q)ate .^Â®Â°' 1940
DEC 12 1940
L L E N GOULD HILL
V^ I L L I A M ALLEN
Of Prudence Island, Ke^vport Co., R. I., 1660
Including Descendants of
JEHEMY GOULD of NevTport, 1638
JONATEJAN HILL of Prudence Island, 1657
with, a short
HISTORY OF QUIDNESSET
Daniel Gould Allen (No, 343)
North Kingstovm, R, I,
Revised, arranged and published
Edvrard A. Glaypool
309 Bush Temple
GENEALOGICAL SOClEl^ i^oe
OF UTAH ^^^ - ^ M'-r.o^^^^^'^ . q 7
Allen County Puy.it UlÂ»Â«Â«y
Ft. V.'oyns, Indiona
The greater part of the matter cont-^lned In this volume
was collecte'i by Tianlel Gould Allen [Mo. 343] from bible and
other records, and by personal Interviews with the older
members of the family. It was published in 1898, three
years after the death of the compiler, under the title
"Genealogy of the Allen T^arally" or "History of Quidnessett".
Had Mr. Allen lived to have properly prepared his manuscript
for the press he would undoubtedly have discovered and. correct-
ed many of the errors fm6. discrepancies which manifested
themselves after it was printed.
As the edition was very smallv it was thought best
to publish a revised edition, adding an Index and as much new
data as po<3sible.
This volume oontq Ins .therefore, all the matter of
any importance contained in the first edition, with as many
corrections and additions as could be gathered. All dates,
80 far as possible, have been verified or corrected by a
close search of the Vital Records of Rhode Island and other
works, as well as by correspondence.
Any one finding errors is requested to send correct
data which will be entered in a copy and deposited in the
NEWBERRY LIBRARY, Chicago, to Insure preservation and, at the
same time, be available to anyone who might desire to consult it.
TUdward A. Cla^rpool,
__ ?509 Bush Temple. Chicago.
TO Trace Your Ancestry.
After locating your parents by the Index, you will find
Ills, or her
trfeftj^^inrn^ririiini n-umber just above the narae; then look for
the same number further forward under the v;ord, OhildrenÂ»
This will give the name and family of your grandparent, and
so on. Illustration: Christopher Harris Arnold is the
head of family #518, on page ; the superior figure
indicates that he is in the eighth generation from Wlllian ,
the emigrant. The names in parenthesis give the line of
descent, vi2. , his father, grand.father, great-grandfather, etc.
Turning forward to page , we find that #518 is one of the
children of Phebe Waterman Allen C^^o. ."539] who married Nathan
Allen Arnold. Turn forward again and No. 339 will be found
on page , as one of the children of Thomas GOTold Allen
[No. 191], Continue In this way until the first generation
is reached. Reverse this process to find the children,
grandchildren, etc. , of any given person. Those having
the sign + will be found under his or her individual number
in the following generation.
In a number of Instances authorities, or persons aencLtng
m data have given different dates of birth, death ^Â«4- marriage/
In such cases preference has been given to the date which
carried the best evidence of being correct, if given in
full m the Vital Records of Rhode Island, such dates have
been given preference. In^cases where there was no way to
determine which was correct, both dates have been given.
f^ome of the Vital Records of Rhode Island, notably those
of NORTH KINGSTOWN, have been badly damaged by fire and other
causes, which accounts for the absence of a number of names
or parts o-^ names, as well as incomplete dates of birth, death
3-"- Daniel noulrl /lien.
integral part of the Nar'^rigansett countw It nay h'=i v/eii
to nref-^ce the fl.r'^t ch^ipter '/ith n nuotation from the
Hon. E. 'R. '^oei'^ir, nubLishod in i.8.'.n. Khorie Islanri Histori-
cal "^ocl-^^tv collootiOT?, Roo}: III, page 1.
"The NfirrJ^.g'.nsett trihe occupied the v-hoL-. -^
v)r.oc;r^-it ooinit/ Of 'â€¢'-^<Â»htnp;ton, except the cou.ntr'y 'letween
the P^'wc^.tuCi^ rive-^ ^ind '^'eknpnng, the pop>f3eeÂ»5icn of w'lich
c.^,_.. - â– â€¢- to hn^^e oeen n frenuent p-uhject of cjontontion "betvfn
then Pini. their western nelfhhorR, the pHquote. "
;.('+'=Â» -v* the Pennote were VFinnulshed in 167?, ^.hf.
