Note for:   Bernard Rogers,   1543 -          Index

Line from Bernard to Stephen Babcock from Stephen Babcock ( 09-28-2000


Note for:   Rose Kerridge,   13 APR 1572 - 19 SEP 1627          Index

Name could be Kerrich


Note for:   John Maxson,   1638 - 17 DEC 1720          Index

(From "Newport Seventh Day Baptist Trilogy" by Ilou & Don Sanford, 1998)Made free in Westerly, Washington Co., RI - 28 October 1638

His father, John Maxson, Senior, was the first settler of Throgs Neck, then called "Maxson's Point," on the north shore of Long Island Sound, in the present town and county of Westchester, New York, where he and his son Richard were murdered in the early spring of 1638, by the Indians. Mrs. Maxson and a few others escaped to a shallop lying in the sound, and after a long and tedious voyage, landed on the Island of Rhode Island, where a son was born to Mrs. Maxson a few days after landing, and probably about the middle of March, 1638, who received the name of John Maxson, after his recently murdered father. On the 24th of the same month the Island was purchased from the Indian sachems, Canonicus and Miantunomi. From John Maxson, the first white child born in Rhode Island, descended John Maxson, Jr., his son, born in 1666, and to him was born John Maxson 3d, in 1701, whose son, David Maxson, was the father of Chloe Maxson, the mother of the subject of this sketch, who with her husband, Capt. Samuel Clark, and nine children, removed to Brookfield, Madison county, New York, in 1801, where Capt. Clark died, Feb. 13, 1830, and his wife on the 19th of March, 1833.

Info from Ann Hayes (
William and John Davis witnessed the will of John Maxson, 21 Jan 1715/16 and 20 Feb 1720/21 John Davis deposed that he saw his father, Wm. Davis sign as witness. (FHL Microfilm # 0930805, Westerly RI Probate and Town Council Records, pp53-59).
The will leaves to his wife, unnamed; to his sons, John , Jonathan and Joseph; to his dau. Hannah; to the five daus of his son Joseph, viz.Tace, Goodith, Mary, Ruth and Elizabeth; to the children of his deceased dau Clark; to the children of his dec. dau. Lewis; to three grandsons, viz.John, son of my son, John; Joseph and John, sons of my son Joseph. His three sons were named executors. (He bequeathed to his son, John, the "great Bible which was my Father's". ) John Davis submitted a bill for making a coffin, indicating he was "joyner Davis."
1.Deed of John Maxson to his son, John of Westerly, 5 Sep 1726:three tracts: 1/2 the tract I now dwell on that was ( ?, hard to read) by my honored fatther, that is to say the north half of the farm; half of the tract I bought of Mr. John Saunders; and all that part of my lands that I bought of Mr. John Wells bounding upon lands of Joseph Maxson's and lands of Joseph Covey, lands of Tobias Brand, lands of John Davis, and lands of John Lewis. (I have photocopy of this.)(FHL #0940223 Westerly, RI Land records)
2. Deed of John Maxson to his "son-in-law John Davis, Joyner", 7 Sep 1726: 56 Acres bounded byOliver Babcock, John Crandall, John Lewis, Tobias Brand, land by name of 'Egypt'. (This is on page 173 of the First Book of Land Records.
3.Deed of John Davis, Joyner, to Jonathan Maxson, Jun., 30 Nov 1731, land known by the name of 'Egypt", bounded by Oliver Babcock, John Maxson, land lately sold by John Crandall to Jonathan Maxson, land of Tobias Brand, land of John Lewis. This deed is signed by John and Elizabeth Davis.
It seems clear that the same land is being transferred in the above deeds. The only possible problem would be a question as to which John Maxson is the man in #1. However, since he mentions his honored father, presumably the man of the will above, and all the other John Maxsons can be shown to be living in 1726, John of #1 is the son of the John Maxson who wrote the will and it is his daughter, Elizabeth, who m. John Davis. And he is the Joyner who rec'd 13 shillings for the coffin he made for his wife's grandfather.


Note for:   Bethiah Hubbard,   19 DEC 1646 - 17 APR 1707          Index

(From "Newport Seventh Day Baptist Trilogy" by Ilou & Don Sanford, 1998)


Note for:   Alonson T. Dominy,   14 NOV 1863 - 9 SEP 1908          Index
From Newton book:
He received a public school education, in his native village, and in early life engaged in mercantile business of the firm of Dominy and Walker, a general store in his native town, which bears his name today.

In 1887 he was chosen town clerk, for two years, and for twelve years was one of the towns supervisors, also served as chairman of the board for one year.

He was elected sheriff of the county in 1901, served in 1902, 1903 and 1904 residing in Plattsburgh, and on retirement from office returned to his native town.

He represented his town in the New York Assembly, for a term of two years, serving upon the committees of fisheries, game, prisons, soldiers, and agriculture. He labored diligently in forwarding the interest of northern New York.