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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. (

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American Revolutionary War Soldier America/USA  Jonathan  Salisbury

  (b. 13 November 1735Bristol, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations   d. 27 March 1817Brattleboro, Vermont, USA )  

Jonathan Salisbury was born 13 November 1735 in Bristol, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. Jonathan Salisbury was the child of John Salisbury and Abigail Cummings (Commins) (Cummins) and the grandchild of: (paternal)  William Salisbury and Anna Cole (maternal)  Phillip S Cummings (Cummins) and Elizabeth UNKNOWN

He married  Mary Child 11 MAY 1758 in Warren, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations .  The couple had (at least) 11 children. Mary Child  was born 28 July 1739 in Swansea, Massachusetts, USA (Ocean Grove) .  She died 28 August 1821 in Brattleboro, Vermont, USA (West Brattleboro) . 

Jonathan Salisbury died 27 March 1817 in Brattleboro, Vermont, USA .

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Jonathan Salisbury married America/USA Mary Child-- Date: 11 MAY 1758 Place: Warren, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations 

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indexing project (batch) number: I09426-6
system origin: Rhode Island-EASy
source film number: 947767
reference number: Vol 1 p 68

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America/USA Rhoda Roba Salisbury (b.27 September 1758, Warren, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations  d. 7 July 1837, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA )

America/USA Bethia Salisbury (b.25 April 1761, Warren, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations  d. 18 September 1853, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA )

America/USA John Salisbury (b.11 November 1764, Warren, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations  d. , )

America/USA James Salisbury (b.11 November 1764, Warren, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations  d. 29 MAY 1839, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA )

America/USA Archibald Salisbury (b.28 November 1766, Warren, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations  d. 20 October 1854, Richland, New York, USA )

America/USA Mary Molly Salisbury (b.6 April 1770, Warren, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations  d. 14 September 1850, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA )

America/USA Elizabeth Salisbury (b.9 December 1772, Warren, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations  d. 27 March 1864, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA )

America/USA Jonathan Salisbury (b.18 April 1775, Warren, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations  d. bef. 1846, , Vermont, USA)

America/USA Benjamin Salisbury (b.28 August 1777, Warren, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations  d. , )

America/USA Perthena Salisbury (b.11 June 1778, , Crown Colony of New York  d. 14 March 1871, , Illinois, USA)

America/USA Gardiner Salisbury (b.23 October 1780, Warren, Crown Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations  d. , )

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"Annals of Brattleboro, Vermont 1681 - 1895" by Mary R. Cabot; 1921
"Soldiers of the Revolution"

Capt. Jonathan Salisbury, b. at Bristol, R.I. Nov 13, 1735; d. in
Brattleboro, VT., Mar 27, 1817. He was commissioned by the Government to serve as Privateersman. During the Revolution he devoted...Read MORE...

Invention 1753 - The lightning rod is invented (Benjamin Franklin, United States)
Those of our Readers in this and the neighboring Provinces, who may have had an Opportunity of observing, during the present Summer, and of the Effects of Lightning on Houses, Ships, Trees, &c. are...Read MORE...

World History 1754 - Beginning of the French and Indian War between Great Britain and France for control of the North American colonies. It is part of the Seven Years War.

World History (1756 - 1763) Seven Years War - France, Great Britain clashed in Europe and North America; France, Russia, Austria, Saxony, Sweden and Spain sided against Britain, Prussia and Hanover webimage/ countrys/ asia/ russia/ rutimeln.htm -

1758 Marriage / Partner
Jonathan Salisbury and Mary Child 11 MAY 1758, Warren, Rhode Island, USA

1758 Birth of Child
Rhoda Roba Salisbury was born 27 September 1758, Warren, Rhode Island, USA

1761 Birth of Child
Bethia Salisbury was born 25 April 1761, Warren, Rhode Island, USA

USA 1764 - British Government issues the Sugar Act
The Sugar Act raised revenues higher than ever before by a new series of taxes on the colonists.
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1764 Birth of Child
James Salisbury was born 11 November 1764, Warren, Rhode Island, USA

1764 Birth of Child
John Salisbury was born 11 November 1764, Warren, Rhode Island, USA

USA 1765 - November - The British government issues the Stamp Act.
First direct British tax on American colonists. Instituted in November, 1765. Every newspaper, pamphlet, and other public and legal document had to have a Stamp, or British seal, on it. The Stamp, of ...Read MORE...

