|. Henry Straight, c1652 - 1728
. author: Michael D. Nestor, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
. Henry Straight,1 (ancestry unknown)
. b ca 1652; d 4 Jun 1728 E Greenwich, Kent Co, Rhode Island.
. m(1) ____ (mother of his children).
. m(2) (? 1685/ after Mar 1684) to Mary Long, b 9 Jun 1665 Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Mass, d 1757, d/o Joseph Long Jr and Mary
. ____. Joseph's widow Mary m(2) Thomas Leitchfield and m(3) ____ Hooper. Joseph Jr was s/o Joseph Long and Mary Lane
. Farnsworth. Henry's wife Mary had m(1) Peter Adams of Milton, Mass.
. Henry lived in Portsmouth, R.I., and E Greenwich, R.I., and was a wheelwright.
. 1668, 24 Dec: Henry Straight signed Portsmouth town record, as apprentice, without a guardian.
. 1684 Henry Straight was constable.
. 1699 Henry Straight was deputy for Kingstown.
1 1. Henry Straight, b 8 Jan 1676/77 E Greenwich, m(1) Hannah Tolman, m(2) Mary Webb.
2 2. John Straight, b 1 Mar 1678/79 E Greenwich, R.I., m(1) Rose/Rosanna (?Westcott), m(2) Elizabeth Sheldon Sutherland.
. ? 3. Mary Straight, b 8 Dec 1680 Exeter, Washington Co, R.I.
. Note: There was a Capt Thomas Straight, b ca 1619, who lived in Watertown, Mass. There is no evidence that he was Henry
. Straight's father, although there could be another relationship between them, but there is no evidence for that either. This
. hasn't stopped some internet sites from listing Henry as a definite s/o Thomas.
. Ref: 1. "Henry Straight of Portsmouth, Rhode Island 1652-1728 and Some of His Descendants", 1945, Theodore S. Lazell, and
. further data added to this record by Frank Harvey Straight, 1952, and more additions by George Straight, Lt, USN (Ret),
. 1966. This 600-800 page book (group of sheets) was copied for me by Donna D. Benson, 515 Manor Ave, Tulare, Cal
. 93274 in 1984. She worked for the Tulare Public Library. The page numbers referred to are the revised page numbers of
. the later additions, and not the original page numbers.
. 2. "Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island", Austin.
. 3. Judy JoAnn Martin's notes at www.rootsweb.com, email: email@example.com
. She says that Mary Long was b 9 Apr 1655 Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Mass, d 1757, d/o Joseph and Mary Long, who were
. both b ca 1639. She also lists Mary as Henry's dau. This reference seems to imply that Mary Long was the mother of
. of Henry's children, but the documents on Mary prove otherwise.
. 4. Henry Straight's will names wife Mary and sons Henry and John.
. 5. Acc to the IGI, Henry Straite was b 19 Sep 1645 Caddington, Bedford, Eng, s/o Richard Straite. May be different Henry.
. 6. Deb Randell's email: firstname.lastname@example.org
. 7. Philip Jones' email: PNDJones@mwt.com