Thursday, May 17, 2018

1729 Marriage of William White and Abigail Thurston in Little Compton, R.I. - Post 412 for Treasure Chest Thursday

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - a chance to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the 1729 marriage record of William White and Abigail Thurston in the Little Compton, Rhode Island vital records:

The White-Thurston record is:

The transcription of this record is:

"WHITE William, and Abigail Thurston: m. by Richard Billings, Justice; int. Aug. 22; m. Ict. 2, 1729."

The source citation for this record is:

"Rhode Island, Vital Records Extracts, 1636-1899," indexed database and digital image, (, Vol. 04: Newport County, Births, Marriages, Deaths > Little Compton -- Intentions & Marriages, page 66, William White and Abigail Thurston marriage entry, 1729.

William White (1708-1780) was the son of William and Elizabeth (Cadman) White of Dartmouth, Massachusetts.  Abigail Thurston (1700-1770) was the daughter of Jonathan and Susanna (--?--) Thurston of Little Compton, Rhode Island.  They had five children born between 1730 and 1736 in Dartmouth.

William and Abigail (Thurston) White are my 6th great-grandparents.  I am descended from their son, Jonathan White (1732-1804), who married Abigail Wing (1734-1806) in 1756 and resided in Dartmouth and Westport, Massachusetts.

This record for the marriage is a Derivative Source record, because it was copied from town and/or church record books.  The Ancestry summary page says that the original data is from Arnold, James Newell. Rhode Island Vital Extracts, 1636–1850. 21 volumes. Providence, R.I.: Narragansett Historical Publishing Company, 1891–1912. Digitized images from New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.

The original town record is probably in Little Compton, Town and Vital Records, 1697-1907 on FamilySearch digital microfilm.  The record image can only be seen at FamilySearch libraries.  I've put it on my FSL to-do list. 


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