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Source Citations


Elijah Borden

1Helen Gurney Thomas, Massachusetts, Freetown Vital Records of the Town 1686-1890, FHL 974.4851F2 V28t. "Elijah, s. of Joseph & Susanna 29 May 1737."

2Town Clerk, Massachusetts, Freetown; Births, marriage intentions, and deaths, 1686-1793, Batch C502322, FHL 945020.

3Herbert, Mary Phillips, Massachusetts, Freetown marriage records (Bristol County), 1686-1844, Book 2, pg 230, 974.485/F2 V25h.

4Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1910, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FHHD-1YL. "Name: Elijah Borden
Spouse's Name: Sarah Parker
Event Date: 09 Dec 1759
Event Place: Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M01794-3
System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
GS Film number: 1993524
Reference ID: P 84

Citing this Record
"Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FHHD-1YL : 9 February 2018), Elijah Borden and Sarah Parker, 09 Dec 1759; citing reference P 84; FHL microfilm 1,993,524." Image.

5Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/Q29P-WFLK. "Name: Elijah Borden
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 09 Dec 1759
Event Place: Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
Gender: Male
Spouse's Name: Sarah Parker
Spouse's Gender: Female
Reference ID: p 84
GS Film Number: 1993524
Digital Folder Number: 004934236
Image Number: 00552

Citing this Record
"Massachusetts Town Records, ca. 1638-1961," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29P-WFLK : 3 November 2017), Elijah Borden and Sarah Parker, 09 Dec 1759; citing Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, Town clerks and local churches; FHL microfilm 1,993,524." Image.


Sarah Parker

1Herbert, Mary Phillips, Massachusetts, Freetown marriage records (Bristol County), 1686-1844, Book 2, pg 230, 974.485/F2 V25h.

2Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1910, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FHHD-1YL. "Name: Elijah Borden
Spouse's Name: Sarah Parker
Event Date: 09 Dec 1759
Event Place: Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M01794-3
System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
GS Film number: 1993524
Reference ID: P 84

Citing this Record
"Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FHHD-1YL : 9 February 2018), Elijah Borden and Sarah Parker, 09 Dec 1759; citing reference P 84; FHL microfilm 1,993,524." Image.

3Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/Q29P-WFLK. "Name: Elijah Borden
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 09 Dec 1759
Event Place: Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
Gender: Male
Spouse's Name: Sarah Parker
Spouse's Gender: Female
Reference ID: p 84
GS Film Number: 1993524
Digital Folder Number: 004934236
Image Number: 00552

Citing this Record
"Massachusetts Town Records, ca. 1638-1961," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29P-WFLK : 3 November 2017), Elijah Borden and Sarah Parker, 09 Dec 1759; citing Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, Town clerks and local churches; FHL microfilm 1,993,524." Image.


Rachel Borden

1Town Clerk, Massachusetts, Freetown; Births, marriage intentions, and deaths, 1686-1793, Batch C502322, FHL 945020.


Joseph Borden Jr.

1Weld, Hattie L. Borden, Borden, Richard & Joan,  who settled in Portsmouth R.I., Historical and genealogical record of the descendants..., Albany, N.Y. : Joel Munsell, [1899], pg 96, FHL US/CAN Film 512. "Joseph Borden was a shoemaker, and lived in Fall River, until 1750, when he gave to his brother George a power of attorney to collect his outstanding deeds and attend to his affairs generally.  He then removed to an estate given him by his grandfather, John Borden, of Portsmouth, R.I., which was on the east side of the North Watuppa Pond, near to the Indian reservation, it being then in the town of Tiverton.  ..."

2FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/125814101. "Joseph Borden, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
Name: Joseph Borden
Birth Date: 18 Nov 1713
Birthplace: SWANSEA,BRISTOL,MASSACHUSETTS
Father's Name: John Borden
Mother's Name: Sarah
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C50224-1
System Origin: Massachusetts-ODM
GS Film number: 0022366 IT 3
Reference ID:
Sources
Citing this Record
"Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FZD8-L62 : accessed 25 Oct 2013), Joseph Borden, 18 Nov 1713.

