Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA


Aantekeningen: Newport is a city on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States, about 30 miles (48 km) south of Providence. Known as a New England summer resort and for the famous Newport Mansions, it is the home of Naval Station Newport, housing the United States Naval War College, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, and a major United States Navy training center. The city is the seat of Newport County. Newport is also renown for being the "Summer White House" during the administration of President John F. Kennedy.
Newport was founded in 1639 by Nicholas Easton, William Coddington, John Clarke, and others, who left Portsmouth, Rhode Island after a political fallout with Anne Hutchinson and her followers. Newport soon grew to become the most important port in colonial Rhode Island. A public school was established in 1640. In the mid 1600s, a group of Jews fleeing the inquisition in Spain and Portugal were allowed to settle in Newport. The Newport congregation is the second oldest Jewish congregation in the United States and meets in the oldest synagogue in the western hemisphere, Touro Synagogue. At the same time, a large number of Quakers settled in Newport. The evidence of this population can be seen today in the fact that many streets in the oldest part of town known as the "The Point", are named after trees. The Quaker meetinghouse in Newport (1699) is the oldest house of worship in Rhode Island. At the same time, a large population of Baptists settled in Newport. In 1727, James Franklin (brother of Benjamin) was printing in Newport; in 1732, he published the first newspaper, the Rhode Island Gazette. In 1758, his son James founded the Mercury, a weekly paper. Throughout the 18th century the famous Goddard and Townsend furniture was made in Newport.
Throughout the eighteenth century, Newport suffered from an imbalance of trade with the largest colonial ports. As a result, Newport merchants were forced to develop alternatives to conventional…


Gemeente/Stad : Latitude (Breedte): 41.47797523035997, Longitude (Lengte): -71.33594512939453


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   Familienaam, Voorna(a)m(en)    Geboorte    Persoon-ID 
1 Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley  15 aug 1897Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA I674624
2 Bayard Dresser, Natalie  12 mei 1869Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA I191950
3 Perry, Christopher Raymond  04 dec 1761Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA I686639
4 Perry, Matthew Calbraith  10 apr 1794Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA I686637


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   Familienaam, Voorna(a)m(en)    Overleden    Persoon-ID 
1 Bayard Dresser, Natalie  27 mrt 1950Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA I191950
2 Lee, Janet Norton  22 jul 1989Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA I674623
3 Vos, Josephus Hubertus  08 jan 1935Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA I477038