Elizabeth Jeffries Wilson

Birth
England
Death 18 Sep 1684 (aged 54–55)
Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island, USA
Burial Exeter, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
Memorial ID 131555676 · View Source
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Elizabeth Sweet, whose maiden name might be Jeffries, was probably born in England. She married John Sweet around 1650, possibly in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island. John had moved to Warwick by 1648. Elizabeth and John had at least eight children in Warwick. John operated a grist mill in Warwick, and was very active in the town, filling several offices, buying and selling land. Sometime after 1660, John sold the mill and moved the family to East Greenwich, Rhode Island, where John bought or built another grist mill on Potowamut Neck. During King Phillip's war, the family fled to Newport and the Indians destroyed the mill in East Greenwich. In 1677, just after the war, John died, and in his will, urged his older sons to rebuild the mill. Elizabeth married again, a man named Samuel Wilson. On September 18, 1684, Elizabeth Wilson, widow, aged 55 or so, testified that her first husband, John Sweet and herself had been in possession of land and a grist mill at Potowamut Neck until forced off the land by the late Indian War, and that after the war, she and her children had returned to that land. The exact date of Elizabeth's death is not known. She is buried with her first husband in the Sweet-Tripp Lot, which is part of the larger Rhode Island Veteran's Memorial Cemetery in Exeter, Washington County.


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  • Created by: Ken Smith
  • Added: 19 Jun 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 131555676
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Jeffries Wilson (1629–18 Sep 1684), Find A Grave Memorial no. 131555676, citing Sweet-Tripp Lot, Exeter, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Ken Smith (contributor 46985536) .