The Hiscox Family
|The history of my Hiscox family in New England starts with Rev. William Hiscox, of Newport RI, who was born in 1638, and his son Rev. Thomas Hiscox. I don't have much on this family's background yet, but I am working on them. Information on William and Thomas is very easily found on the internet by searching Seventh day Baptist or Sabbatarian Church. What I do have so far is compiled below from various sources.
The LDS site has William born in 1658 at Newport RI. and married to Rebecca about 1686. She is also listed as being born in RI. about 1656
In 1671 William is listed as a Freeman was a Juryman on Jun. 7, 1671 and was General Treasure in 1703-4
On Dec. 23, 1671, William, along with a small group of seven consisting of; Samuel Hubbard, Samuel's, wife Tacy Cooper, their daughter, Rachel, Roger Baster, Stephen Mumford and wife broke away from the Baptist church and formed the First Seventh Day Baptist Church in Newport RI., The first of its kind in New England.
William's Children were:
Thomas was a cordwinder by trade. He removed to Westerly and was a Freeman there in 1709 and served as Town Treasure from 1712 - 1772. He became a Deacon of the church in 1716 and also served as the church clerk. He was a Deputy in 1714, 18, 20, 26, 27, 34, 36, 39, 40, and 41 as well as the Town Clerk in 1716. He also served as justice of the Peace.
Thomas married on Oct. 31, 1703, when seventeen to Bethiah Clark, daug. of Joseph Clark jr. and Bethiah Hubbard. She was born April, 11, 1678 and died in 1756. He married second wife Patience Beebe daug. of Samuel. Thomas died May 20, 1773, at age eighty-seven.
Children Thomas and Bethiah's were:
1. William ,b. May, 31 1705, in Westerly, RI
2. Ephraim b. Jun 2, 1707, in Westerly Ri, m. Abigail SAUNDERS, Oct 29, 1733 in Westerly, RI
3. Edith, b. Sep 6, 1709, in Westerly, RI,
4. Bethiah, b: 1710/1711, in Westerly RI, m. Elder John DAVIS
5.Mary ,b. Jul. 12, 1713 , in Westerly RI
6. Thomas, b. May 17, 1715, in Westerly, RI, m. Elizabeth SAUNDERS, Nov 14, 1754 in Westerly, RI
7. Joseph, b. Apr 22, 1717 in Westerly Ri
8. Hannah, b. 22 Jan 1720, in Westerly, Ri.,d. 7 Oct 1750, m. Jonathan ROGER Oct, 26 1737 in New London
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