Stephen Angell 5th great grandpa on RootsMagic tree.
Stephen Angell was born in 1705 in Providence, Rhode Island. His parents were John and Sarah Clemence Angell. His great grandpa, Thomas Angell, with Roger Williams was a founder of Rhode Island colony in 1636, both immigrated from England. In that small community the families are intertwined through generations. His grandparents, great grandparents descend from the small group in 1636.
Stephen married Martha Olney, her family also original RI immigrant settlers. They married in on May 16, 1728. Stephen and Martha had 10 children. They may have been Quakers (Friends). They lived in Providence for awhile then moved to Johnston about 5 miles west. Stephen is mentioned in a couple wills. The will of his grandma, Sarah Smith Clemence in 1725, “Item I Give to Every one of my Grand Children five shillings a peice in paper money”. The court named Stephen “bond to council for his administration” on his father’s estate “administration of all singular … goods and chattels and credits of his father John Angell … year 1745”. Stephen inherited the family farm.
Stephen wrote his will March 7, 1771. The inventory lists blacksmith, carpenter, cooper and farming tools. Daughters had received their portions at their marriages, older sons had received their portions earlier too. Son William received rights on Olney Mills, Daniel and William were in charge of their mom’s support. Their mom Martha Olney Angell objected to the will provisions at court, the court approved the will anyway on July 25, 1772.
Sources, free sources linked.
- Genealogy of the descendants of Thomas Angell at Archive.org
- Grandma Sarah Smith Clemence’s will via The early records of the town of Providence at HathiTrust
- The New England historical and genealogical register 2001 volume 155 at American Ancestors.
- Angell, Stephen will at RootsWeb, Rhode Island Reading room Wills page 1
- John Angell’s estate papers via Rhode Island, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1582-1932 at Ancestry.