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Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


Thomas Borden

REFERENCE: William Richard Cutter, New England Families, New York, 1915. "Thomas resided on the paternal homestead. The Bristol ferry leased by his father was operated by him. He inherited the homestead and was a substantial and prosperous citizen. He and Catherine Hull had no children.

In "Slaves in Little Compton" by Mr. Wilbour on page 51 it says, "A slave named Cuff belonging to Thomas Borden of Portsmouth, R.I. was convicted of trespass against Comfort Taylor widow, of Little Compton. At a court of equity held at Providence in October 1743, the plaintiff was awarded judgement of 200 pds and costs against Cuff. But Comfort Taylor, realizing that the slave could not discharge the judgement and in the event of Cuff's imprisonment she would lose the damages awarded by the court, petitioned the general assembly to empower the sheriff to sell the negro. She contended that the negro was private property, so he was sold as personal estate." COMMENT: It is unknown by me, T.Mason, if this was this particular Thomas Borden is the Thomas referred to in this article.


Job Borden

died young


Benjamin Borden

CHILDREN: Carile Santos, Richard Borden of Portsmouth RI,"Your Ancestors, a national magazine of Genealogy and family history"; 1635-1838; Buffalo NY by Harry Ferris Johnston 1947-1959; Part 14; LDS Family History Library Film 1597740.


Thomas Cornell Jr.

DEATH: Rev. John Cornell, M.A.; Genealogy of The Cornell Family; Call Number: 929.273 C815c.

DEATH: Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island quotes "The Friends' records of 8-Feb-1673": Thomas Cornell was convicted of matricide and executed in 1673 in Portsmouth, RI. The "evidence" against him was the testimony of an old man [John Briggs, brother of Rebecca Briggs Cornell] who said that he had a dream in which Thomas' dead mother accused Thomas of having killed her. The woman was found dead and burned, in front of a hearth fire at Thomas' home. The best guess of scholars is that as she sat before the fire, the old woman had a stroke, fell, and part of her clothing caught fire. She was found by her family on the floor, dead, and partially burned. Initially, it was considered a death by natural causes. After she was buried, John Briggs had a dream, and Thomas' nightmare began. His final request was made by his friends after his execution. They said he had asked them to bury him next to his mother. The court denied the request but granted that "the Court consents that if his friends have a desire, they may inter the body in the land lately to him belonging, within twenty feet of the common road."

Thomas' fourth-great-grandson donated the original endowment for Cornell University, which is named after that descendant of Thomas. That man was Ezra Cornell (1807-1874), son of Elijah b. 1771, son of Elijah b. 1730, son of Stephen who m. Ruth Pierce, son of Stephen b. 1656, son of Thomas-the-executed and his first wife, Elizabeth Fiscock. ... Thomas Cornell's daughter Sarah (who married Zaccheus Butts) was, of course, from Thomas' second wife, Sarah Earle, daughter of Ralph Earle b. 1606 and Joan Savage b. 1609. Sarah Earle was pregnant when her husband Thomas Cornell was executed on the bogus charges. She named that daughter "Innocent," and about five years after Thomas was executed, Sarah married David Lake, son of Alice who was executed as a witch because she believed she saw her dead baby. One might wonder what Sarah Earle Cornell Lake thought of the times she lived thru.

REFERENCES: WorldConnect data submitted by Leslie Mendez
1) Austin, John O. "Cornell". The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, 1887, pages 54-55. EXTRACT: Thomas Jr. was a Deputy to the General Assembly of RI and held other government posts.
2) Cornell, Benjamin. His will, written 13 January 1787, proved 27 January 1787. EXTRACT: On 17 Mar 1655 Thomas was chosen with three others to prize land and buildings of John Wood, deceased. He had a grant of ten acres 10 Dec 1657. On 4 May 1670 he and three others were appointed to audit colonies' accounts. His bill to Assembly for futher encouragement of a troop of horses was referred on 7 Jun 1671 to the next Assembly. At the same meeting it was ordered that Thomas Cornell be desired to be a messenger from the court to carry a letter to the Governor of Plymouth, and that he be supplied with 20 shillings in silver by the treasurer towards bearing his charge.