Title: Historical and genealogical record of the descendants as far as known of Richard and Joan Borden : who settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, May 1638 with historical and biographical sketches of some of their decendants
Authors: Weld, Hattie L. Borden, b. 1859 (Main Author)
Published: Albany, N.Y. : Joel Munsell, [1899?]. 348 p.

Page 96: "Joseph Borden was a shoemaker and lived in Fall River until 1750 when he gave to his brother, George, a power of attorney to collect his outstanding deeds and attend to his affairs generally. He then removed to an estate given him by his grandfather, John Borden, of Portsmouth, R.I. which was on the east side of the North Watuppa Pond, near to the Indian Reservation, it being then in the town of Tiverton. The births here given were taken from the Freetown records, but probably do not include all his children. There was a John Borden of Tiverton, whose wife was named Lydia, who, I think, belonged to this family. His family register I found on the records of Tiverton, and also the marriages of three of his children, viz Keziah, Lemuel, and __________. The family disappeared from the records of Tiverton about 1800."

Joseph Borden disappeared so early that he has left but little to record. He seems to have commenced the improvement of his property with considerable energy and promised fair to become an active and energetic business man, but Providence ordered otherwise, and he passed away "as a dream when one awaketh." No tradition of him unfavorable to his character has come down to us." Image.

3Weld, Hattie L. Borden, Borden, Richard & Joan,  who settled in Portsmouth R.I., Historical and genealogical record of the descendants..., pg 96.


Susannah Read

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/125814501/susannah-borden. "Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 about Susanna Read
Name: Susanna Read
Event Type: Birth
Birth Date: 27 Sep 1715
Birth Place: Freetown, Massachusetts
Father Name: John Read

Susanna Reed, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
Name: Joseph Borden
Spouse's Name: Susanna Reed
Event Date: 19 Feb 1736
Event Place: Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M01794-3
System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
GS Film number: 1993524
Reference ID: P 84
Sources
Citing this Record
"Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FHHD-1T1 : accessed 26 Oct 2013), Joseph Borden and Susanna Reed, 19 Feb 1736." Image.

2Weld, Hattie L. Borden, Borden, Richard & Joan,  who settled in Portsmouth R.I., Historical and genealogical record of the descendants..., Albany, N.Y. : Joel Munsell, [1899], pg 96, FHL US/CAN Film 512.

3Weld, Hattie L. Borden, Borden, Richard & Joan,  who settled in Portsmouth R.I., Historical and genealogical record of the descendants..., pg 96. "Joseph Borden was a shoemaker, and lived in Fall River, until 1750, when he gave to his brother George a power of attorney to collect his outstanding deeds and attend to his affairs generally.  He then removed to an estate given him by his grandfather, John Borden, of Portsmouth, R.I., which was on the east side of the North Watuppa Pond, near to the Indian reservation, it being then in the town of Tiverton.  ..."


Peace Borden

1Town Clerk, Massachusetts, Freetown; Births, marriage intentions, and deaths, 1686-1793, Batch C502322, FHL 945020.


Phoebe Borden

1Town Clerk, Massachusetts, Freetown; Births, marriage intentions, and deaths, 1686-1793, Batch C502322, FHL 945020.


William Wodell

1Arnold, 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), bk 2, pg 43, FHL US/CAN Book 974.5 V2a. Names and birth dates of all children listed.

2Eli Wodell, Wodell Family, Genealogy of a part of the, from 1640 to 1880, p.30, FHL Film 1020783 Item 6. Names and birthdates of all children listed.

3Arnold, James Newell 1844-1927, Rhode Island, Vital Record of 1636-1899: a family register for the people, v 4, p 43.

4Eli Wodell, Wodell Family, Genealogy of a part of the, from 1640 to 1880, p.30.

5Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Society, Rhode Island, Tiverton, computer printout, 1636-1850, Extracted from Vital record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850, vol. 4, pt. 7. Tiverton. 974.5 V2a vol. 4., pg 116, FHL US/CAN Film 933413 Item 10.

6Arnold, James Newell 1844-1927, Rhode Island, Vital Record of 1636-1899: a family register for the people, bk 2, p 58.

