Tuesday, August 2, 2011


[Ancestral Link: Lura Minnie Parker (Stagge), daughter of Minnie May Elmer (Parker), daughter of Mark Alfred Elmer, son of Hannah Polina Child (Elmer), daughter of Polly Barber (Child), daughter of Ichabod Barber, son of Thomas Barber, son of Avis Tanner (Barber), daughter of ??????????????? check this out.]

Sarah's mother was Jane Crandall, daughter of Elder John Crandall and Mary Opp. John Crandall was persecuted for his religious opinions and after his imprisonment in Boston, he sought safety in Newport. He is one of the six purchasers of Westerly, Rhode island in 1661, and builds his homestead there on Pound Road ca. 1665. He was perhaps the first Baptist Elder in America, later converting to the Seventh Day Baptist faith, holding meetings at his home in Westerly, Rhode island. He returned to Newport because of the dangers of the King Philip Wars in 1676, and, while there, he died. He is buried in the family burial ground on the Homestead (Historical Cemetery #15).
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