Knight Family Tree - aqwg299

Descendants of Richard And Sarah Rogers Knight


Darius CAPWELL-18834 was born in 1800 in West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island. He died in 1870 in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island. Darius married Freelove GORTON-18835.

Freelove GORTON-18835 was born in 1805 in Providence County, Rhode Island. She died on 17 Apr 1872 in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Isand. Freelove married Darius CAPWELL-18834.

DEATH: Name: Freelove Capwell
Gender: Female
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 17 Apr 1872
Death Place: Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island
Age: 66
Birth Date: 1806
Birthplace:
Occupation:
Race:
Marital Status:
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: John Gorton
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name:
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I09990-0
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
Source Film Number: 932361
Reference Number: p 8
Collection: Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950

They had the following children.

  F i Margaret A. CAPWELL-4031 was born in 1843.

Israel GORTON [Parents] [scrapbook]-7578 was born in 1799 in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island. He died on 20 Nov 1872 in Gortons Corner, Kent, Rhode Island. He was buried in Slade Gorton Lot, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island. Israel married Mary Ann WHITFORD-7579.

CENSUS: Name: Israel Gorton
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1860
Event Place: Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 61
Race: White
Race (Original): [Blank]
Birth Year (Estimated): 1799
Birthplace: Rhode Island
Page: 22
Household ID: 209
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M653
GS Film Number: 805203
Digital Folder Number: 004293571
Image Number: 00026
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Israel Gorton M 61 Rhode Island
Mary A Gorton F       53 Rhode Island
Burrill Gorton M 28 Rhode Island
Luther Gorton M 22 Rhode Island
Silas W Gorton M 8 Rhode Island
Citing this Record:
"United States Census, 1860," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MFFF-J3Q : accessed 14 February 2015), Israel Gorton, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States; from "1860 U.S. Federal Census - Population," Fold3.com; citing p. 22, household ID 209, NARA microfilm publication M653, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.; FHL microfilm 805,203.

Mary Ann WHITFORD [scrapbook]-7579 was born in 1807 in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island. She died on 30 Nov 1871 in Gortons Corner, Kent, Rhode Island. She was buried in Slade Gorton Lot, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island. Mary married Israel GORTON-7578.

DEATH: Name: Mary Ann Gorton
Gender: Female
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 30 Nov 1871
Death Place: Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island
Age: 66
Birth Date: 1805
Birthplace:
Occupation:
Race:
Marital Status:
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Weaver Whitford
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Ellither Whitford
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I09413-1
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
GS Film number: 925616
Reference ID: p30
Citing this Record:
"Rhode Island, Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F8FX-4R3 : accessed 14 February 2015), Mary Ann Gorton, 30 Nov 1871; citing Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, reference p30; FHL microfilm 925,616.

BURIAL: Name: Mary Ann Whitford Gorton
Maiden Name: Whitford
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 1871
Event Place: Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States of America
Photograph Included: Yes
Birth Date: 1805
Death Date: 29 Nov 1871
Affiliate Record Identifier: 116473750
Cemetery: Slade Gorton Lot
Citing this Record:
"Find A Grave Index," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QVGF-47FK : accessed 14 February 2015), Mary Ann Whitford Gorton, 1871; Burial, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States of America, Slade Gorton Lot; citing record ID 116473750, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

They had the following children.

  M i Luther GORTON-7019 was born on 9 Nov 1836. He died on 6 Jan 1906.
  M ii Silas GORTON-4032 was born on 3 Jan 1852. He died on 2 Jun 1940.

James ANDREWS [Parents] [scrapbook]-4033 was born on 22 Aug 1821 in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island. He died on 23 Apr 1889 in West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island. He was buried in Maple Root Cemetery, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island. James married Dorcas Whitford MITCHELL-18816 on 26 Nov 1846.

DEATH: Name: James Andrews
Gender: Male
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 23 Apr 1889
Death Place: West Greenwich, Rhode Island
Age: 68
Birth Date: 1821
Birthplace:
Occupation:
Race:
Marital Status:
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Stephen Andrews
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Annis Spink
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I09428-5
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
Source Film Number: 925978
Reference Number: p 25
Collection: Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950

BURIAL: James Andrews in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name:James Andrews
Birth Date:22 Aug 1821
Death Date:23 Apr 1889
Cemetery:Maple Root Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place:Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island, United States of America
Has Bio?:N
Spouse:Dorcas Whitford Andrews
Children:
Elizabeth Rathbun
Infant Daughter Andrew
Roby A. Andrew
Source Information
Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi.

