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19. Elizabeth ARNOLD25,81 was born in 1684.65 She died on 11 July 1758 at the age of 74.82

Elizabeth married (1) to William Hawkins, Jr., 14 Dec 1704, Providence. He was a son of William Hawkins and Lydia Ballou Gardiner Hawkins. William Jr. was named in his fathers will, dated 17 Mar 1721/2, as deceased, leaving sons Elijah and Joseph.

William Hawkins Jr., died 8 Oct 1712, leaving four small children and a pregnant wife. 9 Dec 1712, Elizabeth received the administration.

Elizabeth married (2) to Israel Smith, 3 Jun 1718, Providence. Smith was a cooper. He received a license to operate a tavern, 13 Jul 1720, and it was renewed at least one time. Israel Smith died 20 Jan 1726/7, again leaving Elizabeth with small children. Joseph Smith, in his will of 26 Oct 1742, named his son Israel, deceased, leaving widow Elizabeth and a son Stephen.

Elizabeth of Glocester RI, died 11 Jul 1758. Her will was dated 1 Jul 1758, proved 17 July. She named son Stephen Smith and grandson William Hawkins as executors. Stephen received all the cooper's toold that belonged to his father. Daughters Ruth Hopkins & Deborah Wal, received a feather bed. Daughter Elizabeth Mann received a chest of drawers and daughter Naomi Angell, a table. Son Elijah's children received nothing, he having had his part. Granddaughter Elizabeth Hawkins received silver sleeve buttons as did granddaughter Martha Smith.

The Hawkins children were Elijah, Uriah who died at about six months of age, Joseph, Ruth, Deborah.
Children of Israel Smith were Stephen, Naomi, Elizabeth, and Israel.

Widow Elizabeth (Arnold) (Hawkins) Smith of Glocester died testate, having written a will dated 1 July 1758. The will was proved on 17 July 1758 (Glocester (RI) Probate Records, 1731-1915, Volume 1, Pages 173-176, on FHL Microfilm 0,941,847)

"In the name of God Amen This 5th day of July in the 35th year of the Reign of our soverign Lord George the Second of Great Britain the King AD 1758: I Elizabeth Smith of the Town of Glocester in the County of Providence & Colony of Rhode Island &c widow being Sick & weak of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to allmighty God for the Same: and Calling to mind the mortality of my body and Knowing it is appointed for all men to Die: Do make and ordain this to be my Last will & Testament: that is first of all I Recommend my Soul into the hands of God that gaive it and as touching Such worldly Estate as it hath pleases God to give me in this Life I Give Demise and Dispose of the Estate in the following manner and form. Imprimus my will is that all my Just Debts be first Satisfied and paid by my Executors hereafter named.

"Item I give to my Son Stephen Smith all my Coopers Tools that did belong to my Husband and like wise a Draught Chain & one pair of horse Chains.

"Item I Give to my Two Daughters Ruth Hopkins and Deborah Waid my best feather bed to be Equaly Divided between them and like wise I Give to my Daughter Deborah Waid my Iron Kettle.

"Item I give to my Daughter Elizabeth Man my Chest of Drawers warming pann Smoothing base and my Long Cloke.

"Item I Give to my Daughter Neomia Angel my Squar Table and five pounds old Tenor.

"Item my will is that all the Remainder of my Estate be Equally Divided among my Children namely my son Stephen Smith my Daughters Ruth Hopkins Deborah Waid Elizabeth Man and Namoi Angel the Ramaining part of my Estate that is not above Dispose of in this my will: and my will is that my Son Elijah Hawkings Children have no part of my Estate he having Recd his portion already and my will further is that my Son Stephen Smith and my Grandson William Hawking be the Executor to this my last will and Testament.

"Item my will is that my Grand Daughter Elizabeth Hopkins have my large Silver Sleeve Buttens.

"Item I Give my Grand Daughter Martha Smith my Small Silver Sleeve Buttens & my looking Glass. And I do hereby Reject Revoke & Disallow and Disanull all former or other wills or Testaments by me at any time made Ratifying this & no other to be my last will and Testament.
Elizabeth (+) Smith

"Signed Sealled published pronounced and Declared to be her Last will and Testament in the presence of us - mark
Andrew Brown
Abraham Smith
Uriah Hawkings

"Glocester July the 17th 1758.
In council Andrew Brown Esqr Abraham Abraham Smith and Uriah Hawkings the witnesses to this will on Solemn Engagement Declared that they Saw the Testatrix Sign Seal publish pronounce and declare this will to be her Last will & Testament. and that they in her presence Subscribed as Witnesses: and at that Time She was in her perfect mind & memory according to their Judgments Wherefore it is vited & Resolved that this will be now approved & allowed to be a Good will & hereby is ordered to be Recorded.
Richd Steere Clerk
Received the 17th of July 1758 and Recorded by R. Steere C Clerk."

