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Jeremiah Gardiner, son or George or Benoni

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Date: 1676 to 1775
Location: Rhode Islandmap
Surname/tag: Gardiner
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Jeremiah Gardiner, son of George Gardiner or Benoni Gardiner?

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Genealogical Records

Published Genealogical Information

  1. ) Austin GDRI; page 12;
  2. ) Austin GDRI; page 81,82

  1. ) Gardner History and Genealogy; page 44; Jeremiah Gardner, son of George and Lydia (Ballou) Gardner, was born about 1673. He was probably married twice for in 23 Sept 1712, a daughter was born in Newport to Jeremiah and Sarah Gardiner. His second wife was Grace. As the name Lawton appears in the list of his grandchildren probably her maiden name was Lawton. She died 12 Feb 1776. Benjamin Gardiner was the administrator of her estate.
    1. ) Children of Jeremiah Gardiner and first wife:
      1. ) Sarah Gardiner; mentioned as a child by first wife, died young; and daughter by second wife was named same.
    2. ) Children of Jeremiah Gardiner and Grace Lawton:
      1. ) Elizabeth Gardiner; b. 26 Nov 1714. Married John Cottrell.
      2. ) Freelove Gardiner; b. 28 Feb 1716. Married John Albro.
      3. ) Jeremiah Gardiner {Jr.}; b. 28 Jan 1719. Married Tabitha Gardiner, daughter of Nicholas.
      4. ) Phebe Gardiner; b. 26 Oct 1722. Married Samuel Browning Jr.; d. June 1810.
      5. ) Sarah Gardiner; b. 6 April 1725. Married Simeon Babcock in 1743.
      6. ) Dorcas Gardiner; b. 28 Dec 1727. Married Dr. Benjamin Waite.
      7. ) Abigail Gardiner; b. 23 June 1731. Married Samuel Cottrell.
      8. ) Desire Gardiner; b. 6 Nov 1734. Married Elisha Clark, 10 April 1763.
      9. ) Penelope Gardiner; b. 11 Nov 1737. Married William Hiscox Jr.
      10. ) James Gardiner; b. 11 Nov 1737
    3. ) Grace Gardiner died 1776 and letter of administration were granted her grandson, Benjamin.
    4. ) On 7 August 1711, Jeremiah Gardiner of Newport (Weaver) bought 133 acres in Kingstown of Mary Young. On 20 April 1714 he bought 180 acres of Isaac Gardiner and on 9 Jan 1716 he bought 70 acres of John Congdon.
  1. ) Gardiner Genealogy; page 2, 3;
  2. ) Gardiner Genealogy; page 8, 9;
  1. ) Gardiner-Gardner; page 27; Jeremiah found with Benoni.
  2. ) Gardiner-Gardner; page 34-37; Jeremiah son of Benoni and

Research Notes

  1. ) 2020-10-27; Jeremiah Gardiner does NOT appear in Torrey's New England Marriages Priot to 1700
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  1. Austin, John Osborne; The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island; Printed by Joel Munsell's Sons, Albany, NY., 1887. Public Domain.
  2. Gardner, Charles Morris, and Lillian May; Gardner History and Genealogy; The Erie Printing Co., 1314-16 Peach St., 1907. Public Domain.
  3. Robinson, Caroline E. The Gardiners of Narragansett: being a genealogy of the descendants of George Gardiner, the colonist, 1638 (Providence, Rhode Island, 1919). Public domain. The Gardiners of Narragansett -- Title page
  4. Miller, Clara, and Stanton, John M.; Gardiner-Gardner Genealogy, Including the English Ancestry of George Gardiner Immigrant Ancestor of Newport, R.I.; Compiled by Clara Gardiner Miller and John Milton Stanton, Printed in the USA, The Tuttle Publishing Co. Inc., Rutland Vermont, 1937. Well documented Gardiner genealogy, focused on the Benoni Gardiner branch of the family.

Other Sources

  • Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004, Name: Grace Lawton, Gender: Female, Spouse Name: Jeremiah Gardiner, Spouse Birth Year: 1676, Number Pages: 1.
  • Rhode Island: Vital Records, 1636-1850. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014), Originally Published as: Vital record of Rhode Island 1636-1850: First Series: births, marriages and deaths: a family register for the people, by James N. Arnold. Providence, RI: Narragansett Historical Publishing Company. Newport page 97.



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