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Adaline E. Wilson

F, #8351, b. 1841

Parents

FatherJohn B. Wilson (b. 26 October 1812, d. 23 September 1874)
MotherAnn Eliza Carhart

Biography

Birth1841Adaline E. Wilson was born in 1841 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut.
Last Edited30 April 2018

Jotham S Wilson

M, #8352, b. 1844

Parents

FatherJohn B. Wilson (b. 26 October 1812, d. 23 September 1874)
MotherAnn Eliza Carhart

Biography

Birth1844Jotham S Wilson was born in 1844 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut.
Last Edited30 April 2018

Mary H. Wilson

F, #8353, b. 1857

Parents

FatherJohn B. Wilson (b. 26 October 1812, d. 23 September 1874)
MotherAnn Eliza Carhart

Biography

Birth1857Mary H. Wilson was born in 1857 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut.
Last Edited30 April 2018

Sarah G. Wilson

F, #8354, b. 25 September 1816, d. 12 May 1893

Parents

FatherJotham Wilson, Jr. (b. 2 February 1774, d. 22 October 1828)
MotherSarah Green (b. June 1777, d. 1 August 1865)

Family 1: John H. Finley (b. 10 December 1810, d. 29 December 1847)

Family 2: William H. Craft (b. 1819)

Biography

Birth25 September 1816Sarah G. Wilson was born on 25 September 1816 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut.1
Marriage29 March 1838John H. Finley and she were married on 29 March 1838 in New York City, New York County, New York, by E. S. Raymond2
Census1850She appeared in the household of Sarah Green in the census 1850 in Rye, Westchester County, New York. Sarah is listed as Sarah Wilson, age 70, in the household of Sarah Findley, age 34 (Farming, $13000 estate).

Sarah Findley was Sarah (Green) Wilson's daughter, the widow of John Finley, her first husband. She later married 2nd William H. Craft

Also in the household are listed 3 children of Sarah Finley, spelled Findley in this census:
James, age 9
Frances (F, age 7)
and Alfonzo, age 3.

Also Anthony Green, age 55, Black, Laborer
Mary Conerty, age 22, Servant, born in Ireland
Frederick Smellen, age 14, Laborer, born in Germany
Marriageafter 1850William H. Craft and Sarah G. Wilson were married after 1850 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut,
Death12 May 1893She died on 12 May 1893 at Glenville in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut,3
Burial14 May 1893She was buried on 14 May 1893 at New Baptist Cemetery, King Street, Glenville, in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut.4
Last Edited30 April 2018

Citations

  1. [S774] Charles R. Hale, Editor, Hale Collection of Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629 - 1934: WPA Transcriptions of Connecticut Headstone, Online Database at Ancestry.com, some available at www.hale-collection.com (Hartford, CT: Connecticut State Library, Between 1932 and 1935), Vol 17, p. 179
  2. [S736] Lorraine Cook White, Editor, Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: In Ancestry.com's Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1879 database, Vol 1-55 (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Between 1994 and 2002), Greenwich, p. 266, citing Vol 1, p. 200
  3. [S774] Hale, Hale Collection of Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629 - 1934, Vol 17, p. 167
  4. [S774] Hale, Hale Collection of Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629 - 1934, Vol 17, p. 167, New Baptist Cemetery, 408-25

John H. Finley

M, #8355, b. 10 December 1810, d. 29 December 1847

Family: Sarah G. Wilson (b. 25 September 1816, d. 12 May 1893)

Biography

Birth10 December 1810John H. Finley was born on 10 December 1810.
Marriage29 March 1838He and Sarah G. Wilson were married on 29 March 1838 in New York City, New York County, New York, by E. S. Raymond1
Death29 December 1847He died on 29 December 1847 in Rye, Westchester County, New York,2
Last Edited30 April 2018

Citations

  1. [S736] Lorraine Cook White, Editor, Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: In Ancestry.com's Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1879 database, Vol 1-55 (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Between 1994 and 2002), Greenwich, p. 266, citing Vol 1, p. 200
  2. [S774] Charles R. Hale, Editor, Hale Collection of Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629 - 1934: WPA Transcriptions of Connecticut Headstone, Online Database at Ancestry.com, some available at www.hale-collection.com (Hartford, CT: Connecticut State Library, Between 1932 and 1935), Vol 17, p. 179

William H. Craft

M, #8356, b. 1819

Family: Sarah G. Wilson (b. 25 September 1816, d. 12 May 1893)

Biography

Birth1819William H. Craft was born in 1819.1
Marriageafter 1850He and Sarah G. Wilson were married after 1850 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut,
Census1880He appeared in the census 1880 at Glenville in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut. William is listed as: William H (age 59, Butcher, b. Conn., parents N.Y.)
Sarah G. (62, Keeps House, b. Conn and parents also)
Charles Wesley (15, Boarder, Labor)
W. H. Henderson (46, Boarder, Butcher)
Last Edited16 May 2018

Citations

  1. [S83] , 1880 Census Online, Viewed on ancestry.com.

Rachel Avery

F, #8357, b. about 1770, d. 2 December 1846

Family: Nehemiah Wilson, Jr., (b. about 1757, d. 3 August 1837)

DaughterSarah Wilson+ (b. about 1790, d. between 1860 and 1870)
DaughterSally\Sarah Wilson+ (b. 1791, d. 6 July 1847)
SonWilliam Wilson+ (b. between 1795 and 1800, d. 7 September 1881)
DaughterAnna Wilson (b. 1802)
DaughterDaughter #4 Wilson (b. between 1803 and 1809)
DaughterDaughter #5 Wilson (b. between 1803 and 1809)
SonWalter A. Wilson+ (b. 7 August 1807, d. 11 September 1885)
DaughterDaughter #6 Wilson (b. about 1810)

Biography

NoteThis is completely speculative. I am researching this family to see if these are Sarah's parents, but at this time I have no proof. The possibility is based on the two families living next to each other for several generations.
Birthabout 1770Rachel Avery was born about 1770. Nehemiah's pension application states: " I have a family residing with me consisting of a wife fifty years, my Daughter Anna, aged Eighteen years, and my son Walter A., aged thirteen years."1
Marriage6 November 1786Nehemiah Wilson, Jr., and she were married on 6 November 1786 In Rachel's pension application as the widow of Nehemiah, her representative states "She declares that her maiden name was Rachel Avery, that she was married to the said Nehemiah Wilson on the 6th day of November in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty-six by the Rev'd. Isaac Lewis, then pastor of the Second Congregational Society in said Greenwich."2,1
Pension Proceedings18 August 1838Pension proceedings, related to the pension of Rachel Avery were carried out on 18 August 1838 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, as follows. On this 18th day of August AD 1838 personally appeared before the Court of Probate in the District of Stamford, Rachel Wilson, a resident of the Town of Greenwich in the County of Fairfield and State of Connecticut, aged seventy years, who being first duly sworn...makes the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provisions made by the Act of Congress passed July 7th 1838 entitled "An Act granting half pay of pension to certain widows."

That she is the widow of Nehemiah Wilson, deceased late of said Greenwich, who was in his life time during the Revolutionary Was a private in the Army of the United States in the Continental Service and as such he drew until the day of his death a pension under the law of 1818. That she has no personal knowledge of his services nor of the length of his service, nor of the officers under whom he served (except that she has heard he served under a Capt. Bradley) nor can she state any particulars of his service, nor does she know to whom to resort for evidence of his services. But she has understood from said Nehemiah that he served for most of the War and as she now think's for seven years, but she refers to the original application of said Nehemiah in which he obtained his said pension and the testimony accompanying the same of the Records of the War Department which will show as she verily believes more than two years services by the said Nehemiah.

He resided in said Greenwich when he obtained his pension. She believes that he voluntarily enlisted in said service.She has no documentary evidence to support her claim except that which may be found at Washington. Even his pension certificate she has not, as she surrendered it on obtaining the arrears of pension due him at the time of his death.