Dorcas Whitford MITCHELL [scrapbook]-18816 was born on 18 Apr 1828 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island. She died on 2 Dec 1881 in West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island. She was buried in Maple Root Cemetery, Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island. Dorcas married James ANDREWS-4033 on 26 Nov 1846.

DEATH: Name: Dorcas Whitford Andrews
Gender: Female
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 02 Dec 1881
Death Place: West Greenwich, Rhode Island
Age: 53
Birth Date: 1828
Birthplace:
Occupation:
Race:
Marital Status:
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Benjamin Mitchell
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Phebe
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I09428-5
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
Source Film Number: 925978
Reference Number: p 22
Collection: Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950

They had the following children.

  F i Sarah ANDREWS-4830 was born on 26 Nov 1853. She died on 6 May 1880.

Stephen ANDREWS [Parents]-18817 was born in 1787 in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island. He died on 9 May 1864 in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island. Stephen married Anice SPINK-18818 on 10 Dec 1807.

BURIAL: Stephen Andrew in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name:Stephen Andrew
Birth Date:1787
Death Date:9 May 1864
Death Place:Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island, United States of America
Has Bio?:N
Source Information
Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi.

Anice SPINK-18818 was born in 1788 in West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island. She died on 2 Nov 1862 in West Greenwich, Kent, Rhode Island. Anice married Stephen ANDREWS-18817 on 10 Dec 1807.

BURIAL: Annis Andrew in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name:Annis Andrew
Maiden Name:Spink
Birth Date:1788
Death Date:2 Nov 1862
Death Place:Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island, United States of America
Has Bio?:Y
Source Information
Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi.

They had the following children.

  M i James ANDREWS-4033 was born on 22 Aug 1821. He died on 23 Apr 1889.

Thomas Franklin HARRIS-4588 was born on 7 May 1857 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. He died on 7 Sep 1900 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island from Tuberculosis of Right Kidney. He was buried in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. Thomas married Ellen Esther KNIGHT-4035 on 3 Mar 1880 in Providence, Rhode Island.

BURIAL: Thomas Frank Harris in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name: Thomas Frank Harris
Birth Date: 7 May 1857
Birth Place: Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States of America
Death Date: 7 Sep 1900
Death Place: Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States of America
Cemetery: Swan Point Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States of America
Has Bio?: Y
Father: John Jenckes Harris
Mother: Sarah S Harris
Spouse: Ellen Esther Briggs
Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi.

Thomas Frank Harris in the Web: Rhode Island, Historical Cemetery Commission Index, 1647-2008
Name: Thomas Frank Harris
Birth Date: 7 May 1857
Death Date: 7 Sep 1900
Burial Place: Rhode Island, USA
Cemetery: SWAN POINT CEMETERY
Cemetery Number: PV003
Section: 397
Map: 14007
Number of Graves on Stone: 0
Notes: Removed from Greenville
Cause of death: Tuberculosis of Right Kidney died: GREENVILLE,RI
Transcribed by: RECORD
Source Information: Ancestry.com. Web: Rhode Island, Historical Cemetery Commission Index, 1647-2008 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016.
Original data: Gravestone Search. Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Commission. http://www.rihistoriccemeteries.org/webdatabase.aspx: accessed 12 November 2015.

Ellen Esther KNIGHT [Parents] [scrapbook]-4035 was born on 18 Dec 1861 in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island. She died on 27 Aug 1942 in Providence County, Rhode Island. She was buried in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. Ellen married Thomas Franklin HARRIS-4588 on 3 Mar 1880 in Providence, Rhode Island.

Other marriages:
SMITH, Albert Orman
BRIGGS, Thomas Arnold

BIOGRAPHY: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~smithandyoung/Knight.htm#NancyKnight
Ellen had no children with her first two husbands. She married at about age 52 Thomas A. Briggs, a wealthy Manager of a Wire Manufacturing Co. in Providence, R.I. Ellen became a socialite in Providence, R.I. and was active with several charitable organizations in Providence until her death in 1942.


