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Mrs. Ellen Isora Hawkins.
Born in Providence Co., R. I.
Wife of Philip O. Hawkins.
Descendant of Jonah Steere, Lieut. Martin Smith, Brig. Gen. William West, Sylvanus Cooke and Caleb Aldrich, all of Rhode Island.
Daughter of Martin Smith and Mary M. Inman, his wife.
Granddaughter of Daniel Smith and Sarah Ann Phillips, his wife; Samuel Inman and Julielma Steere, his wife.
Gr-granddaughter of Capt. Pitt Smith and Susanna (Smith), his wife; Adin Steere and Rhoda Cooke, his wife; David Phillips and Amey Smith, his wife; George Inman and Ruth Aldrich, his wife.
Gr-gr-granddaughter of Martin Smith and Mary Mowry, his wife (parents of Capt. Pitt Smith); Simeon Steere and Mary Walker, his wife; Sylvanus Cooke and Martha Hopkins, his wife, m. 1768; Augustus Aldrich and Bathsheba Arnold, his wife; Jeremiah Phillips and Elsie West, his wife.
Gr-gr-gr-granddaughter of Jonah Steere and Lydia Whipple, his wife; Caleb Aldrich and Mary Arnold, his wife; William West and Ellen Brown, his wife.
Jonah Steere (1720-98) was appointed recruiting officer for the town of Gloucester by the General Assembly of Rhode Island in 1780. He was born and died in Gloucester.
Martin Smith (1747-1811) was lieutenant of the Independent company of Gloucester Light Infantry 1776-82. He was born in Smithfield; died in Burrillville, R. I.
William West (1731-1816) commanded a regiment of militia in the defense of Rhode Island
1775 and 1776; was appointed brigadier general. When superseded by Continental officers he was
thanked by the General Assembly. He was a member of the Council of War and chosen deputy
governor 1781; served as Justice of the Superior Court and was leader of his party in the Senate. He
was born in North Kingsley; died in Scituate.
Also Nos. 7029, 29390.
Sylvanus Cook (1743-1831) served as private in Capt. Winsor's company, Col. Chad Brown's
regiment, Rhode Island troops. In 1837 his widow applied for a pension from Providence Co. He was born in Gloucester; died in Burrillville, R. I.
Caleb Aldrich (1725-1809) was a member of the General Court 1777-79 and was appointed Justice of the Common Pleas 1780. He was born in Smithfield, R. I., where he died.
Also Nos. 23016, 29951.