She declares that her maiden name was Rachel Avery, that she was married to the said Nehemiah Wilson on the 6th day of November in the year one thousand seven hundred and eighty-six by the Rev'd Isaac Lewis, then psator of the Second Congregational Society in said Greenwich, at said Greenwich.

That her husband the aforesaid Nehemiah Wilson died in the month of August AD 1837 and as she well knows, in the early part (she believes the 3rd day) of that month, but she cannot with entire confidence state the very day. That she was not married to him prior to his leaving the service but the marriage took place previous to the first of January seventeen hundred and ninety-four, viz. at the time above stated, and that she has never again married since the decease of said Nehemiah Wilson but has ever remained and still is his widow. And that she has ever since his death resided and still resides in Greenwich aforesaid.

Rachel "X" Wilson
her mark

J. B. Ferris, Judge
Sworn and subscribed to in the presence of Chas. Hawley

And the same day before said Court personally appeared Walter Wilson of said Greenwich, aged twenty-eight years... and swore to all the Rachel Wilson had stated, and signed his signature.

Jonas Mead, the clerk of the Church in the Second Congregational Society, appeared and certified that the records of the Society verify the marriage of Nehemiah Wilson and Rachel Avery 6 November 1786.
Pension Proceedings14 September 1838Pension proceedings, related to the pension of Rachel Avery were carried out on 14 September 1838 in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, as follows. Chas. [?] Hawley wrote a letter to the Hon. J. L. Edwards, forwarding the application of the widow of Neh'h Wilson dec'd. "He was till his death a pensioner of your Department in the War Office on _____ the evidence of his services...Mrs. W. respecfully requests such portion as his whole services warrant, whether provided under his original application or ______ the rolls ____in the War Office.

With much respect
Your ob't Serv't

Chas. Hawley

Please inform me of the results.
Pension4 March 1843Rachel received a pension commencing on 4 March 1843 in Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut, as follows. As the widow of Nehemiah Wilson, who was a private in the Connecticut line, she was awarded $80 per annum, and a Certificate of Pension issued the 15th day of Dec'r, '43 and sent to S.[amuel] Close [Town Clerk of] Greenwich, CT.
Death2 December 1846She died on 2 December 1846 Her son Walter, in a Power of Attorney assignment, found in the Revolutionary War Pension Application of his mother's husband, states"...relating to Mrs. Rachel Wilson, my mother, who was a Pensioner and drew a pension of half pay up to the time of her death 4 years ago last December for her husband's service in the Revolution." He signed the POA 2 July 1851, so was referring to 4 years ago last Dec 1850, putting her death December 1846.3
Last Edited18 October 2020

Citations

  1. [S231] ; Record Group 15; FHL Film 0971703; Microcopy 804 (700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.: National Archives and Records Administration), Accessed on Ancestry, US Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, image 20 of 1437.
  2. [S776] Frederic W. Bailey, Compiler, Early Connecticut Marriages as Found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800, Early Connecticut Marriage database online (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997), Book 4, p. 90; image online, Ancestry.com (Ancestry.com : accessed
  3. [S231] ; FHL Film 0971703, Accessed on Ancestry, US Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, image 20 of 1437, and image 47 of 1437, which lists the full date..

Clara Etta Brown

F, #8358, b. 30 November 1861, d. 1897

Parents

FatherWilliam C. Brown (b. 4 July 1818, d. 9 February 1885)
MotherEunice Barker (b. 16 May 1820, d. 21 February 1895)

Family: James Martin Miller (b. 1859, d. 1939)

DaughterBernice Amanda Miller
DaughterViviane B. Miller
SonCapt. Melville Howard Miller (b. 19 January 1896)

Biography

Birth30 November 1861Clara Etta Brown was born on 30 November 1861 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.1
Marriage30 June 1891James Martin Miller and she were married on 30 June 1891 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island,2
Wedding Anncmt4 July 1891On 4 July 1891, Newport Mercury, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, published the wedding announcement of J. Martin Miller and Clara Etta Brown.