7Eli Wodell, Wodell Family, Genealogy of a part of the, from 1640 to 1880, p.30. "William Wodell and Elizabeth Borden were married 1732." Tiverton Extracts.

8Encyclopedia of Massachussetts - Biographical - Genealogical 3 Volumes, American Historical Society - 1916, p. 245.


Elizabeth Borden

1Encyclopedia of Massachussetts - Biographical - Genealogical 3 Volumes, American Historical Society - 1916, p. 245.

2Arnold, 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), v 4, p 116, FHL US/CAN Book 974.5 V2a. v. 6 Tiverton Birth.

3Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F8M5-BYT. ""Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F8M5-BYT : 10 February 2018), Sarah in entry for Elizabeth Borden, 07 Apr 1708; citing Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, reference p43; FHL microfilm 913,052." Image.

4Arnold, James Newell 1844-1927, Rhode Island, Vital Record of 1636-1899: a family register for the people, bk 2, p 58.

5Eli Wodell, Wodell Family, Genealogy of a part of the, from 1640 to 1880, p.30, FHL Film 1020783 Item 6. "William Wodell and Elizabeth Borden were married 1732." Tiverton Extracts.

6Arnold, James Newell 1844-1927, Rhode Island, Vital Record of 1636-1899: a family register for the people, bk 2, pg 43. Names and birth dates of all children listed.

7Eli Wodell, Wodell Family, Genealogy of a part of the, from 1640 to 1880, p.30. Names and birthdates of all children listed.


Ruth Wodell

1Arnold, 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), v 4, p 43, FHL US/CAN Book 974.5 V2a.

2Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Society, Rhode Island, Tiverton, computer printout, 1636-1850, Extracted from Vital record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850, vol. 4, pt. 7. Tiverton. 974.5 V2a vol. 4., https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSM4-7SSR-V?i=2027&cat=240572, FHL US/CAN Film 933413 Item 10. Image.


John Wodell

1Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Society, Rhode Island, Tiverton, computer printout, 1636-1850, Extracted from Vital record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850, vol. 4, pt. 7. Tiverton. 974.5 V2a vol. 4., FHL US/CAN Film 933413 Item 10.

2Arnold, 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), bk 2, pg 43, FHL US/CAN Book 974.5 V2a.


Lydia Wodell

1Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Society, Rhode Island, Tiverton, computer printout, 1636-1850, Extracted from Vital record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850, vol. 4, pt. 7. Tiverton. 974.5 V2a vol. 4., FHL US/CAN Film 933413 Item 10.

2Arnold, 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), bk 2, pg 43, FHL US/CAN Book 974.5 V2a.


John Borden III

1Weld, Hattie L. Borden, Borden, Richard & Joan,  who settled in Portsmouth R.I., Historical and genealogical record of the descendants..., Albany, N.Y. : Joel Munsell, [1899], pg 95, FHL US/CAN Film 512. "141. JOHN, born June 4, 1710; died July 8, 1761. He married Mary Peters, daughter of Rev. Hugh Peters.

John Borden was made Freeman of Scituate May, 1739. and sold two-fifths of his father's homestead, consisting of 80 acre® of land in Warren, R. I., formerly Swansea, Mass., to James Mason, for £450. His deed was executed at Providence August 15, 1747. He obtained a water privilege on the Ponaganset River, where he set up a forge for
the manufaoture of wrought iron, the ore being brought from what is now called Cranston, and the forests around him furnishing ample materials for charcoal. The old forge site is now occupied by a grist mill, and the water power carries a cotton factory, which is owned in part by John Borden, a descendant."

2Massachusetts Birth and Christenings, 1639-1915, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FZD8-SJP. ""Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FZD8-SJP : 10 February 2018), Sarah in entry for John Borden, 04 Jun 1710; citing SWANSEA,BRISTOL,MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 0022366 IT 3." Image.


Mary Peters

1Weld, Hattie L. Borden, Borden, Richard & Joan,  who settled in Portsmouth R.I., Historical and genealogical record of the descendants..., Albany, N.Y. : Joel Munsell, [1899], pg 95, FHL US/CAN Film 512. "141. JOHN, born June 4, 1710; died July 8, 1761. He married Mary Peters, daughter of Rev. Hugh Peters.

