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Thomas WEAVER

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  • Name Thomas WEAVER 
    Born 12 Jan 1707/12 Jan 1708 
    Gender Male 
    _UID BC1C71BF879AE24AA4A6FCD2A60E168FC6CE 
    Person ID I12043  pember-crandall
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2017 

    Father William WEAVER,   b. Abt 1671, Prob Newport, R. I. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1718, East Greenwich, R. I. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth HARRIS,   b. Abt 1672, of East Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 24 Sep 1748  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married 17 Dec 1693  East Greenwich, N.Y. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 6C5CA482F66A214BB9AA02978BAFD4A367AA 
    Family ID F5126  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The Weaver Genealogy
      Author: Lucius E. Weaver Call Number: CS71.W365
      This book contains the history and genealogy of the Weaver family of Wal e s
      who settled in Massachusetts. Bibliographic Information: Weaver, Luciu s E . The Weaver Genealogy. The Du Bois Press. Rochester, New York. 1928.
      Source Media Type: Book Repository:
      21. THOMAS5 WEAVER, (William,4 (7) Clement,3 Clement,2 Clement1) bor n i n East Greenwich
      Jan. 12, 1708. His gravestone in the Common Burying Ground i n N ewport states that he died May 29,
      1770, aged 62 years.
      He married in East Greenwich Nov. 26, 1732, Dinah Whitford, da u ghter of Nicholas and Mary
      Whitford of Portsmouth, East Greenwich and West Greenwich. S h e was born about 1712 and died
      between May 15, 1770, and Feb. 15, 1773, as shown by the wil l s of her husband and her son Thomas,
      and was buried on Coasters Harbor Island, off Newport, from wh i ch fact it seems likely she was a
      victim of smallpox.
      He was a cooper by trade, and lived in his native town as la t e as 1735, removing soon afterward to
      Newport, where he was admitted as a freeman May 3, 1737.

      His will is found among the restored records of Newport whic h l ay submerged in the ocean many
      months after being sunk by the British during the Revolution . I t is very faint and difficult to read, but
      nearly every word can be deciphered in a favorable light. It r e ads, in substance, as follows:

      Will of Thomas Weaver of Newport, Cooper.
      Dated May 15, 1770--proved July 2, 1770.
      After ordering that his body be decently buried and his debt s b e paid, he left "to my well beloved wife
      all my estate both real and personal while she remains my wid o w until her death, then I do give and
      bequeath it unto my children that shall be then living, al l m y estate to be divided amongst them share
      and share alike." He authorized the sale of a small dwelling h o use and some land, and named his wife,
      Dinah Weaver, as executrix.

      The inventory, recorded July 3, 1770, footed œ112. (Newport Co u ncil Records 16, 146-7.)

      CHILDREN:
      55- I. John,6 b. Nov. 25, 1733, in East Greenwich.
      56- II. Caleb,6 b. May 4, 1735.
      III. Mary,6 b. about 1740 probably in Newport; m. July 12 , 1 759, John Hudson
      of Newport. She died at Newport and was buried nea r h er father in the
      "Common Burying Ground."

      Page 93
      57- IV. Thomas,6 born about 1744 in Newport.
      58- V. William,6 b. about 1748.
      VI. Joseph,6 b. 1751; d. April 19, 1759.
      VII. Nicholas.6 The dates of his birth and death are not kn o wn. He may have
      married and had a family, but no descendants have be e n found. Aug.
      31, 1774, he executed a deed to John Hudson, his bro t her-in-law, of
      Newport, of one quarter of the two small lots at Eas t on's Point, numbers
      30 and 37 and of the house on them which had been le f t by his father.

      He served in the Revolution as gunner's yeoman on the sloop Pr o vidence, one of the ships in the John
      Paul Jones fleet of which the flagship was the Alfred, and w a s reported in Boston in December,
      1776, as entitled to a share in two prizes, the Mellish and t h e Active. The names of the officers and
      men entitled to share in the prize money were recorded in Mass a chusetts.

      At the taking of the Military Census of Rhode Island in 177 7 h e was in Providence, but gave his
      residence as Newport.

      Probably it was he who was Second Lieutenant on the privatee r " Eagle," which was fitted out in
      Boston in 1778.