It’s been a busy week – I’ve visited four sites in three days.
Westerly, Rhode Island Town Hall
The question: I am looking for property deeds or other information for Daniel Lanphere, who died in Westerly in 1808.
Daniel Lamphere is the father of my gggg-grandfather, Russell Lamphere, Sr. I am seeking more clues about Daniel Lamphere’s parents. I have Daniel’s 1808 probate records, which don’t help on that point, so I thought I would try to see where his property came from.
I was unable to find all the records I wanted, and time ran out, so I think I will just re-group and re-analyze everything I do have. One highlight of the day was finding Russell Sr’s original birth record – I’ve only seen transcriptions.
The siblings are: Russell Lanphere 1776, Marcy Lanphere 1782, William Lanphere 1785, Nancy Lanphere 1787, Triphena Lanphere 1789, and Daniel Lanphere 1793 (?).
I was thrilled to find this because there is quite a gap between Russell and his next sibling, Marcy, and I always wondered if it had been correctly transcribed. I have never found a marriage record for the parents, Daniel and Nancy. Her name is sometimes mentioned as Tefft. The old Tefft genealogy seems to support this theory, but the years don’t quite work out. So, any documentation I can get is good.
Coincidentally, I ran into some Tefft researchers at the town hall. While they couldn’t help exactly, it sure was fun meeting them. And they said something nice about people who write blogs! What a good day.
Seeing this list makes me realize that I don’t know too much about most of these siblings; I have found them to be hard to trace. I think it would be worthwhile to try some more.
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