John Borden was made Freeman of Scituate May, 1739. and sold two-fifths of his father's homestead, consisting of 80 acre® of land in Warren, R. I., formerly Swansea, Mass., to James Mason, for £450. His deed was executed at Providence August 15, 1747. He obtained a water privilege on the Ponaganset River, where he set up a forge for
the manufaoture of wrought iron, the ore being brought from what is now called Cranston, and the forests around him furnishing ample materials for charcoal. The old forge site is now occupied by a grist mill, and the water power carries a cotton factory, which is owned in part by John Borden, a descendant."


Nathaniel Borden

1Weld, Hattie L. Borden, Borden, Richard & Joan,  who settled in Portsmouth R.I., Historical and genealogical record of the descendants..., Albany, N.Y. : Joel Munsell, [1899], p.123, FHL US/CAN Film 512.


Benjamin Borden

1Thomas Allen Glenn, b. 1864, Borden, Pedigree of Richard, who removed from the county of Kent, Old England, 1637-1638 and settled at Portsmouth, RI, 617 Witherspoon Building, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Printed for private distribution, 1901. -- 15 p., pg 124, FHF 0990349.

2Massachusetts Birth and Christenings, 1639-1915, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FZD8-F2F. ""Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FZD8-F2F : 10 February 2018), Sarah in entry for Benjamin Barden, 02 Dec 1716; citing SWANSEA,BRISTOL,MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 0022366 IT 3." Image.


Elizabeth Mason

1Thomas Allen Glenn, b. 1864, Borden, Pedigree of Richard, who removed from the county of Kent, Old England, 1637-1638 and settled at Portsmouth, RI, 617 Witherspoon Building, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Printed for private distribution, 1901. -- 15 p., pg 124, FHF 0990349.


Benjamin Borden

1Weld, Hattie L. Borden, Borden, Richard & Joan,  who settled in Portsmouth R.I., Historical and genealogical record of the descendants..., Albany, N.Y. : Joel Munsell, [1899], pg 124, FHL US/CAN Film 512. "260 Benjamin, born 1744; married Elizabeth Mason. [His mother was Elizabeth Mason - TM]. "He lived at Newport. He was engaged in the African slave trade, and contracted a disease from long exposure to that climate, which tormented his life. He left a widow and small children, who soon passed away, so suddenly that suspicions were excited among the neighbors that they had been poisoned. The widow of Benjamin dying, his property fell into the hands of his legal heirs, and his brother Thomas sold his house in Newport for  $55o. In making his deed to it, Thomas Borden inseerted the name of his wife, Ruth, and his two sisters, Elizabeth, the wife of William Owens of Blooming Grove, in the county of Orange, N.Y. and Rosanna Borden of the same place; the deed bears the date September 21, 1875." S."


