and Hannah Peabody, circa 1702. Mary Pierce died on 6 May 1736 at Portsmouth, Newport, RI, at age 81.
  • Family
  • George Green b. c 1651, d. b 1702
  • Child
    • Bathsheba Green+ b. c 1693
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p480.htm#i14416

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Mary Brownell's Timeline

1654
May 6, 1654
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
1679
February 16, 1679
Age 24
Little Compton, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
1682
February 21, 1682
Age 27
Little Compton,Newport,Rhode Island
1685
January 19, 1685
Age 30
Little Compton, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
1685
Age 30
1689
October 10, 1689
Age 35
Portsmouth,Newport,Rhode Island
1692
March 22, 1692
Age 37
Little Compton,Newport,Rhode Island
1694
December 23, 1694
Age 40
Little Compton,Newport,Rhode Island
1736
May 4, 1736
Age 81
Of Portsmouth,Newport,R.I.
May 4, 1736
Age 81
Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States