Flint, James, ed.. Rhode Island Colonial War Servicemen, 1740-62 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.Original data: Chapin, Howard. Rhode Island in the Colonial Wars. Providence, RI, USA: The Society, 1920.
During the eighteenth century, two largely European wars spilled over into the North American colonies. This database is a listing of men called into service by Rhode Island in 1740-1748 and 1755-1762 as a result of these conflicts. Each record provides the soldier or sailor's name, and the war in which they served. Also included are notes regarding the branch of service, wounding or death information, and battles in which the individual was involved. It contains the names of over 3800 men. For those seeking information regarding colonial Rhode Island ancestors, this can be a useful database.