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Church Of The Ascension, Wakefield

Baptism Records 1842 - 1883

Town of South Kingston

Washington County, Rhode Island

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Church of the Ascension, Wakefield
	This church was organized in 1839 by Rev. Francis Vinton, missionary of
Rhode Island Convocation, over the parishes of Tower Hill and Kingston.
Through the exertions and liberality of Hon. Elisha Watson a suitable site was
procured for a church and parsonage. The building was commenced in the
summer of 1839 and completed in 1840. Rev. William H. Newman was the first
pastor, Rev. Mr. Vinton having accepted the rectorship of St. Stephen's Church,
providence, before the church was completed, After the erection of the church
at Wakefield most of the members at Tower Hill and Kingston joined the
Wakefield Church. Mr. Newman remained but a short time when he resigned
to take charge of the church at Westerly. The church has had a number of
rectors and at times been without one. In 1868 Rev. Samuel P. Kelley assumed
charge and during his rectorship the church prospered. From this time for-
ward the church was been in a very flourishing condition.
	The following data were taken from manuscript furnished us by Mrs. C.E.
Robinson of Wakefield.

---------- BAPTISMS, 1842 TO 1883, ----------
Babcock, George Casey, Aug. 24, 1864, age 72 years, in Oct. -- 1853, at his residence, by Rev. J. Frank Winkley Babcock, Mary, Sept. 23, 1864, wife of George Casey Babcock, aged 70 years, the 15th inst. by Rev. J. Frank Winkley. Bennett, Jennie Edgar, July 6, 1877, daughter of John Greene and Jennie Edgar Bennett, by Rev. C.H. Bixby Blake, Eli Whiting, Sept. 1, 1867, born Feb. 13, 1867, son of Eli W., Jr., and Helen M. Blake, by Rev. Rufus W. Clarke, Jr. Briggs, William, April 25, 1866, age 63 years., by Rev. J. Frank Winkley Browning, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth, adult, May 6, 1860, by Rev. William Leach Browning, Mary Elizabeth, June 22, 1864, daughter of William, aged 14 years in September, by Rev. J.F. Winkley Browning, Oscar W., June 22, 1864, by Rev. J. Frank Winkley Browning, Elisha W., aged 5 years Browning, Mary Louisa, aged 3 years Browning, Susan, aged 2 years Browning, Kate Stanton, aged 6 months Browning, Children of Elisha W. and Mary E. Browning at his residence on Boston Neck, June 22, 1864, by Rev. J. Frank Winkley Carpenter, Esther, Aug. 27, 1845, by Rev. J.H. Eames Carpenter, Esther Burmon, daughter of Rev. James H. and Mary H., April 30, 1848, by Rev. J.H. Carpenter Carpenter, Sally, daughter of Rowland Gardiner and wife of William G. Caswell, Dec. 6, 1868, by Rev. Samuel P. Kelley Caswell, Abbie, wife of John H., May 15, 1870, by Rev. S.P. Kelley Caswell, John Hazard, May 15, 1870, by Rev. S.P. Kelley Caswell, Addie Helena, daughter of William G. and Sally, May 15, 1870, by Rev. S.P. Kelley Caswell, Hannah Justina, June 30, 1878, by Rev. C.H. Bixby Chappell, Sarah Hale, May 22, 1853, by Rev. F.J. Warner Clarke, George William, aged 22 years, Aug. 12, 1864, son of Christopher, at his father's residence, he being ill in bed of Consumption, by Rev. J. Frank Winkley Clarke, Lionel Henry, Feb. 23, 1868, born Oct. 3, 1839, by Rev. S.P. Kelley Clarke, Eliza Palmer, daughter of Lionel Henry and Elizabeth, June 