"The Inventory of the widow Elizabeth Smiths personall Estate in Glocester who Departed this Life the Eleventh Day of July in the year of our Lord 1758: and was apprised on the thirteenth of the same July by us the Subscribers

Item to Wearing apparel and Linen 159-00-0
Item to one bed and beding with out Cord or bed Sted 100-00-0
Item to one warming pan L6: & a flat hanging basket L1 07-00-0
Item to pails & bowle & trays L3: frying pan L1:brass kittle L2 . 06-00-0
Item to one Tramel L4: Tongs L1 10:Shie L1: one Kittle L3 . 09-10-0
Item to one flock bed & furniture L38: one Chest of Drawers L12 48-00-0
Item to one pair of Stillyards L7: to one box Iron & Ructers L4 & one Char L1 12-00-0
Item to pewter L8: & two Glass bottles L1-16: & one laidle Kirk 09-16-0
Item to another pail & Chesfals & one Earthen pan & a tunel 02-05-0
Item to one Table L6 - to one Clark Stole & Small morter L1 07-00-0
Item to Two cowes L120: & five Sheep L25 145-00-0
Item to one wooden ladle Stick & a Chamber pot 00-10-0
[Total] 406-01-0
Abraham Smith
Jonah Steere

"Glocester July the 17th 1758
In Council Voted & Resolved that the above written Inventory be accepted allowed & it hereby is ordered to be Recorded, Richd Steere Clerk.
Received the 17-th of July 1758: & Recorded by R. Steere C Clerk."

"Whereas Elizabeth Smith of Glocester in the County of Providence widow deceased did in & by her Last will & Testament name and appoint her son Stephen Smith and William Hawkings both of said Glocester yeomen Executors of her Said will (but the said Stephen died before his mother the said Elizabeth) and Where as the said William did on the Seventeenth day of July Ad 1758: and in the thirty Second year of his majestys Reign George the Second of Great Britain &c King prove said will before the Town Council of Glocester aforesaid.

"These are therefore to order & fully Impower you the said William Hawkings: and you hereby are fully Impowered to take into your Care Custody & possession all & singular the personall Estate of the said Elisabeth that did at the Time of her death belong to her & on the Same fully to administer by paying all her Just Debts and Legacies & to act and do in all Cases as you by Law and the aforesaid will are Impowered and Required to do: and Render an account of your proceedings therein unto the Town Council or their Successors in said office when Legally called there unto: Given by order of the Town Council aforesaid Held at said Glocester the above said Seventeenth day of July AD 1758: and Sealed with their Seal by their order, I Richard Steere Clerk.
Recd the 17th of July 1758 and Recorded by R. Steere C. Clerk."

Elizabeth ARNOLD and William HAWKINS were married on 14 December 1704 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island. William HAWKINS, son of William HAWKINS and Lydia BALLOU, was born in 1679 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island. He died on 8 October 1712 at the age of 33 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.

Elizabeth ARNOLD and William HAWKINS had the following children:



Elijah HAWKINS was born on 12 September 1705 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island. He died on 11 September 1754 at the age of 48 in Glocester, Providence County, Rhode Island.

He married, first, on May 16.1724 at Providence,RI, Abigail Vallette/Vallet.

He married, second, on Nov 13,1735, Jemima (Salisbury) Esten. She was the daughter of Samuel Salisbury and Jemima Martin, and the widow of Henry Esten Jr.



Uriah HAWKINS was born (date unknown).

Uriah said to have died at about six months of age. Yet a later will mentions a child of Uriah Hawkins. They could have been different persons.



Joseph HAWKINS was born (date unknown).



Ruth HAWKINS83 was born on 14 March 1710/1 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island. She died on 7 December 1789 at the age of 78 in Glocester, Providence County, Rhode Island.

Ruth Hawkins Wade Hopkins wrote her will, 23 Nov 1789, proved 4 Feb 1790. Glocester, RI Probate Records, Vol. 2, p.122
Ruth Hopkins of Glocester. To son John Wade, my bed and furniture thereto belonging. To cousin Sarah Hawkins, daughter of Uriah Hawkins, all my iron ware. To Granddaughter Deborah Potter, one gown, the palest blue one. To son Simon Wade, one silver dollar. To son Dudly Wade, one Silver dollar. After debts and funeral charges are paid and the legacies give, the remainder to son John Wade and Sarah Hawkins to divide equally. Son John Wade, Executor. Signe: Ruth (X) Hopkins.
Wit: Levi Martin, Uriah Hawkins, Zebedee Hopkins.

Ruth is the ancestor of Genea-Musings blogger Randy Seaver.



Deborah HAWKINS was born (date unknown).

Elizabeth ARNOLD and Israel SMITH were married on 3 June 1718 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.84 Israel SMITH, son of Joseph [Weaver] SMITH and Lydia GARDNER, was born on 13 January 1689/90 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island. He died on 20 January 1726/7 at the age of 37 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.

Elizabeth ARNOLD and Israel SMITH had the following children:



Stephen SMITH was born (date unknown).



Naomi SMITH was born on 28 October 1721. She died on 3 December 1799 at the age of 78 in Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island. She was buried in Hope Angell Lot, North Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.85



Elizabeth SMITH was born (date unknown).



Israel SMITH (private).