.                                                              Henry Straight, c1652 - 1728
.                                                                                                        (INDEX)
.                                                                  author: Michael D. Nestor, email: mdn3557@yahoo.com

.     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.

.         issue:

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: judymartin1@juno.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:
.                  7.   Philip Jones' email: