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The Hiscox Family

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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 became the first pastor of the church and is said to have been a man of great ability and sterling integrity. Under his leadership the church grew rapidly. A number of this group moved to Westerly on the mainland, previously known as Misquamicutt. After thirty three years of service to the church, William died May 24, 1704.
Previous to becoming a Seventh Day Baptist, William had been chosen, by the baptist church to defend their faith in open discussion with the puritan leaders in Boston.
William is buried in Newport.

William's Children were:
1. Elizabeth, b: April 2, (Abt. 1683) in Rhode Island. Married Richard Higgins, son of Owen and Seaborn (Tew) Higgins. Elizabeth and Richard had 8 children
2. Thomas, b.1685/1686 in, Westerly, RI, d.: 20 May 1773 in RI

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.
In 1727 we was confirmed as Elder of the church, having been chosen eight years before and in 1750 was called to assist Joseph Maxson in his pastorate. He also was evangelist and traveled around the country with others to spread the word of the church.

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
Spouse 1: Susannah BURDICK Jan 11, 1727
Spouse 2: Content MAXSON. Dec 22,1742

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,
m. Joseph CRANDALL, May 2 1736 in Westerly, Rhode Island

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
Spouse 1: Sarah GREENE, 24 Mar 1739
Spouse 2 : Bathsheba CLARKE, Abt 1750
Spouse 3: Bathsheba MAXSON, 1754

8. Hannah, b. 22 Jan 1720, in Westerly, Ri.,d. 7 Oct 1750, m. Jonathan ROGER Oct, 26 1737 in New London

Edith married Joseph Crandall. They had a daug. Bethiah who married George Denison, they moved to Brookfield, Madison county NY, sometime after the Rev. war.

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