John Angell 8th great grandpa on RootsMagic tree
John Angell was born in 1677 in Providence, Rhode Island- then known as Providence Plantations in British Colonial America. John was an English citizen, ruled during his lifetime by Charles 2, James 2, William & Mary, Queen Anne, King George 1 & 2. Georges 1 and 2 were the beginning of the decline of royals as political rulers with the first Prime Minister appointed in 1721.
John’s family were founders of Providence, his grandpa Thomas Angell was one of 5 English founders with Roger Williams. John’s parents were John and Ruth Field Angell, they had at least 8 children.
John married Sarah Clemence on January 2, 1702, in Providence. Sarah’s family were also original settlers. Sarah and John had 7 kids. John was a cooper- he made barrels, casks – timber containers. Coopers and breweries worked together, casks for beer and wine were a big business. John’s brother Thomas Angell owned a tavern in Providence. It’s almost certain John would have made casks and barrels for his brother’s tavern.
The published family history, The Genealogy of Thomas Angell, states ‘meagre detail’ on this Angell’s life.
John died on December 3, 1744, “”Deaths Angell, John (cooper) Dec 3rd 1744”. He didn’t leave a will, his estate presented in court shows son Stephen appointed and responsible for bringing an inventory by December 24, 1745.
- Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations at Wikipedia
- A cooper at Colonial Williamsburg, © Joe Ross/Flickr , what John’s shop may have looked like
- Genealogy of the descendants of Thomas Angell at Archive.org
- Vital record of Rhode Island 1636-1850, a family register for the people at Archive.org
- Rhode Island, US Wills and Probate Records, 1582-1932 at Ancestry
- Rhode Island Indian Rock, Narragansett Pier, Detroit Photographic Co., c1900, photochrom, color Library of Congress