Smith and Young Families of northern Rhode Island
The information on my Irons Page is based on the Draft Genealogy presented on the Irons Family in "Rhode Island
Roots," March 2000, Vol. 26, No. 2. "Rhode Island Roots" is the journal of the Rhode Island Genealogical Society,
and a Final Genealogy on the Irons Family with corrections is anticipated in the future from RIGS.
b. 1615 in England?
m. Abt. 1636 in Boston, Massachusetts? Anne Browne b. ? d. bef. 1661? in Boston, Massachusetts?
d. 1661 in Boston, Massachusetts
Matthew Irons arrived in Boston with the Winthrop Fleet in 1630. He became a freeman in Boston in 1636. His land
in Boston was near the intersection of South and Summer Streets.
Irons (1638 - 1676?)
Irons (1641 - Aft. 1661)
Irons (1643 - Aft. 1677)
Irons (1645 - Aft. 1665)
Irons (1650 - Bef. 1690)
Irons (1647 - 1656)
Irons (1649 - Bef. 1661?)
Irons (1652 - Bef. 1654)
Irons (1653 - 1654)
Irons (1654 - 1654)
Irons (1655 - Bef. 1661)
***Samuel2 Irons (Matthew1)
bap. November 24, 1650 in Boston, Massachusetts
m. November 13, 1677 in Braintree, Massachusetts Sarah Belcher b. ? in Massachusetts d. August 22, 1693 in Braintree, Massachusetts
d. September 24, 1690 in Braintree, Massachusetts
Irons (1678 - ?)
***Samuel3 Irons (Samuel2, Matthew1)
b. March 17, 1680 in Braintree, Massachusetts
m. May 3, 1709 in Providence, R.I. Sarah Whipple b. Abt. 1690 in Providence, R.I.? d. Aft. 1721 in R.I.?
d. December 31, 1720 in Providence, R.I.
Samuel was a tailor in Providence, R.I. Sarah Whipple married John Warner in Providence after Samuel's death.
Irons (1709 - 1799)
Irons (1711 - ?)
Irons (1715 - ?)
Irons (1717 - ?)
Gravestone of Jonathan4
Irons (died December 28, 1799) in
Col. Laben Irons Lot (GL124) in Glocester, R.I.
***Samuel4 Irons (Samuel3, Samuel2, Matthew1)
b. October 10, 1713 in Providence, R.I.
m. Abt. 1739 in Providence, R.I.? Hannah Waterman b. January 1720 in Providence, R.I. d. July 13, 1806 in Glocester, R.I.
d. November 27, 1793 in Glocester, R.I.
burial: Col. Laben Irons Lot (GL124) in Glocester, R.I. This historical cemetery is located in the woods about
130 yards due south of the Irons-Steere Burying Ground (GL037) on Snake Hill Road. The cemetery is enclosed
with a stone wall and is heavily overgrown with brush and poison ivy, but the stones are in relatively good condition.
Samuel Irons was a farmer in Glocester, R.I.
Irons (1740 - ?)
Irons (1745 - Aft. 1765)
Irons (1748 - ?)
Irons (1751 - 1826)
Irons (1754 - Aft. 1775)
Irons (1757 - 1815)
Irons (1759 - Aft. 1790)
Irons (1763 - 1840)
Gravestone of Samuel Irons (1713 - 1793) in Col. Laben Irons Lot (GL124) in Glocester.
Gravestone of Hannah Waterman (1720 - 1806) in Col. Laben Irons Lot (GL124) in Glocester.
***Resolved5 Irons (Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Matthew1)
b. May 17, 1743 in Providence, R.I.?
m. Abt. 1770 in Glocester, R.I.? Amey ( ? ) b. 1751 in R.I.? d. October 6, 1803 in Glocester, R.I.?
d. September 8, 1830 in Glocester, R.I.
burial: Col. Laben Irons Lot (GL124) in Glocester, R.I.
Resolved was a farmer in Glocester, R.I.
Irons (1770 - 1796)
Irons (Abt. 1776 - 1846)
Irons (Abt. 1778 - 1813)
Irons (Abt. 1783 - 1847)
Col. Laben (also spelled "Laban," "Labin," "Labon" in various records) Irons served in the
Captain-General's Cavaliers for the County of Providence (an Independent Company) from 1808
to 1812. He was listed as a 1st Lt. in May 1812 in the Captain-General's Cavaliers before
the start of the War of 1812 in June 1812 (see Joseph Jencks Smith, "Civil and Military List
of R.I.," Vol. II). With his death in November 1813 and his rank of Colonel, Laban likely
served in the War of 1812. Additional research will be necessary to prove this.
Col. Laben's brother Dexter Irons served as an Ensign in the 1st Glocester Co., 12th Regiment,
2nd Brigade of Providence County Militia in May of 1812. He continued to serve in this unit
and became a Captain of the 1st Glocester Company by May 1816 (see Joseph Jencks Smith, "Civil
and Military List of R.I.," Vol. II).
Gravestone of Resolved Irons (1743 - 1830) in Col. Laben Irons Lot (GL124) in Glocester.
Gravestone of Amey ( ? ) (1751 - 1803) in Col. Laben Irons Lot (GL124) in Glocester.
***Martha6 Irons (Resolved5, Samuel4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Matthew1)
b. September 3, 1772 in Glocester, R.I.?
m. Bef. 1793 in Glocester, R.I.? Junia Young b. April 17, 1773 in Smithfield, R.I.? d. December 25, 1847 in Scituate, R.I.
d. March 22, 1810 in Scituate, R.I.
burial: Chepachet Cemetery (GL023) in Glocester, R.I.
Martha resided in Scituate, R.I. after marrying Junia Young.
Young (1793 - 1849)
Young (1797 - 1843)
Young (1806 - 1892)
Maria Young (1810 - 1888)
Gravestone of Martha Irons (1772 - 1810) in Chepachet Cemetery (GL023) in
Glocester, R.I. Martha was originally buried in the Col. Junia Young Lot (SC212)
in Scituate, R.I.
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