K: rrngqnqettg clsiinied to whgt ie nov? thp Ccnnecticv- .
nnd p. lonf: v/?5y into Kent Coii?ity.
The tf=Â«r-Â»^itcr:' of Quidnessett (in Indian parlance
Aq'^iidnepiet or A^^';itr'^oÂ«5et ), ig situated in the northeastern
pat^t of thr countr!'. Then thn tovn was incorporated in
.IC74 it rrns called Kinr.:stovm and enhraced the vholp o-f t:.\B
present county of Washington. in 17^2 it was divided into
ttt-o tOTvns, North and nouth Kingstow-i, and at a later date
the last named tovm was ^ubdiyided Into .Flxeter. ^iclninond.
Hopklnton, T^^terly anri. Charleetovi'n.
7oyyFze,vXy Quldnee^ett wog hounrieri on the north by the
Potowomut river, extencung frora Greene's Porge as far north
as the Maskachu^e brook or Magcachov;af;e river, thence fcllow-
ing the Indian footpath or Pequct road., no^v called the Po-^t
road, to the Cocuragquiesic river, now called Gtony Hook, near
the house on tlie npdike fam, thence east a fevi rods on this
brook and the Cociunfiicusguc Kar'nor, cr ^/Ickford Harbor; on the
east by the Narragansett 'i^hy.
After the line beti^een I'/qghington and Kent co-antleg waa
egtabllahed, its northern line followed up the Potowomut
river to Hunt'jg bridge, thence westerly on the Post road.
The first purchase in the Nar-^agansett country wag made
by Bichard ^r-nith in the year IG.^7. This tract of land
comprises the Updile fat^n in the s out hv/es tern part of
'juidnessett. "He erecte.d a house for trade and gave free
entertainment to travelers, it being on the great road of
the countri'^. " It ivas nade of logs and stood where the
Updike house nov; stands, and sorae of the timbers find bricks
of that house are still in the one nov? standing. By the
marriage of Riaith' s daughter into the Updike f'^r.ily this
estate, given to her by the vdll of her father, took that
name, and so remained until it passed into the hands of
Captain Joseph Congdon. Five or six years later Roger
Williaras and one wucox built houses near ?^nith. As
Wtl-linne d.i'.ted Â«50i(ie oi* his letteyg at CocujnsqulsBicK. it ie
evident that he spent some of hi?? tine at thi^i place and.
probably preached to the Indians. The Narragansett t.-r'ibe
at this tine nimbered thirty thousand eoulg, including five
thousand fighting nen. It iÂ»^ safe to conclude that they
were more numerous in Quidne!?-*^tt, Cocurascussick and Naraocock
or Namcook (Boston fl^ck), than xn any other place. We havÂ«
never be-^n able to find the exact location where Canonicus
and Pliant on ojnoh, or even the iwder Sachem Coquinariuand
resided. As the Indians were of a roving disposition they
jiight ha^re resided at one tine in Narragansett and at another
in nhowonut(\Varwick ), or Aiuidnecke (Rhode Island). Some
have fixed the place near ^'-'ioxford. Roger Williams leased
the land that he oc:rapied, and in the vear 1651 sold to
Richard ninith his trading house, his t^vo hig guns and a small
island for goats whi.ch had been lent hin by the Sacheir.s.
The Quirinessett territoi^y was purchased of Racher;
Coquinanuond, Tune 11, 1659, by Major Hunphrey Atherton and
ills partners, twentythree yea^s after Roger 'Villians had
purchased Providence, and twenty two years after Coddington
and others h'-'d purchased of Canonicus and Miantonoraoh,
Aouldnecke ov Rhode Island. Newport \7as organised into
â– â– â€¢ tois?r)ship in the vear 16:^7.
Canonicus and Miantononioh were the grand sachems of all
the trtbee In Hhode Iglnrrl, nnr:. r, oTrt of UaQsachusetts.
T'le \^"^^P!Â«rpnsett t-Â»rlbe wns the no^t potent in >Iev/ irnelfinrl,
and all, or neÂ«irly all, the otherpi vieve tributaries.
