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Rhode Island: An Umbrella Project

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  • Hon. Philip L. Sherman (1609 - 1687)
    Philip is the 10th Great Grandfather of George W. Bush. Philip Sherman joined the great Puritan migration to the Massachusetts Bay Colony when he was in his early twenties. and settled near Boston. H...
  • Christopher Holder, of Winterburne (1631 - 1688)
    Christopher Holder (c. 1631—post-1676) was an English Quaker minister who immigrated to the Massachusetts Bay Colony, where he was persecuted for his beliefs. He was prohibited from preaching, i...
  • Rev. William Vaughn (1607 - 1677)
    During the devastating events of King Phillips War (1675-1678), the Rhode Island General Assembly sought the counsel of 16 prominent citizens of the colony, one of whom was William Vaughn. from:
  • Rev. Obadiah Holmes, Sr. (1607 - 1682)
    Obadiah Holmes is an ancestor of President Abraham Lincoln. "Ancestors of American Presidents", Gary Boyd Roberts, NEHGS, 2009 Rev. Obadiah Holmes1 (M) b. circa 1606/7, d. 15 October 1682, #430 Rev...
  • James Barker, Jr. (1617 - 1700)
    1634, 24 March- Sailed with father James, Sr. and Nicholas Easton and sons on ship "Mary and John" out of Southampton, England. Father died on voyage. 1644- Corporal. 1648- Ensign. 1648- Member...