Joseph Borden

1Mrs. Thomas Eugene Hooker, Earle, Patience of Perquimans County, N.C., New England Historical and Genealogical Register 104:227, pg 229. "      Mrs. Thomas Eugene Hooker, Earle, Patience of Perquimans County, N.C., New England Historical and Genealogical Register 104:227, pg 229. "On 20 july 1911 the New Bedford Public Library, New Bedford, Mass., came into possession of a manuscript by the Rev. Pardon G. Seabury. There was nothing in these papers to indicate when the manuscript was compiled. However, pages 44 & 45 give the following: "Descendants of Richard & Joan Borden" compiled by Rev. Pardon Gray Seabury, p. 44 - "#367 Joseph Borden, Ships Carpenter, Core Sound, N. C., married Hannah Stafford: Children, 6th Gen.: #444 Mary, b. at Core Sound in N. C., married Samuel Little of Little Compton, R. I., Dec. 15, 1771;  #445 Theophilus, b. Core Sound, N. C., married Anna Springer;  #446 Josiah, b. Core Sound, N. C., married Susanna Salsbury (widow) mother of Capt. Samuel & Wanton Salisbury of Tiverton, R. I. (Tiverton, R. I., Bk. 5, p. 63: married 6-15-1784 by Thos. Durfee, Justice)." According to this manuscript, Joseph Borden removed at an early day to Carolina, probably with his uncle William Borden, who established himself as a shipbuilder on Core Sound or NewPort river near to the present site of Beaufort, N. C."
     The manu­script continues with information concerning the Stafford family of Tiverton, and refers to letters written to their parents by the chil­dren of Josiah and Susannah Stafford. A letter from Samuel and Sarah Stafford addressed to their honoured mother, then a Widow in Tiverton, dated 17 Feb. 1751, came from Nine Partners, N. Y. Another from Hannah Borden, to the same, was dated at Core Sound, N. C., 27 July 1752. A third letter is from PATIENCE who had married a man by the name of Earl, 21 Oct. 1752 (error - it was 29 Jun 1745 TM). Another from Patience Earl to her mother was dated "North Carolina the 19th of 3 mo 1773." [Note: Could this have been erroneous) copied, and have been 1753 instead of 1773, as the mother, Sara Stafford, was dead in 1754?]
    On 22 Dec. 1764 in Perquimans County, N. C., "Miss Sarah Earles" was married to George Walton, Richard Hodges, security (Hathaway, 3-413). Then, on 8 April 1765 in Tiverton, " --- Patience Earll of the County of Perquimans in North Carolina, widow, for Sundry good causes --- by these presents do -- ap­point -- my trusty and well beloved Friend GEORGE WALTON of ye sd County in North Carolina, marriner, my true & Law­ful Attorney to Sell & Deliver for me and in my name & to my use. Behoof all my Right or property - in the house & Land that was my mother, Sarah Staffords thirds Laying in Tiverton in the Government of Rhode Island in New England ----" etc. Signed Patience Earll."
   Wit: Noah Chase and John Low.  Received and recorded 31 Oct 1765, by Restcome Sanford, Town Clerk (Tiverton deeds, I-405). It can hardly be doubted that Sarah Earle, who married George Walton in Perquimans County, N.C., on 22 Dec. 1784, was the daughter of John Earle, Jr. and his wife Patience.  We also know that John and Patience had a son, John, born 28 Dec. 1748."." Joseph Borden is the half-brother of John Earl Jr.  See John's source information for preceeding information in this publication.

2Carile Santos, Borden, Richard of Portsmouth, R.I., "Your ancestors, a national magazine of genealogy and family history"; 1635-1838; Buffalo NY by Harry Ferris Johnston 1947-, Family History Library Film 1597740 Item 14. "lived in North Carolina."

3Weld, Hattie L. Borden, Borden, Richard & Joan,  who settled in Portsmouth R.I., Historical and genealogical record of the descendants..., Albany, N.Y. : Joel Munsell, [1899], pg 124, FHL US/CAN Film 512. "ERROR: Hattie Borden Weld states that the following Joseph was the son of Benjamin Borden (b. December 2, 1716) of Rhode Island.

262. JOSEPH, born November 18, 1718; married Hannah Stafford. "He removed at an early day to North Carolina, probably with his uncle, William Borden, who established himself as a ship builder on Core Sound or Newport River, near to the present site of Beaufort, N. C.

He probably went out unmarried, and after some years retoirned North and married Hannah Stafford, the sister of David Stafford of Tiverton, R. I. Their family residence was on the Stafford road and near to the South Watuppa pond. The Stafford family of that day were connected with the Friends' Society in Tiverton, and were highly respected,
not only in their own town, but also among the Friends in the neighboring towns, where the meetings of Friends were held.

Most of the sisters of David Stafford, on marrying, removed with their husbands to remote places. A letter from Samuel and Sarah Stafford addressed to their honored mother, then a, widow in Tiverton, was dated February 17, 1751, came from the Nine Partners, N. Y. Another from Hannah Borden to the same, was dated at Core Sound, N. C, July 27, 1752. A third letter is from Patience, who had married a man by the name of Earl, was dated at Nine Partners, and was signed by Patience Earl October 21, 1752. Another from Patience Earl to her mother was dated North Carolina, the 19th of the 3d mo. 1773. Their sister Priscilla married a Lowden of Newport. These letters all show a respectful and kind regard for all their friends, and a tender solicitude for the comfort and welfare of their mother, which does honor to their feelings, and contrasts strongly with the conduct of families whom we have known in later times." S."

