.               John Straight, 1678/79 - 1759, s/o John Straight
.                                                                                                        (INDEX)
.                                                                  author: Michael D. Nestor, email: mdn3557@yahoo.com

2    John Straight,2                                                                                                                                                              (Henry,1)
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.         b 1 Mar 1678/79 E Greenwich, Kent Co, RI; d 31 Mar 1759 Exeter, Washington Co, RI.
.         m(1) 30 May 1705 E Greenwich, RI to Rose (Rosannah) ____, b ca 1678, d after 1722.  Rose was the widow of Daniel Smith.
.                  Rosanna(h) was b ca 1677-79 and was a d/o Amos Westcott and Deborah Stafford by some accounts.
.         m(2) 17 Jun 17-- North Kingstown, RI to Elizabeth Sheldon, "probably widow of Daniel Sunderland, who had died at North Kings-
.                  town in 1733, and dau of John Sheldon", acc to Ref 1 below.  There is an undocumented claim that she was Elizabeth Sutherland,
.                  b ca 1686-87 S Kingstown, Washington Co, RI, d 1723 N Kingstown, Washington Co, RI, but no proof given, and this death
.                  date is inconsistent with the will below, showing that she was alive in 1757.

.         1759, 31 Mar (dated 16 Jul 1757): will of "John Straight of Exeter, husbandman", proven.  He gave his wife Elizabeth "what she
.                   brought," his daughters Elizabeth Greene, Rebecca Straight and Mary Straight L 5 each in one year; his grand-daughter Rose
.                   Wightman "my great table called the cubbord table," son Henry, who is named executor all the rest of estate, he paying debts
.                   and legacies, and to four children of son Samuel, deceased L 100, viz., L 50 to grandson Samuel when 21, and the balance to his
.                   three sisters equally when 18, to son Matthew or his heirs if he ever returns L 5, to son John one half of a six acre lot in East
.                   Greenwich Newtown, and L 5 with what he has had to son Thomas L 5.  Witnesses: Jer. Ellis, Hez: Hoar, Griffin Sweet.

.         issue:

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1.   Elizabeth Straight, b 8 Oct 1705 E Greenwich, m 18 May 1727 East Greenwich, Kent Co, RI to James Greene, b ca 1792
.               Bristol, Bristol Co, RI, s/o John Greene and Elizabeth Holmes.

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2.   John Straight, b 27 Sep 1707 E Greenwich, m Mary ____.  (her last name was Shippee by one account)

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3.   Henry Straight, b 16 Aug 1709 E Greenwich, m Sarah Sunderland

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4.   Rebecca Straight, b 22 Aug 1711 E Greenwich.  Single in 1757.

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5.   Thomas Straight, b 5 Apr 1713, m Amy/Amey Greenman.

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6.   Samuel Straight, b 21 Jan 1714/15 E Greenwich, RI, m Martha Matteson.

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7.   Mary Straight, b 4 Jun 1718 E Greenwich, d 30 Jun 1718 E Greenwich.

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8.   Mercy Straight, b 25 Mar 1720 E Greenwich, d 30 Jun 1778 E Greenwich, m 26 Mar 1763 Warwich, Kent Co to Benjamin
.               Stone.

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9.   Matthew Straight, b 22 Mar 1721/22 E Greenwich.
.               No further record after leaving home area in 1757.







.          Ref:  1. "
Henry Straight of Portsmouth, Rhode Island 1652-1728 and Some of His Descendants", 1945, Theodore S. Lazell, p 10-11.
.                         (#3 in this book).  He quotes from John Osborne Austin's "
Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island", 1887, p 193.
.                         Austin only gives Elizabeth's name.
.                   2.   Judy JoAnn Martin's notes at
www.rootsweb.com, email: judymartin1@juno.com     
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