My 8x great grandfather Thomas Arnold is buried in the Union Cemetery, North Smithfield, Rhode Island.
Today I visited the grave.
Thomas Arnold was married three times and his third wife Patience, who survived him, is buried beside him. Thomas Arnold was a judge, but I am still searching for details of his career. Of Thomas’ 13 children, the most famous is Peleg Arnold, a lawyer and tavern keeper who represented Rhode Island in the Continental Congress and later served as Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court.
I am descended from the first wife, Susannah Comstock. I did not see her grave nor can I find her son from whom I am descended, Thomas Jr., in the cemetery or in the Rhode Island Cemeteries Index. I am seeking more information about Thomas Jr because I am trying to prove that my 6x great-grandmother Lucy Arnold is his daughter.
If Lucy is indeed Thomas Jr’s daughter I am related to Thomas Arnold Sr (of the Smithfield Arnolds: Richard3, Richard2, Thomas1) in the following way:
- Benson, Richard H. The Arnold Family of Smithfield, Rhode Island. Boston: Newbury Street Press, 2009.