Capt Daniel Eldredge

Capt Daniel Eldredge

North Kingstown, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 18 Aug 1726 (aged 66–67)
Burial North Kingstown, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA
Memorial ID 45122500 · View Source
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Daniel was born in the Narragansett Country and as a young man lived in
Kingstowne-Wickford where he was a farmer. He moved across the Rhode Island
boundary (ca 1705) and lived in nearby Stonington, Connecticutt. He returned
to Rhode Island in 1713 with his wife and ten children to the area called
North Kingstown, where he spent the rest of his life as a farmer, militia
officer, and public servant. Entries concerning Daniel's life include:

6 Sept 1687 Taxed in King's Town, for 1s 8d.
21 Dec 1696 Listed among the freemen in Kingstowne, alias Rochester.
1702 Captain
16 Apr 1707 Daniel's wife and five of his children baptized at
25 Mar 1709 Capt. Daniel Eldredge, formerly of Kingstowne, but later of
Stonington purchased 100 acres of Joseph Doliver "In ye Narragansett Colony
of RI having for his neighbors, Lodowick Updike and the hiers of Capt. John
May 1709 Deputy from Stonington to the General Court at Hartford.
1713 Daniel served as Justice of the Peace, Kingstowne, each year from
1713-1720, except in 1718.
20 Oct 1715 Represented Kingstowne as a Deputy to the General Assembly
of Rhode Island.
1719 Appointed Captain of the Kingstowne Company of Militia.
1719 Captain Daniel Eldred served in the 2nd Regiment, Kingstowne
Militia of Mainland, during the period 1719-1725.
15 Aug 1726 "Clinick baptism was administered to Capt. Daniel Eldred by
Mr. McSparran (rector of St. Paul's Church, Narragansett) who the 18th of
said mo. departed this life."
1726 Daniel made his will on 14 August 1726 in North Kingstown and died
there on 18 August 1726. He bequeathed to his wife, Mary, the use of the
dwelling house where he resided, and mentions sons Daniel of Stonington; sons
James and Thomas; daughters Abigail, Mary, Freelove, Hannah and Sarah.
24 Dec 1750 Will of Mary Eldred, widow of Daniel Eldred, was probated.
Witnesses were James Eldred, Christopher Phillips, and Christopher Phillips,

Children, surname ELDREDGE:

37 i. Abigail
38 ii. Daniel
39 iii. Mary, born 6 December 1691, Kingstowne; married 5 May 1709, John
Miner (Minor) of Stonington.
40 iv. Freelove, born March 25, 1695, Kingstowne; died 1698, Kingstown,
age 3 years.
41 v. James.
42 vi. Thomas
43 vii. Freelove
44 viii. Hannah
45 ix. Sarah, born 29 Jan 1706, Stonington; baptized April 16, 1707,
First Stonington Church. Married Nathaniel (Nathan) Carpenter.
56 x. Richard, born 9 April 1712, Stonington; drowned at se4a, ca 1749;
unmarried. The probate records of North Kingstown include this entry on
August 11, 1752: "The town Council of North Kingstown (Rhode Island) having
received information that Richard Eldredge, late of North Kingstown, had
been absent and unheard of for above three years past and having while he
lived goods, chattels, etc." Administration of his estate was granted to
Nicholas Northup of sd. North Kingstown.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 45122500
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Daniel Eldredge (18 ??? 1659–18 Aug 1726), Find a Grave Memorial no. 45122500, citing Reynolds Lot, North Kingstown, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Linda Ogren (contributor 47657928) .