PASSPORT: California Passenger and Crew Lists, 1893-1957
Name: Ellen Briggs
Arrival Date: 27 Jan 1927
Age: 65  
Birth Date: 18 Dec 1861
Birthplace: Greenville, Rhode Island, United States  
Gender: Female  
Ship Name: Franconia  
Port of Arrival: San Pedro, California  
Port of Departure: Kingston, Jamaica  
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. California Passenger and Crew Lists, 1893-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations

California Passenger and Crew Lists, 1893-1957
Name: Ellen Briggs
Arrival Date: 19 Apr 1927
Age: 69  
Birth Date: abt 1858
Birthplace: Greenville, Rhode Island, United States  
Gender: Female  
Ship Name: Maui  
Port of Arrival: Honolulu, Hawaii
Port of Departure: Honolulu, Hawaii  
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. California Passenger and Crew Lists, 1893-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT,

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Ellen E K Briggs
Arrival Date: 8 May 1926
Estimated Birth Year: 1863
Age: 62  
Gender: Female  
Port of Departure: Boulogne Sur Mer, France  
Ship Name: Volendam  
Port of Arrival: New York, New York  
Nativity: Rhode Island  
Line: 7  
Microfilm Serial: T715  
Microfilm Roll: T715_3844  
Birth Location: Rhode Island  
Birth Location Other: Greenville  
Page Number: 194  
Source Citation: Year: 1926; Microfilm serial: T715; Microfilm roll: T715_3844; Line: 7; .
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations

DEATH: Name: Ellen Esther Knight Briggs
Gender: Female
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 27 Aug 1952 (1942)
Death Place: Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 83
Birth Date: 1869
Birthplace:
Occupation:
Race:
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Thomas A. Briggs
Father's Name: Cornell Knight
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Ellen Butler
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B03129-1
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
Source Film Number: 1955635
Reference Number: 1998
Collection: Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950


Albert Orman SMITH-4760 was born on 14 Jun 1867 in Kent County, Rhode Island. He died on 5 Jul 1907 in Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts from Peritonitis - Cancer of Peritoneum. He was buried in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. Albert married Ellen Esther KNIGHT-4035.

BIOGRAPHY: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~smithandyoung/index.htm
Albert O. Smith was the President of the Smithfield Town Council from 1902 to 1907, was a member of the Republican State central committee from 1902 to 1907, and was a member of the Smithfield school committee for many years. For 14 years he managed the grain and milling business of Congressman Adin B. Capron at Stillwater.

BURIAL: Albert Orman Smith in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name: Albert Orman Smith
Birth Date: 14 Jun 1867
Birth Place: Woonsocket, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States of America
Death Date: 5 Jul 1907
Death Place: Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Cemetery: Swan Point Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States of America
Has Bio?: Y
Father: Jencks Smith
Mother: Lenora Smith
Spouse: Ellen Esther Briggs
Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi.

DEATH: Albert Orman Smith in the Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915
Name: Albert Orman Smith
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age: 40
Birth Date: abt 1867
Birth Place: Woonsocket, Rhode Island
Death Date: 5 Jul 1907
Death Place: Brookline, Massachusetts, USA
Father: Jencks Smith
Mother: Lenora Harris
Source Citation: New England Historic Genealogical Society; Boston, Massachusetts; Massachusetts Vital Records, 1840???1911
Source Information: Ancestry.com. Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
Original data: Massachusetts Vital Records, 1840–1911. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.
Massachusetts Vital Records, 1911–1915. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.

Ellen Esther KNIGHT [Parents] [scrapbook]-4035 was born on 18 Dec 1861 in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island. She died on 27 Aug 1942 in Providence County, Rhode Island. She was buried in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. Ellen married Albert Orman SMITH-4760.

Other marriages:
HARRIS, Thomas Franklin
BRIGGS, Thomas Arnold

BIOGRAPHY: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~smithandyoung/Knight.htm#NancyKnight
Ellen had no children with her first two husbands. She married at about age 52 Thomas A. Briggs, a wealthy Manager of a Wire Manufacturing Co. in Providence, R.I. Ellen became a socialite in Providence, R.I. and was active with several charitable organizations in Providence until her death in 1942.


PASSPORT: California Passenger and Crew Lists, 1893-1957
Name: Ellen Briggs
Arrival Date: 27 Jan 1927
Age: 65  
Birth Date: 18 Dec 1861
Birthplace: Greenville, Rhode Island, United States  
Gender: Female  
Ship Name: Franconia  
Port of Arrival: San Pedro, California  
Port of Departure: Kingston, Jamaica  
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. California Passenger and Crew Lists, 1893-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations

California Passenger and Crew Lists, 1893-1957
Name: Ellen Briggs
Arrival Date: 19 Apr 1927
Age: 69  
Birth Date: abt 1858
Birthplace: Greenville, Rhode Island, United States  
Gender: Female  
Ship Name: Maui  
Port of Arrival: Honolulu, Hawaii
Port of Departure: Honolulu, Hawaii  
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. California Passenger and Crew Lists, 1893-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT,