4Massachusetts Birth and Christenings, 1639-1915, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FZD8-L6L. "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FZD8-L6L : 10 February 2018), John Borden in entry for Joseph Borden, 18 Nov 1713; citing SWANSEA, BRISTOL, MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 0022366 IT 3. Image.


Hannah Stafford

1Mrs. Thomas Eugene Hooker, Earle, Patience of Perquimans County, N.C., New England Historical and Genealogical Register 104:227, pg 229. "      Mrs. Thomas Eugene Hooker, Earle, Patience of Perquimans County, N.C., New England Historical and Genealogical Register 104:227, pg 229. "On 20 july 1911 the New Bedford Public Library, New Bedford, Mass., came into possession of a manuscript by the Rev. Pardon G. Seabury. There was nothing in these papers to indicate when the manuscript was compiled. However, pages 44 & 45 give the following: "Descendants of Richard & Joan Borden" compiled by Rev. Pardon Gray Seabury, p. 44 - "#367 Joseph Borden, Ships Carpenter, Core Sound, N. C., married Hannah Stafford: Children, 6th Gen.: #444 Mary, b. at Core Sound in N. C., married Samuel Little of Little Compton, R. I., Dec. 15, 1771;  #445 Theophilus, b. Core Sound, N. C., married Anna Springer;  #446 Josiah, b. Core Sound, N. C., married Susanna Salsbury (widow) mother of Capt. Samuel & Wanton Salisbury of Tiverton, R. I. (Tiverton, R. I., Bk. 5, p. 63: married 6-15-1784 by Thos. Durfee, Justice)." According to this manuscript, Joseph Borden removed at an early day to Carolina, probably with his uncle William Borden, who established himself as a shipbuilder on Core Sound or NewPort river near to the present site of Beaufort, N. C."
     The manu­script continues with information concerning the Stafford family of Tiverton, and refers to letters written to their parents by the chil­dren of Josiah and Susannah Stafford. A letter from Samuel and Sarah Stafford addressed to their honoured mother, then a Widow in Tiverton, dated 17 Feb. 1751, came from Nine Partners, N. Y. Another from Hannah Borden, to the same, was dated at Core Sound, N. C., 27 July 1752. A third letter is from PATIENCE who had married a man by the name of Earl, 21 Oct. 1752 (error - it was 29 Jun 1745 TM). Another from Patience Earl to her mother was dated "North Carolina the 19th of 3 mo 1773." [Note: Could this have been erroneous) copied, and have been 1753 instead of 1773, as the mother, Sara Stafford, was dead in 1754?]
    On 22 Dec. 1764 in Perquimans County, N. C., "Miss Sarah Earles" was married to George Walton, Richard Hodges, security (Hathaway, 3-413). Then, on 8 April 1765 in Tiverton, " --- Patience Earll of the County of Perquimans in North Carolina, widow, for Sundry good causes --- by these presents do -- ap­point -- my trusty and well beloved Friend GEORGE WALTON of ye sd County in North Carolina, marriner, my true & Law­ful Attorney to Sell & Deliver for me and in my name & to my use. Behoof all my Right or property - in the house & Land that was my mother, Sarah Staffords thirds Laying in Tiverton in the Government of Rhode Island in New England ----" etc. Signed Patience Earll."
   Wit: Noah Chase and John Low.  Received and recorded 31 Oct 1765, by Restcome Sanford, Town Clerk (Tiverton deeds, I-405). It can hardly be doubted that Sarah Earle, who married George Walton in Perquimans County, N.C., on 22 Dec. 1784, was the daughter of John Earle, Jr. and his wife Patience.  We also know that John and Patience had a son, John, born 28 Dec. 1748."." Joseph Borden is the half-brother of John Earl Jr.  See John's source information for preceeding information in this publication.

2Carile Santos, Borden, Richard of Portsmouth, R.I., "Your ancestors, a national magazine of genealogy and family history"; 1635-1838; Buffalo NY by Harry Ferris Johnston 1947-, Family History Library Film 1597740 Item 14. "lived in North Carolina."