7, 1868, born July 24, 1857, by Rev. Samuel P. Kelley Clarke, Mary Jane, Oct. 22, 1879, daughter of Reuben Wright, and wife of James Clarke, at house, she being sick in bed, by Rev. C.H. Bixby Connolly, Maggie Jane, July 29, 1877, by Rev. C.H. Bixby Crossland, John William, of John and Eliza, Jan. 12, 1868, born Nov. 19, 1867, by Rev. Samuel P. Kelley Crossley, William John, son of John and Mary, May 9, 1858, born Sept. 5, 1839, by Rev. W.B. Babcock Dickens, Lydia Ann, daughter of Joseph and Ann, of Rocky Brook, at father's house, the child being very sick, aged 5 months, March 23, 1851, by Rev. F.J. Warner Dockray, Mary, April 30, 1843, by Rev. J.H. Eames Donnelly, Helen Margaret, Oct. 17, 1880, born Aug. 11, 1880, by Rev. C.H. Bixby Durfee, George Nightingale, Sept. 15, 1865, born Dec. 16, 1843, by Rev. J. Frank Winkley Durfee, Charles Hazard, Sept. 3, 1871, born Oct. 12, 1870, son of George N. and Julia W., by Rev. Francis Wharton Eaton, Martha, daughter of Joseph, May 1, 1870, by Rev. S.P. Kelley Eaton, William, June 30, 1878, by Rev. C.H. Bixby, at St. Peter's Chapel, Narragansett Pier Gardiner, Martha Ann, June 7, 1846, by Rev. J.H. Carpenter Gardiner, Emma Lillibridge, Aug. 27, 1846, by Rev. J.H. Carpenter Gilbert, Marshall Carey, March 1, 1860, aged 15 months, of Marshall and Addie, by Rev. C.H. Bixby Grindall, Robert Henry, infant son of Robert, Nov. 2, 1851, by Rev. F.J. Warner Grindall, Thomas, infant son of Robert, Nov. 7, 1852, by Rev. F.J. Warner Grindall, Mary Jane, of Robert and Mary, May 9, 1858, born Dec. 19, 1857, by Rev. J. Reynolds Grinrod, John Thomas, infant son of James and Ann T., of Peacedale, Feb. 27, 1852, by Rev. F.J. Warner Harmont, James Francis, infant son of William and Sarah, at house of parents, being very sick, May 5, 1846, by Rev. J.H. Carpenter Harmont, Sarah Louisa, May 17, 1846 Harmont, Ives Joseph, May 17, 1846 Harmont, Children of William and Sarah, by Rev. J.H. Carpenter Hathaway, Mary Rosina, infant daughter of William M. and Mary, of Rocky Brook, June 30, 1852, by Rev. F.J. Warner Hathaway, Martha Ann, Sept. 3, 1857, born Oct. 19, 1856, by Rev. W. B. Babcock Hathaway, Thomas William, Sept. 2, 1857, born Jan. 24, 1854, by Rev. W. B. Babcock Hay, Martha Lithgow, Aug. 6, 1879, aged 5 years, daughter of James T. and Caroline S. of Charlestown, Mass., by Rev. C.H. Bixby at St. Peter's Chapel, Narragansett Pier Hazard, Mrs. Ann Eliza, June 2, 1844, by Rev. J. H. Eames Hazard, Charles Henry, Dec. 2, 1845 Hazard, Ann Eliza, Dec. 2, 1845 Hazard, Julia, Dec. 2, 1845 Hazard, Children of Charles and Ann Eliza, by Rev. J.H. Carpenter Hazard, Mary Phebe, March 28, 1852 Hazard, Alice Robinson, May 2, 1852, by Rev. F.J. Warner Hazard, George G., Jan. 24, 1864, aged about 56 years, by Rev. J.H. Carpenter Hazard, Sarah Frances, of George L. and Roxellana, of Usquepaug, Feb. 19, 1868, born Jan. 4, 1837, by Rev. Samuel P. Kelley Hazard, Carder, Aug. 1, 1868, born March 12, 1867 Hazard, Charles Henry, Aug. 1, 1868, born Feb. 22, 1868, at parents' residence, they being very sick, children of Charles H. by Rev. Samuel P. Kelley Hazard, Elisha Watson, Sept. 2, 1871, born Oct. 18, 1870, son of Charles H. and Susan H., by Rev. Francis Wharton Hazard, Annie Huntington. May 9, 1880, aged 4 years, daughter of Charles H. and Susan H., by Rev. C.H. Bixby