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  • NancyM
    Is there anyone that is familiar with the Exeter Town Records, or may go there often? I contacted the clerk s office and she checked the index and could find
    Message 1 of 18 , Feb 7, 2011
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      Is there anyone that is familiar with the Exeter Town Records, or may go there often? I contacted the clerk's office and she checked the index
      and could find nothing. Not all records are indexed by name. Is there anyone that has looked at early land records 1765-1790, or records from the town meetings?
    • armchair_genealogist
      Nancy,The earlier Exeter land records are not indexed if I recall correctly.I have also browsed the town records,which helped me out quite a bit.The town vault
      Message 2 of 18 , Feb 8, 2011
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        Nancy,The earlier Exeter land records are not indexed if I recall correctly.I have also browsed the town records,which helped me out quite a bit.The town vault is quite small there.Some of those I trace back to in Exeter:Ichabod Sherman,Ephraim Dawley(not Oliver!)through his son Isaac,Caleb Bentley,Ishmael Wilcox,Jeffrey Wilcox.........There are also boxes of Exeter records up at RI Historical Library.These are sometimes referred to as the "Exeter bastard files".Some of these make for great reading as not too aften I see the phrase "carnal Knowledge"in old town records!.....Mike

        --- In RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com, "NancyM" <ntmauro43@...> wrote:
        >
        > Is there anyone that is familiar with the Exeter Town Records, or may go there often? I contacted the clerk's office and she checked the index
        > and could find nothing. Not all records are indexed by name. Is there anyone that has looked at early land records 1765-1790, or records from the town meetings?
        >
      • Bill Wright
        Nancy, What are the names in which you have interest? I have a database of some Exeter records that I previously searched. The records have also been
        Message 3 of 18 , Feb 8, 2011
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          Nancy,

          What are the names in which you have interest? I have a database of some
          Exeter records that I previously searched. The records have also been
          microfilmed and are available through Family History Centers.

          Bill Wright
        • NancyM
          The name I am looking for is Smith Targe-Tourjee-Tourgee-Taujire-Toujase When I contacted the Town Hall in Exeter, they had nothing indexed for this spelling.
          Message 4 of 18 , Feb 10, 2011
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            The name I am looking for is Smith Targe-Tourjee-Tourgee-Taujire-Toujase
            When I contacted the Town Hall in Exeter, they had nothing indexed for this spelling. He is listed as HH in the 1800 Census & again in the 1820 Exeter-census. In 1794 he bought land in W.Greenwich & sold it in 1795. Five years later he is supposed to be in Exeter. He surfaces again in 1820 in Hopkington, but 1830 & 1840 unable to locate him, but in 1850 he is in Stonington, CT.and is buried in Groton along with his wife Elizabeth (Adams poss). There are many local familes connected to Smith's children...ADAMS-CONGDON-CRANDALL-CRAWFORD-PERKINS-PROSSER-PRATT-WATSON. I have contacted both W.Greenwich & Exeter Town Halls and he is not listed in their indexes. I can only assume that the name was mistaken for another letter and therefore not in T's. The man had 9 children and is noted in Nailer Toms Diary. There is only one other Tourjee in the area before 1790 and that is Peter Tourjee son of Peter & Mary Smith who married a Whitford. Any help with Smith or idea's is greatly appreciated.
            --- In RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com, Bill Wright <wmewrght@...> wrote:
            >
            > Nancy,
            >
            > What are the names in which you have interest? I have a database of some
            > Exeter records that I previously searched. The records have also been
            > microfilmed and are available through Family History Centers.
            >
            > Bill Wright
            >
          • Bill Wright
            Nancy, This is not a name which I researched directly. I don t have anything from Exeter. But here my notes from my database: LDS Lib, 11/2/87, Film No 0186174
            Message 5 of 18 , Feb 11, 2011
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              Nancy,

              This is not a name which I researched directly. I don't have anything
              from Exeter. But here my notes from my database:

              LDS Lib, 11/2/87, Film No 0186174 So. Kingstown Birth, Marr, Dths, MARRIAGES
              Page 130
              4 June 1900 Ernest Elmer Streeter of Wakefield age 21 Life Saving
              Service b in South Kingstown son of wm. A. and Avis Tourgee Streeter m
              Harriet Whaley Perry of and b in Wakefield, age 17(?) daughter of James
              H. and Amey A. Cogswell Perry. First marr for both.
              =======================
              Cooke, Lewis Families, Vol 1, p 306
              # 12L198 - Jonathan Lewis, Jr. (parents, see 21L150) [son of LE17, bro
              of LE31] m(1) 27 July 1744, Charlestown Sarah Barber; m(2) 7 Fb 1776
              Mrs. Patience (Thomas) Tourgee, a widow.
              ====================================
              Beaman, RIVR, NS, Vol. 8, p 173
              Nancy Clarke of Benjamin and Nancy (Tourgee) Clarke, b 17 Mar 1859 SK
              [wid Amos Perry; d Oct 1926 SJ](SKD 2-35A; SKM 1-64)
              ====================================
              FHC, 5/11/89, Film 1017023, Crandall Gen-.
              Page 73 Fam 272 Rowland Crandall of Warwick and Greenwich, RI, s/o
              Benjamin and Alice (Kenyon) Crandall b 25 June 1769 in Westerly d 11
              Oct 1848 in Warwick; m(1) Susannah Kenyon b 25 July 1460; d prob 1793;
              m(2) Rhoda Kenyon b Westerly; m(3) 22 May 1793 (This date does not seem
              right since she was supposed to have been mother of llast 11 children)
              Rebecca Tourgee, d/o Smith Tourgee; d 9 Jan
              1870. Rowland was a shoemaker and stone mason. Children by first wife:
              ___ Peleg Kenyon b 5 Sep 1790; d 185-; m(2) Nancy ___
              ___ Stanton, b 22 Sep 1792
              ___ Susannah, b 19 June 1797
              Children; mother uncertain:
              ___ Elizabeth, b 21 May 1795
              ___ Alice, b 15 Sep 1799; m(2) Jonathan Rathburn.
              748 Sarah "Sally", b 4 May 1802; d 13 Nov 1828; m 13 Nov 1826; Amos Rathburn
              ___ Clarinda, b 13 May 1805; m George Gates
              749 Justus R., b 23 Feb 1807; m(1) Violet Beatty; m(2) Mrs. Helen L.
              Harris
              ___ Lovina, b 4 Jan 1809; m Dec 1829 Alanson, s/o Russell and Caty
              (Gardner) Saunders.
              750 sILENCE, B 17 mAR 1814; M eLISHA Dickenson
              751 Eliza b 8 June 1816; m(1) Amos Sherman; m(2) Joel Hammond
              ___ Warner G/., b 16 June 1829; res Calif
              752 Rhoda, b 4 Sep 1821 m Asa, s/o Asa Crandall
              753 Abby H., b 4 Feb 1824; m Daniel E. Newman
              ___ Belina, b 30 Mar 1826; d 22 Oct 1828
              754 Thomas Albro, b 4 Apr 1828; m Mary R. Sweet
              755 Fidelia, b 21 Oct 1830; m Albert Sheldon
              756 Rowland, b 10 Oct 1832; m Lydia A. Whitman (or Wightman)
              757 Oliver Baker, b 30 Jan 1835; m Alma Nye
              758 William S., b 27 Feb 1838; m Emily Kennedy
              ======================================
              FHC, South Kingstown Marr 1850-1914, Film 0931841 p 123
              3 Nov 1897 George Washington Tourgee of Wakefield 27 b Matunoc s/o James
              M & Kate A McLaughlin Tourgee m Phebe Ann Perry of Matunoc 18 b
              Wakefield d/o James H & Mary Ann Coggeshall Perry First marr for both. m
              by Charles J. Burns Cathol

              24 Dec 1897 William Thomas Babcock of Wakefield 37 b South Kingstown
              mill operative s/o Wm J & Phebe E. Gould Babcock m Amy Avis Streeter of
              Wakefield, b South Kingstown 17 d/o Wm A & Avis A Tourgee Streeter. His
              3rd & her 1st marr m by A C Hardy Jr rector Ch of the Ascension

              p 124 24 Mar 1898 James Horace Perry of Matunoc 54 farmer b South
              Kingstown s/o George T & Phebe Dye Perry m Mary Ann Streeter of/b
              Wakefield 22 d/o William A. & Avis Tourgee Streeter, his 2nd, her first
              marr, m by M. R. Phetteplace minister of the gospel
              ================================
              9/9/91, South Kingstown Town Hall, Deaths Vol 2, 1921-1930
              p 35 (handwritten) d 5 Oct 1926, b 17 Mar 1859, Nancy Perry, 67/6/18,
              res/d 15 Columbia St, Wakefield, FWW wf of Amos W. Perry b Wakefield,
              parents b South Kingstown d/o Benjamin & Nancy (Tourgee) Clarke, bur
              Riverside, inf by son Elmer Perry d of diabees Mellitis ketone coma.
              ====================================
              9/9/91, South Kingstown Town Hall, Deaths Vol 2, 1921-1930
              p 18 (handwritten) d 4 Sep 1924, b 14 Aug 1854, John Robinson Perry,
              70/-/20 res/d West Kingston, MWM pump engineer, wf of Ellen M. Tourgee,
              b Lafayette, RI, s/o Rowland R. & Julia B. Gould Perry, bur Elmgrove Cem
              Allenton, inf by son Roland R. Perry d of enlargement of prostate,
              glandstone in bladder, heart failure
              ==================================
              9/9/91, South Kingstown Town Hall, Deaths Vol 2, 1921-1930
              p 17 (handwritten) 14 June 1924, b 27 Apr 1877, Mary Ann Perry, 47/1/17,
              d South County Hosp, Wakefield, res High St. Wakefield, FWW woolen mill
              spooler, hb James H. Perry b Matunuck, d/o William A. & Avis A. Tourgee
              (Streeter) bur Riverside, inf by brother, George W. Streeter, d of
              carcinoma of uterus & broncho-pneumonia (post operative)
              =======================================
              10/4/92 Elm Grove Cemetery, North Kingstown
              Freeman P. Tefft 1900-1847 \ wf Rebecca C. Gilmore 1898-1973
              Freeman P. W. Tefft 1850-1921 \ wf Izitt C. B. Gardner 1862-1926
              Stephen B. Tefft 1885-1955 \ wf Jessie P. Cowan 1885-1944
              1860 Samuel A. Greene 1942 \ wf 1862 Mary E. Hollis 1939
              Harry W. Greene Priv. Co. L. 112th Inf. 28th div. A.E.F. 1894-1918
              1903 Clarence E. Hill 1987 \ wf 1904 Dollie E. Greene 1991
              1884 Herbert W. Greene 1965 \ wf 1892 Hazel D. Tourgee 1981
              Green \ Lawtence 1915-1976 \ Ethel T. 1921-
              Worden \ Walter E. 1900-1957 \ wf Verna L. Seavey 1905
              =====================================
              10/4/92 Elm Grove Cemetery, North Kingstown
              Morton A. Perry 26 Nov 1849 - 3 Feb 1916 \ wf Mary J. Tourjee 3 Dec 1850
              - 2 Dec 1925
              Clara E. Perry 1871-1935
              Angus D. MacLeod 30 oct 1874 - 29 Oct 1964 \ wf Bertha A. Perry 7 Apr
              1874 - 25 Dec 1938
              John r. Perry 1854-1925 \ wf Ellen M. Gavitt 1853-1939
              Rowland R. Perry b 1 May 1822 [I did not write last two digits clearly]
              d 4 June 1904
              Julia Bateman wf of Rowland R. Perry d 23 Feb 1887 61/5/8
              =========================================

