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Ephraim Richmond

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Ephraim Richmond was born on 5 May 1723 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island (son of William Richmond and Anna Gray).

    Notes:

    "He settled with his family in Little Compton in 1743, and his first three children were baptized there. He had a slave who was a hatter, who would go to Providence and work there at his trade. The slave helped to support his owner in his old age." [Little Compton Families, citation details below.]

    The entry for him in Little Compton Families, which calls him "Ephraim William Richmond", calls him a son rather than a grandson of Sylvester Williams and Elizabeth Rogers. But the entry for Judge William Richmond and his wife Anna Gray, including the passages quoted from William Richmond's will, makes it clear that Ephraim was their son, not Sylvester's.

    Unreconciled is the fact that Little Compton Families says that Ephraim Richmond was born 5 May 1723 and that his father William Richmond and his mother Anna Gray married on 8 Jul 1724.

    Ephraim married Elizabeth Cook on 19 Jan 1744. Elizabeth (daughter of John Cook and Alice Southworth) died in Apr 1797 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Lillis Richmond was born in Mar 1746 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island; died on 2 May 1808 in Bristol, Ontario, New York; was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol Center, Ontario, New York.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William Richmond was born on 10 Oct 1694 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island (son of Col. Sylvester Richmond and Elizabeth Rogers); died on 22 Feb 1770 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island.

    Notes:

    He was an assistant to the governor from 1753 to 1755. He was a judge, and according to Little Compton Families (citation details below), he was instrumental in securing the Rhode Island border that ensured Little Compton was inside Rhode Island.

    William married Anna Gray on 8 Jul 1724 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island. Anna (daughter of Dr. Thomas Gray and Anna Little) was born on 29 Jan 1702 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island; died on 9 Oct 1762 in Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Anna Gray was born on 29 Jan 1702 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island (daughter of Dr. Thomas Gray and Anna Little); died on 9 Oct 1762 in Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island.
    Children:
    1. 1. Ephraim Richmond was born on 5 May 1723 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Col. Sylvester Richmond was born in 1672 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island (son of Edward Richmond, Attorney General of Rhode Island and Abigail Davis); died on 20 Nov 1754 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1673
    • Baptised: 3 Nov 1700, First Congregational Church, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island
    • Alternate death: 20 Nov 1754, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    From Chase-Wigglesworth Genealogy (citation details below):

    Silvester Richmond served as sheriff of Bristol County, Justice of the Peace in 1711 and 1729, and was one of the original members of the First Congregational Church in Little Compton. He was commissioned a Lieutenant on 25 July 1710 and a Colonel in April 1742. In 1752 he removed from Little Compton to Dartmouth.

    He owned a large number of slaves but liberated them and settled them in some woodlands in Dartmouth (Dartmouth Woods). Richmond Family states there is a ridge of land in that town which was settled almost wholly by negroes who were descendants of Col. Richmond's emancipated slaves.

    Sylvester married Elizabeth Rogers about 1693. Elizabeth (daughter of John Rogers and Elizabeth Pabodie) was born on 16 Apr 1673 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died on 23 Oct 1724 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Elizabeth Rogers was born on 16 Apr 1673 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts (daughter of John Rogers and Elizabeth Pabodie); died on 23 Oct 1724 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1672
    • Alternate death: 21 Oct 1724, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island

    Children:
    1. 2. William Richmond was born on 10 Oct 1694 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island; died on 22 Feb 1770 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island.

  3. 6.  Dr. Thomas Gray was born in 1669 (son of Dr. Edward Gray and Dorothy Lettice); died on 5 Nov 1721 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island; was buried in Old Commons Burying Ground, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island.

    Notes:

    His will bequeathed, among other items to various children and relatives, "[t]o brother Edward Gray my Negro boy called Solomon" and "[t]o sister Rebecca, wife of John Pabodie, my Negro woman called Sarah."

    Thomas married Anna Little in Jul 1694 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Anna (daughter of Ephraim Little and Mary Sturtevant) was born on 23 Aug 1673; died on 16 Oct 1706 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island; was buried in Old Commons Burying Ground, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Anna Little was born on 23 Aug 1673 (daughter of Ephraim Little and Mary Sturtevant); died on 16 Oct 1706 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island; was buried in Old Commons Burying Ground, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island.
    Children:
    1. 3. Anna Gray was born on 29 Jan 1702 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island; died on 9 Oct 1762 in Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Edward Richmond, Attorney General of Rhode Island was born about 1632 in England (son of John Richmond); died in Nov 1696 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island; was buried in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island.

    Notes:

    From Chase-Wigglesworth Genealogy (citation details below):

    Before coming to Little Compton, Edward owned property in the part of Newport which became Middletown. A gunsmith, he was an incorporator of Little Compton and bought two great lots there. He lived and is buried on the place known as the Father Richmond place, slightly north of the entrance to Meeting House Lane on the other side of the West Main Road. His gravestone in the small Richmond cemetery is the second oldest in town and a photo appears in Little Compton Families.