"A Middletown Wedding

A very pleasant wedding was celebrated in Middletown last Tuesday evening at the residence of Mr. A. Herbert Ward. The high contracting parties were Mr. J. Martin Miller, of New York, and Miss Clara Etta, daughter of Mrs. William C. Brown and sister of Assemblyman Abram A. Brown. Rev. J. F. Cooper, pastor of the Middletown Methodist Episcopal Church, performed the ceremony which was witnessed by about 150 invited guests. A pleasant reception followed, after which Mr. and Mrs. Miller came to Newport and embarked on the Sound steamer enroute for New York, Chicago, St. Paul, Denver, Salt Lake City, and places of interest on the Pacific coast."2
Death1897She died in 1897 in Colfax, Placer County, California,
Obituary25 September 189725 September 1897, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, Newport Mercury Obituary:. Mrs. J. Martin Miller

The funeral of Mrs. J. Martin Miller, who died in California on the twelfth instant, was held at the residence of Mr. Abram A. Brown in Middletown on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Moore and Rev. Mr. Cooper officiating. Mrs. Miller was well known in this city and vicinity and leave a wide circle of friends to mourn her loss. She was a daughter of the late William C. Brown of Middletown and a sister of Nathan B. Brown, Abram A. Brown and Mrs. A. Herbert Ward. She was a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music at Boston and at one time officiated as organist in one of our local churches. Her husband, Mr. J. Martin Miller of East Orange, N.J., has been for many years the eastern representative of the Chicago Daily News and Record, having an office in the Tribune Building, New York.

The Colfax (Cal.) Sentinel says: Mrs. J. Martin Miller, a resident of East Orange , New Jersey, died of consumption last Sunday morning at 8"40 o'clock. She leaves three young children. About one year ago, Mrs. Miller contracted a severe cold resulting in pneumonia, or congestion of the lungs, and as soon as she could travel, and upon the advice of the attending physician to seek a milder climate, Mr. Miller brought her to Los Angeles, where she took treatment under the Koch Lymph Cure, but she declined steadily and it was decided to bring her to a dryer climate than Los Angeles. Dr. Bunker, of San Francisco, advised Colfax as the right altitude. Mr. Miller came her with his family nearly three months ago, renting the Welsh cottage for the three young children and their nurse, while Mrs. Miller for some time, until the rain, lived in a tent in the pines adjoining town. She was beyond medical help when she came to Colfax.

Mrs. Miller's maiden name was Clara Etta Brown. She was a native of Newport, R.I. Her musical education was received at the New England Conservatory, at Boston. She was a devout Christina and was a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal church.

Mr. Miller has a very wide acquaintance on the Pacific coast as a newspaper man, having lived in San Francisco in 1889, where he was connected with a daily. He has the sympathy of his numerous Colfax friends in his sad affliction.3
Burial1897She was buried in 1897 at Middletown Cemetery in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.4
DNA CluesApril 2018Janet Killgore is a DNA match on Ancestry. The MRCA is Arnold Barker and Mary Dunbar, through their daughters, Eunice Barker Brown and Celinda Barker Tilley.
Last Edited1 May 2018

Citations

  1. [S778] Rhode Island Town Records, Middletown Vital Records, no image available; familysearch.org database
  2. [S791] Newport Mercury, Newport, Rhode Island, 4 Jul 1891, p. 1; ()
  3. [S791] ""
  4. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Middletown Cemetery, Newport, RI

James Martin Miller

M, #8359, b. 1859, d. 1939

Family: Clara Etta Brown (b. 30 November 1861, d. 1897)

DaughterBernice Amanda Miller
DaughterViviane B. Miller
SonCapt. Melville Howard Miller (b. 19 January 1896)