              None of this probably helps. But maybe someone can use it.

              Bill
            • NancyM
              Thanks Bill for looking. Rowland Crandall married Smith s daughter. 1830 & 1840 I found him finally, in New London,CT.
              Message 6 of 18 , Feb 11, 2011
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                Thanks Bill for looking. Rowland Crandall married Smith's daughter.
                1830 & 1840 I found him finally, in New London,CT.

                --- In RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com, Bill Wright <wmewrght@...> wrote:
                >
                > Nancy,
                >
                > This is not a name which I researched directly. I don't have anything
                > from Exeter. But here my notes from my database:
                >
                > LDS Lib, 11/2/87, Film No 0186174 So. Kingstown Birth, Marr, Dths, MARRIAGES
                > Page 130
                > 4 June 1900 Ernest Elmer Streeter of Wakefield age 21 Life Saving
                > Service b in South Kingstown son of wm. A. and Avis Tourgee Streeter m
                > Harriet Whaley Perry of and b in Wakefield, age 17(?) daughter of James
                > H. and Amey A. Cogswell Perry. First marr for both.
                > =======================
                > Cooke, Lewis Families, Vol 1, p 306
                > # 12L198 - Jonathan Lewis, Jr. (parents, see 21L150) [son of LE17, bro
                > of LE31] m(1) 27 July 1744, Charlestown Sarah Barber; m(2) 7 Fb 1776
                > Mrs. Patience (Thomas) Tourgee, a widow.
                > ====================================
                > Beaman, RIVR, NS, Vol. 8, p 173
                > Nancy Clarke of Benjamin and Nancy (Tourgee) Clarke, b 17 Mar 1859 SK
                > [wid Amos Perry; d Oct 1926 SJ](SKD 2-35A; SKM 1-64)
                > ====================================
                > FHC, 5/11/89, Film 1017023, Crandall Gen-.
                > Page 73 Fam 272 Rowland Crandall of Warwick and Greenwich, RI, s/o
                > Benjamin and Alice (Kenyon) Crandall b 25 June 1769 in Westerly d 11
                > Oct 1848 in Warwick; m(1) Susannah Kenyon b 25 July 1460; d prob 1793;
                > m(2) Rhoda Kenyon b Westerly; m(3) 22 May 1793 (This date does not seem
                > right since she was supposed to have been mother of llast 11 children)
                > Rebecca Tourgee, d/o Smith Tourgee; d 9 Jan
                > 1870. Rowland was a shoemaker and stone mason. Children by first wife:
                > ___ Peleg Kenyon b 5 Sep 1790; d 185-; m(2) Nancy ___
                > ___ Stanton, b 22 Sep 1792
                > ___ Susannah, b 19 June 1797
                > Children; mother uncertain:
                > ___ Elizabeth, b 21 May 1795
                > ___ Alice, b 15 Sep 1799; m(2) Jonathan Rathburn.
                > 748 Sarah "Sally", b 4 May 1802; d 13 Nov 1828; m 13 Nov 1826; Amos Rathburn
                > ___ Clarinda, b 13 May 1805; m George Gates
                > 749 Justus R., b 23 Feb 1807; m(1) Violet Beatty; m(2) Mrs. Helen L.
                > Harris
                > ___ Lovina, b 4 Jan 1809; m Dec 1829 Alanson, s/o Russell and Caty
                > (Gardner) Saunders.
                > 750 sILENCE, B 17 mAR 1814; M eLISHA Dickenson
                > 751 Eliza b 8 June 1816; m(1) Amos Sherman; m(2) Joel Hammond
                > ___ Warner G/., b 16 June 1829; res Calif
                > 752 Rhoda, b 4 Sep 1821 m Asa, s/o Asa Crandall
                > 753 Abby H., b 4 Feb 1824; m Daniel E. Newman
                > ___ Belina, b 30 Mar 1826; d 22 Oct 1828
                > 754 Thomas Albro, b 4 Apr 1828; m Mary R. Sweet
                > 755 Fidelia, b 21 Oct 1830; m Albert Sheldon
                > 756 Rowland, b 10 Oct 1832; m Lydia A. Whitman (or Wightman)
                > 757 Oliver Baker, b 30 Jan 1835; m Alma Nye
                > 758 William S., b 27 Feb 1838; m Emily Kennedy
                > ======================================
                > FHC, South Kingstown Marr 1850-1914, Film 0931841 p 123
                > 3 Nov 1897 George Washington Tourgee of Wakefield 27 b Matunoc s/o James
                > M & Kate A McLaughlin Tourgee m Phebe Ann Perry of Matunoc 18 b
                > Wakefield d/o James H & Mary Ann Coggeshall Perry First marr for both. m
                > by Charles J. Burns Cathol
                >
                > 24 Dec 1897 William Thomas Babcock of Wakefield 37 b South Kingstown