Hazard, Jane Hale. May 9, 1880, aged 6 years, 6 months, daughter of Charles H. and Susan H., by Rev. C.H. Bixby Heather, Carrie, Elizabeth, Feb. 2, 1879, born ----, 1878, daughter of George and Julia, by Rev. C.H. Bixby Helme, Jane Rebecca, at her father's residence, she being very ill, Easter Tuesday, 1864, (April 15), born in Aug. 1853, by Rev. J. Frank Winkley Hickliffe, John, of Jonathan and Frances, of Peacedale, April 10, 1853, by Rev. F.J. Warner Hickliffe, Mary Ann, of Jonathan and Frances, of Peacedale, April 10, 1853, by Rev. F.J. Warner Hill, Lucy Spink, 5th Sunday after Easter, 1865, aged 20 years, by Rev. J. Frank Winkley Hill, Emma Louisa, of Charles and Lucy S., Sept. 6, 1868, born at Chicago, May 9, 1868, by Rev. Samuel P. Kelley Hitchcock, Ethel, Aug. 19, 1877, born June 26, 1877, daughter of Charles and Fannie, by Right Rev. Thomas M. Clarke, at St. Peter's Chapel, Narragansett Pier Hull, Mrs. Hannah, wife of Robert, aged 82 years, at house of John Whaley, Nov. 16, 1852, by Rev. F.J. Warner Kenyon, Hannah Mary, July 3, 1864, aged 14, daughter of William G. and Hannah P., by Rev. J. Frank Winkley Lapsley, Ann Welsh, daughter of Howard and Catharine A. W., Sept. 13, 1869, born Dec. 27, 1868, at St. Peter's Chapel, Narragansett Pier, by H. W. Lee, D. D., LL. D. Mery, John Philip Wender, infant son of Anthony, in private at Peacedale, June 28, 1854, by Rev. F.J. Warner Migley, Mary Ellen, aged 2 months, youngest and only daughter of Joseph S., at home, midnight, being very sick, Aug. 27, 1852, by Rev. F.J. Warner Nichols, William Edward, of Isaac and Elizabeth, Feb. 23, 1868, born May 9, 1851, by Rev. S.P. Kelley Northrup, John, March 26, 1843, by Rev. J.H. Eames Northrup, Christopher Greene, July 24, 1853, by Rev. F.J. Warner Oatley, Samuel Trowbridge, aged 5 months, June 29, 1864, by Rev. J. Frank Winkley Pearse, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of George G. and Mary N., Dec. 22, 1859, born July 8, 1852, by Rev. William Leach Pearse, George Robinson, of George G. and mary N., Feb. 5, 1860, born July 14, 1850, by Rev. William Leach Pearse, Joseph Childs, of George G. and Mary N., Feb. 5, 1860, born July 27, 1857, by Rev. William Leach Pearse, Mary Frances, of George G. and Mary N., May 12, 1864, born June 25, 1854, by Rev. J. Frank Winkley Pearse, Jeremiah Niles, of George G. and Mary N., Feb. 5, 1866, born March 9, 1855, by Rev. William Leach Peckham, Alice Rathbun, April 18, 1852, by Rev. F.J. Warner Peckham, Sarah Greene, April 18, 1852, by Rev. F.J. Warner Peckham, Elizabeth Stewart, infant daughter of John C. and Sarah G., Aug. 26, 1852, by Rev. F.J. Warner Pemberton, Ida, aged 14 years, June 24, 1864, by Rev. J. Frank Winkley Pemberton, Mary Elizabeth, aged 11 years, June 24, 1864, by Rev. J. Frank Winkley Pemberton, Thomas Warwick, aged 15 years, June 24, 1864, by Rev. J. Frank Winkley Porter, Edward Benton, Aug. 12, 1867, born Jan. 24, 1867, son of Dr. George L., U.S.A., and Maria S., his wife, by Rev. Rufus W. Clarke, Jr. Potter, Sarah Fales, July 19, 1864, daughter of the late Niles Potter, by Rev. J. Frank Winkley Reed, Charles Hitchcock, Dec. 11, 1886, born Oct. 6, 1880, by Rev. C.H. Bixby Reed, Hattie Wharton, Dec. 11, 1880, born Dec. 18, 1878, by Rev. C.H. Bixby Rennie, John William, Sept. 15, 1867, born May 31, 1867, of John and