Biography

Birth1859James Martin Miller was born in 1859 in Pleasants County, West Virginia.1
Marriage30 June 1891He and Clara Etta Brown were married on 30 June 1891 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island,2
Newspaper Mention20 May 1908The 20 May 1908 edition of the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, California, reported on a scandal with which Miller was involved. See attached. There are many articles about this story, from 1905 to 1908.
Death1939He died in 1939 in Los Angeles, California,1
Obituary20 August 193920 August 1939, Los Angeles, California, Los Angeles Times Obituary:. James Martin Miller, father of Viviane B., Bernice A., and Capt. Melville H. Miller, brother of Anna B. Strong. Services Monday at 10 a.m. in the Little Church of the Flowers. Forest Lawn Mortuary in charge.
Obituary20 August 193920 August 1939, San Bernardino, California, County Sun, by Associated Press, Obituary:. Los Angeles, Aug. 19

Newspaperman Dies at Age of 80 Years

James Martin Miller, 80, newspaperman and historian, died last night in Los Angeles General hospital after a short illness. He came here from Washington, D.C. 10 days ago and planned to start on a world tour when he was stricken.

Miller worked on the Chicago Daily News, Chicago Evening Post and the Newark, N.J. Evening News. He was a war correspondent in the Philippines in the Spanish-American was and served in the Boxer Rebellion.

President Theodore Roosevelt appointed him consul to Aix La Chapelle in 1905 and a year later made him consul general to New Zealand. Later he served as consul general in France.
Burial1939He was buried in 1939 at Middletown Cemetery in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.1
Last Edited1 May 2018

Citations

  1. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Middletown Cemetery, Newport, RI
  2. [S791] Newport Mercury, Newport, Rhode Island, 4 Jul 1891, p. 1; ()

Bernice Amanda Miller

F, #8360

Parents

FatherJames Martin Miller (b. 1859, d. 1939)
MotherClara Etta Brown (b. 30 November 1861, d. 1897)

Biography

Newspaper Mention26 July 1935The 26 July 1935 edition of the Newport Mercury, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, reported See attached.
Last Edited1 May 2018

Viviane B. Miller

F, #8361

Parents

FatherJames Martin Miller (b. 1859, d. 1939)
MotherClara Etta Brown (b. 30 November 1861, d. 1897)
Last Edited1 May 2018

Capt. Melville Howard Miller

M, #8362, b. 19 January 1896

Parents

FatherJames Martin Miller (b. 1859, d. 1939)
MotherClara Etta Brown (b. 30 November 1861, d. 1897)

Biography

Birth19 January 1896Capt. Melville Howard Miller was born on 19 January 1896 in East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey.
Last Edited1 May 2018

David Almy Brown

M, #8365, b. 30 August 1884, d. 7 September 1976

Parents

FatherAbram Arnold Brown (b. 29 October 1846, d. 8 August 1911)
MotherMaria Elizabeth Cory (b. 5 July 1849, d. 16 September 1936)

Biography

Birth30 August 1884David Almy Brown was born on 30 August 1884 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island. Mother listed as Lizzie M. Cory.1
Birth30 August 1884He was born on 30 August 1884 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.
Wedding Anncmt22 January 1910On 22 January 1910, Newport Mercury, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, published the wedding announcement Mr. David Brown, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Abram A. Brown, of Berkeley avenue, and Miss Martha Sherman, youngest daughter of Mr. Henry C. Sherman, of Wyatt Road, were married on Tuesday evening at the Methodist parsonage by the pastor, Rev. Clayton E. Dalamater. The service was very simple and was witnessed only by a small party of near relatives. On the return of Mr. and Mrs. Brown from a short honeymoon, they will reside at "Whitehall Farm," where Mr. Brown became manager on the first of January.
Newspaper Mention11 April 1938The 11 April 1938 edition of the Newport Mercury, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, reported Middletown News:

Several probate matters were continued for one month. These included the petitions for probate of wills of John P. Underwood and Francis E. Lewis....