                > mill operative s/o Wm J & Phebe E. Gould Babcock m Amy Avis Streeter of
                > Wakefield, b South Kingstown 17 d/o Wm A & Avis A Tourgee Streeter. His
                > 3rd & her 1st marr m by A C Hardy Jr rector Ch of the Ascension
                >
                > p 124 24 Mar 1898 James Horace Perry of Matunoc 54 farmer b South
                > Kingstown s/o George T & Phebe Dye Perry m Mary Ann Streeter of/b
                > Wakefield 22 d/o William A. & Avis Tourgee Streeter, his 2nd, her first
                > marr, m by M. R. Phetteplace minister of the gospel
                > ================================
                > 9/9/91, South Kingstown Town Hall, Deaths Vol 2, 1921-1930
                > p 35 (handwritten) d 5 Oct 1926, b 17 Mar 1859, Nancy Perry, 67/6/18,
                > res/d 15 Columbia St, Wakefield, FWW wf of Amos W. Perry b Wakefield,
                > parents b South Kingstown d/o Benjamin & Nancy (Tourgee) Clarke, bur
                > Riverside, inf by son Elmer Perry d of diabees Mellitis ketone coma.
                > ====================================
                > 9/9/91, South Kingstown Town Hall, Deaths Vol 2, 1921-1930
                > p 18 (handwritten) d 4 Sep 1924, b 14 Aug 1854, John Robinson Perry,
                > 70/-/20 res/d West Kingston, MWM pump engineer, wf of Ellen M. Tourgee,
                > b Lafayette, RI, s/o Rowland R. & Julia B. Gould Perry, bur Elmgrove Cem
                > Allenton, inf by son Roland R. Perry d of enlargement of prostate,
                > glandstone in bladder, heart failure
                > ==================================
                > 9/9/91, South Kingstown Town Hall, Deaths Vol 2, 1921-1930
                > p 17 (handwritten) 14 June 1924, b 27 Apr 1877, Mary Ann Perry, 47/1/17,
                > d South County Hosp, Wakefield, res High St. Wakefield, FWW woolen mill
                > spooler, hb James H. Perry b Matunuck, d/o William A. & Avis A. Tourgee
                > (Streeter) bur Riverside, inf by brother, George W. Streeter, d of
                > carcinoma of uterus & broncho-pneumonia (post operative)
                > =======================================
                > 10/4/92 Elm Grove Cemetery, North Kingstown
                > Freeman P. Tefft 1900-1847 \ wf Rebecca C. Gilmore 1898-1973
                > Freeman P. W. Tefft 1850-1921 \ wf Izitt C. B. Gardner 1862-1926
                > Stephen B. Tefft 1885-1955 \ wf Jessie P. Cowan 1885-1944
                > 1860 Samuel A. Greene 1942 \ wf 1862 Mary E. Hollis 1939
                > Harry W. Greene Priv. Co. L. 112th Inf. 28th div. A.E.F. 1894-1918
                > 1903 Clarence E. Hill 1987 \ wf 1904 Dollie E. Greene 1991
                > 1884 Herbert W. Greene 1965 \ wf 1892 Hazel D. Tourgee 1981
                > Green \ Lawtence 1915-1976 \ Ethel T. 1921-
                > Worden \ Walter E. 1900-1957 \ wf Verna L. Seavey 1905
                > =====================================
                > 10/4/92 Elm Grove Cemetery, North Kingstown
                > Morton A. Perry 26 Nov 1849 - 3 Feb 1916 \ wf Mary J. Tourjee 3 Dec 1850
                > - 2 Dec 1925
                > Clara E. Perry 1871-1935
                > Angus D. MacLeod 30 oct 1874 - 29 Oct 1964 \ wf Bertha A. Perry 7 Apr
                > 1874 - 25 Dec 1938
                > John r. Perry 1854-1925 \ wf Ellen M. Gavitt 1853-1939
                > Rowland R. Perry b 1 May 1822 [I did not write last two digits clearly]
                > d 4 June 1904
                > Julia Bateman wf of Rowland R. Perry d 23 Feb 1887 61/5/8
                > =========================================
                >
                > None of this probably helps. But maybe someone can use it.
                >
                > Bill
                >
              • armchair_genealogist
                Found this online(googled Smith Targee Stonington)it is part of a larger story at the Chariho school site: There was child labor on the books. In 1812, Royzel
                Message 7 of 18 , Feb 13, 2011
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                  Found this online(googled "Smith Targee"Stonington)it is part of a larger story at the Chariho school site:
                  There was child labor on the books. In 1812, Royzel (Russel?) Lewis was credited for his children's mill work $67.57; the next year $103.27; and in 1814, one child earned $25.80. Moses Kinyon's children earned $132.12. Smith Targee received $17.62 for 10 "weaks" and one day of work by Elizabeth. A day was from sun-up to sundown.