1766 Birth of Child
Archibald Salisbury was born 28 November 1766, Warren, Rhode Island, USA

USA 1770 - March 5 - Boston Massacre

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1770 Birth of Child
Mary Molly Salisbury was born 6 April 1770, Warren, Rhode Island, USA

1772 Birth of Child
Elizabeth Salisbury was born 9 December 1772, Warren, Rhode Island, USA

USA 1773 - December 16 - Boston Tea Party

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USA 1774 - March - The Coercive Acts (called Intolerable Acts by Americans)
The Intolerable Acts was the American Patriots' name for a series of punitive laws passed by the British Parliament in 1774 after the Boston Tea party. They were meant to punish the Massachusetts...Read MORE...

USA 1774 - June 1 - Boston Port Bill: British government orders Port of Boston closed - June 1, 1774

USA 1774 - September 5 - First Continental Congress formed in Philadelphia
The First Continental Congress was a meeting of delegates from twelve of the thirteen colonies that met on September 5 to October 26, 1774 at Carpenters' Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, early in...Read MORE...

1775 Birth of Child
Jonathan Salisbury was born 18 April 1775, Warren, Rhode Island, USA

USA 1775 - April 18 - Paul Revere's famous ride

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USA 1775 - April 19 - First shots of Revolutionary War fired in Lexington and Concord.

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USA 1775 - May 10 - American Revolution began; Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys, along with Benedict Arnold took Fort Ticonderoga.
In the darkness of the night of May 9, 1775, Ethan Allen, along with Benedict Arnold, led a portion of his militia across the half-mile width of Lake Champlain to the base of the fort. As the sun...Read MORE...

USA May 1775 - Second Continental Congress - Philadelphia - plans to form an army.
When the Second Continental Congress came together on May 10, 1775 it was, in effect, a reconvening of the First Continental Congress. Many of the same 56 delegates who attended the first meeting...Read MORE...

USA 1775 - June 17 - Battle of Bunker Hill
On June 17, 1775, early in the Revolutionary War (1775-83), the British defeated the Americans at the Battle of Bunker Hill in Massachusetts. Despite their loss, the inexperienced colonial forces...Read MORE...

USA 1775 - December 31 - The Battle of Québec was fought on December 31 between the American Continental Army and British defenders of Québec City. It was the first major defeat for the Americans in the Revolutionary War.

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USA 1776 - March 17 - British, Get Out!
Colonial troops force British to evacuate Boston.

USA 1776 - May 2: The American revolution gains support from King Louis XVI of France

USA 1776 - July 4 - American Declaration of Independence

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USA 1776 - September 9 - Congress renames the nation “United States of America”
On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress formally declares the name of the new nation to be the “United States” of America. This replaced the term “United Colonies,” which had been in general...Read MORE...

USA 1776 - December 26 - Washington crosses the Delaware
Famous American victory that began with "Washington Crossing the Delaware." Actually, the whole army crossed the Delaware River, which was frozen in places, on Christmas night, 1776, from...Read MORE...

USA 1777 - July 5 - St. Clair surrenders Fort Ticonderoga to the British

1777 Birth of Child
Benjamin Salisbury was born 28 August 1777, Warren, Rhode Island, USA

USA 1777 - September 26 - British General William Howe occupies Philadelphia during American Revolution -

USA 1777 - October 17 - British General John Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga NY -

USA 1777 - November 15 - The Articles of Confederation Were Adopted
On November 15, 1777, the second Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union. Then they needed approval from the states.

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USA December 1777 - June 1778 - The winter at Valley Forge
This Pennsylvania encampment was occupied by the American army from December 1777 to June 1778. The winter was particularly harsh, and the army was short on food, clothing, and supplies. But they...Read MORE...

World History February 6, 1778 - France signed the Treaty of Alliance with the United States.

1778 Birth of Child
Perthena Salisbury was born 11 June 1778, , New York, USA

World History June 1779 - Spain entered Revolutionary War in favor of Americans.

USA 1780 - September 25 - Benedict Arnold's plans to cede West Point to the British discovered. articles/ ushistory/ revolutionarywartimeline.htm -

1780 Birth of Child
Gardiner Salisbury was born 23 October 1780, Warren, Rhode Island, USA

USA 1781 - October 19 - The British Surrender at Yorktown
America declared its independence in 1776, but it took another five years to win freedom from the British. That day came on October 19, 1781, when the British General Charles Cornwallis surrendered...Read MORE...

Invention 1784 - The bifocal lens is invented (Benjamin Franklin, United States)
"While living in Paris, Franklin hated having to change constantly from reading glasses to distance glasses. He directed an optician to cut two pairs of lenses horizontally in half and mount them in...Read MORE...