Miantono?noh inherited the chief tan^hip frcj:; Jii^B father, but
during hi? ab-^ence in v.-ar engai^en.'^nts , hi<3 uncle Canonicup
was lookeii to a?5 procurator. A nore worthy, upright
personage th^ dui^Xy race nÂ«3V'-'r knew. He v/as .nearly eighty
years of age when Roger Willians fir'st nade hie acquaintance
and frionriRhip. Hig judfpient j^nd crafty echeiae^ were felt
and respected far and near. The great r.achej:. of the
Na-^raganÂ«5ett? dtÂ«^'^ -Tune 4, 1647, a very old raan, nearly'
ninety years of age. He was until ti:e end, a friend to
Poger ^'111"'. ai'->'? nnr! hi'= ric:oor'.i. nt.P>a ,i v fn.'^ '-ettlement of Rhode
Miantono.uoh was a famous young prince. He was a
proud-spirited, turbulent chief, never â€¢'".t yp.p,t, J'aesachu-
setts and Connecticut both planned his capture, b^/- the use
of the Mohicans, through their chief, nncas. The plan was
successful. ]/-iantononioh was captured and taken to Hartford,
rcrce ncnths after^^^ard the two colonies advised hir death.
According to tiie decision, 'Incas carried Ki'-mtononoh to the
spot frora where he had been tahen, and on their arrival one
of Hncas' men split Iv'iantonOuCh' % heod open from behind
killing hin instantlv.
How soon after V.czor Atherton'e purcJinge , the .first
lot of lanrT vrfiR p.clfl, I hnve iiot sufficlf^nt infomatior^ ^^,t
hnnrt to ci-ovÂ», hiit frcin g plat of the northern part of ouid-
!ies*~ett In ny pog<5eB*3ion, showing the f arjao , fjid. the n^juee
of persons ''.'ho purchased theni, they 7auÂ«t have been put into
the narlcet Innediately after.
In the ye'ii'" .\6fj6 nost of the northern half was taken
up hy Hs nan^r - is twentyfive purchasers. Some of theii vere
thÂ« ivealthte'=!t and most proninent raen of ^rovidenof^ . , Nem:) ort
and Warwick. Among them were -^uch :;ien nn Thomas Oould,"
Oaleb Carr, â– "'rancis B.lmley, Jolin Oould, Captain John Cranston,
John Sanford, John C-reene and r
I have heen unable to -f^ind the quantity of virnciy.m
that Kaior Atherton paid â– for Ouidnessett , but there is no
doubt but th^it he made a good thing by his speculation!?.
The- purchasers invested their money for the intp.rest
it v/ould pay by the -^ise in the v*^>lue of the land. They
saw, even at that early iay, that the l^nd ivas valuable, that
the locality' v;p,s nn inviting one, a^d the soil v/ell adapted
to raising com, ^hich was the staple product of the coiontry.
The raisin*": of stock, horses ^nd sheep, had no more inviting
platae, and Newport de.'tianded all their products.
The d'i^-ds !?;iven to the purcliasers were recorded at
Wewrport as tl-je records of Kingsto^m did not co:tmience "iJintil
the ye^v lfi94, soiae tvnr/ â– rt,HT> the town wn8 inco:!?poT?atp,d.
Tlioiaa!^ froul'-l v/ae l':'- â– .â– u-'-cAr-.qar' of t>.e rroulcl'Q rroiuit fa-n.
It retained tl-^f-; n^ine foi- raOTe tTian one hvindreri and seventy-
In 169?: TPrajicls Blialey 'i'^efle'-i. to Dajiiel Gould. Jr. \
share he had of Mao or Atherton, which share v;;^ ?> pa.rt of the
trrict of land piirchaserl of the indipiiri .saclien. The share
was fifty pounds.
Thon-'^p Hart, i-'rancis Biniley and -John Could v/ere the first
^purchT^er? of the upper f^^ould farm, lyinf: on the Potov/ojuut
rivor. There vere five h''>ind'."'ed acres in thi.Â«^ fa^nn and
three hiindred and twentyfive acre=; in ^hoi'iae Gould's Moiyit
farm. Thoraag Gould purohafs-:'! it m^out 1660, an'"" his nephew
and na'rie'^aKe ovn'^id it for ninety/one years. It had passed
through five fif-i^ierations when, in the year 18,'^o, Thoraas Gould
died '-mn. both fnrrns were vjilied to Thomas Gould Allen, jds
nev'hf^.vj , Jerer.iah ciould bought out Hart, Biriley ajKl Jo3di
Gould, and tliese txvc farras remained in the ffii>iily fo?" nearl?''
two hundred vears. Two hundred acres of the uPper faiTu
still reiTiain in the All-^n f'Tiily.