Excerpted from "Who was Rebecca Cornell?" American Genealogist Vol 36 pp16-18 By George E. Mc Cracken Ph.D.F.A.S.G.VD. Drake University Des Moines, Iowa
5) Cornell, John. "A Cornell Corner". New York Genealogical & Biographical Record, vol. 31, July 1900, pages 180-181.
6) Cornell, John. Genealogy of the Cornell Family Being an Account of the Descendants of Thomas Cornell of Portsmouth, R. I., T. A. Wright Press, New York, NY, 1902, 468 pages.
7) Cornell, William. "[Abstract of his will, written 7 October 1747, proved 17 April 1749]". New Jersey Colonial Documents, Calendar of Wills - 1730-1750, page 113.
8) Cornell, William. "[Abstract of his will, written 27 April 1791, proved 25 May 1791]". New Jersey Post-Revolutionary Documents, Calendar of Wills - 1791-1795, page 88.
9) Glazier, Prentiss. "The English Origin of the Cornwell/Cornell Family". The American Genealogist, vol. 51, no. 2, April 1975, pages 115-116.
10) Hale, George. A History of the Old Presbyterian Congregation of "The People of Maidenhead and Hopewell", Henry B. Ashmead Press, Philadelphia, PA, 1876, [Cornell information on pages 11, 15, 17, 18, 33, 45, 52, 60, 61, & 72].
11) "Hunterdon County Freeholders, 1741". Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, vol. 37, no. 2, May 1962, page 52.
12) Lewis, Alice B. "The Cornell Family". Hopewell Valley Heritage, Hopewell Museum, Hopewell, NJ, 1973, pages 268-279.
13) Maack, Jean E., & Cornell, C. Clair. "Unraveling One Massachusetts-to-Iowa Cornell Line". The American Genealogist, Vol. 58, no. 2, April 1982, pages 77-83.
14) McCracken, George E. "Who Was Rebecca Cornell?" The American Genealogist, vol. 36, 1960, pages 16-18.
15) "Mercer County Gravestones: Cornell Family Burying Ground, Hopewell Township". Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey, vol. 26, no. 3, 1951, page 72.
16) Moriarty, G. Andrews. "Additions and Corrections to Austin's Genealogical Dictionaryof Rhode Island". The American Genealogist, vol. 35, no. 2, April 1959, page 107.
17) Moriarty, G. Andrews. "Additions and Corrections to Austin's Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island". The American Genealogist, vol. 39, no. 1, January 1963, page 2.
18) Pennington Presbyterian Church Records, Pennington, New Jersey.


Sarah Earle

This commentary is in the notes of husband Thomas Cornell, "Thomas' fourth-great-grandson donated the original endowment for Cornell University, which is named after that descendant of Thomas. That man was Ezra Cornell (1807-1874), son of Elijah b. 1771, son of Elijah b. 1730, son of Stephen who m. Ruth Pierce, son of Stephen b. 1656, son of Thomas-the-executed and his first wife, Elizabeth Fiscock. ... Thomas Cornell's daughter Sarah (who married Zaccheus Butts) was, of course, from Thomas' second wife, Sarah Earle, daughter of Ralph Earle b. 1606 and Joan Savage b. 1609. Sarah Earle was pregnant when her husband Thomas Cornell was executed on the bogus charges. She named that daughter "Innocent," and about five years after Thomas was executed, Sarah married David Lake, son of Alice who was executed as a witch because she believed she saw her dead baby. One might wonder what Sarah Earle Cornell Lake thought of the times she lived thru."


Sarah

A source for her first marriage cites: Philip Wilber,Town Clerk, Rhode Island, Little Compton Town records, 1697-1886, Salt Lake City : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973, FHL US/CAN Film 946837.

A source for her second marriage: Arnold, James Newell 1844-1927, Rhode Island, Vital Record of 1636-1899: a family register for the people (Providence, R.I. : Narragansett Historical Publishing Company, 1893), Page 8, FHL US/CAN Book 974.5 V2a. "1-168 Barden, Sarah, (widow,) and John Earl, Jr., Dec. 24, 1719."

url - https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:3S7Z-RC9
Citation - https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:1:MCTD-RFP
Notes - Lists parents, spouse, children, places and dates.

An entry listed in the IGI shows when and where ordinances were processed.

The IGI and PRF does list multiple references showing a  relationship to parents William Earle as her father and either Mary Walker or Prudence Hall as her mother.
However, we need to continue looking for a better source to prove her relationship to these particular parents.
NOTE: Her second marriage record indicates her father was named Ralph.


