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Jackpot on a Google search

Have you ever Googled a name, and then found a jackpot of information in one place, and it’s not a genealogy site.  Well my jackpot was this book found on Google Books: First Record Book of The Society of the Colonial Dames in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations ending August 31, 1896.

It’s the Organization’s record book of the members ending 1896. Amazingly, it provides the descent information of how these particular women are related to the one of the 13 original signers of the first written compact of Providence Plantations. Thomas Angell is one of these fine men, and a direct relative, 10x great grandfather of my mother-in-law.  WOW talk about genealogy proof of multiple relatives.  Thomas Angell’s son John married Roger William’s granddaughter Ruth Field.  Their families were well documented, since Roger Williams paid for Thomas Angell’s passage to the new world. Since Thomas was a minor, he also followed Roger as one of the four original settlers of what would become the settlement of Providence.

To see if this organization is still in existence I found The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America.  I sent them an email today.  Let’s hope this organization is part of the bigger national organization!  This opens more doors for the proof for Daughters of the American Revolution as well as this fine organization.

Hat’s off to Google today!

Citations:

First Record Book of The Society of the Colonial Dames in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations ending August 31, 1896. Instituted March 28,1892, Incorporated January, 1893. Printed Providence, Snow & Farnham Printers, 1897.  This is the best citation I can give, since it’s no longer available except online.  (lets hope this passes for a citation) – comments welcome.

National Society of the Colonial Dames of America  http://www.nscda.org/

Daughters of the American Revolution http://www.dar.org

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Thomas Angell

Thomas Angell, the progenitor of the Angell family in America, was born in England 1618. There is but a little knowledge of this parentage. As late as the year 1870, he was the ancestor of almost all of the Angell’s in the U.S. with the exception of the comparatively few families of that name which had emigrated since his time, from various countries in Europe.

Not bad for a “servant/hired man” of the age 13 who came to the new world in 1631 with Roger Williams from London to Boston on the ship “Lion”. Then following Roger Williams and helping become part of what is now The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

This came from a family genealogy and part from Avery Angell’s Genealogy