Af^i n-ny of the original ourcha-iers did not buy vrtth tn-^
Intention of raaletng perraanent settienent, by the year I7GC
otb=r ftettifynf? h^id bought ther.i out. The Pojack farm and
the one i^eLonglnc to '^â– ih heirs cf th'^ l^^.te naieh .Al.lÂ«n, v/e.re
fivst. 0Viri>;d by Jlf^ninr powler, C^.leh C'lrr a^id John Sa.lles, thesH
lots riannlng north ann -jouth. AfterTA'^^rrl Oeorgo T.ihiv'.tt-
r^nd hi.!? sons, '^'eorr*^ ^ind Henry, honght tiie sonty, half of the.-?Â©
lots, and the nort]; half v;as purchgsod by one n-i:.eri Reynolds,
â– '''or many year? it wafs onned by the Quaker preacher, Thoiia-s
The fayiu ovv-'if-,-: >!â– "â– r.eacon Thcrari.s Kill v.'as first purchai^ed
by one r.'biv.ea W'llker, and another v;h08e na'^^e vr;e have been
unabl'^ to 'ie
owned by a family na^aed T^^Trnolds, and Deacon Hil''. 'b fcreat-
grandfatheT, Thomas Hill, came from ^ehoboth, Kassachusettg
and purchased it frora Henry Reynolds about the year 1720.
The fanas between the nortji and south roads in school
district Nijaber 1, v/erf 'â™¦^irst o^/ned by John Oreene and son,
Edv7ard Thurston o.f libv/port oiRned a snail three-cornered lot
v;here Nathaniel S. -Allen's house now stands.
â€¢John ranford ovir.ed. v/hat has been ceiled the Greene farm,
opposite o:ie â– 'ostdence of the late "Deacon George All<3n.
The 'Vhitenan farm vjas first o^ned by Valentine ".'riit,ou-'yi,
and Â«fterwa_rd bv h\^^ f^on George, and grandson, G*^o.rgo, v^ho
v;as in the v;nr on Portsmouth and went off vrtt'i t}ie British,
He was made a Lieutenant-CUlonel ">.'â– Snt;land, married the
second time, and leased another f'r?t:. The g^-e at- grands on,
Hollies vrhiteraan, inheri t'vl the homestead farm, a oart of w/hi'-
The -lescendfints of Hobe.r't npinv. , vr^Q eettlerl at Allen ton,
pu?c'naflÂ»ed lanri i.r. (;,ulcineb-fi*t ?\hont thn tine th^it the Aliens,
T?eyno.l4Â»5 nn''. T'.l'l'':'er;s Jiinde their r\rjr)eHV'moe. her'e.
The ci.ti ?Â«^ne of vJ.nn'=;'^^tt hnve nix-jnys b'^en remarkable
for thnir â– '.nt'^rr.-ity :\nri uprirhtnef^^- or chnrf>ctor. vrminii;
Peynol'ls 'â– '^'"â– ' -Toeeph Ppink v/ere rien of 4lBtlncticn.
The flPBt sohoclhcuse b-ullt In North Klnr;<^tov/n v;r,B in
Quldneseett. it 6tco<-!. on the v/arner lot th?t nov.- belonc*?
to Kfithfin B. ^'nVrlTon. It v/^q for n long tirae Â«:t p-'.rt of tV
Wi.fhtin^'n f^rm. Its si. te wne a quarter cf '\ Mile south of
the schoolhouqe In district .N-uii;b(ir 1, on the en.st^^rly ^i'le of
the ro^d. The oldest person now living cannot teLl v^i^n it
was re^'^oved. T>Vv 'sor'^s were ^iv^n ard deeded to the tov/n
for school puroo^es. A schoolhouse was once in p;xistence
â€¢at the Pintrance to Judge Mien's farm. He probably >:ullt
it for the benefit of his chil^iren , and it vvas aft'^rward
an':exed to his house. In the year 1807, TJiojaas Allen,
John Wightnan and ThOTtias C. Allen bai.It -^. schooDioiipe where
the dist-Â«lct schoolhouse no^ =^tands. ^miiajn Tieimclds built
one a littl*^-; later, orrc^ito the houpe of the late .''?li,"]ah
Terry. In TRPO it v^ns raoved ^n^i con^ferted into a dT\'ellinÂ£:
hous e .