                  I also found in my notes:
                  Exeter:
                  Anna Tourgee,daughter of Peter pregnant with child out of wedlock Nov.1792

                  Patience Tourgee widow of Phillip and children Ann,Anstis? and Patience of NK from April 1775
                  Jamestown:
                  Peter Tourgee caring for Catherine Mott died 1768 one of the poor of the town.
                  Hope this helps...Good Luck!Mike in RI






                  --- In RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com, "NancyM" <ntmauro43@...> wrote:
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  >
                  > The name I am looking for is Smith Targe-Tourjee-Tourgee-Taujire-Toujase
                  > When I contacted the Town Hall in Exeter, they had nothing indexed for this spelling. He is listed as HH in the 1800 Census & again in the 1820 Exeter-census. In 1794 he bought land in W.Greenwich & sold it in 1795. Five years later he is supposed to be in Exeter. He surfaces again in 1820 in Hopkington, but 1830 & 1840 unable to locate him, but in 1850 he is in Stonington, CT.and is buried in Groton along with his wife Elizabeth (Adams poss). There are many local familes connected to Smith's children...ADAMS-CONGDON-CRANDALL-CRAWFORD-PERKINS-PROSSER-PRATT-WATSON. I have contacted both W.Greenwich & Exeter Town Halls and he is not listed in their indexes. I can only assume that the name was mistaken for another letter and therefore not in T's. The man had 9 children and is noted in Nailer Toms Diary. There is only one other Tourjee in the area before 1790 and that is Peter Tourjee son of Peter & Mary Smith who married a Whitford. Any help with Smith or idea's is greatly appreciated.
                  > --- In RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com, Bill Wright <wmewrght@> wrote:
                  > >
                  > > Nancy,
                  > >
                  > > What are the names in which you have interest? I have a database of some
                  > > Exeter records that I previously searched. The records have also been
                  > > microfilmed and are available through Family History Centers.
                  > >
                  > > Bill Wright
                  > >
                  >
                • armchair_genealogist
                  Hi, I found just one Tourgee in the land evidence index for say pre 1850 Exeter,RI.It does not involve a sale of land.On Sept.05,1807 John and Jemina Tourgee
                  Message 8 of 18 , Feb 16, 2011
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                    Hi,
                    I found just one Tourgee in the land evidence index for say pre 1850 Exeter,RI.It does not involve a sale of land.On Sept.05,1807 John and Jemina Tourgee of Exeter sold for $25 any interest or right they have or may have in the estate? of William Brayman deceased to Waterman Brayman.Also Abigail Brayman did the same with John Tourgee witnessing the deed.............
                    --- In RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com, "NancyM" <ntmauro43@...> wrote:
                    >
                    > Is there anyone that is familiar with the Exeter Town Records, or may go there often? I contacted the clerk's office and she checked the index
                    > and could find nothing. Not all records are indexed by name. Is there anyone that has looked at early land records 1765-1790, or records from the town meetings?
                    >
                  • NancyM
                    Message 9 of 18 , Feb 19, 2011
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                      --- In RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com, "armchair_genealogist" <bingo0212@...> wrote:
                      >Thank you for that info. Jemina is a new name to me.
                      >
                      > Hi,
                      > I found just one Tourgee in the land evidence index for say pre 1850 Exeter,RI.It does not involve a sale of land.On Sept.05,1807 John and Jemina Tourgee of Exeter sold for $25 any interest or right they have or may have in the estate? of William Brayman deceased to Waterman Brayman.Also Abigail Brayman did the same with John Tourgee witnessing the deed.............
                      > --- In RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com, "NancyM" <ntmauro43@> wrote:
                      > >
                      > > Is there anyone that is familiar with the Exeter Town Records, or may go there often? I contacted the clerk's office and she checked the index
                      > > and could find nothing. Not all records are indexed by name. Is there anyone that has looked at early land records 1765-1790, or records from the town meetings?
                      > >
                      >
                    • NancyM
                      I called the Exeter Town Hall and there is no William Brayman listed in the Probate Records for around his death date of 9 April 1804. If in 5 Sept 1807 John &
                      Message 10 of 18 , Apr 8 9:02 AM
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                        I called the Exeter Town Hall and there is no William Brayman listed in the Probate Records for around his death date of 9 April 1804. If in 5 Sept 1807 John & Jemina Tourgee of Exeter sold their interest or right in William Brayman's estate...should there not be a paper trail as to how Jemina Brayman Tourgee acquired the property, in order for her to sell it? So maybe I just need to research April 1804 when William Brayman (Braman) died and Sept 1807 when his daught sold her interest, because maybe it never got in the index?