Elizabeth, at Gov. Sprague's residence, by Rev. Rufus W. Clarke, Jr. Reynolds, Alitha, aged 74 years, May 18, 1864, at the Poor House, by Rev. J. Frank Winkley Robinson, Jane Hull, Oct. 22, 1843, infant daughter of Atmore, by Rev. J.H. Eames Robinson, Albert, March 26, 1843, by Rev. J.H. Eames Robinson, Sylvester Caleb, infant son of Atmore and Louisa, Dec. 14, 1845 Robinson, Kingston Goddard, infant son of Samuel P., at his parents' home in Flatbush, N.Y., June 20, 1847, by Rev. J.H. Eames Robinson, George Hazard, infant son of Atmore and Louisa, July 11, 1847, by Rev. J.H. Carpenter Robinson, Annie Chase, March 2, 1851, daughter of Atmore and Louisa, by Rev. F.J. Warner Robinson, Francis Warner, infant son of Elisha A., June 20, 1852, by Rev. F.J. Warner Robinson, William Henry, of Atmore and Louisa H., June 12, 1853, by Rev. F.J. Warner Robinson, Albert Christopher, son of Albert and Hannah P., at their housem Nov. 16, 1854, by Rev. F.J. Warner Robinson, Sarah Hull, May 22, 1855, by Rev. J.H. Eames Rodman, Mrs. Mary Maria, wife of Capt. R. G., of Rocky Brook, March 27, 1864, by Rev. J. Frank Winkley, assisted by Rev. Elisha F. Watson Rodman, Hattie Greene, Ascension 1864, daughter of R.G. and M.M., by Rev. J. Frank Winkley Rodman, Rowland Gibson, Jr., Ascension 1864, of R.G. and M.M., by Rev. J. Frank Winkley Rodman, Martha, 10th Sunday after -------, 1865, by Rev. J. Frank Winkley Rodman, Arabella, daughter of Daniel and Eliza A., of Mooresfield, 22d Sunday after ----, 1865, by Rev. J. Frank Winkley Rodman, Maria Durfee, March 24, 1867, born Oct. 7, 1866, of R.G. and Mary M., by Rt. Rev. Thomas M. Clark, D.D. Rodman, Richard S., March 24, 1867, by Rt. Rev. Thomas M. Clark, D.D. Rodman, Alida, daughter of Daniel and Eliza, aged 17 years, Feb. 23, 1868, by Rev. Samuel P. Kelley Rodman, Harry Champlain, son of Harry Harrison and Sarah Elizabeth, June 1, 1868, born Feb. 1, 1868, by Rev. Samuel P. Kelley Rodman, Alida, of Henry Harrison and Sarah Elizabeth, Sept. 19, 1869, born May 29, 1869, by Rev. Samuel P. Kelley Rodman, Nathaniel Durfee, second son of R.G. and M.M., Dec. 21, 1869, by Rev. S.P. Kelley Rodman, George Albert, Oct. 3, 1875, born June 15, 1875, son of Henry H. and Sarah E. Rodman, by Rev. W.B. Babcock Rodman, Edgar Greene, March 17, 1877, son of Rowland and Mary, by Rev. C.H. Bixby Rose, Ruth Northrup, April 18, 1852, by Rev. F.J. Warner Saxton, Emma Augusta, aged 3 years, 15th Sunday after Trinity, 1865, by Rev. J. Frank Winkley Saxton, Jennie Robinson, 15th Sunday after Trinith, 1865, aged 1 year, children of William and Margaret, by Rev. Rev. J. Frank Winkley saxton, Edgar, of William and Margaret, Sept. 6, 1868, born in New York City, June 16, 1868, by Rev. Samuel P. Kelley Simpson, Mary Alice, of William and Esther Ann, Jan. 12, 1868, born April 10, 185, by Rev. Samuel P. Kelley Smith, Amanda Ascension, 1864, born May 5, 1854, by Rev. J. Frank Winkley Spink, Mrs. Lucia Annie, nee Gardiner, aged 28 years, July 28, 1878, by Rev. C.H. Bixby, at St. Peter's Chapel, Narragansett Pier. Taylor, Philip Kitridge, of John N. and Kate K., Aug. 8, 1860, born April 28, 1860, by Rev. William Leach Taylor, Kate, infant daughter of John N. and Kate K., Sept. 25, 1864, by Rev. J. Frank Winkley Taylor, Fannie Wilcox, daughter of John N. and Kate, of Kingston, Sunday after