Francis E. Lewis bequeathed the real estate known as "Whitehall Farm" to his wife, Fannie Lewis, for life and upon her death it will go to David A. Brown, who was named executor. Bequests include $1000 to Charles H. Carr, $500 to Mrs. Isabella S. Wheatland of New Haven, $200 each to Mrs. Cornelia Ball of New Shoreham, Mrs. Jessie Anderson of Attleboro, and her daughter, Miss Jennie Anderson.
Death7 September 1976He died on 7 September 1976 in Warren, Bristol County, Rhode Island,
Obituary10 September 197610 September 1976, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, Newport Mercury Obituary:. David A. Brown, Tuesday, September 7:
David Almy Brown, 92, of Middletown, former owner of Whitehall Farm on Berkeley Avenue, died yesterday at the Grace Barker Nursing Home in Warren.

Mr. Brown operated the dairy for 45 years until his retirement in 1945. He was a past member of the Aquidneck Dairy Association. He was a former state representative and state senator from Middletown. He was a Republican member of the Middletown Town Council.

Mr. Brown was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, a former member of the Oakland Lodge of Odd Fellows and a former member of Aquidneck Grange. He also was a 55 year member of St. Paul's Masonic Lodge.

He was the husband of the late Martha Sherman Brown, who died in 1957. Shortly after his wife's death, he left Middletown to live with his daughter, Mrs. Isabel Nelson of Barrington, for the past 17 years.

Born in Middletown, Aug. 30, 1884 he as a son of the late Abram A. and Marcia Cory Brown.

Besides his daughter, he leaves a son, Fred S. Brown, of Sunnymeade, Calif., four grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Last Edited1 May 2018

Citations

  1. [S778] Rhode Island Town Records, Middletown Vital Records; familysearch.org database

Martha Sherman

F, #8366

Family: David Almy Brown (b. 30 August 1884, d. 7 September 1976)

Last Edited1 May 2018

Lydia P. Brown

F, #8367, b. 8 January 1814, d. 29 October 1907

Parents

FatherAbraham Brown (b. 1777, d. 24 September 1859)
MotherRuth Coggeshall (b. 7 December 1789, d. 8 April 1858)

Biography

Birth8 January 1814Lydia P. Brown was born on 8 January 1814 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.
MarriageRowland Lewis and she were married, date unknown
Death29 October 1907She died on 29 October 1907 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island,
Obituary9 November 19079 November 1907, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, Obituary:. Middletown News:

The late Mrs. Lydia P. Lewis was laid to rest Friday of last week beside her husband, the late Rowland Lewis, in the Middletown Cemetery. Funeral services, which were largely attended, were held at the home of her elder daughter, Mrs. Ruth M. Peckham, on Paradise avenue, and were conducted by Rev. H. H. Critchlow. The church quartette, Messrs. Wm. J. Peckham, A. Herbert Ward, Mrs. Ida Brown and Miss Sadie I. Peckham, sang Rock of Ages and Nearer My God To Thee. In his eulogy of the deceased, Mr. Critchlow spoke at length of the extremely long period of years covered by her life of 93 years and of the many changes which had taken place in nearly all walks of life during that period. Hers was a life rich in good deeds, strong in all Christian virtues and one which she had borne with exemplary patience and cheerfulness in her failing health and the infirmities of old age. The bearers were Messrs. Millard F. Smith, Arnold Smith, Alden P. Barker and Robert Wetherell.1
Last Edited1 May 2018

Citations

  1. [S791] Newport Mercury, Newport, Rhode Island, 9 Nov 1907, p. 4; ()

Rowland Lewis

M, #8368

Family: Lydia P. Brown (b. 8 January 1814, d. 29 October 1907)

Biography

MarriageRowland Lewis and Lydia P. Brown were married, date unknown
Probate Record20 April 1895Rowland was listed in probate records on 20 April 1895 in Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island. In Court of Probate: The will of Rowland Lewis was proved and ordered recorded. Francis E. Lewis was confirmed as executor and gave bond in the sum of $1200, with William F. Peckham and Abram A. Brown as sureties. Christopher Peckham, C. Henry Congdon and Charles H. Ward were appointed appraisers on the estate of Rowland Lewis, and on the petition of Lydia P. Lewis, his widow, she was granted an allowance of $200 from his estate.1
Last Edited1 May 2018