Invention 1784 - The oil lamp is invented (Aimé Argand, Switzerland)
"Argand burner, first scientifically constructed oil lamp, patented in 1784 in England by a Swiss, Aimé Argand. The first basic change in lamps in thousands of years, it applied a principle that was...Read MORE...

USA 1784 - January 14 - The Continental Congress Ratified the Treaty of Paris Ending the Revolutionary War
On September 3, 1783, more than a year after the last shots were fired, a peace treaty was drawn up in Paris. Under the terms of the treaty, the United States was granted territory as far west as the ...Read MORE...

News 1785 - Since 1785 Bristol has the longest running, unbroken series of 4th of July Independence Day observances in the country. resources/ state-facts/ rhode-island.html -

USA 1787 - September 17 - U.S. Constitution ratified
The Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia met between May and September of 1787 to address the problems of the weak central government that existed under the Articles of Confederation. The United ...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1789 - April 30 - George Washington (1732–1799) became 1st President of the United States
On April 30, 1789, in a deep, low voice, George Washington gave his first speech as president of the United States. This speech is now known as the first presidential inaugural address. He spoke to a ...Read MORE...

USA 1789 - September 29 - Congress Officially Created the U.S. Military
In its very first session, the United States Congress had a lot of decisions to make. One important topic the first representatives and senators needed to address was establishing the U.S. military....Read MORE...

USA 1790 - July 16 - Washington, D. C. becomes capital of United States
On July 16, 1790, Congress declared the city of Washington in the District of Columbia, the permanent capital of the United States.

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USA 1791 - December 15 - The Bill of Rights takes effect

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USA 1792 - New York Stock Exchange founded webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ nytimeln.htm -

Invention 1793 - The cotton gin is invented (Eli Whitney, United States)
"In 1793, Eli Whitney invented a simple machine that influenced the history of the United States. He invented a cotton gin that was popular in the South. The South became the cotton producing part...Read MORE...

World History 1796 - Napoleon Bonaparte assumes command of the Army of Italy

U.S. Presidents 1797 - March 4 - John Adams (1735-1826) becomes 2nd President of the United States
The presidential election was the first contested election in the United States. When the final tabulation of votes arrived at the senate, ironically it was Adams who opened the envelope as he was...Read MORE...

World History 1799 - Rosetta Stone discovered

Invention 1800 - Electric storage battery is invented (Alessandro Volta, Italy)
...Probably the most important developments in the science of electricity started with the invention of the first battery in 1800 by Alessandro Volta. This battery gave the world its first...Read MORE...

World History 1801 - Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland creates the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

U.S. Presidents 1801 - March 4 - Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) becomes 3rd President of the United States
On February 17, 1801, Thomas Jefferson was elected president of the United States, but there was more to it than beating his opponent. When Thomas Jefferson ran for president, he beat his opponent,...Read MORE...

USA 1803 - October 20 - Louisiana Purchase - The United States doubled its size by purchasing this territory from Spain.
Senate Ratified the Louisiana Purchase Treaty

In the 1800s, in the United States, pioneers and homesteaders eagerly moved west to start a new life in the plains, hills and mountains west of the...Read MORE...

USA 1804 - May 14 - Lewis & Clark set out from St Louis for Pacific Coast -

World History 1805 - Treaty of Pressburg formally dissolves the Holy Roman Empire

USA 1805 - November 15 - Lewis and Clark reach Pacific

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U.S. Presidents 1809 - March 4 - James Madison (1751-1836) becomes 4th President of the United States
In 1809, Madison succeeded Jefferson as president, defeating Charles C. Pinckney. His wife, Dolley Payne Todd, whom he married in 1794, brought a new social sparkle to the executive mansion. In the...Read MORE...

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World History 1812 - Napoleon leads French invasion of Russia, resulting in catastrophic defeat for French. War of 1812 begins with U.S. declaration of war on the United Kingdom.

World History 1814 - Napoleon abdicates and is exiled to St. Elba according to the terms of the Treaty of Fontainebleau. Representatives from Austria, Russia, Prussia, Britain, and France meet at the Congress of Vienna to discuss future of Europe.

World History 1815 - The War of 1812 ends with the Treaty of Ghent. Napoleon escapes Elba in an attempt to reestablish his power. Coalition forces defeat him at the battle of Waterloo.

USA 1816 - Year without a summer
The year 1816 has been aptly characterized as the year without a summer. Several of the preceding summers were so cold as to suggest a possible future famine. This tendency to frigidity reached its...Read MORE...

1817 Death
Name: Jonathan Salisbury
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 27 Mar 1817
Event Place: Brattleboro, , Vermont, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 81
Birth Year (Estimated): 1736
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