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Warren, Bristol, Rhode Island, USA
New England's oldest Masonic Temple in Warren was built in the 18th century with timbers from British frigates sunk in Newport Harbor during the Revolutionary War.
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1668 - (Warren) - In 1668, the township was officially incorporated with the name Sowams.
Warren was ceded to Rhode Island from Massachusetts in 1747.
Warren was the original home of Brown University, founded in 1764 as the College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
1819 - Warren
Warren, a small but pleasant & populous post township, is located upon the southeast side of Warren river, 11 miles southeast of Providence & 19 miles from Newport; bounded west and north by Palmer's river, east by the State of Massachusetts, and south by Bristol. Its extent is about 2 miles north and south, and more than two east and west, comprising an area of more than four square miles.
This is a pleasant and interesting township, having a beautiful situation. The surface is undulating, affording very delightful landscapes. The soil is a rich mould, very fertile and productive. The various objects of husbandry, common to this district, are attended to; Indian corn, rye, barley, oats and potatoes, are cultivated with success. Horticulture also receives great attention; among the objects of which, the cultivation of onions is the most important. All kinds of culinary vegetables are also raised in abundance. Fruit is also and object of general attention, and the town affords a... Read MORE...
1839 - Warren
Warren, Rhode Island
Bristol county. This small town, comprising an area of only about 2,600 acres, is situated on the E. side of Narraganset bay, and is bounded N. and W. by Palmer or Warren river, E. by Massachusetts, and S. by Bristol. It is 11 miles S.E. from Providence and 19 N. by E. from Newport. Incorporated, 1746. Population, 1830, 1,800.
The surface of Warren is undulating, with a soil of rich mould, very fertile and productive. Great attention is paid in this place to agriculture, and particularly to horticulture; and all the varieties of fruits and culinary vegetables are produced in abundance and perfection. Warren has a safe and commodious harbor for vessels of 300 tons burthen: a number of vessels are owned here, engaged in foreign commerce, the coasting trade, and fishery. Ship building has been pursued here to a great extent, and some vessels are now built, but not so many as formerly. This place has produced a great number of excellent sailors and ship masters,... Read MORE...
Warren's first cotton mill was erected by the Warren Manufacturing Company in 1847.
Three notable ships were built in Warren by Chase & Davis: the 1853 clipper Lookout, the 1853 clipper bark Gem of the Sea, and the 1854 clipper bark Mary Ogden.
1854 - Warren
Warren, a post-village in Bristol co., Rhode Island, on the E. side of Narraganset bay, 10 miles S. by E. from Providence, has a good harbor, contains several churches, 2 banks, an academy, and 1 newspaper office. Population of the township, 3103.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
1868 - Captain Pierce, of Warren, R.I., has made three voyages yearly to Cuba for fifty-five years, without a single loss to himself or the insurance companies.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
September 5, 1868
1895 - Warren
Warren, a post-village in Warren township, Bristol co., R.I., on the E. or N.E. shore of Narragansett Bay, and on the Providence, Warren & Bristol and Old Colony Railroads, 10 miles S.S.E. of Providence, and 6 miles W.N.W. of Fall River. It has a good harbor, 3 or 4 national banks, 4 churches, a high school, a newspaper office, and manufactures of cotton goods, braid, and twine. Pop. of the township in 1880, 4007; in 1890, 4489.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
Warren, a banking post-village in Warren township (town), Bristol co., R.I., on the E or NE. shore of Narragansett Bay and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 10 miles SSE. of Providence. It has the George Hall Free Library and manufactures of cotton goods, yarn, and cordage. Pop. of the town in 1900, 5108; of the village, about 3800.
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 ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
2023 - Whether you're interested in history, outdoor adventures, or simply enjoying the local culture, there's something for everyone. Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Warren:
Explore Main Street: Start your visit by strolling down Main Street in Warren. This historic thoroughfare is lined with picturesque buildings housing unique shops, restaurants, and galleries. You'll find a variety of locally owned businesses and can enjoy window shopping or picking up some unique souvenirs.
Warren Town Beach: If you're visiting during the summer months, head to Warren Town Beach for some sun and sand. This small but scenic beach is a great place to relax, swim, or have a picnic. The views of the Warren River are lovely, and it's an ideal spot for families.
Bike the East Bay Bike Path: Warren is part of the East Bay Bike Path, a scenic route that stretches for 14 miles along the shoreline of Narragansett Bay. Rent a bike or bring your own to enjoy a leisurely ride with beautiful water views. You can even stop in nearby Bristol or Barrington if you're up for a longer ride.
Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology: Located at Brown University's Bristol campus, this... Read MORE...
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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Warren, Rhode Island, USAWe currently have information about ancestors who were born or died in Warren.
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Moses TURNER (6 May 1623, , Massachusetts, USA - 4 March 1693, Warren, Rhode Island, USA)
John COLE (15 May 1660, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA (North Plymouth) (White Island Shores) - 25 June 1748, Warren, Rhode Island, USA)
Samuel LUTHER (25 October 1663, Rehoboth, Massachusetts, USA - 23 July 1714, Warren, Rhode Island, USA)
Sarah CORNELL (1671, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, USA - 01/16/1749, Warren, Rhode Island, USA)
Mehitable LUTHER (26 August 1676, Swansea, Massachusetts, USA (Ocean Grove) - 18 November 1764, Warren, Rhode Island, USA)
Benjamin COLE (1678, Swansea, Massachusetts, USA (Ocean Grove) - 20 December 1748, Warren, Rhode Island, USA)
Elizabeth SLADE (3 December 1695, Swansea, Massachusetts, USA (Ocean Grove) - 26 August 1772, Warren, Rhode Island, USA)
John LUTHER (30 June 1697, Swansea, Massachusetts, USA (Ocean Grove) - 14 June 1762, Warren, Rhode Island, USA)
William EASTERBROOKS (15 December 1697, Swansea, Massachusetts, USA (Ocean Grove) - May 1771, Warren, Rhode Island, USA)
Ancestors Who Were Married in Warren, Rhode Island, USAWe currently have information about ancestors who were married in Warren.
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John SALISBURY (12 April 1725 - 22 March 1817) and Rebecca GOFF (1729 - 6 September 1804) married 8 November 1747
Elkanah EDDY (31 January 1732 - 25 July 1759) and Patience COLE (1 November 1732 - 16 January 1820) married 22 May 1751
Caleb SALISBURY (25 June 1710 - 1781) and Elizabeth LUTHER (16 March 1723 - ) married 10 February 1754
Samuel HICKS (30 May 1735 - 13 July 1782) and Bethiah SALISBURY (4 March 1736 - ) married 3 February 1757
Jonathan SALISBURY (13 November 1735 - 27 March 1817) and Mary CHILD (28 July 1739 - 28 August 1821) married 11 MAY 1758
George S SALISBURY (1736 - 22 January 1818) and Abigail SALISBURY (14 May 1738 - 29 August 1839) married 12 March 1761
Oliver SALISBURY (5 February 1711 - ) and Lydia BOWEN (3 September 1739 - 6 April 1816) married 7 February 1762
Barnard SALISBURY (30 September 1746 - 21 November 1828) and Prudence CHILD (21 July 1749 - 12 June 1827) married 21 October 1770
Oliver ROUND (ROUNDS) (1 April 1747 - 6 December 1825) and Anna SALISBURY (25 September 1743 - 20 November 1821) married 12 April 1771
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