Little Compton, Rhode Island, USA (Adamsville) - Betty Alden House, Little Compton, R. I.
Little Compton, Rhode Island, USA (Adamsville)

Betty Alden House, Little Compton, R. I.
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Little Compton, Rhode Island, USA (Adamsville) - South Shore, Little Compton, R. I.
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Little Compton, Rhode Island, USA (Adamsville) - United Congregational Church, Little Compton, R.I.
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Little Compton, Rhode Island, USA (Adamsville)
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Where is Little Compton, Rhode Island, USA? 

Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
Little Compton is a town in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was reported as 3,593 in the 2000 census. Little Compton is located in southeastern Rhode Island, between the Sakonnet River and the Massachusetts state border. It is the birthplace of the Rhode Island Red hen.wikipedia


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1674 - First European settlers arrive in Little Compton from Duxbury, Massachusetts.
The first European settlers in Little Compton were Englishmen from Duxbury, Massachusetts in the Plymouth Colony who sought to expand their land holdings. After first attempting negotiations with Awashonks, they petitioned the Plymouth Colony, which granted them their charter. In a series of...Read MORE...


In 1682, Sakonnet was incorporated by the Plymouth Colony and renamed Little Compton.

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By 1747, Little Compton secured its own royal decree and was annexed to Newport County as a part of Rhode Island along with Tiverton and Bristol.

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1819 - Little-Compton
Little-Compton is a wealthy maritime and agricultural township, situated in the southeastern extremity of the county and State, 30 miles southeast of Providence; bounded on the north by Tiverton, on the east by the State of Massachusetts, on the south by the Atlantic ocean, and on the west by the...Read MORE...


News  1829 - Attempted Murder
Hesekiah Willibor, of Little Compton, Rhode Island, has been tried at Newport for an attempt to commit murder, found guilty, and sentenced to pay $50, and be imprisoned 3 months. Willibor had paid his addresses to a young woman, but having been discarded, he had been heard to utter threats of...Read MORE...


Sakonnet Light, built in 1884, is a sparkplug lighthouse near Sakonnet Point, Little Compton, Rhode Island, on the eastern side of the state.

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1916
Little Compton, a post-township (town) of Newport co., R.I., is on the Atlantic Ocean, about 7 miles E. of Newport. It is the SE. extremity of the state. Pop. in 1900, 1132 ; of the village, about 700.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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Ancestors Who Were Born Here

We currently have information about 65 ancestors who were born in Little Compton, Rhode Island, USA (Adamsville).
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Ancestors Who Died Here

We currently have information about 45 ancestors who died in Little Compton, Rhode Island, USA (Adamsville).
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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1698
Thomas Brownell (25 May 1674 - ) & Esther (Hester) Taber (23 February 1680 - )
married 15 November 1698

1716
Daniel Shrieve (15 October 1696 - 10 July 1741) & Mary Salisbury (4 August 1699 - )
married 21 August 1716

1719
Job Milk (abt. 1694 - ) & Abigail Devol (abt. 1695 - )
married 12 July 1719

1727
John Salisbury (2 October 1704 - ) & Abigail Head (24 December 1710 - )
married 6 March 1727/28

1729
Samuel Almy (15 April 1701 - 31 January 1764) & Mary Almy (20 June 1711 - 8 May 1800)
married 17 August 1729

1732
Joseph Salisbury (30 June 1707 - ) & Innocent Head (13 May 1713 - )
married 22 January 1732

1743
Caleb Mosher (8 September 1721 - abt. 1791) & Elizabeth Wilbour (23 July 1723 - )
married 26 November 1743

1751
Canaan Gifford (15 June 1731 - 25 June 1786 ) & Abigail Salisbury (16 October 1733 - )
married 20 June 1751

1754
Obadiah Gifford (16 August 1734 - ) & Mary Salisbury (5 July 1736 - 10 August 1797)
married 8 August 1754

1757
Gideon Salisbury (20 August 1732 - bef. 1835) & Priscilla Shaw (11 March 1732/33 - )
married 22 April 1757

1764
Peter Pitts (15 September 1737 - 15 December 1812) & Abigail Richmond (26 February 1744 - 26 July 1807)
married 29 December 1764

1795
Cook Almy (24 September 1765 - 25 February 1861 ) & Charlotte Cook (12 September 1773 - 23 March 1835 )
married 22 March 1795

1830
Samuel Elam Almy (18 February 1800 - 17 August 1889) & Susan Bateman (11 September 1805 - 15 November 1865)
married 24 March 1830
 




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