Thomas Potts Jr

BIOGRAPHY: Family History Records; ; compiled by Michael S. Cole, [HYPERLINK http://www.thecolefamily.com/hobby/ahnentafel.htm#ahnentafel ] ; ; copy dated 26 Jan 1994 sent to T Mason; NOTES: 1678 came to America. RESEARCHER: Betty Koleda, Prineville, OR.

HYPERLINK http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~rbarry4145/pttg04.htm#830 ] He was baptized on 29 Apr 1707 in Lower Duplin Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He was employed as a tanner in 1710 in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He was named (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1819, Vol D pg 110) as a trustee by Mary Powell on 13 Sep 1718 in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He signed a will (Calendar of New Jersey Wills) on 30 Jan 1734 in Mansfield, Burlington County, New Jersey. He was named as a witness (New Jersey Calendar of Wills, on-line database, Vol II,) to the will of Peter Imlay on 29 May 1749 in Mansfield, Burlington County, New Jersey. He had a will probated on 21 Feb 1754 in Mansfield, Burlington County, New Jersey.

REFERENCE: John E. Stillwell, MD, Historical and Genealogical Miscellany (6 volumes) (New York, 1914), Vol II pg 44, Morris Library - University of Delaware, University of Delaware, Newark DE.

REFERENCE: Gloria Potts Stracke, Thomas Potts (Sheild) and Related Families (Privately printed. 1980. San Francisco, CA), Library of Congress - Local History & Genealogy Room, Washington DC.

DEATH: Clerk of the Church, Southampton Baptist Church Records. Bucks Co. PA., Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA, FHC 0388568 Item 3.


Mary Records

REFERENCE: John E. Stillwell, MD, Historical and Genealogical Miscellany (6 volumes) (New York, 1914), Vol II pg 44, Morris Library - University of Delaware, University of Delaware, Newark DE.

Gloria Potts Stracke, Thomas Potts (Sheild) and Related Families (Privately printed. 1980. San Francisco, CA), Library of Congress - Local History & Genealogy Room, Washington DC.

BURIAL: Tombstone Inscriptions in Bucks, Montgomery, Lancaster, Berks and Luzerne Counties, Pennsylvania, pg 8, Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA, FHC 0192631 Item 1.


Marriage Notes for Thomas Potts Jr and Mary Records-4288

New Jersey Marriages, Colonial Era, 1665-1800


Thomas Potts Jr

BIOGRAPHY: Family History Records; ; compiled by Michael S. Cole, [HYPERLINK http://www.thecolefamily.com/hobby/ahnentafel.htm#ahnentafel ] ; ; copy dated 26 Jan 1994 sent to T Mason; NOTES: 1678 came to America. RESEARCHER: Betty Koleda, Prineville, OR.

HYPERLINK http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~rbarry4145/pttg04.htm#830 ] He was baptized on 29 Apr 1707 in Lower Duplin Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He was employed as a tanner in 1710 in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He was named (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania Wills, 1682-1819, Vol D pg 110) as a trustee by Mary Powell on 13 Sep 1718 in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He signed a will (Calendar of New Jersey Wills) on 30 Jan 1734 in Mansfield, Burlington County, New Jersey. He was named as a witness (New Jersey Calendar of Wills, on-line database, Vol II,) to the will of Peter Imlay on 29 May 1749 in Mansfield, Burlington County, New Jersey. He had a will probated on 21 Feb 1754 in Mansfield, Burlington County, New Jersey.

REFERENCE: John E. Stillwell, MD, Historical and Genealogical Miscellany (6 volumes) (New York, 1914), Vol II pg 44, Morris Library - University of Delaware, University of Delaware, Newark DE.

REFERENCE: Gloria Potts Stracke, Thomas Potts (Sheild) and Related Families (Privately printed. 1980. San Francisco, CA), Library of Congress - Local History & Genealogy Room, Washington DC.

DEATH: Clerk of the Church, Southampton Baptist Church Records. Bucks Co. PA., Family History Library, 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA, FHC 0388568 Item 3.


Marriage Notes for Thomas Potts Jr and Rebecca Stacy-4289

New Jersey Marriages, Colonial Era, 1665-1800