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Ellen E K Briggs
Arrival Date: 8 May 1926
Estimated Birth Year: 1863
Age: 62  
Gender: Female  
Port of Departure: Boulogne Sur Mer, France  
Ship Name: Volendam  
Port of Arrival: New York, New York  
Nativity: Rhode Island  
Line: 7  
Microfilm Serial: T715  
Microfilm Roll: T715_3844  
Birth Location: Rhode Island  
Birth Location Other: Greenville  
Page Number: 194  
Source Citation: Year: 1926; Microfilm serial: T715; Microfilm roll: T715_3844; Line: 7; .
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations

DEATH: Name: Ellen Esther Knight Briggs
Gender: Female
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 27 Aug 1952 (1942)
Death Place: Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 83
Birth Date: 1869
Birthplace:
Occupation:
Race:
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Thomas A. Briggs
Father's Name: Cornell Knight
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Ellen Butler
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B03129-1
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
Source Film Number: 1955635
Reference Number: 1998
Collection: Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950


Thomas Arnold BRIGGS [scrapbook]-4761 was born on 19 Jan 1857. He died on 24 Sep 1928 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. He was buried in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. Thomas married Ellen Esther KNIGHT-4035 in 1910 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.


MEDIA: J0174 - Picture of Thomas Arnold Briggs from Rootsweb/RI GenWeb website (https://sites.rootsweb.com/~rigenweb/article206.html).
Picture originally from "History of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations: Biographical", NY: The
American Historical Society, Inc. 1920

BIOGRAPHY: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~smithandyoung/Knight.htm#NancyKnight
The following is a biography of Thomas A. Briggs from "History of the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations: Biographical"; NY: The American Historical Society, Inc. 1920 : p. 429 - 430:
 
"THOMAS ARNOLD BRIGGS -- To the record of a family line old and distinguished, Mr. Briggs has added a chapter in industry and invention that reflects credit upon the family name. He is the president of the Boston Wire Stitcher Company, of East Greenwich, and the inventor of several machines of widespread use in the printing industry, including the wire-stitcher and automatic feeder, as well as a label making machine and a machine for attaching window shades to rollers..........

 (VIII) Thomas Arnold Briggs, son of Samuel Albert and Lucy Ann (Rice) Briggs, was born in Crompton, R. I., January 19, 1857. He was reared on a farm in Crompton, and until he was sixteen years of age attended the public schools. Becoming employed in a drug store at Centerville, he remained there for three years, gaining an experience in this line that led him, at the age of nineteen years, to establish an independent business. For two years he conducted a drug store at Pepperell, Mass., at the end of this time selling the business to devote himself entirely to the work that has since held him, invention and manufacturing. While proprietor of the store at Pepperell, he had perfected and patented a label machine, and when the machine had been manufactured he established the Rhode Island Label Works on Sabine street, Providence. This was a practical and highly successful invention and has been improved upon but little since that time. Mr. Briggs disposed of his patent rights in his invention, which is used the world over.
 
At this time he built for the Carter-Crume Company, now the American Sales Book Company, several special type high-speed machines for the printing and binding of their product, and installed them on a special agreement. These were the first machines combining the numerous processes necessary in the manufacture of sales books, and were a pronounced and unqualified success. With an assured income from this source, Mr. Briggs applied himself diligently to the perfection of another of his inventions, the wire-stitching machine, and, with his work completed, he arranged for the marketing of the machines through the American Type Founders' Company. At the same time he brought an automatic feeder for large presses to practical and efficient form, but the expense involved in establishing the manufacture of his wire-stitcher prevented his entering the feeder field. In 1900, Mr. Briggs organized the Boston Wire Stitcher Company, of which he is president, purchased a plant in East Greenwich, R. I., and there began the manufacture of the machine. In addition to the stitchers that figure as an important part of the equipment of every printing plant in the country, and the Boston Stitcher is unexcelled in performance, the company manufactures a machine for securing the window shades to rollers, and various machines and appliances for use in printing and allied trades. Inventor of the products manufactured in the East Greenwich plant, and with a talent for mechanics that amounts to genius, Mr. Briggs, in the management of his plant and the solution of perplexing business and industrial situations, has shown himself the able man-of-affairs as well, and the rosperity of his company, based upon the work of his productive mind, is due in large measure to his strong guidance.
 
