Rhode Island, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 29, 1725|
In his 60th yr.
Alexander, the eldest son of James Huling was born in Newport, Rhode Island in 1665. Due to his title as Captain, it is believed he was a military man, although listed as a carpenter and yeoman in the Whightman book.
As early as 23 Apr 1685, Alexander's name appears in the records of Narragansett Country (Kingstowne), being a witness to an agreement by the Humphrey Atherton Land Company. It is thought that he was a resident there, pursuing his trade as a carpenter in this rapidly developing area. It is here in about 1689, he was wed to Elizabeth, the daughter of George and Elizabeth (Updike) Wightman, and by her had issue seven children.
On 28 May 1696, Alexander sold his now dwelling house and settlement, orchards and buildings in the Narragansett Country, and on 18 Feb 1702, according to Austin's "The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island," he was named among "those persons that hold and possess lots of land out of the ancient proprietors and have built large building." His homestead farm was in the northern part of Kingstowne, located about two miles northwest of what was then called Cocumscussoc, now known as Wickford. On 12 Aug 1703, he deeded "for love and good will to my loving friends Jeremiah Wilkie and Valentine Wightman of the Baptist church in the Narragansett Country" a half acre of land about "seventy-six rods (418 yards) north-east of my now dwelling-house in Kingstowne to make use of for building a meeting-house for the worship and service to God." This church, known since that time as the Stony Lane (Six-Principle) Baptist Church, was destined to be the home church of succeeding generations of both the Houses of Huling and of Wightmen; and a kinsman in the latter house, Rev. James Wightman filled the pastorate of this historic church from about 1740 to 1791.
On 29 Oct 1707, Alexander Huling a Deputy to the Assembly seated at Warwick.
Alexander's will, North Kingstown Probate # vi, pages 125-7, is dated 25 June 1725. In this document he named his wife, Elizabeth, as Executrix, and mentioned all of his children listed below, with special provision being indicated for their daughter Mary, called by her father "senseless." Alexander died four days later on 29 July 1725 in North Kingstown. The inventory of his personal property totaled £ 263 and 13 shillings. Alexander is buried in the Old Baptist Yard of the Stony Lane Church.
Children by Elizabeth Wightman:
1. James Huling, married Mary, the daughter Thomas Havens of North Kingstown, and granddaughter of William Havens. James was living, 6 Dec 1720, yet his wife Mary is said to have been left a young widow, and later married Jonathan Chace.
2. Honour Huling, married Alexander Browne, the son of Beriah and his second wife Abigail (Phenix) Browne. Alexander's will is dated 1758, and it was proved on 30 Sep 1758.
3. Alexander Huling Jr., died in 1774, was married Elizabeth Tarbox of East Greenwich, RI.
4. Margaret Huling, married 1st. William Havens, the brother of Mary (Havens) Huling; then 2nd. Joseph Stafford Jr., the son of Joseph and Sarah (Holden) Stafford.
5. Elizabeth Huling, as stated was the wife of James Nichols.
6. Catherine Huling, married _________ Nichols.
7 Mary Huling.
(bio provided by James Faasen)
Additional information from EL Edwards:
Alexander's father James Huling died 6 Mar 1687, and was buried in "Newport Cemetery."
His mother was Margaret Walton Huling. She is buried in Lewes, Delaware, in St. Peters Cemetery: # 7719429 [dates and place of burial are confirmed in the Genealogical Dictionary]. [Her daughter, Honour Huling Clarke, had moved to Lewes.]
James Huling (1636 - 1687)
Margaret Walton Huling (1631 - 1707)
Alexander Huling (____ - 1774)*
Honor Huling Brown (1692 - ____)*
John Huling (____ - 1709)*
Alexandre Huling (1665 - 1725)
Old Baptist Cemetery
Rhode Island, USA
Created by: Julie Nathanson
Record added: Mar 04, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25061298