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Stephen Gardner
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Birth: 1668
Death: Feb. 9, 1743

Son of Benoni Gardner and Mary Eldred

♦Newport Historical Magazine.

19. STEPHEN GARDINER, 3 (Benoni, 2; George, i), was born, according to his tombstone
record, in 1668.' He died February 9, 1743. He married, in 1700, Amey Sherman, a daughter
of Benjamin and Hannah (Mowry) Sherman, of Kingstown.^' In 1705 his father gave him, by
deed, land "with a house thereon," in Kingstown.

In 1731 Stephen deeded the same land to his uncle, John Watson, for twenty-three hundred
dollars, signing the deed as Stephen Gardiner, of South Kingstown. This homestead farm
was on or near Tower Hill.

In 1730, a number of deeds are recorded in Norwich, Connecticut, relating to the purchase
of land in Colchester, by Stephen Gardiner, of
South Kingstown. Also in 1733, other deeds are recorded in Colchester, signed by Stephen
Gardiner, of Norwich. From this time till 1742 his name appears on the records as buying
land in Colchester and Bozrah, also in Montville, around Gardiner's Lake.

Coggeshall's History of Montville says: "Stephen Gardiner . . . settled in New
London Co., bought Great Pond, afterwards called 'Gardiner's Lake.' "^^ The
following inscription on his tombstone at Gardiner's Lake was deciphered a few years ago
by Mr. James N. Arnold, of Providence, Rhode Island:

"Here lyes ye body of Stephen Gardiner, who died February ye 9, 1743, and in ye 76
year of his age."

The following list of the children of Stephen and Amey Gardiner is from an old paper,
evidently the return of the administrator of his estate, and is recorded in Norwich,

There is no record of the birth of his children in South Kingstown, possibly from the
fact that the records of the Friends were lost when their meeting-house was burned, in
1742. The marriages of his daughter Abigail and son Peregrine are to be found in their
later records.

Children of Stephen and Amey (Sherman) Gardiner

90. Amey Gardiner, was born June 13, 1701, and married, possibly, Jan. 28 (23?), 1719-20,
Peter Boss. There were three children, the names of whom cannot be deciphered from the
North Kings-
town records. Possibly one of them was Susannali (Sarah?), who married, in 1742 , George
(See No. j/p, below.)

91. Lydia Gardiner, was born Oct. lo, 1702, and married John Jenkins.

92. Stephen Gardiner, was born Feb. 24, 1704, and married Frances Congdon, a daughter o{

93. Benjamin Gardiner, was born April i8, 1706.

94. Peregrine Gardiner, was born Jan. 24, 1707, and married Susannah Robinson, a daughter
of John and Mary (Hazard) Robinson.

95. Daniel Gardiner, was born Dec. 14, 1709, and married Bathsheba Smith.

96. Sarah Gardiner, was born Oct. 25, 1711, and married Samuel Davis.

97. Hannah Gardiner, was born May 2, 1713, and married Samuel Rogers.

98. Mehitable Gardiner, was born May 22, 1715, and married John Congdon, Jr.

99. Abigail Gardiner, was born July 9, 1717, and married Richard Smith, in 1744.

100. David Gardiner, was born June 28, 1720, and married Jemima Gtistin.

101. Jonathan Gardiner, was born April 18, 1724, and married Mary Haughlon. He married,
second, Abiah Fitch.

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  Amy Shearman Gardner (1681 - ____)*
  Stephen Gardner (1704 - 1776)*
  David Gardner (1720 - 1798)*
*Calculated relationship
Here lyes the
body of Stephen
Gardaner who
died February
ye 9 1743 and
in ye 76 year
of his age

Note: age 75 years
Gardner-Bulkeley Cemetery
New London County
Connecticut, USA
Created by: Judith
Record added: Aug 19, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11567153
Stephen Gardner
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