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  • ID: I3001
  • Name: Joseph FONES 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 12 JAN 2008
  • Birth: 11 MAY 1699 in Cononicut Island, Newport, Rhode Island
  • Event: Rev War 1776
  • Note: and had the distinction of being the oldest Ensign, so far recorded, in the Revolutionary War, responding to an alarm call, July 30, 1778, in his seventy-ninth year. He was created Ensign and served seven days, for which he received sixteen shillings. He lived in Canonicut, R. I., and married there Penelope Remington, of the Rhode Island family.
  • Death: AFT 1778



    Father: Jeremiah FONES b: BET 1664 AND 1674 in Jamestown (prob.), Rhode Island
    Mother: Elizabeth HAVENS b: BET 1670 AND 1675 in North Kingstown (prob.), Washington, Rhode Island

    Marriage 1 Penelope REMINGTON b: ABT 1703 in Jamestown, Newport, Rhode Island
    • Married: 15 MAY 1725 in Jamestown, Newport, Rhode Island 1
    Children
    1. Has Children Penelope FONES b: ABT 1732 in Cononicut Island, Newport, Rhode Island

    Sources:
    1. Title: Ancestral File (R)
      Abbrev: Ancestral File (R)
      Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
      Publication: Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998
      Repository:
        Name: Family History Library
    2. Title: Web page
      Abbrev: Web page
      Publication: various
      Page: http://www.fones.org/htmlNE/d0000/g0000025.html#I71
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