Barrington - Credits and Research Sources

Written by Stephen Venuti, President of Barrington Preservation Society Edited by Charlotte Carrington-Farmer, Associate Professor of History, Roger Williams University

Research Sources

  1. MONUMENT TO NEGRO SLAVES.: First Memorial of the Kind in This Country Erected at Barrington, R.I. New York Times (1857-1922); Jun 15, 1903; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times, Page 3.
  2. Address At Dedication Of Memorial Monument To The Negro Slaves Of Barrington, R.I., June 14, 1903. Hon. Thos. W. BicknelI., A. M. I.L. D., Ex-Commissioner Of Public Schools, Rhode Island. The Colored American Magazine. September 1903, Page 628.
  3. Rhode Island Colonial Census of 1774, James Brown, Barrington, Rhode Island, British America,, Page 236
  5. Probate Records 1687-1916; Index 1687-1926; Author: Bristol County (Massachusetts); Register of Probate; Probate Place: Bristol Massachusetts. James Brown,
  6. Bristol County (Mass.) Probate Records 1690-1916; Index 1687-1881 [Bristol County Massachusetts]; Author; Massachusetts Probate Court (Bristol County); Probate Place: Bristol Massachusetts. Lydia Brown,
  7. A History of Barrington, Rhode Island, Bicknell, Thomas Williams, Snow & Farnham Printers, 1898
  8. Mister Myles His Negro No Hope of Life, In American History,, John G. Turner, April 13, 2020
  9. John Myles, the early New England Baptist, and Liberty,; John Turner, January 17, 2019
  10. In A Place Called Swansea; John Raymond Hall, Gateway Press, Inc., 1987
  11. Captain Thomas Willett First Mayor of New York, New York History, Vol.21, No. 4, pp. 404-417; Elizur Yale Smith; Cornell University Press, October 1940
  12. Soldiers in King Philip’s War, A Critical Account of That War; George Madison Bodge, A.B., Published By Author, 1896
  13. Notes for Immigrant-Capt. Thomas Willet; Will and Inventory of Thomas Willett, 1674;
  14. Sowams with ancient records of Sowams and parts adjacent; Bicknell, Thomas Williams;
    Associated Publishers of American Records, New Haven, Conn. 1908.
  15. The Will of Rev. John Myles: “Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Records, 1633-1967,” images, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Wills 1633-1686 vol 1-4 > image 549 of 616; State Archives, Boston.
  16. The Will and Inventory of Thomas Willet: “Massachusetts, Plymouth County, Probate Records, 1633-1967,” images, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Wills 1633-1686 vol 1-4 > image 364 of 616; State Archives, Boston.
  17. Forgotten Patriots, African American and American Indian Patriots in the Revolutionary War; Eric G. Grundset, Editor and Project Manager; National Society Daughters of the American Revolution; 2008
  18. The Name of War, King Philip’s War and the Origins of American Identity; Jill Lepore; Vintage Books division of Random House, Inc., New York; 1998
  19. Atlantic History; Trevor Burnard, Editor in Chief; https://www.oxfordbibliogr

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