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Transient Person Designation in Rhode Islad Vital Extracts of 1636 - 1899

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Transient Person Designation in Rhode Islad Vital Extracts of 1636 - 1899

Posted: 1556910864000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Grant, Lester, Arnold
My ancestor John Grant is listed on page 82 of the Rhode Island, Vital Extracts, 1636-1899 Vol. 02: Providence county: Births, marriages, Deaths.
After his name showing that he married Mercy Lester in 1734, there is a note in parenthesis indicating that he was a "transient person." Does anybody know what this might mean or how I might learn more?
It may help us figure out why we are not able to find other information about John Grant or if he and Mercy Lester had children. it might also help us figure out why there is so little inforatmion about Mercy's partners confiming wheter or not her father was Lester as noted.
I have attached the page I am referring to. I do not usually provide attachments with posts. let me know if I did or didn't follow the propoer protocol.
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