|. John Straight, 1678/79 - 1759, s/o John Straight
. author: Michael D. Nestor, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 John Straight,2 (Henry,1)
. 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.
. 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.
21 2. John Straight, b 27 Sep 1707 E Greenwich, m Mary ____. (her last name was Shippee by one account)
22 3. Henry Straight, b 16 Aug 1709 E Greenwich, m Sarah Sunderland
. 4. Rebecca Straight, b 22 Aug 1711 E Greenwich. Single in 1757.
23 5. Thomas Straight, b 5 Apr 1713, m Amy/Amey Greenman.
24 6. Samuel Straight, b 21 Jan 1714/15 E Greenwich, RI, m Martha Matteson.
. 7. Mary Straight, b 4 Jun 1718 E Greenwich, d 30 Jun 1718 E Greenwich.
. 8. Mercy Straight, b 25 Mar 1720 E Greenwich, d 30 Jun 1778 E Greenwich, m 26 Mar 1763 Warwich, Kent Co to Benjamin
. 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: email@example.com