Individual Notes

Note for:   John USHER,   ABT SEP 1700 - 30 APR 1775         Index

Baptism:   
     Date:   10 SEP 1700
     Place:   Medford, MA

Will:   
     Date:   6 SEP 1771
     Place:   Proved 12 Jun 1775

Burial:   
     Place:   St. Michael's Church Cemetery, Hope St. at Church, Bristol, RI

Individual Note:
     One genealogy has John's date of birth as June 1695 (source: A Brief Genealogy of the Usher Family of New England, by William Henry Whitmore, at Google Books). This genealogy also has his date of death as 1 May 1775.

Also see American Biography: a New Cyclopedia, Volume 5, By American Historical Company, at Google Books. This genealogy has John's parents as John Usher and his first wife Elizabeth Lidgett.

From Records of the First Church in Boston (at americanancestors.org): "John son of John Usher, baptised at his Father's house in Mystick, on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 1700, three brethren of our church, with several other christians, were present . . . Usher had returned from New Hampshire and was living in Mystic (i.e. Medford)." This would suggest that John (Jr.) was born about Sep 1700, since they practised infant baptism.

For 52 years he was the rector of St. Michael's Church in Bristol, RI.

Various genealogies of the Usher family have different parentage and grandparentage for John; see above notes and sources.

Individual Notes

Note for:   Hugh PARSONS,   ABT 1613 - 1684         Index

Individual Note:
     On 3 July 1662 Hugh and his wife Elizabeth sold eighteen acres to William Wood. Hugh was made a freeman in 1663, and on 10 August 1667 enlisted in a "troop of horse." He was Deputy in 1678. It is thought that Elizabeth was the widow of William England, but her maiden name is not known.

A document of Hugh Parsons, dated 20 July 1670, mentions that he is custodian of the estate left to his grandson, Hugh Bailey, by his father William Bailey. He also states that upon his own death and the death of his wife, his grandson shall be sole heir of all his possessions. In his will dated 11 Jan 1684, proved 14 March 1684, he says that if Hugh should die, then the inheritance should pass on to his grandson's heirs. His wife is to bring up this grandson, and he is to be helpful to her.

Individual Notes

Note for:   William BAILEY,   1606 -          Index

Individual Note:
     According to the book "Records of the Bailey Family," compiled by "A Descendant," Hannah C. (Bailey) Hopkins in 1895, William Bailey probably became a resident of Newport, RI, soon after settlement of the town. Since most of the early records were destroyed or damaged by the British during the Revolution, we can not be sure just when he came. However, there is a record of a transaction in which William Bailey of Newport bought of Gabriel Hicks a certain piece of land bounded partly by the sea. The date on this record is 14 June 1655. The following year, on 5 March 1656, William Bailey, Sr., , along with Gabriel Hicks, sold 21 acres in Newport to Josahua Coggeshall.

Nothing definite has been discovered about his parentage or place of origin, or dates of birth and death. It is known that his death occurred before 20 July 1670.

Individual Notes

Note for:   William Tibbetts,   ABT 1705 - 1752         Index

Individual Note:
     William's will mentions his wife and children. The sons are referred to as being all under 21, and the daughters all under 18. The birth dates are recorded in James N. Arnold's Vital Record of Rhode Island, Vol. 1, p. 206 (Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., Providence, 1891)

He also mentions his illegitimate son by Desire Bennett, George Tibbits, whom he has raised since about a year old.

Individual Notes

Note for:   Avis Tibbetts,   ABT 1698 - 15 JUL 1760         Index

Burial:   
     Date:   18 JUL 1760

Individual Note:
     Elder John Gorton preached at her funeral.

Individual Notes

Note for:   Barbara Rice,   ABT 1724 - 4 OCT 1814         Index

Burial:   
     Place:   Greenwood Cemetery, Fairview Ave., Coventry, RI


Individual Notes

Note for:   Sarah M. Paine,   1876 - 17 JUL 1877         Index

Burial:   
     Place:   Old Baptist Cemetery, Crompton, RI


Individual Notes

Note for:   Rebecca Tibbetts,   BET 1694 AND 1695 - 18 FEB 1765         Index

Burial:   
     Place:   Historical Cemetery 66, Surgeon Greene Lot, West Shore Rd., Warwick, RI


Individual Notes

Note for:   John Tibbetts,   25 SEP 1737 - 1817         Index

Individual Note:
     John & Waite had 10 children, according to the RI Genealogical Register, vol. 12, p. 229. It does not name all of them.

Individual Notes

Note for:   William Tibbetts,   28 OCT 1747 - ABT 20 SEP 1802         Index

Will:   
     Date:   3 AUG 1797
     Place:   Warwick, RI

Probate:   
     Date:   25 SEP 1802
     Place:   Warwick, RI


Individual Notes

Note for:   Henry TIBBETTS,   ABT 1636 - JUL 1713         Index

Individual Note:
     Information on this family can be found in "The History of East Greenwich, Rhode Island, 1677-1960, With Related Genealogy" by Martha R. McPartland, p. 269.

Henry Tibbetts, Senior is on a list of taxes under Gov. Andros, dated 6 Sept 1687, assessing estates of the Towne of Rochester in the King's Province.

The will of Henry Tibbets was dated 27 Nov 1708 at North Kingstown. Some portions of it are burned, but as near as can be determined, it mentions the following individuals: his wife Sarah; three sons -- George, John, & Henry (dec'd, leaving widow/d-in-law Reb____); three daughters -- Mary Green w/o Edward, Sarah Hall, & ____ha Stanton w/o Benjamin; three grandsons -- Thomas, Henry, & William; three granddaughters, d/o son Henry -- Rebecah, Avis & Dinah; and one other granddaughter -- Anna Fones, d/o S_____; also mentioned is William Tanner who rec'd land (poss. grandson or son-in-law).

From North Kingstown land evidence: Henry Tibbits deeded, by gift after his decease, land to William Tanner, as given to William Tanner in Henry's last will. Land bounded by George Tibbits, etc. (date lost -- possibly 1710).

Individual Notes

Note for:   Sarah STANTON,   ABT 1640 - AFT 27 NOV 1708         Index

Individual Note:
     Sarah's father, Robert Stanton, was admitted as a freeman of Newport, RI, in 1639. So, if she was actually born in 1640, it must have been in Newport. If she was born earlier, she may have been born in England.