In t.iie year 1860, the school district, Niir.iber 1, ~;~........ w
a large and corainoriioue liouse just in the rear cf vihere the
old one Uf^.er': to ptptnd. Di^t^i.ct Nunber 2 his a Â»30hoolhouee
l.n the qouth pqft of yilli-^'s s^'. t. Thle territory and. Boston
NaoK always '5ln\ii'=i''l Â£jre-ei'.iinence , not only in schoolhouseg,
yxt, in '/'le c-l-r-i.lltle^ of lire. The '?a?3hlngton .Aca-lr^fr'' '^'t
Tic:i:'i-r?fi Â£;rive fi new vapetus to edacation '(.hvond'h-. :
Its influence has no^;here been jiore ;.ia"ilfe
section of the tonm. The people 'i-u- o vz-r'-e tJie fli*st to sen '
their â– â– 90ns ^''''i â– -â– 'nu â€¢â– :-t'Â»-'- -;vâ€ž- v r,->0',-, home to f-nin n better
The reliijl'/as feeling in Qiiidnes'-^ett begp.n sone tine
before the "Revo lutlcn. It w^^s the custcia for the peo^sle
to p. ^' terrible at so.Tie house in the neighborhood anri. ll^ti?:-: to
a minister of the gospel. 7hile tlie British hrid r.ossespion
of Narrrsgansett Bay tliey would set s!=>.il and r tin 'up the bay as
though they intended to I'und, tivrreby frightening the church-
going people. The ^â€¢iiiar'-i v/ould notify the oeori le , vh\o ^ould
run to their hones, enuip therasiel^^es vjith foiling piece? , f^v.c'
ir^rch to the seashore. *^onie c^.rried their gi-ms to raeeting
?rLth therr.. Most of the people of those <1eys v;ere some kind
of Bftptists. There vrere scrie 'I'^f^'kev^ who v.-snt to meeting
either in Hreenv/ich or ivickford.
In the year 1RC6, Methodisn vint^ introriuced into the
neighborhood by Elisha ^v,?eet. A clsss vpf? fomed with a
membership of tvrelve or fifteen persons. The neighborhood
hp^s since iai7 :riarnished two lainisters for this deno}alnation.
The first w^s ?aon^s A-ifiony, Ron of Joseph Anthony of NOTÂ»th
??ovirienoÂ«?, RhOiio iBlRnd, v;lio i-va-s born In thn ^e-i-? 1776.
In loC"; lio rtr,,T-r.xp.fi Annn Knov/if^s of* Omnston, Rhode Islnnd.
"'â– â€¢ (.:j,(-.; v/i.thi.n the Itniitr, o.f the I;a!^t 0-reenv.lch monthly' nr^f-.t-
Inc f\hc-ut Ir^OG, He bought the f?iriT. pt Po^pcX, in QuirLneBpet
and was a nnnufacturer* of salt for? lann^r year?, retiring frori
thlB business about the year 184C, He began his jr.inistry
here in 'oaÂ« ye-ir 18 L7, and occagion'illy visited other )a*^etine?:
His wife died in 1819, gnd in 1881 he m^^ied Lov-isa ChpRe of
^v/an-^ipt^y, Ivlnssachueetts, v'ho died ir. 184?;. Slaving beco;;p
feebly. qnd decrepit fron; f-ige ':>";d infirnities, he f^-old his
farm in 1846 nnd took up his residence nt i^-^st rrreenv/ich,
Phorie lsl"n<5, vhere he C'^tild atten*"! meetings Â«nd receive
medical ^-id. He was f^iithful in nttendinr the Rnbbath
jin.d. v'eeK day njftetings throu/:*h nil v-eather, and vr^s often
called Tipon to '^t/ietx^d. funerals. His serrr.oniS vens fiiii of
love ?^nd good.ijnLll to all people. He had four o'lildren by
the first marriage end three by the second. Tv/o of h;ls
daughters by the first ra'ir:>''inge have become v-ublic speakers ,
i/i;?. i l.yrlia I'aconber and ^^rcf^h r?eynolds. The former lived
in Tilast fTâ€¢^Â»e^;n\'ich until her rieath, and the latter live;? in
The second /ainister was the Rev. Joseph ^'/ant^.n ;,lien.
fj^ >Â«. ////J
CGWNECTTC'IT CLAIiin ;iAR^ACrANn7."'T .