During the World War a machine gun cartridge belt, made of a paper and asphalt composition, was designed in the Ordnance Department to replace the old and expensive belt in use up to that time. The old type of belt, costly in its first manufacture, was loaded by a slow hand process, and was often reloaded many times on the field of battle. The advantages of the new belt were to be speed of manufacture, speed of loading, low cost of production, and the ability to discard them when firing had been completed. The design for the belt was turned over to Mr. Briggs by the war department with the charge of designing the machines to realize these advantages. It is a tribute to his inventive genius and wide technical knowledge that after a thorough study of the problems he and his associates produced a machine to manufacture the belt and another to load it with three hundred shells, the entire operation completed in one minute. This machinery was made in their factory and then shipped to the various ammunition plants throughout the country manufacturing machine gun belts and shells. This is a notable example of the instant and effective response of the industrial genius of the country to any demand made upon it, and Mr. Briggs, past the age for the firing line, ably improved this opportunity for service to the Allied cause.
 
In 1913, Mr. Briggs was elected to the Warwick Town Council, and was reelected in 1914, becoming president of that body, but he resigned before the expiration of his term. He is interested in all that concerns the welfare of his town, and a supporter of all movements of civic progress. He maintains a residence in Providence, and has a summer home in Florida.
His favorite recreations are golf and motoring, and he is fond of all out-of-door sports."

CENSUS: 1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Thomas R Briggs
Age in 1860: 3  
Birth Year: abt 1857  
Birthplace: Rhode Island  
Home in 1860: Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Centreville
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island; Roll: M653_1203; Page: 147; Image: 295.

1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Thomas A Briggs
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1857
Age in 1870: 13  
Birthplace: Rhode Island  
Home in 1870: Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island
Race: White  
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Centreville  
Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island; Roll: M593_1471; Page: 229; Image: 459.

1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Thomas Briggs
Home in 1880: Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 23
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1857
Birthplace: Rhode Island
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Alice
Father's birthplace: Rhode Island
Mother's birthplace: Rhode Island
Occupation: Druggist
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members: Name Age
Thomas Briggs 23  
Alice Briggs 19  
Winnifred Briggs 1  
Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island; Roll: T9_1214; Family History Film: 1255214; Page: 94.4000; Enumeration District: 102; .

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Thomas Briggs
Home in 1900: Arlington, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Age: 43  
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1857  
Birthplace: Rhode Island  
Relationship to head-of-house: Head  
Spouse's Name: Alice M
Race: White  
Occupation: Builder of Machinery
Household Members: Name Age
Thomas Briggs 43  
Alice M Briggs 39  
Bennie Briggs 9  
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Arlington, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T623 655; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 659.

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Thomas Briggs
Home in 1920: Providence Ward 1, Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 63 years  
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1857
Birthplace: Rhode Island
Relation to Head of House: Head  
Spouse's Name: Ellen
Father's Birth Place: Rhode Island  
Mother's Birth Place: Rhode Island  
Marital Status: Married  
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own  
Able to read: Yes  
Able to Write: Yes  
Image: 713  
Household Members: Name Age
Thomas Briggs 63  
Ellen Briggs 59  
Margaret Greene 27  
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Providence Ward 1, Providence, Rhode Island; Roll: T625_1676; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 164; Image: 713.

PASSPORT: U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925
Name: Thomas A Briggs
Birth Date: 19 Jan 1857
Birth Place: Warwick, Rhode Island  
Residence: Warwick, Rhode Island  
Passport Issue Date: 11 Jan 1911
Passport Includes a Photo: N  
Source: Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925 (M1490)  
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007

California Passenger and Crew Lists, 1893-1957
Name: Thomas A Briggs
Arrival Date: 19 Apr 1927
Age: 69  
Birth Date: abt 1858
Birthplace: Warwick, Rhode Island, United States  
Gender: Male  
Ship Name: Maui  
Port of Arrival: Honolulu, Hawaii
Port of Departure: Honolulu, Hawaii  
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. California Passenger and Crew Lists, 1893-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations

California Passenger and Crew Lists, 1893-1957
Name: Thomas Briggs
Arrival Date: 27 Jan 1927
Age: 69  
Birth Date: 19 Jan 1857
Birthplace: Warwick, Rhode Island, United States  
Gender: Male  
Ship Name: Franconia  
Port of Arrival: San Pedro, California  
Port of Departure: Kingston, Jamaica  
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. California Passenger and Crew Lists, 1893-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Thomas A Briggs
Arrival Date: 8 May 1926
Estimated Birth Year: 1857
Age: 69  
Gender: Male  
Port of Departure: Boulogne Sur Mer, France  
Ship Name: Volendam  
Port of Arrival: New York, New York  
Nativity: Rhode Island  
Line: 6  
Microfilm Serial: T715  
Microfilm Roll: T715_3844  
Birth Location: Rhode Island  
Birth Location Other: warrick  
Page Number: 194  
Source Citation: Year: 1926; Microfilm serial: T715; Microfilm roll: T715_3844; Line: 6; .
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA:

BURIAL: Thomas Arnold Briggs in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name: Thomas Arnold Briggs
Birth Date: 19 Jan 1857
Birth Place: Rhode Island, United States of America
Death Date: 28 Sep 1928
Death Place: Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States of America
Cemetery: Swan Point Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States of America
Has Bio?: Y
Spouse: Ellen Esther Briggs
Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi.

Ellen Esther KNIGHT [Parents] [scrapbook]-4035 was born on 18 Dec 1861 in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island. She died on 27 Aug 1942 in Providence County, Rhode Island. She was buried in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. Ellen married Thomas Arnold BRIGGS-4761 in 1910 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.

Other marriages:
HARRIS, Thomas Franklin
SMITH, Albert Orman

BIOGRAPHY: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~smithandyoung/Knight.htm#NancyKnight
Ellen had no children with her first two husbands. She married at about age 52 Thomas A. Briggs, a wealthy Manager of a Wire Manufacturing Co. in Providence, R.I. Ellen became a socialite in Providence, R.I. and was active with several charitable organizations in Providence until her death in 1942.


PASSPORT: California Passenger and Crew Lists, 1893-1957
Name: Ellen Briggs
Arrival Date: 27 Jan 1927
Age: 65  
Birth Date: 18 Dec 1861
Birthplace: Greenville, Rhode Island, United States  
Gender: Female  
Ship Name: Franconia  
Port of Arrival: San Pedro, California  
Port of Departure: Kingston, Jamaica  
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. California Passenger and Crew Lists, 1893-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations

California Passenger and Crew Lists, 1893-1957
Name: Ellen Briggs
Arrival Date: 19 Apr 1927
Age: 69  
Birth Date: abt 1858
Birthplace: Greenville, Rhode Island, United States  
Gender: Female  
Ship Name: Maui  
Port of Arrival: Honolulu, Hawaii
Port of Departure: Honolulu, Hawaii  
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. California Passenger and Crew Lists, 1893-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT,

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Ellen E K Briggs
Arrival Date: 8 May 1926
Estimated Birth Year: 1863
Age: 62  
Gender: Female  
Port of Departure: Boulogne Sur Mer, France  
Ship Name: Volendam  
Port of Arrival: New York, New York  
Nativity: Rhode Island  
Line: 7  
Microfilm Serial: T715  
Microfilm Roll: T715_3844  
Birth Location: Rhode Island  
Birth Location Other: Greenville  
Page Number: 194  
Source Citation: Year: 1926; Microfilm serial: T715; Microfilm roll: T715_3844; Line: 7; .
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations

DEATH: Name: Ellen Esther Knight Briggs
Gender: Female
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 27 Aug 1952 (1942)
Death Place: Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 83
Birth Date: 1869
Birthplace:
Occupation:
Race:
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Thomas A. Briggs
Father's Name: Cornell Knight
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Ellen Butler
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B03129-1
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
Source Film Number: 1955635
Reference Number: 1998
Collection: Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950


John Jay BAKER [Parents]-6968 was born on 17 Apr 1841 in Queensbury, Warren, New York. John married Jenny KNIGHT-4036 on 5 Nov 1873 in Providence County, Rhode Island.

BIOGRAPHY: Brayton Family History
Volume II
By Clifford Ross Brayton, JR.
1978 - Page 104

MILITARY: John J Baker in the U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865
Name:John J Baker
Birth Year:abt 1841
Place of Birth:New York
Age on 1 July 1863:22
Race:White
Marital status:Married
Residence:New York
Congressional District:16th
Class:1
Source Citation: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Consolidated Lists of Civil War Draft Registration Records (Provost Marshal General's Bureau; Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865); Record Group: 110, Records of the Provost Marshal General's Bureau (Civil War); Collection Name: Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865 (Civil War Union Draft Records); NAI: 4213514; Archive Volume Number: 2 of 4
Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

Jenny KNIGHT [Parents] [scrapbook]-4036 was born on 2 Jun 1849 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. She died on 16 Dec 1932 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. She was buried in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. Jenny married John Jay BAKER-6968 on 5 Nov 1873 in Providence County, Rhode Island.