Ascension, ----, by Rev. J. Frank Winkley Taylor, Esbon Sanford, June 30, 1878, by Rev. C.H. Bixby Taylor, Marion Watson, June 30, 1878, wife of Esbon S., by Rev. C.H. Bixby, at St. Peter's Chapel, Narragansett Pier Teft, Carrie, wife of Lindon, and daughter of Rowland Gardiner, May 12, 1870, by Rev. S.P. Kelley Teft, Amey, adult, June 27, 1880, daughter of Lindon, by Rev. C.H. Bixby, at St. Peter's Chapel, Narragansett Pier Teft, Martha Elizabeth, nee Browning, adult, July 8, 1880, by Rev. C.H. Bixby, at St. Peter's Chapel, Narragansett Pier Thurston, Orrin Kenyon, July 29, 1877, son of ---- and Hannah Venable, William, aged 20 months, July 13, 1880, in private, at Ocean House, child ill, by Rev. C.H. Bixby Waters, Alice Jemima, May 19, 1878, at St. Peter's Chapel, Narragansett Pier, by Rev. C.H. Bixby Watson, Mrs. Hannah R., March 28, 1843, by Rev. J.H. Eames Watson, Thomas H., March 28, 1843, by Rev. J.H. Eames Watson, Walter Scott, Aug. 25, 1844 Watson, George Robinson, Aug. 25, 1844 Watson, Caroline Elizabeth, Aug. 25, 1844 Watson, Children of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Watson, by Rev. J.H. Eames Watson, Miss Susan, April 13, 1845, by Rev. J.H. Eames Watson, Ann Elizabeth, wife of William C., April 13, 1851, by Rev. F.J. Warner Watson, Christopher Arnold, April 27, 1851 Watson, Susan Adalaide, April 27, 1851 Watson, Children of William C. and Ann E., by Rev. F.J. Warner Watson, Thomas Hazard, of Thomas H. and Frances, July 20, 1851, by Rev. F.J. Warner Watson, Marian B., March 28, 1852 Watson, Frank Stewart, infant son of William C. and Ann E., Dec. 12, 1852, by Rev. F.J. Warner Watson, William, of William and Mary, March 25, 1860, born Feb. 15, 1860, by Rev. William Leach Watson, Sarah, (an Indian hald-breed), aged 14 years, June 22, 1860, by Rev. J. Frank Winkley Watson, Mary Congdon, wife of Freeman P. Watson, July 17, 1864, by Rev. J. Frank Winkley Watson, Mary Congdon, of Freeman P. and Mary C., Sept. 25, 1864, by Rev. J. Frank Winkley Watson, Lillie, of William C., March 24, 1867, by Rt. Rev. Thomas M. Clarke, D.D. Watson, Willie, of William C., March 24, 1867, by Rt. Rev. Thomas M. Clarke, D.D. Watson, Mary Robinson, of Walter S. and Sarah T., July 31, 1870, born Oct. 7, 1869, by Rev. S.P. Kelley Watson, Henry Van Renssalear, Sept. 3, 1876, born June 13, 1876, or Irving, by Rev. C.H. Bixby Watson, Helen C., Feb. 2, 1879, born Aug. ---, 1878, of Irving and Lizzie, by Rev. C.H. Bixby Watson, Walter Hazard, aged 8 years, May 9, 1880, by Rev. C.H. Bixby Whitford, George, March 26, 1848 Whitford, Mrs. Abby C., March 26, 1843, by Rev. J.H. Eames Whitford, George Albert, Oct. 22, 1843 Whitford, Eugene Eames, Oct. 22, 1843 Whitford, Children of Mr. and Mrs. G. Whitford, by Rev. J.H. Eames Winkley, Carrie May, ----, 1863, born May 3, 1863, of Rev. J. Frank and A.C., by Rev. J. Frank Winkley Wright, Susan, Ascension 1864, aged 24 years, by Rev. J. Frank Winkley Wright, Caroline, aged 19 years, May 18, 1864, by Rev. J. Frank Winkley Wright, George A., daughter of A.R. and Susan, nee Susan H. Hazard, Dec. 5, 1869, born 1861, by Rev. S.P. Wright, William Henry, Nov. 8, 1876, by Rev. J.H. Carpenter Yost, Albert John, July 30, 1864, of Charles and Mary, aged 3 years 7 months, by Rev. J. Frank Winkley


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