After the Pequot v;ar, Connecticut claij-ied juri^-diction
Rs fÂ«r ne Na^'V'ig^nsett B^-', a^l T'lOi^ins Ooulfl. ne:!."rg"e wightnian
qnd Jo^.n Gre'iie of ouianosantt , were tr>i:en to Tinrtforri., Connecti-
cut, â€¢ri'i confined ther-e is her subjects. They applied to
the Rhcie Island Lef^islqture fo-" help, that I'm^y jii(-;ht "oe
â– "elenÂ«3ed. The â– '^nr'f'ire hetv/oen the t^ra 8t;\tes v/';S continiied
until the nh'V'?tP:v of 166.'^ settled the '"-ontrovMfÂ«v. Mf?ny of
the people of the N?:r'"?';Â£'i.nsett co^jnt?^' v.ere, fCi"? -i long tiiue,
vqc mating â– :)'^t' - "^pÂ»n Connecticut a-ri nhode Island.
In M^y, Lo71, the Assenhly directed the Ooverniient to
hold '1 >^'~.ti^t Pit Feste-wlir^ iqn.fi Other places in Mrirraf^nnsett.
".'â– â– -oc.^-.-!'^ ; - l'";rX, Deput-" noverno'*', C-'-pt-in John Cr^n^ton,
John Cogf-eehrnii, J.to5 '3?\rker, '"illinn Carpenter, 'Roger
Williams, Lieutenant John Al^ro, Captain John Hreene,
Assistants; Richard Breiley, ^ec. ; Tj.eutenant Joseph Torrey,
Creneral Attorney; Jarr.es Rogers, Heneral Sergeant. The covert
assenbled ''a^;' 16th, a rarrant having been is-^'^^fsd to the
â€¢inha'-)itants to appear at court at Tobias Flai^nder's house.
His raajesty's Royal Ohartwr -'a^ -"ead, and the inhabitantR
were called to asce^rtain as t9 their fidelity to his naiesty
ajid hi? colony. A large nijrnber appeared and thev tooK an
engagei.wnt to the colony. The court adjourned tc Pctta-
"uainscut, l.Iay 18th, vn^.ve after siiiilar proc^.edlngs they
adjo^ornod to neet at Acaj-ddneset ( Qui'ln^-.^iiett ) May l.9th, where
they again adjourned to rie<=t the following day. On i[av
20th they r.et rt the cne-stor'/ houc^e of Thomas Could which
Btocd on the LTcunt farm. The inh'-'bitn'rvH v=,- int G?^llerl to
Â£lve V'.'^Av f^ncrnfement , v;ere dftelrou!? of Knowing whether this
court, on behalf .of the colony, I'^i.i.d rlrir:. tc the i.c? reRfjions
v.hlch they then i.r habited'. .
The^e povsons were f^anuel Oyer, Robe-'."'t T'ptnk, Lieute'i-mt
Robert 'Vestcott, John G.feene, George WifhtraJin , Thcn^p. Gould,
Henr^i/ Ttbbits, Dnnlel Gcui'-l, J?iraes, Reynolos, r'rj-iuel v/jii.te,
John Brtt:gi^, Johji Ar<.r\vp.v!s finrl Thonp? ^"f^teriann. A vote vn^
po<5?5e''l th^.t the court' ^ho^ili l" - â– â– '." clntn to their poRoession';.
The persons enr'nf^.' 'ny the covirt v;<=ro Thonf^.s Rouirl, P'imuel
Dyer, J^r.es TfeymVig, John Rweet, Rr. , John .Andrews, Henry
Tibbite, Hrimuel w^ite, ^'mw^m Downing, Henry Oreene, John
Pr^'.tt. Joiin Hrlgr*^, John nre'=''"e, Oeorse BroT?n, "Mlli'?ni Holiieg,
Dnntel Greene, George ^'Ightraan, ^Robert "Vestcott, T^obert Rplnk,
riainuel Pr^tt, Lodowlclc iTpdlXe m.i Ri.ch?i.rd Updihe. The
freemen chose Jones Heynolfl.*; constable, p.ncl Thona.g Oould,
Â«onservotcr, in joint o3j:nsslon vn.th Richard r;;-iith pjid Sanuel
Dyer engaged by the court. The Inhnbitf^ntp. chop,e Thoiaas
Gould, Dieuten^^nt, and John Briefs, clerh.