Other marriages:
HERRICK, Edwin Thomas

BIOGRAPHY: Brayton Family History
Volume II
By Clifford Ross Brayton, JR.
1978 - Page 104

Genealogy of the Descendants of John White
1638 – 1900
By Almira Larkin White
Haverhill, Mass – Chase Brothers, Printers 1900
Page 321
Edwin T. Herrick and his wife Jennie Knight the daughter of Edwin Knight mentioned

Genealogy and Biographical Notes of John Parker of Lexington
By Theodore Parker
Worcester, Mass – Press of Charles Hamilton - 1893
Page 365
Edwin Thomas Herrick and his wife Jennie Knight are dicussed

MARRIAGE: Name: Edwin Thomas Herrick
Birth Date: 1846
Birthplace:
Age: 27
Spouse's Name: Jennie Knight
Spouse's Birth Date: 1850
Spouse's Birthplace:
Spouse's Age: 23
Event Date: 05 Nov 1873
Event Place: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Father's Name: George
Mother's Name: Eunice
Spouse's Father's Name: Edwin Knight
Spouse's Mother's Name:
Race:
Marital Status:
Previous Wife's Name:
Spouse's Race:
Spouse's Marital Status:
Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I09387-2
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
GS Film number: 914408
Reference ID: p 19
Citing this Record:
"Rhode Island, Marriages, 1724-1916," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F8K4-WMQ : accessed 16 Feb 2014), Edwin Knight in entry for Edwin Thomas Herrick and Jennie Knight, 05 Nov 1873.

DEATH: Name: Jenny Herrick
Gender: Female
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 16 Dec 1932
Death Place: Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 83
Birth Date: 1849
Birthplace:
Occupation:
Race:
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Edwin T. Herrick
Father's Name: Edwin Knight
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Abbey F.
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B03106-9
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
GS Film number: 1941475
Reference ID: 3335
Citing this Record:
"Rhode Island, Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F8H7-G62 : accessed 16 Feb 2014), Edwin Knight in entry for Jenny Herrick, 1849.


Edwin Thomas HERRICK [scrapbook]-12369 was born on 28 Mar 1846 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. He died on 3 Jan 1917 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. He was buried in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. Edwin married Jenny KNIGHT-4036 on 5 Nov 1873 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.

DEATH: Name: Edwin Thomas Herrick
Gender: Male
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 03 Jan 1917
Death Place: Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 70
Birth Date: 1847
Birthplace:
Occupation:
Race:
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Jennie Knight Herrick
Father's Name: George Herrick
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Eunice
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I01189-7
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
Source Film Number: 2023913
Reference Number: 11
Collection: Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950

BIOGRAPHY: Brayton Family History
Volume II
By Clifford Ross Brayton, JR.
1978 - Page 104

Genealogy of the Descendants of John White
1638 – 1900
By Almira Larkin White
Haverhill, Mass – Chase Brothers, Printers 1900
Page 321
Edwin T. Herrick and his wife Jennie Knight the daughter of Edwin Knight mentioned

Genealogy and Biographical Notes of John Parker of Lexington
By Theodore Parker
Worcester, Mass – Press of Charles Hamilton - 1893
Page 365
Edwin Thomas Herrick and his wife Jennie Knight are dicussed

Jenny KNIGHT [Parents] [scrapbook]-4036 was born on 2 Jun 1849 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. She died on 16 Dec 1932 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. She was buried in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. Jenny married Edwin Thomas HERRICK-12369 on 5 Nov 1873 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.

Other marriages:
BAKER, John Jay

BIOGRAPHY: Brayton Family History
Volume II
By Clifford Ross Brayton, JR.
1978 - Page 104

Genealogy of the Descendants of John White
1638 – 1900
By Almira Larkin White
Haverhill, Mass – Chase Brothers, Printers 1900
Page 321
Edwin T. Herrick and his wife Jennie Knight the daughter of Edwin Knight mentioned

Genealogy and Biographical Notes of John Parker of Lexington
By Theodore Parker
Worcester, Mass – Press of Charles Hamilton - 1893
Page 365
Edwin Thomas Herrick and his wife Jennie Knight are dicussed