3Weld, Hattie L. Borden, Borden, Richard & Joan,  who settled in Portsmouth R.I., Historical and genealogical record of the descendants..., Albany, N.Y. : Joel Munsell, [1899], pg 124, FHL US/CAN Film 512. "ERROR: Hattie Borden Weld states that the following Joseph was the son of Benjamin Borden (b. December 2, 1716) of Rhode Island.

262. JOSEPH, born November 18, 1718; married Hannah Stafford. "He removed at an early day to North Carolina, probably with his uncle, William Borden, who established himself as a ship builder on Core Sound or Newport River, near to the present site of Beaufort, N. C.

He probably went out unmarried, and after some years retoirned North and married Hannah Stafford, the sister of David Stafford of Tiverton, R. I. Their family residence was on the Stafford road and near to the South Watuppa pond. The Stafford family of that day were connected with the Friends' Society in Tiverton, and were highly respected,
not only in their own town, but also among the Friends in the neighboring towns, where the meetings of Friends were held.

Most of the sisters of David Stafford, on marrying, removed with their husbands to remote places. A letter from Samuel and Sarah Stafford addressed to their honored mother, then a, widow in Tiverton, was dated February 17, 1751, came from the Nine Partners, N. Y. Another from Hannah Borden to the same, was dated at Core Sound, N. C, July 27, 1752. A third letter is from Patience, who had married a man by the name of Earl, was dated at Nine Partners, and was signed by Patience Earl October 21, 1752. Another from Patience Earl to her mother was dated North Carolina, the 19th of the 3d mo. 1773. Their sister Priscilla married a Lowden of Newport. These letters all show a respectful and kind regard for all their friends, and a tender solicitude for the comfort and welfare of their mother, which does honor to their feelings, and contrasts strongly with the conduct of families whom we have known in later times." S."


Gershom Wodell Jr

1Eli Wodell, Wodell Family, Genealogy of a part of the, from 1640 to 1880, pgs 20 - 22, 1710/1711, FHL Film 1020783 Item 6. "The Last Will and Testament of Gershom Wodell of Tiverton in the county of Bristol in New England is as followeth... EXTRACT: Eldest son and heir William; youngest son Gershom; Sarah my dear wife; daughters - Elizabeth, Ruth, Patience, Eals, Innocent... . Uncle James Tripp and Henry Head Neighbors & friends executors. seal the five and Twentieth Day of January in the year of the Lord one thousand seven hundred and Ten Eleven 1710/11."

2Arnold, 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), bk 2, pg 43, 1710/1711, FHL US/CAN Book 974.5 V2a. All children's birth recorded.

3Rhode Island, Tiverton, Newport (Extracted Civil records) (Vital Records Index - North America, CDs, 1998), pgs 116, 117, 1710/1711. All children's births listed.

4Arnold, James Newell 1844-1927, Rhode Island, Vital Record of 1636-1899: a family register for the people, bk 2, pg 43.

5FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/176619721/gershom-wordell. Image.

6Arnold, James Newell 1844-1927, Rhode Island, Vital Record of 1636-1899: a family register for the people, bk 2, pg 58.

7Wilbour, Benjamin Franklin, 1887-1964 (Main Author), Little Compton Families, Little Compton Historical Society, 1967 College Hill Press Providence, R.I., p. 806, FHL Film 844901 Item 1.


Sarah Mott

1Wilbour, Benjamin Franklin, 1887-1964 (Main Author), Little Compton Families, Little Compton Historical Society, 1967 College Hill Press Providence, R.I., p. 806, FHL Film 844901 Item 1.

2FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/176619943/sarah-wordell. Image.

3Arnold, 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), bk 2, pg 58, FHL US/CAN Book 974.5 V2a.

4Eli Wodell, Wodell Family, Genealogy of a part of the, from 1640 to 1880, pgs 20 - 22, 1710/1711, FHL Film 1020783 Item 6. "The Last Will and Testament of Gershom Wodell of Tiverton in the county of Bristol in New England is as followeth... EXTRACT: Eldest son and heir William; youngest son Gershom; Sarah my dear wife; daughters - Elizabeth, Ruth, Patience, Eals, Innocent... . Uncle James Tripp and Henry Head Neighbors & friends executors. seal the five and Twentieth Day of January in the year of the Lord one thousand seven hundred and Ten Eleven 1710/11."