TCRI-.S 0^^ \-r. f-'^'/OhUTlON.
Quldnessett had its share of this olasi oi people, sorae
frbrn love of natn, some from lack of faith in -the ability of
the Aiaerican colonies to tri\:3:iph over the .British Crovm, and
others from cowarflice o.r tmiflitjr. Rome of theee tories
went c^ : "-'Itish, ^"^.ri othe.rs i"ere driven out of the
neii^IAOfhcod whllPi the enen'"' had. oosBOselon or" Wev;port anri. the
Y;oter of the 3^''. Araong theii was Jfj];.e!3 /v^Rtin, v;ho joined
the B-Â«i.t-Â»sh. His estntÂ«5 â– <â– !"'- oonfii^cf^teri, hut o^jvinc to hl^
wife helnf; left vrith the c^-^r of t^f-'elve chilriren, the estate
was aft'='r?''^.:"'''l f^lven to her to n<5qi'5t in their support.
After tJie ^7^-^ he v/^n n\iov;e'l. to ^eturn f\n<\ hnlp hlg ^n.fe in
c-^rinA- for the ohil'^ren. He live'i. to the nc^. O'l 'linety
c-e>zi-y>ri^ ^i ghtni^jn , who joinei. the Britl'^h, i-^-^^s in the
hnttie of Portsmouth, HliOde T'?lan
reju^ined 'inri inherited the estate of hui father, (R. I.
Pundulura, 'S'ehruar-' 7, 1=579; also Mistorv of North Kingstown. )
Al- â– â€¢' t - â– - -" Tâ€” â€¢^-r-r' ri- â– - ^^-^..- -^-^^
^'â€¢one of the Tories iilayed a double gnj^ie by ri-Jining their
f?irm n-^oductf5 to tlie ^hore dur'.ng the *^irht, and slfTialing^
v;ith a dar'K. lantern for tlieir customers to run ashore for the
trade. 3<9n;ia:riin Tanner at one tine loaded lile cart vrtth
butter, eggs, porlc and salt neat. He succeeded in diipoeinf
of it at the Calf Pasture point on the fTOUid's >'-Ount farra
but v;fi<5 a little belated. He put his <=^on, Palner T?>nner,
then a lad of fou'i^teen or sixteen years, O'l the old horse's
bact to guide hlra, while he too>: '\ pitchfork and pricked his
steed until ho v-ent en tv.e i-''-:v.. Palmer used to tell this
story to armse the boys many years after its ocGuri''enoe.
At t'c^ time the B-^-i.ti'=t"a v/e^-e in the Bay ^nd at li' - )vn)Ovt ,
Pin ^.rned force of foiar hundred, men v/e:re encTrapei. o.'i the hH.i-
a little v.'e*5t of t>,e house of Donlel (Sra'''VA'll.en. Troops
were qugrtered in the houses of JT:uneF> 'VlÂ£;htnpn, Jonathan
.Allen, and another. In t]iÂ« ycnth part of Qui rine?5 sett.
^^/hon the ene/ny shoved signs of landing, all the forces
hfastened tc 1h.<- point to repel then. There are InfUcatlons
of the encampment in three or four places on that hill, and
n^iie of the older Inhabitants can renembe?? the tall old oaks
thgt once stood on thnt .sane hill, whlf^h shaded the troop??
In gUTcrier and shielded their, fron the winter's blasts.
'"v'lLLIAlvI ALLffN 0^ PRUDENCE ISLAND,
WILLIAM ALLEN wfiÂ»3 born tn 1640 In Wales; died, 1685;
raarrift'd ELIZABETH who died after 1685.
I' Mary, married Vciovj^^ Reiriington.''r*
II' Willlaia, born 1G64; narrled -"-
ITIx Thomas, married Anne Barnes. ->
IV' Jobn, bom October 26, 1670; narrled Sarah Ravens. ''â€¢
V. Matthew, born NovHiaber ?;0, 1675; raarrled Phebe â€¢?â–
VI' Mercy, narrled John Barnes. v
VII. Sarah, resided on Prudence Isl;md; probfibly died
WILLIAM ALLEN is said to have come frOi:> Wales in 1660