Genealogy Projects tagged with Rhode Island on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Narragansett Planters

    Please add your "Narragansett planter" families to this project. Collaborators may update the "project" page. From Narragansett Bay: Its Historic and Romantic Associations and Picturesque Setting, by Edgar Mayhew Bacon (Google eBook) 1904 "Until 1647, each town was governed independently. The situation of each is plainly designated upon the map to-day, but where, asks the enquirer af...

  • Rhode Island: An Umbrella Project

    This project will link to other projects about Rhode Island genealogy, history, immigration/settlement, and populations. Huguenots of Colonial America: New England Reynolds Family Greene Family Swamp Yankees of Southern New England Barker Family Descendants of Roger Williams Joseph Bucklin Family Providence RI

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  • Brown University

    Brown University Brown University is an American private Ivy League research university located in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Founded in 1764 prior to American independence from the British Empire as the College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations early in the reign of King George III (1760–1820), Brown is the third oldest institution of hig...

  • New England Puritans

    Particularly in the years after 1630, Puritans left for New England, supporting the founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and other settlements. The large-scale Puritan emigration to New England then ceased, by 1641, with around 21,000 having moved across the Atlantic. This English-speaking population in America did not all consist of colonists, since many returned, but produced more than 16...

  • New England

    This is a sub-project for the Colonial Americas Master Project. New England is a region in the northeastern corner of the United States consisting of the six states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. New England is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Canada (the Canadian Maritimes and Quebec) and the state of New York. In one of the earliest Englis...

  • Blacks in the American Revolution

    Crispus Attucks was a black man in the American Revolutionary War, was the first person shot to death by British redcoats during the Boston Massacre, in Boston, Massachusetts, March 5, 1770. He has been named as the first martyr of the American Revolutionary War. Little is known for certain about Crispus Attucks beyond that he, along with Samuel Gray and James Caldwell, died "on the spot" dur...

  • Huguenots of Colonial New England

    Most of the Huguenot congregations (or individuals) in North America eventually affiliated with other Protestant denominations with more numerous members. The Huguenots adapted quickly and often began to marry outside their immediate French communities fairly rapidly, which led to their assimilation. Their descendants in many families continued to use French first names and surnames for their c...

  • American Revolution: Battle of Rhode Island (1778)

    The Battle of Rhode Island By Ex-Governor CHARLES WARREN LIPPITT A Paper read at a Special Meeting of the Society in the Old State House September 25th, 1915. Copyright 1915 by Charles Warren Lippitt August 29, 1778, in the annals of Rhode Island, is historic. Its memories are dear to the nation as well as to the State. To commemorate the deeds of national heroes links the present with ...

  • United States Senators from Rhode Island

    United States Senators from Rhode Island List of United States Senators from Rhode Island (from U.S Senate web site--no links) List of United States Senators from Rhode Island (with wikipedia links)

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  • Remembering Rhode Island's Prominent Jewish Families

    The Historical Jewish community of Newport, Rhode Island traces its origins to 1658 when Mordecai Campanal and Moses Pacheco arrived from Barbados. George Washington 1790 When George Washington visited Newport, R.I., in August 1790 , the President found not just one Jewish family, but a Hebrew congregation with its own synagogue. They offered him a warm welcome to their community th...

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  • Descendants of Roger Williams, Providence RI

    Descendants of Roger Williams, Providence RI Roger Williams Family Association ROGER WILLIAMS was born in London, circa 1603, the son of James and Alice (Pemberton) Williams. James, the son of Mark and Agnes (Audley) Williams was a "merchant Tailor" (an importer and trader) and probably a man of some importance. Roger's youth was spent in the parish of "St. Sepulchre's, without ...

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  • Rhode Island in the US Civil War (USA) 1861-1865

    This project is used to relate all units from Rhode Island who served in the Union Army.

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  • 1st Regiment, Rhode Island Cavalry

    The 1st Regiment, Rhode Island Cavalry was a cavalry regiment that participated in the American Civil War. They were badly routed at the Battle of Middleburg, a blemish on an otherwise competent combat record. The regiment was organized between December 1861 and March 1862 at Pawtucket as the 1st New England Cavalry. Late in that month, the regiment was sent to Washington D.C. and initially ass...

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