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Did You Know?America - Did you know? 1898 - Spanish-American War: USS Maine is blown up in Havana harbor (Feb. 15), prompting U.S. to declare war on Spain (April 25).

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The first mention of Rhode Island in writing ('isola di Rhode') was made by explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano in 1524 (he refers to an island near the mouth of Narragansett Bay which he compares to the Island of Rhodes in the Mediterranean). Some attribute the name to Dutch explorer Adriaen Block ('Roode Eylandt'), again because its red clay is similar to the Greek island of Rhodes. (statesymbolsusa.org)

Prior to 1633 - New England
1633 - 1662 - Providence Plantations
1663 - 1685 - Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
1686 - 1689 - Dominion of New England
1690 - 1790 - Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
May 29, 1790 - Rhode Island becomes 13th U.S. state



Richmond, Rhode Island, USA - HARPER'S WEEKLY: A JOURNAL OF CIVILIZATION illustrated newspaper, May 10, 1873. 

“We give on this page a view of the scene of the recent railway disaster at Meadow Brook, near Richmond Station, Rhode Island, at which a large number of passengers lost their lives, and the engineer and fireman were killed standing at their posts of duty... Had the bridge been examined by a competent person - a precaution that should certainly have been taken at a time when unusual damage might properly be apprehended - this sad disaster would have been averted...”
Richmond, Rhode Island, USA
HARPER'S WEEKLY: A JOURNAL OF CIVILIZATION illustrated newspaper, May 10, 1873.

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American Revolutionary War Soldier America/USA  Oliver  Kenyon

  (b. 1 June 1752Richmond, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations   d. )  

Oliver Kenyon was born 1 June 1752 in Richmond, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. Oliver Kenyon was the child of

He married  Sarah Sweet 24 November 1773 in Richmond, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations .  The couple had (at least) 2 children.


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Oliver Kenyon married  Sarah Sweet-- Date: 24 November 1773 Place: Richmond, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
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Oliver Kenyon was a private from Rhode Island in the American Revolution. 1833 pension application in the National Archives. Lived in Brookfield, NY.

Married Sarah Sweet 24 Nov 1733 Richmond, Washington, RI. Children uncertain, but probably included

* Phebe (1776-1813) m Amasa Grosvenor
* Thankful Sweet (1785-1864) m Samuel Brown
* Varnum (1796-1866) m Mary Bliven
* Prudence (1799-1886) m John Barber

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Updated: 5/2/2016 8:20:27 PM


Children:
 Thomas Kenyon (b.,   d. 14 January 1819, )

America/USA Phoebe Kenyon (b.abt. 1782, Richmond, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations  d. 5 March 1843, Carlisle, New York, USA )



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Oliver Kenyon and Sarah Sweet 24 November 1773, Richmond, Rhode Island, USA


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