                        --- In RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com, "armchair_genealogist" <bingo0212@...> wrote:
                        >
                        >
                        > Hi,
                        > I found just one Tourgee in the land evidence index for say pre 1850 Exeter,RI.It does not involve a sale of land.On Sept.05,1807 John and Jemina Tourgee of Exeter sold for $25 any interest or right they have or may have in the estate? of William Brayman deceased to Waterman Brayman.Also Abigail Brayman did the same with John Tourgee witnessing the deed.............
                        > --- In RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com, "NancyM" <ntmauro43@> wrote:
                        > >
                        > > Is there anyone that is familiar with the Exeter Town Records, or may go there often? I contacted the clerk's office and she checked the index
                        > > and could find nothing. Not all records are indexed by name. Is there anyone that has looked at early land records 1765-1790, or records from the town meetings?
                        > >
                        >
                      • armchair_genealogist
                        Hi, I did post an image of that document in photo section of the group.It is a somewhat curious document so you can read it first hand and or download it.I am
                        Message 11 of 18 , Apr 8 6:58 PM
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                          Hi,
                          I did post an image of that document in photo section of the group.It is a somewhat curious document so you can read it first hand and or download it.I am not sure if the property was acquired before Exeter became a town or property was transacted without a deed?People back then would sometimes not record a deed for years or perhaps were sometimes back dating the sale?Hard to say but I have found many times property being sold and then not finding how or when it was ever acquired in the first place..........Mike

                          --- In RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com, "NancyM" <ntmauro43@...> wrote:
                          >
                          > I called the Exeter Town Hall and there is no William Brayman listed in the Probate Records for around his death date of 9 April 1804. If in 5 Sept 1807 John & Jemina Tourgee of Exeter sold their interest or right in William Brayman's estate...should there not be a paper trail as to how Jemina Brayman Tourgee acquired the property, in order for her to sell it? So maybe I just need to research April 1804 when William Brayman (Braman) died and Sept 1807 when his daught sold her interest, because maybe it never got in the index?
                          >
                          > --- In RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com, "armchair_genealogist" <bingo0212@> wrote:
                          > >
                          > >
                          > > Hi,
                          > > I found just one Tourgee in the land evidence index for say pre 1850 Exeter,RI.It does not involve a sale of land.On Sept.05,1807 John and Jemina Tourgee of Exeter sold for $25 any interest or right they have or may have in the estate? of William Brayman deceased to Waterman Brayman.Also Abigail Brayman did the same with John Tourgee witnessing the deed.............
                          > > --- In RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com, "NancyM" <ntmauro43@> wrote:
                          > > >
                          > > > Is there anyone that is familiar with the Exeter Town Records, or may go there often? I contacted the clerk's office and she checked the index
                          > > > and could find nothing. Not all records are indexed by name. Is there anyone that has looked at early land records 1765-1790, or records from the town meetings?
                          > > >
                          > >
                          >
                        • armchair_genealogist
                          Jemina and John do not appear to be selling property but are selling any right they may or may not have to the estate of Mr Brayman.Either he divested himself
                          Message 12 of 18 , Apr 8 8:28 PM
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                            Jemina and John do not appear to be selling property but are selling any right they may or may not have to the estate of Mr Brayman.Either he divested himself of property before his death or his estate was probated in a nearby town perhaps?Maybe this is more about making sure Waterman Brayman has clear title to a property and clearing up any possible claims by other heirs of William Brayman?Not sure if there is another angle I'm missing.
                          • Charlie Carpenter
                            G Day The Braman family came from Newport County and married into Washington County families and eventually changed the name to Brayman. Washington County
                            Message 13 of 18 , Apr 9 9:36 AM
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                              G'Day

                              The Braman family came from Newport County and married into Washington County families and eventually changed the name to Brayman.
                              Washington County Braman family married into Carpenter,Tefft and Gould,etc. There are some Braymans in Richmond,R.I.

                              William and Anna/h ___?__ Braman had a son WATERMAN BRAYMAN b 2-20-1786 Exeter d 4-3-1865 Providence Pr.D 11-153 who married WAITE GARDINER daughter of John and Frances ---?-- Gardiner. John death Book13 page 116 Ex.

                              Waterman and Waite had Marry Ann b 1-27-1811 d 3-27-1892 Prov book 18, she married ---?--- Stewart. James Waterman b Sept 1812 Ex d 3-20-1899 Prov. book 17 Waity b 10-13-1814 Ex d 3-14-1899 So.Kingstown Book 1 page 90 she married ---?---Taber Harriet Newell b 9-1-1820 Ex d 3-5-1898 Newport she was married to Willard F. Babcock of Newport and last was John b 1829 Ex.

                              Meant to show where this family ended up in Prov. or few Exeter records on their deaths were found.

