Warren, Rhode Island

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Revision as of 06:47, 9 September 2010

Warren, Rhode Island
Map
Map of Bristol County highlighting Warren
Location in Bristol County
Map of Rhode Island highlighting Bristol County
Bristol County's location in the state of Rhode Island
Facts
Founded 1668
Seat Warren
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Address Warren Town Hall
514 Main Street
Warren, RI 02885
Website: townofwarren-ri.gov/

United States Gotoarrow-kelly.png Rhode Island Gotoarrow-kelly.png Bristol County, Rhode Island Gotoarrow-kelly.png Warren

Contents

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
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Warren was the site of the Indian village of Sowams on the peninsula called Pokanoket (the near parts now called Mount Hope Neck), and was first explored by Europeans in 1621, by Edward Winslow and Stephen Hopkins. By the next year, Plymouth Colony had established a trading post at Sowams. In 1623, Winslow and John Hampden saved the life of Wampanoag Sachem Massasoit with medicine, gaining an important native ally.

In 1636, Roger Williams, banished from Salem, fled to Sowams where he was sheltered by Massasoit until he settled at Providence.

Permanent English settlement east of the Indian village began. In 1653, Massasoit and his oldest son sold to certain Plymouth Colony settlers what is now Warren and parts of Barrington, Rhode Island; Swansea, Massachusetts; and Rehoboth, Massachusetts. After the death of Massasoit, relations between the Indians and the settlers became strained, leading to King Philip's War in 1675. The English settlement at Sowams was destroyed during the war, but rebuilt.

In 1668, the township was officially incorporated with the name Sowams; in 1691, the Plymouth Colony merged with the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

Warren was ceded to Rhode Island from Massachusetts in 1747. The town was named "Warren" after a British naval hero, Admiral Sir Peter Warren, after a victory at Louisburg in 1745. At the time of cession in 1747, Barrington, Rhode Island was unified with Warren, until it was separated again in 1770.

Warren was the original home of Brown University, founded in 1764 as the College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. The school registered its first students in 1765. Brown was the Baptist answer to Congregationalist Yale and Harvard, Presbyterian Princeton, and Episcopalian Penn and Columbia. At the time, it was the only one of these schools that welcomed students of all religious persuasions (following the example of Roger Williams, who founded Rhode Island in 1636 on the same principle).

Resources

Archives and Libraries

Biography

  • La Paroisse Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Warren, état du Rhode Island, 1877-1952 FHL Collection
    First half of text in French; second half is English translation. Includes biographies of parish priests, professional people, nuns, outstanding parisioners, lists of parochial school students, members of the parish enlisted in the military, Franco-Americans in public office, censuses completed in 1888 and 1895, and memorials to their deceased parisioners.

Cemeteries

Census

1850

  • Census of 1850 FHL Collection
    Microfilm of documents filmed at town hall, Tisbury, Mass.

1888

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1895

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Centennial Celebrations, etc

  • 200th anniversary of Warren, Rhode Island: historical sketch, 1747-1947 FHL Collection

Church History and Records

Baptist

  • A discourse delivered at the dedication of the new church edifice of the Baptist Church and Society in Warren, R.I.: May 8, 1845 FHL Collection
  • The centennial discourse on the one hundredth anniversary of the First Baptist Church, Warren, R.I.: November 15, 1864 FHL Collection

Episcopal

  • Historical discourse delivered in St. Mark's Church, Warren, R.I.: Sunday evening, November 10, 1878, being the fiftieth anniversary of the organization of the parish FHL Collection The church closed the doors after last mass, 2 May 2010

Methodist

Roman Catholic

  • La Paroisse Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Warren, état du Rhode Island, 1877-1952 FHL Collection

Court Records

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Directories

  • Warren and Barrington Directory, 1897: comprising a complete general and business directory of the towns of Warren and Barrington, also, a record of the town governments, institutions, societies, etc. FHL Collection
  • Bristol, Warren and Barrington (Rhode Island) city directories FHL Collection

Emigration and Immigration

Gazetteers

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Maps

Military History and Records

Newspapers

Probate Records

  • Probate records, 1746-1920 INVALID/MISSING FHL number
    Before 1799 the town council handled all probate matters.
    Probate proceedings 1808-1879
    Wills and inventories 1746-1851
    Inventories 1831-1918
    Executors, administrators and guardianship bonds 1872-1893
    Bonds and letters of testamentary 1811-1836
    Administration and testamentary letters 1810-1871
    Accounts 1832-1947
    Commissoners reports of claims 1843-1913
    Letters of guardianship 1840-1900
    Letters and bonds to return inventory 1823-1839
    Probate index 1746-1859
    Probate records 1879-1920
    Wills 1880-1918
    Bonds, numbered and un-numbered 1872-1917
    Administration and letters testamentary index 1840-1849


Taxation

Vital Records

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Websites

References