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Black/Indian from R.I. Prince Bent

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Re: Black/Indian from R.I. Prince Bent

Posted: 1389479553000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1389803768000
Surnames: Bent, Stanton, Champlin
I am actually sure there is. The reason is because there is a Bent geneaology that was inaccurate as far as Prince was concerned, it was mainly about the white people named Bent. However it said the name died with John Bent, the white guy who owned Prince because he had only daughters. And he only had one slave, probably Prince in the 1774 census. The Arnold books are good for genealogy in RI, there is a 20 volume one that mentioned the death of their infant daughter, possibly Martha. Also, the name entered the Narragansett Tribe through Prince, and I have a hunch a lot of the surnames on the 1881 Narragansett list are from ex slaves who married in including Stanton and Champlin.

Want to hear a funny one? Hannah S Gardiner (I have ancestress, same name, but it is Hannah Slocum Gardiner and they are both born 1840 or so) was originally Hannah Sekatur. According to the RI Commission Report of 1881 Daniel Sekatur ran away from his first wife with a woman named Smart from another tribe in CT, probably Pequot or Mohegan. So Hannah and her sister's last name was changed to Stanton. But also I think the original Stanton in their case was Joseph Stanton, a slave of general Stanton who took his name. The name Peckham is from Luther Peckham, African American from CT, not the white Peckhams of Newport.

I am from RI and never heard of Burdickville. Maybe Burriville, or some old town long gone?
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