5Arnold, James Newell 1844-1927, Rhode Island, Vital Record of 1636-1899: a family register for the people, bk 2, pg 43, 1710/1711. All children's birth recorded.

6Rhode Island, Tiverton, Newport (Extracted Civil records) (Vital Records Index - North America, CDs, 1998), pgs 116, 117, 1710/1711. All children's births listed.


Josiah Stafford

1Mrs. Thomas Eugene Hooker, Earle, Patience of Perquimans County, N.C., New England Historical and Genealogical Register 104:227, pg 227. "     From the will of Josiah Stafford "of Tiverton, Co. of Bristol, Providence of Mass. Bay", 6 Jan. 1742, we have - "wife Sarah; eldest son Joseph Stafford; Joseph's eight sisters; my daughters, Sarah, Elizabeth, Bethiah, Bathsheba, Phebe, Priscilla, Hannah, and PATIENCE; son David Stafford; son Abraham Stafford; daughter Priscilla Lowdin".
    From Bristol County, Mass., we find that "David Lake and Joel Lake, Josiah Stafford and Sarah Stafford wife of said Josiah Stafford, all of Tiverton in the Co. of Bristol in the province of ye Mass. Bay - whereas our father David Lake formerly of Tiverton, but Late of Little Compton in sd. Co., deceased, did by a certain deed, etc." (Bristol County deeds, I4-209, 26 March 1720). This Lake family is fully treated by G. Andrews Moriarty in his article "The Early Rhode Island Lakes", in The American Genealogist and New Haven Genealogical Magazine, vol. XII, pp. 17-24.
    Mrs. Henry Durfee (Grace Stafford), of Tiverton, who has done much research on the Stafford family, states that Josiah Stafford was born Josiah Stover, son of Sylvester Stover. Mrs. Francis Richmond Sears, of Swansea, Mass., concurs with Mrs. Durfee in this theory. Facts concerning Sylvester Stover, his wife and children, may be found in the "Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire", by Noyes, pp. 666 & 667, and The Register, vol. LXXXV, pp. 300-302, "Sylvester Stover of York, Me.", etc., by Cincellotte."


Sarah Lake

1Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F89K-YY2. Image.

2Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F87K-DQK. Image.

3Mrs. Thomas Eugene Hooker, Earle, Patience of Perquimans County, N.C., New England Historical and Genealogical Register 104:227, pg 227. "     From the will of Josiah Stafford "of Tiverton, Co. of Bristol, Providence of Mass. Bay", 6 Jan. 1742, we have - "wife Sarah; eldest son Joseph Stafford; Joseph's eight sisters; my daughters, Sarah, Elizabeth, Bethiah, Bathsheba, Phebe, Priscilla, Hannah, and PATIENCE; son David Stafford; son Abraham Stafford; daughter Priscilla Lowdin".
    From Bristol County, Mass., we find that "David Lake and Joel Lake, Josiah Stafford and Sarah Stafford wife of said Josiah Stafford, all of Tiverton in the Co. of Bristol in the province of ye Mass. Bay - whereas our father David Lake formerly of Tiverton, but Late of Little Compton in sd. Co., deceased, did by a certain deed, etc." (Bristol County deeds, I4-209, 26 March 1720). This Lake family is fully treated by G. Andrews Moriarty in his article "The Early Rhode Island Lakes", in The American Genealogist and New Haven Genealogical Magazine, vol. XII, pp. 17-24.
    Mrs. Henry Durfee (Grace Stafford), of Tiverton, who has done much research on the Stafford family, states that Josiah Stafford was born Josiah Stover, son of Sylvester Stover. Mrs. Francis Richmond Sears, of Swansea, Mass., concurs with Mrs. Durfee in this theory. Facts concerning Sylvester Stover, his wife and children, may be found in the "Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire", by Noyes, pp. 666 & 667, and The Register, vol. LXXXV, pp. 300-302, "Sylvester Stover of York, Me.", etc., by Cincellotte."