    In 1661 Edward had a share in Misquamicut (Westerly) lands appointed to him, and in 1663 he received a legacy of forty acres and wearing apparel from his father's will. On 31 October 1677 he and forty-seven others were granted 5,000 acres to be called East Greenwich. He bought the twenty-seventh lot in Little Compton from Daniel Wilcox for £50 on 2 February 1692.

    Edward served the Colony of Rhode Island as General Solicitor 1667, 1669, 1670, and 1672; Attorney General 1677-1680; Deputy 1678-1679, 1686; and Selectman 1683-1685, 1689-1690. In 1677 he was one of three men appointed to go to Newport regarding advancing money for the Colony's use in sending agents to England. He took the oath of fidelity at Little Compton on 6 June 1683.

    On 6 August 1767 the Assembly voted "that Lieutenant Edward Richmond, with his company, shall be allowed and have the one-half of the produce of the seven Indians they brought in" (according to the act allowing certain Indian men and women be sold for service of nine years). Edward was clerk of a court martial held on 23 August 1676 for the trial of four Indians who were executed. He was fined 65 on 4 June 1686 for furnishing an Indian with rum or strong liquor. In May 1690 he was appointed Captain.

    Edward married Abigail Davis. Abigail (daughter of William Davis and Mary) died before 20 Aug 1685. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Abigail Davis (daughter of William Davis and Mary); died before 20 Aug 1685.

    Notes:

    "She married first, Richard Ussell. On 21 May 1657 Abigil Davis petitioned the General Court alleging that her stepfather John Cowdell and her mother had forced her into marriage with Richard Ussell . The marriage was declared unlawful and she was free to marry Edward Richmond." [Chase-Wigglesworth Genealogy, citation details below]

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth Richmond was born on 6 Dec 1666 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island; died on 9 Feb 1717 in Bristol County, Massachusetts; was buried in Old Commons Burying Ground, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island.
    2. 4. Col. Sylvester Richmond was born in 1672 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island; died on 20 Nov 1754 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island.

  3. 10.  John Rogers was born about 1640 (son of John Rogers and Anna Churchman); died on 28 Jun 1732 in Barrington, Bristol, Rhode Island.

    John married Elizabeth Pabodie in Nov 1666 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Elizabeth (daughter of William Pabodie and Elizabeth Alden) was born on 24 Apr 1647 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died between 4 May 1677 and 21 Oct 1679. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Elizabeth Pabodie was born on 24 Apr 1647 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts (daughter of William Pabodie and Elizabeth Alden); died between 4 May 1677 and 21 Oct 1679.
    Children:
    1. Hannah Rogers was born on 16 Nov 1668 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died in Sep 1754 in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
    2. 5. Elizabeth Rogers was born on 16 Apr 1673 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died on 23 Oct 1724 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island.

  5. 12.  Dr. Edward Gray died in Jun 1681 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried in Burial Hill, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachussets.

    Notes:

    He was a merchant. His stone on Burial Hill is said to be the oldest surviving original stone.

    Edward married Dorothy Lettice on 12 Dec 1665. Dorothy (daughter of Thomas Lettice and Ann) died after 1686. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Dorothy Lettice (daughter of Thomas Lettice and Ann); died after 1686.
    Children:
    1. Edward Gray was born on 31 Jan 1667 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died before 7 Jun 1726 in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island.
    2. 6. Dr. Thomas Gray was born in 1669; died on 5 Nov 1721 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island; was buried in Old Commons Burying Ground, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island.

  7. 14.  Ephraim Little was born on 10 May 1650 in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts (son of Thomas Little and Anna Warren); died on 24 Nov 1717 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 17 May 1650, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
    • Alternate birth: 17 May 1650, East Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Ephraim Little (1650-1717) = Mary Sturtevant (651-1717)
    Mary Little (1678-1755) = Job Otis (1677-1758)
    Job Otis (1702-1781) = Thankful Otis (1702-1739)
    Thankful Otis (1735-1826) = Ignatius Otis (1731-1802)
    Amos Otis (b. 1765) = Thankful Taylor (1771-1863)
    Cynthia Otis (1809-1907) = Edmund Perkins (1808-1892)
    Frederick William Perkins (d. 1916) = Susan Bean (1849-1927)
    Fannie Coralie Perkins, changed name to Frances Perkins (1880-1965), FDR's Secretary of Labor, and first-ever female Cabinet officer

    Ephraim married Mary Sturtevant on 22 Nov 1672 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Mary (daughter of Samuel Sturtevant and Ann) was born on 7 Dec 1651 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died on 10 Feb 1717 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Mary Sturtevant was born on 7 Dec 1651 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts (daughter of Samuel Sturtevant and Ann); died on 10 Feb 1717 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 10 Feb 1718, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts

    Children:
    1. 7. Anna Little was born on 23 Aug 1673; died on 16 Oct 1706 in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island; was buried in Old Commons Burying Ground, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island.
    2. David Little was born on 17 Mar 1681; died on 9 Feb 1779 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts; was buried in Groveland Cemetery, North Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts.