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Rev John Gorton

Rev John Gorton

Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 6 Jun 1792 (aged 69)
Warwick, Kent County, Rhode Island, USA
Burial East Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island, USA
Memorial ID 17303827 · View Source
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Son of Benjamin Gorton and Elizabeth Greene

Husband of Rhoda Bowen and Phebe Church, widow of Rev. Benjamin Sheldon.

[Phebe Church was likely the Phebe of Tiverton, daughter of Indian Captain James Church, who received her portion of his land in Freetown, Bristol MA. in 1764. Benjamin Sheldon and his first wife Sarah Greenwood had lived at Rehoboth MA, Tiverton, and Warwick RI.]

Children with Rhoda Bowen:

1. Barbara Gorton (04/13/1748-09/30/1750)

2. John Gorton (02/25/1749-11/20/1828)
m Deborah Spink, m Mary Clarke

3. Phebe Gorton (05/13/1751-
m Peleg Olin

4. Elizabeth Gorton (02/03/1753-03/10/1821)
m Charles Briggs

5. Mary Gorton (12/04/1754-
m Jeremiah Pearce

6. Bowen Gorton (12/05/1756-10/12/1824)

7. Rhoda Gorton (11/17/1759-06/09/1763)

8. Anna Gorton (02/09/1762-
m Silas Andrews

9. Benjamin Gorton (08/11/1764-10/30/1790)
m Hannah Gardner


He was 39 years & 6 months ordained Minister of the Baptist church in East Greenwich.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rev John Gorton (22 Apr 1723–6 Jun 1792), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17303827, citing Baptist Burial Ground, East Greenwich, Kent County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by FrancisMattesonLine (contributor 47326405) .