Citations

  1. [S791] Newport Mercury, Newport, Rhode Island, 20 Apr 1895, p. 8; ()

Arnold Barker Smith

M, #8369, b. 1855, d. 29 April 1919

Parents

FatherWilliam Smith (b. 1 June 1818, d. 3 October 1907)
MotherMary Dunbar Barker (b. 6 November 1817, d. 2 December 1887)

Biography

Birth1855Arnold Barker Smith was born in 1855 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.
Death29 April 1919He died on 29 April 1919 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island,
Obituary3 May 19193 May 1919, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, Newport Mercury Obituary:. In Middletown, April 29th, Arnold Barker Smith, in his 64th year.1
Obituary10 May 191910 May 1919, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, Newport Mercury Obituary:. The funeral of Mr. Arnold Barker Smith was held at his late residence on Paradise avenue. Rev. Geo. W. Manning, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, conducted the service. Mrs. Ida Brown and Mrs. Fred P. Webber sand two hymns. The bearers were Messrs. Charles A. Peckham, Ashton C. Barker, Alden P. Barker and Johnson Whitman. The interment was in the Middletown Cemetery. There were many beautiful floral tributes.
Last Edited5 January 2019

Citations

  1. [S791] Newport Mercury, Newport, Rhode Island, 3 May 1919, p. 4; ()

William Smith

M, #8370, b. 1 June 1818, d. 3 October 1907

Parents

FatherIsaac J. Smith (b. 1790, d. 9 October 1854)
MotherLydia Barker (b. 1796, d. 3 September 1829)

Family: Mary Dunbar Barker (b. 6 November 1817, d. 2 December 1887)

DaughterEllen E. Smith
SonMillard F. Smith+ (b. 23 January 1849, d. 22 May 1931)
SonArnold Barker Smith (b. 1855, d. 29 April 1919)

Biography

Birth1 June 1818William Smith was born on 1 June 1818 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island. Birthdate calculated from Death Register age.
Marriageabout 1848He and Mary Dunbar Barker were married about 1848 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island, At this time, I haven't found out if Mary had two marriages, m1 to Albert and m2 to William, or if the marriage to Albert was another Mary1,2
Death3 October 1907He died on 3 October 1907 in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island, Age at death: 89 years, 4 months, 2 days. Address: Paradise Avenue, Middletown, RI. Widower, Farmer, Birthplace: Portsmouth, R.I., Parents: Isaac J and Lydia B. Smith, burial: Middletown Cemetery. Cause of death: Senile Debility. Physician: C. F. Barker. Undertaker: Robert C. Cottrell.3,2
Obituary3 October 19073 October 1907, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, Newport Daily News Obituary:. Death of William Smith

Former Middletown Official and One of the Few Surviving Volunteers of the Dorr War

Mr. William Smith died at his home in Middletown this morning, in his ninetieth year. He was born in Portsmouth June 1, 1818, and at the age of four years removed with his parents to Middletown, where he had since resided. He first lived in the home now occupied by Mr. Alden P. Smith. Then his father, the late Isaac Smith, bought the large farm extending from Valley road to Turner's lane which is now owned by his descendants, the heirs of Henry and Daniel Smith and Charles Hazard. In 1848, William Smith married Mary Barker, and in the year following moved to the farm owned by his wife on Paradise road, where he resided until his death.

Mr. Smith was one of the volunteers for the Dorr war in 1842, and with one exception is the last surviving volunteer of that struggle in Middletown. He hald many positions of trust in the town, having been for a number of years tax collector and road surveyor, and for 20 consecutive years an assessor of taxes. In politics he was a staunch Republican. He was for many years a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and one of its trustees and was a man of strict integrity of whom it can be truly said, "his word was as good as his bond."

