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Tiverton, Rhode Island One Place Study

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Tiverton is a town in Newport County, Rhode Island. It was incorporated by English colonists in 1694 as part of the Province of Massachusetts Bay.[1] It was incorporated as a town of Rhode Island in 1747.[2]

The Tiverton outpost men took part in the Battle of Freetown during the Revolutionary War.[3] Headed by Colonel Joseph Durfee, of Massachusetts; they took a stand and forced the enemy into retreat.[4] Though a house and two mills had been burned,[5] the proud men of Tiverton and of Freetown had prevented further atrocities. The British occupied Rhode Island for three years during the Revolution.[6] Tiverton became a place for New England colonists to flee from them, and muster forces to drive them away. Many men were compelled to join the service in order to gain subsistence for themselves and their families.[7] Richard Durfee, a lifelong resident of Tiverton, was one of the many troubled by the social and economic detruction of the war.[8]

Genealogy Resources

Newport County Courthouse
8 Washington Square
Newport, RI 02840
Tiverton Historical Society
P.O. box 95
Tiverton, RI 02878
Tiverton Genealogy Guide
Tiverton Historical Society on Facebook
Genealogical and Personal Memoirs
Relating to the Families of the State of Massachusetts
Authors: William Richard Cutter, William Frederick Adams
on Google Books
Citation:
Cutter, William Richard and William Frederick Adams. Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of the State of Massachusetts (NY: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1910), pg.
New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial:
A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making
of Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation, Volume 2
Editor: William Richard Cutter
Partially available on Google Books
Citation:
Cutter, William Richard. New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial: A Record of the Achievements of Her People in the Making of Commonwealths and the Founding of a Nation, Volume 2 (NY: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1913), pg.
Revolutionary Defences in Rhode Island
Author: Edward Field
on Google Books
Citation:
Field, Edward. Revolutionary Defences in Rhode Island (Providence, RI: Preston and Rounds, 1896), pg.
Representative Men and Old Families of Rhode Island:
Genealogical Records of Rhode Island
Author:
on Google Books
Citation:
Beers, J H & Company. Representative Men and Old Families of Rhode Island: Genealogical Records of Rhode Island (Chicago, IL: J H Beers & Co, 1908), pg.
Newport County RI Probate Records
LDS Genealogy
List of resources
1774 Colonial Census, Town of Tiverton
New Horizons Genealogical Services
1774 Colonial Census

Cemeteries

Congregational Cemetery
Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island
on Find A Grave
Hillside Cemetery
Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island
on Find A Grave
Pleasant View Cemetery
Old Stone Church Road
Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island
on Find A Grave
Pocasset Hill Cemetery
Main Road, Route 138
Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island
on Find A Grave

The People of Tiverton

Category: Tiverton, Rhode Island

Sources

  1. Source: #Wikipedia
  2. Source: #Wikipedia
  3. Source: #Wikipedia
  4. Source: #History of Freetown
  5. Source: #History of Freetown
  6. Source: #Wikipedia
  7. Source: #Revolution Remembered 2
  8. Source: #Revolution Remembered 2
  • History of Freetown Freetown, A History of the Town of Freetown, Massachusetts: with an account of The Old Home Festival, July 30th, 1902 (Fall River, MA: J H Franklin & Company), 217. on Google Books
  • Revolution Remembered John C Dann, The Revolution Remembered: Eyewitness Accounts of the War for Independence (Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 1980), 29. limited view on Google Books




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