                              Charlie C


                              ----- Original Message -----
                              From: armchair_genealogist
                              To: RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com
                              Sent: Friday, April 08, 2011 9:58 PM
                              Subject: [RI_Ancestors] Re: Exeter Town Records



                              Hi,
                              I did post an image of that document in photo section of the group.It is a somewhat curious document so you can read it first hand and or download it.I am not sure if the property was acquired before Exeter became a town or property was transacted without a deed?People back then would sometimes not record a deed for years or perhaps were sometimes back dating the sale?Hard to say but I have found many times property being sold and then not finding how or when it was ever acquired in the first place..........Mike

                              --- In RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com, "NancyM" <ntmauro43@...> wrote:
                              >
                              > I called the Exeter Town Hall and there is no William Brayman listed in the Probate Records for around his death date of 9 April 1804. If in 5 Sept 1807 John & Jemina Tourgee of Exeter sold their interest or right in William Brayman's estate...should there not be a paper trail as to how Jemina Brayman Tourgee acquired the property, in order for her to sell it? So maybe I just need to research April 1804 when William Brayman (Braman) died and Sept 1807 when his daught sold her interest, because maybe it never got in the index?
                              >
                              > --- In RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com, "armchair_genealogist" <bingo0212@> wrote:
                              > >
                              > >
                              > > Hi,
                              > > I found just one Tourgee in the land evidence index for say pre 1850 Exeter,RI.It does not involve a sale of land.On Sept.05,1807 John and Jemina Tourgee of Exeter sold for $25 any interest or right they have or may have in the estate? of William Brayman deceased to Waterman Brayman.Also Abigail Brayman did the same with John Tourgee witnessing the deed.............
                              > > --- In RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com, "NancyM" <ntmauro43@> wrote:
                              > > >
                              > > > Is there anyone that is familiar with the Exeter Town Records, or may go there often? I contacted the clerk's office and she checked the index
                              > > > and could find nothing. Not all records are indexed by name. Is there anyone that has looked at early land records 1765-1790, or records from the town meetings?
                              > > >
                              > >
                              >





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                            • NancyJo
                              Thanks Charlie... Nancy-Jo Nunez A genealogy enthusiast Member of NEHGs, RIHS, CHS ... From: Charlie Carpenter To: RI_Ancestors
                              Message 14 of 18 , Apr 9 11:32 AM
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                                Thanks Charlie...

                                Nancy-Jo Nunez
                                A genealogy enthusiast
                                Member of NEHGs, RIHS, CHS




                                -----Original Message-----
                                From: Charlie Carpenter <nktown17@...>
                                To: RI_Ancestors <RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com>
                                Sent: Sat, Apr 9, 2011 9:36 am
                                Subject: Re: [RI_Ancestors] Re: Exeter Town Records


                                G'Day
                                The Braman family came from Newport County and married into Washington County
                                amilies and eventually changed the name to Brayman.
                                ashington County Braman family married into Carpenter,Tefft and Gould,etc.
                                here are some Braymans in Richmond,R.I.
                                William and Anna/h ___?__ Braman had a son WATERMAN BRAYMAN b 2-20-1786 Exeter d
                                -3-1865 Providence Pr.D 11-153 who married WAITE GARDINER daughter of John and
                                rances ---?-- Gardiner. John death Book13 page 116 Ex.
                                Waterman and Waite had Marry Ann b 1-27-1811 d 3-27-1892 Prov book 18, she
                                arried ---?--- Stewart. James Waterman b Sept 1812 Ex d 3-20-1899 Prov. book
                                7 Waity b 10-13-1814 Ex d 3-14-1899 So.Kingstown Book 1 page 90 she married
                                --?---Taber Harriet Newell b 9-1-1820 Ex d 3-5-1898 Newport she was
                                arried to Willard F. Babcock of Newport and last was John b 1829 Ex.
                                Meant to show where this family ended up in Prov. or few Exeter records on their
                                eaths were found.
                                Charlie C

                                ----- Original Message -----
                                From: armchair_genealogist
                                To: RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com
                                Sent: Friday, April 08, 2011 9:58 PM
                                Subject: [RI_Ancestors] Re: Exeter Town Records


                                Hi,
                                I did post an image of that document in photo section of the group.It is a
                                omewhat curious document so you can read it first hand and or download it.I am
                                ot sure if the property was acquired before Exeter became a town or property
                                as transacted without a deed?People back then would sometimes not record a deed
                                or years or perhaps were sometimes back dating the sale?Hard to say but I have
                                ound many times property being sold and then not finding how or when it was
                                ver acquired in the first place..........Mike
                                --- In RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com, "NancyM" <ntmauro43@...> wrote:
                                >
                                > I called the Exeter Town Hall and there is no William Brayman listed in the
                                robate Records for around his death date of 9 April 1804. If in 5 Sept 1807
                                ohn & Jemina Tourgee of Exeter sold their interest or right in William
                                rayman's estate...should there not be a paper trail as to how Jemina Brayman
                                ourgee acquired the property, in order for her to sell it? So maybe I just need
                                o research April 1804 when William Brayman (Braman) died and Sept 1807 when his
                                aught sold her interest, because maybe it never got in the index?
                                >
                                > --- In RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com, "armchair_genealogist" <bingo0212@>
                                rote:
                                > >
                                > >
                                > > Hi,
                                > > I found just one Tourgee in the land evidence index for say pre 1850
                                xeter,RI.It does not involve a sale of land.On Sept.05,1807 John and Jemina
                                ourgee of Exeter sold for $25 any interest or right they have or may have in
                                he estate? of William Brayman deceased to Waterman Brayman.Also Abigail Brayman
                                id the same with John Tourgee witnessing the deed.............
                                > > --- In RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com, "NancyM" <ntmauro43@> wrote:
                                > > >
                                > > > Is there anyone that is familiar with the Exeter Town Records, or may go
                                here often? I contacted the clerk's office and she checked the index
                                > > > and could find nothing. Not all records are indexed by name. Is there
                                nyone that has looked at early land records 1765-1790, or records from the town
                                eetings?
                                > > >
                                > >
                                >


