Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - Benjamin Church, Home for Aged Men, Bristol, R. I.
Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

Benjamin Church, Home for Aged Men, Bristol, R. I.
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Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - Court House and High Street, Bristol, R. I.
Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

Court House and High Street, Bristol, R. I.
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Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - Bristol Ferry Light House, Bristol, R.I. (1910)
Bristol, Rhode Island, USA

Bristol Ferry Light House, Bristol, R.I. (1910)
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Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - Constitution St Depot
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Bristol, Rhode Island, USA
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Bristol, Rhode Island was once a part of Massachusetts. It was annexed to Rhode Island in 1746.


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1785 - Since 1785 Bristol has the longest running, unbroken series of 4th of July Independence Day observances in the country.

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1819 - Bristol
Bristol is an ancient, wealthy commercial post township, port of entry, and seat of justice of the county, situated on the eastern shore of the Narragansett, adjoining the waters of Mount Hope bay, in north lat. 41 degrees 40 feet; bounded on the north by Warren, on the east, partly by...Read MORE...


News  1820 - Vessels Captured
Three vessels belonging to Bristol, Rhode Island, have been captured by the British Brig Thistle, all with full cargoes of slaves, and sent to Sierra Leone. We regret that they were not captured by the Cyane, and trust that our vessels, on that coast, will be unusually vigilant in detecting these...Read MORE...


1859
BRISTOL, a township, port-of-entry, and cap. of Bristol county, in Rhode Island. On the E side of Narragansett bay, 18 m. SE of Providence. It has a good harbour, and is extensively engaged in the coasting-trade and fisheries. Its shipping in 1840 amounted to 15,890 tons. In this township is Mount...Read MORE...


News  1873 - Railway Accident.
PROVIDENCE, July 21. - To-day a passenger train on the Bristol Railroad ran into a head of cattle two miles this side of Bristol. The engine and one car were thrown from the track, and the engineer, RUFUS SHIPPEE, killed. None of the passengers were injured.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
July 22, 1873
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News  1886 - Many Silver Dollars
It is said that in the small town of Bristol, Rhode Island, for several years before the war a young man named Cole was in the habit of throwing every silver dollar that came into his possession into a cistern at the side of his house. After coin get scarce and at a high premium he took the silver...Read MORE...


1887 - The first torpedo boat "Stiletto" was built in Bristol in 1887.

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1916
Bristol, a port of entry (with Warren) and capital of Bristol co., R.I., is on Narragansett Bay and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 15 miles SSE. of Providence. It is in Bristol township (town), which is a peninsula surrounded by water on all sides except the north, and is separated...Read MORE...


News  1926 - FIREWORKS BLAST KILLS FOUR IN R. I.
SCORE OF OTHER HURT AT BRISTOL PLANT; 4 BUILDINGS WRECKED.
OWNER, HIS WIFE, SON AND SON-IN-LAW DEATH VICTIMS - BODIES BADLY MANGLED - HOUSES NEARBY DAMAGED - WINDOWS SHATTERED IN DISTANT PARTS OF TOWN - CAUSE OF EXPLOSION MAY NEVER BE LEARNED.

Bristol, R. I., Aug. 9 - (AP) - Four persons were...Read MORE...




Ancestors Who Were Born Here

We currently have information about 34 ancestors who were born in Bristol, Rhode Island, USA.
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Ancestors Who Died Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1734
Benjamin Salisbury (1702 - 24 December 1779) & Mary Giddings (2 November 1702 - )
married 5 May 1734

1741
Archibald Salisbury (14 September 1719 - 22 May 1743) & Sarah Wardell (2 February 1722 - )
married 28 November 1741

1748
Barnard Salisbury (18 February 1723 - 8 June 1801) & Susannah Oldridge (23 September 1725 - November 1751)
married 5 August 1748

1753
Barnard Salisbury (18 February 1723 - 8 June 1801) & Elizabeth Gaius (1729 - 1 July 1769)
married 23 December 1753
Hezekiah Salisbury (3 September 1729 - ) & Abigail Ady (abt. 1735 - )
married 17 MAY 1753

1756
Benjamin Salisbury (abt. 1730 - ) & Elisabeth Lawton (16 January 1727 - )
married 31 March 1756

1770
Barnard Salisbury (18 February 1723 - 8 June 1801) & Ruth Ady (bef. 1755 - )
married 22 February 1770

1781
Nathaniel Waldron (10 June 1756 - 1829) & Lydia Salisbury (24 March 1759 - )
married 20 November 1781

1789
Stephen Cranston (abt. 1753 - 28 September 1792) & Sarah Salisbury (25 November 1754 - 16 September 1840)
married 19 February 1789

1794
John Coy ( - ) & Rebecca Salisbury (20 April 1770 - )
married 21 June 1794
 




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