Individual Notes

Note for:   John WOOD,   ABT 1600 - MAR 1654/55         Index

Occupation:   
     Place:   Mariner


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Note for:   Phebe Manchester,   21 JUL 1743 -          Index

Individual Note:
     She may be the Phebe Manchester who married either Samuel Simmons or David Slocome, both of whom were married in 1766 to a Phebe Manchester at the Amicable Congregational Church.

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Note for:   Godfrey Manchester,   19 SEP 1746 - ABT JAN 1816         Index

Individual Note:
     He is probably the Godfrey Manchester who, on 6 March 1805, "conveyed a lot of land to Philip Gray, 3rd, as clerk of the Amicable Society of Tiverton." A meeting house was built on that land, near Tiverton Four Corners, to replace the older one on Lake Rd. The newer building burned in 1845, and was soon rebuilt, and was remodeled over the years. This is the church building that stands on Main Rd. in Tiverton today. (ref: "The History of Amicable Congregational Church 1746 - 1946")

On 10 Dec 1772 Godfrey Manchester of Tiverton bought land in Tiverton from John Manchester of Little Compton, grandson of John Manchester, deceased. As I see it, these two were brothers.

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Note for:   Rhody Manchester,   11 MAY 1748 - ABT AUG 1825         Index

Individual Note:
     I have made an assumption that she is the Rhoda Manchester who had a daughter named Nancy Manchester, recorded in the Tiverton VRs on 11 June 1764. The will below supports that, as her son-in-law John Manchester was first married to a Nancy, with their children's births recorded at Tiverton. Also, the executor was James Manchester, her nephew, who may have been the son of her brother Gilbert.

In the 1820 Tiverton census Rhoda Manchester is living with just one male age 10-16. I am not sure that this is this particular Rhoda, but it is a reasonable assumption.

Rhoda Manchester of Tiverton, gentlewoman, wrote her will 13 Aug 1823, proved 5 Sep 1825. In it she mentions her (stepson or son-in-law?) John Manchester and his wife Lucy; their five children: Gideon, Allen, John, Jr., Searel, & Nancy; 7 grandchildren -- Cornelius Cook Manchester (under 21); Thaddeus, Ellery, & Deborah Manchester; Sally Devole (w/o Joseph), Polly Devole (w/o Presbury), & Rhoda Gifford; also great-grandchild Nancy Devole dtr. of Sally; other individuals -- Andrew, Nancy, & Almy Gifford, children of Sylvester Gifford, Esq., of Little Compton: and Peace, wife of Cyrus Gray of NY. Her nephew James Manchester was appointed executor.

I have a transcribed copy of the entire will.

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Note for:   John Manchester,   7 NOV 1749 - AFT 1784         Index

Individual Note:
     Tiverton has his date of birth as 1745, with no month and day, so that may have been an estimate many years after the fact.

"The Manchester Family of Rhode Island" by Alden & Rita Manchester has this particular John Manchester marrying Sarah Bailey. "Little Compton Families" by Benjamin F. Wilbour agrees with this but also shows John as marrying second to Mary Brayton. However, this is incorrect.

The Tiverton VRs list only four children born to this couple: George, Cornelius, William Cook, and Loring. In addition, Ruth, Sarah, & John are included by Alden & Rita Manchester in their Manchester genealogy. I have listed Ruth and John pending further research to confirm -- but please note that as yet I have not personally found the evidence for these two.

In addition to the four children found in the Tiverton VRs, Benjamin F. Wilbour's book also lists Ruth, Betsey, and Benjamin, but no John. However, Benjamin is not their son because he belongs to John Manchester and Mary Brayton. Betsey's marriage record identifies her only as daughter of John of Little Compton -- but which John? I have included her in this family group (pending further research to confirm), as Wilbour's book says this John resided in LC.

Another possible second wife for this John Manchester might be Rhoda Manchester. However, she also had a son named John, which makes it unlikely that she would have been the second wife if indeed there was a son John from the first marriage who lived to adulthood.

Additional research is needed to resolve these issues. Please note that the family lines are subject to change for the various John Manchesters.

Tiverton Deed Book has John Manchester (and wife Sarah) of Little Compton, grandson of John Manchester, deceased, sold land in Tiverton to Godfrey Manchester of Tiverton on 10 Dec 1772.

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Note for:   Philip Manchester,   23 AUG 1751 -          Index

Individual Note:
     He is probably the one who died 21 Aug 1820, three months after his brother Isaac (see Records of Constant Hart, Genealogies of RI Families, Vol. II, p. 651).

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Note for:   Isaac Bailey,   15 JUN 1742 - 11 SEP 1813         Index

Individual Note:
     Isaac was of Little Compton.

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Note for:   Isaac Manchester,   4 AUG 1756 - 31 MAY 1820         Index

Burial:   
     Place:   Pleasant View Cemetery, Stone Church Rd., Tiverton, RI

Death Note: Source:    Genealogies of RI Families, Vol. II, 651, Family Tree Maker CD 180.

Individual Note:
     According to his gravestone inscription, Isaac died at age 63.

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Note for:   Alice Taber,   ABT 1765 - 6 MAR 1834         Index

Burial:   
     Place:   Pleasant View Cemetery, Stone Church Rd., Tiverton, RI


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Note for:   Thomas Manchester,   5 APR 1759 - 26 SEP 1825         Index

Burial:   
     Place:   Pleasant View Cemetery, Stone Church Rd., Tiverton, RI


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Note for:   Abraham Manchester,   8 AUG 1761 - 27 APR 1848         Index

Burial:   
     Place:   Pleasant View Cemetery, Stone Church Rd., Tiverton, RI

Individual Note:
     Abraham and his three children are mentioned by name in the will of his stepmother, Deborah (Cook) Manchester.

According to his gravestone, Abraham was a Revolutionary soldier, and died at age 86.

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Note for:   John MANCHESTER,   10 JUL 1764 - AFT 1815         Index

Individual Note:
     The book "Little Compton Families" by B. F. Wilbour p. 410 says that this John Manchester married first Nancy, then Lucy. I have not been able to verify this with certainty, as there were several John Manchesters in Tiverton around this time. However, for the present I have attached Nancy and Lucy as his two wives.

A query posted on the Manchester mailing list at rootsweb.com gives John & Lucy's marriage date as 18 March 1804, Tiverton, no source noted.

It appears that this John Manchester may very well be our ancestor, based on the opinion of genealogist John Redfern (contact information available on request).

See also the notes for son Jeremiah A. Manchester, and notes for the other John Manchesters on this tree.

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Note for:   Thomas Manchester,   ABT 1650 - 1722         Index

Occupation:   
     Place:   Blacksmith