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                              • Nancy-Jo
                                Hello to the folks on this William Brayman discussion, Does anyone know anymore about him? I could do a lookup on one of my CDs, and so far there are 15 of
                                Message 15 of 18 , Apr 25 8:39 PM
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                                  Hello to the folks on this William Brayman discussion,

                                  Does anyone know anymore about him? I could do a lookup on one of my CDs, and so far there are 15 of them, did this William Brayman have a middle initial? Just trying to lend a helping hand if I can.

                                  --- In RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com, "armchair_genealogist" <bingo0212@...> wrote:
                                  >
                                  >
                                  > Jemina and John do not appear to be selling property but are selling any right they may or may not have to the estate of Mr Brayman.Either he divested himself of property before his death or his estate was probated in a nearby town perhaps?Maybe this is more about making sure Waterman Brayman has clear title to a property and clearing up any possible claims by other heirs of William Brayman?Not sure if there is another angle I'm missing.
                                  >
                                • Nancy-Jo
                                  My CD says he died intestate....and letter of administration to his brother Solomon Brayman of Exeter.
                                  Message 16 of 18 , Apr 25 8:51 PM
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                                    My CD says he died intestate....and letter of administration to his brother Solomon Brayman of Exeter.

                                    --- In RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com, "NancyM" <ntmauro43@...> wrote:
                                    >
                                    > I called the Exeter Town Hall and there is no William Brayman listed in the Probate Records for around his death date of 9 April 1804. If in 5 Sept 1807 John & Jemina Tourgee of Exeter sold their interest or right in William Brayman's estate...should there not be a paper trail as to how Jemina Brayman Tourgee acquired the property, in order for her to sell it? So maybe I just need to research April 1804 when William Brayman (Braman) died and Sept 1807 when his daught sold her interest, because maybe it never got in the index?
                                    >
                                    > --- In RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com, "armchair_genealogist" <bingo0212@> wrote:
                                    > >
                                    > >
                                    > > Hi,
                                    > > I found just one Tourgee in the land evidence index for say pre 1850 Exeter,RI.It does not involve a sale of land.On Sept.05,1807 John and Jemina Tourgee of Exeter sold for $25 any interest or right they have or may have in the estate? of William Brayman deceased to Waterman Brayman.Also Abigail Brayman did the same with John Tourgee witnessing the deed.............
                                    > > --- In RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com, "NancyM" <ntmauro43@> wrote:
                                    > > >
                                    > > > Is there anyone that is familiar with the Exeter Town Records, or may go there often? I contacted the clerk's office and she checked the index
                                    > > > and could find nothing. Not all records are indexed by name. Is there anyone that has looked at early land records 1765-1790, or records from the town meetings?
                                    > > >
                                    > >
                                    >
                                  • nmsue
                                    I need to research some of the records for the Town of Exeter in Washington County. Namely: Probate Index to Vols. 1-5 Town Records: 1742-1818
                                    Message 17 of 18 , Aug 20, 2013
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                                      I need to research some of the records for the Town of Exeter in Washington County. Namely:

                                      Probate Index to Vols. 1-5

                                      Town Records: 1742-1818

                                      Births/Christenings 1765-1850, and

                                      Mortgage Deeds 1743-1801.

                                      From what I have seen, these records are only available on microfilm and are only available through NEGHS and the Mormon Library. Do BOOKS exist for these records? If so, where?

                                      Am curious if there are books or just microfilm.

                                      Any help appreciated. AND, does anyone have the books on the historical cemeteries of Exeter? Would you be willing to check them for the surnames Codner and Wilbur?

                                      Thank you-Sue
                                    • DOT and MIKE
                                      They have these at the Exeter town hall,of course.As I recollect many of the early births are noted under the marriage record of the parents and as the book
                                      Message 18 of 18 , Sep 8, 2013
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                                        They have these at the Exeter town hall,of course.As I recollect many of the early births are noted under the marriage record of the parents and as the book became filled the open space left from where no children were noted for a marriage were filled in with new entries.Maybe on microfilm at the RI  Historical Library.Also at the RIHS library are the Exeter "bastard files".

                                        From: nmsue <nmsue@...>
                                        To: RI_Ancestors@yahoogroups.com
                                        Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 3:13 PM
                                        Subject: [RI_Ancestors] Exeter Town Records

                                         
                                        I need to research some of the records for the Town of Exeter in Washington County. Namely:

                                        Probate Index to Vols. 1-5

                                        Town Records: 1742-1818

                                        Births/Christenings 1765-1850, and

                                        Mortgage Deeds 1743-1801.

                                        From what I have seen, these records are only available on microfilm and are only available through NEGHS and the Mormon Library. Do BOOKS exist for these records? If so, where?

                                        Am curious if there are books or just microfilm.

                                        Any help appreciated. AND, does anyone have the books on the historical cemeteries of Exeter? Would you be willing to check them for the surnames Codner and Wilbur?

                                        Thank you-Sue



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