Two of Mr. Smith's children died in childhood, his wife died 20 years ago, and a son, W. Henry Smith, in 1890. Three children survive, Millard F., Ellen E., and Arnold B. Smith, and also four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Dorr Rebellion
Burial5 October 1907He was buried on 5 October 1907 at Middletown Cemetery in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.2
Obituary5 October 19075 October 1907, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, Newport Mercury Obituary:. Middletown News:

The death of Mr. William Smith on Thursday morning at his home on Paradise avenue removes from the town one of its oldest residents, Mr. Smith having been 89 on June 1st. He was the son of Isaac and Eliza Baker Smith and was born June 1, 1818, in Portsmouth, having been the last surviving member of a family of 11 children. He is survived by three children, Millard F., Ellen E., and Arnold Smith, the two last named having lived in the homestead, and having cared for their father with the most unremitting patience the past two years, during which period he has been almost entirely helpless. His death was due to the general breaking down caused by advanced years.

From the age of 9 years up to that of 70, he was an incessant worker, having always been in the farming business. At the age of 70 he was much broken down by the death of his wife, and his son, Mr. Arnold Smith, has since managed the farm. He has always resided in Middletown, his family having removed from Portsmouth when he was four years of age.

Upon his marriage to Mary D. Barker of Middletown, he commenced farming upon the Charity Farm near the Town Pond and 30 years ago built the house where he has recently resided. He was a man of very retiring disposition, and that he was much trusted by his townspeople as evident by his having held for 20 years the office of tax collector and of assessor of taxes for 10 years, as well as having been overseer of the public roads, and trustee and treasurer of the Paradise School Committee.

Funeral services will be held at his late residence on Paradise avenue at 1:30 o'clock on Sunday.
Last Edited8 January 2019

Citations

  1. [S605] , 1850 Federal Census (.)
  2. [S287] Find a Grave Website, online www.findagrave.com, Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, RI
  3. [S811] Rhode Island Town Records, Middletown VR, 1907, p. 85; familysearch.org database

Sarah Anthony

F, #8371

Family: Gideon Brown, Jr., (b. 15 September 1771)

DaughterSarah Brown (b. 1790'S)
DaughterMary Brown (b. 1790'S)
DaughterSallie Brown (b. 1790'S)
SonSamuel Brown (b. 1790'S)
SonAbraham Brown+ (b. 1777, d. 24 September 1859)
Last Edited3 May 2018

Sarah Brown

F, #8372, b. 1790'S

Parents

FatherGideon Brown, Jr. (b. 15 September 1771)
MotherSarah Anthony

Biography

Birth1790'SSarah Brown was born 1790'S in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.1
Last Edited3 May 2018

Citations

  1. [S841] , Representative Men and Old Families of Rhode Island: Volume III (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1908), Vol 3, page 2144; digital images, (https://archive.org/stream/representativemebyu03jhbe#page/n6/mode/1up : accessed

Mary Brown

F, #8373, b. 1790'S

Parents

FatherGideon Brown, Jr. (b. 15 September 1771)
MotherSarah Anthony

Biography

Birth1790'SMary Brown was born 1790'S in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.1
Last Edited3 May 2018

Citations

  1. [S841] , Representative Men and Old Families of Rhode Island: Volume III (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1908), Vol 3, page 2144; digital images, (https://archive.org/stream/representativemebyu03jhbe#page/n6/mode/1up : accessed

Sallie Brown

F, #8374, b. 1790'S

Parents

FatherGideon Brown, Jr. (b. 15 September 1771)
MotherSarah Anthony

Biography

Birth1790'SSallie Brown was born 1790'S in Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island.1
Last Edited3 May 2018

Citations

  1. [S841] , Representative Men and Old Families of Rhode Island: Volume III (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1908), Vol 3, page 2144; digital images, (https://archive.org/stream/representativemebyu03jhbe#page/n6/mode/1up : accessed