Thursday, January 26, 2023

Treasure Chest Thursday -- 1699 Marriage of Samuel Gray and Deborah Church in Little Compton, 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 1699 marriage record of  Samuel Gray and Deborah Church in Little Compton,  Rhode Island: 

The marriage record is in the Gray section:

The transcription of this marriage record is:

"GRAY, Samuel (-1712) & Deborah CHURCH, m/2 Daniel THROOP/TROOPE; 13 July 1699, Little Compton, RI"

The source citation for this record is:

"U.S. New England Marriages Prior to 1700," online database with digital images, (, page 320, Samuel Gray and Deborah Church marriage entry, 13 July 1699.

This record is a Derivative Source, with Primary Information and Direct Evidence of the marriage of Samuel Gra and Deborah Church.  The original record is probably in a Little Compton, R.I. town record book that is not extant.

Samuel Gray (1681-1712), the son of Edward and Dorothy (Lettice) Gray, married Deborah Church (1677-1752), the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Tucker) Church, on 13 July 1699 in Little Compton, Rhode Island.  They had 7 children.  Deborah (Church) Gray married, secondly, Daniel Throop (1670-1737) on 21 January 1713 in Little Compton.  They had two children.

Samuel and Deborah (Church) Gray are my 7th great-grandparents.  I am descended through their daughter Lydia Gray (1707-????), who married in 1731 to Joseph Ladd (1702-1748).


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