Thursday, October 20, 2022

Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1704 Marriage Record for William Hawkins and Elizabeth Arnold in Providence, Rhode Island

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

The treasure today is the 1704 marriage record of William Hawkins and Elizabeth Arnold in Providence, Rhode Island:

The marriage record is the third one on the Hawkins list:

The transcription of this record is:

"HAWKINS William Jr. and Elizabeth Arnold, Dec. 14, 1704"

The source citation for this record is:

 James N. Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850, First Series, Births, Marriages and Deaths : a Family Register for the People (Providence, R.I.: Narragansett Historical Publishing Co., 1891-1912), "Volume 2: Providence County Birth, Marriages, Deaths," page 7, Elizabeth Arnold and William Hawkins marriage entry, 14 December 1704.

This record is a Derivative Source, with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the marriage of William Hawkins and Elizabeth Arnold,  The Original Source is probably a Providence, Rhode Island book that is not now extant online.

William Hawkins (1679-1712) was born in Providence, the son of William and Lydia (Ballou) Hawkins.  He died on 8 October  1712 in Providence.  He married Elizabeth Arnold (1684-1758) on 14 December 1704.  She was the daughter of Eleazer and Eleanor (Smith) Arnold.  They had five children born between 1705 and 1713.

William and Elizabeth (Smith) Hawkins are my 7th great-grandparents.  I am descended through their daughter Ruth Hawkins (1710-1789), who married Nathaniel Wade (1708-1754) in 1731 in Scituate, Rhode Island.


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