MARRIAGE: Name: Edwin Thomas Herrick
Birth Date: 1846
Birthplace:
Age: 27
Spouse's Name: Jennie Knight
Spouse's Birth Date: 1850
Spouse's Birthplace:
Spouse's Age: 23
Event Date: 05 Nov 1873
Event Place: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Father's Name: George
Mother's Name: Eunice
Spouse's Father's Name: Edwin Knight
Spouse's Mother's Name:
Race:
Marital Status:
Previous Wife's Name:
Spouse's Race:
Spouse's Marital Status:
Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I09387-2
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
GS Film number: 914408
Reference ID: p 19
Citing this Record:
"Rhode Island, Marriages, 1724-1916," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F8K4-WMQ : accessed 16 Feb 2014), Edwin Knight in entry for Edwin Thomas Herrick and Jennie Knight, 05 Nov 1873.

DEATH: Name: Jenny Herrick
Gender: Female
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 16 Dec 1932
Death Place: Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 83
Birth Date: 1849
Birthplace:
Occupation:
Race:
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Edwin T. Herrick
Father's Name: Edwin Knight
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Abbey F.
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B03106-9
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
GS Film number: 1941475
Reference ID: 3335
Citing this Record:
"Rhode Island, Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F8H7-G62 : accessed 16 Feb 2014), Edwin Knight in entry for Jenny Herrick, 1849.


Charles A. KNIGHT [Parents]-4037 was born in Sep 1853 in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island. Charles married Sadie A. KNIGHT-4572.

CENSUS: 1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Charles A Knight
Age in 1860: 7  
Birth Year: abt 1853  
Birthplace: Rhode Island  
Home in 1860: Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island
Gender: Male  
Post Office: Knightsville
Household Members: Name Age
Jeremiah Knight 30  
Mary Knight 30  
Lydia F Knight 8  
Charles A Knight 7  
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island; Roll: M653_1206; Page: 251; Image: 161.

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Charles Knight
Home in 1900: Providence Ward 7, Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 46  
Estimated birth year: abt 1854  
Birthplace: Rhode Island  
Relationship to head-of-house: Head  
Spouse's name: Sadie A
Race: White  
Occupation: Machinist
Household Members: Name Age
Charles Knight 46  
Sadie A Knight 41  
Clara Knight 9  
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Providence Ward 7, Providence, Rhode Island; Roll: T623 1508; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 63.

Name: Charles A Knight
Residence: Coventry, E.D. 016, Kent, Rhode Island
Age: 73
Estimated birth date: 1852
Place of Birth: Rhode Island
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Gender: Male
Race: White
Page number: 6
Line number: 18
GSU Film Number: 1769932
Family Number: 48
Collection: Rhode Island State Census, 1925

Sadie A. KNIGHT-4572 was born on 1 Dec 1859 in Providence County, Rhode Island. Sadie married Charles A. KNIGHT-4037.

CENSUS: Name: Sadie A Knight
Titles:
Residence: Providence city, Providence, Rhode Island
Birth date: Dec 1859
Birth place: Rhode Island
Relationship to head-of-household: Wife
Spouse name: Charles Knight
Spouse titles:
Spouse birth place: Rhode Island
Father name:
Father titles:
Father birth place: Rhode Island
Mother name:
Mother titles:
Mother birth place: Rhode Island
Race or color (expanded): White
Head-of-household name: Charles Knight
Gender: Female
Marital status: Married
Years married: 21
Estimated marriage year: 1879
Mother how many children: 5
Number living children: 2
Immigration year:
Enumeration district: 0063
Sheet number and letter: 17A
Household id: 398
Reference number: 30
GSU film number: 1241508
Image number: 00141
Collection: 1900 United States Census

They had the following children.

  F i
Clara KNIGHT-4573 was born in Jun 1890 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island.



CENSUS: Name: Clara Knight
Titles:
Residence: Providence city, Providence, Rhode Island
Birth date: Jun 1890
Birth place: Rhode Island
Relationship to head-of-household: Daughter
Spouse name:
Spouse titles:
Spouse birth place:
Father name: Charles Knight
Father titles:
Father birth place: Rhode Island
Mother name: Sadie A Knight
Mother titles:
Mother birth place: Rhode Island
Race or color (expanded): White
Head-of-household name: Charles Knight
Gender: Female
Marital status: Single
Years married:
Estimated marriage year:
Mother how many children:
Number living children:
Immigration year:
Enumeration district: 0063
Sheet number and letter: 17A
Household id: 398
Reference number: 31
GSU film number: 1241508
Image number: 00141
Collection: 1900 United States Census

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