Biographical Sketch of Daniel Throope

Daniel. son of William and Mary (Chapman) Throope, was born about 1670. He married (first) at Bristol, Rhode Island, August 23, 1689, Dorcas, daughter of Jacob and Ann (Witt) Barney, and granddaughter of John Witt, of Lynn, Massachusetts, who was born at Salem, Massachusetts, April 22, 1671, died at Bristol, Rhode Island, September 19, 1697. He married (second) at Bristol, January 5, 1698, Deborah Marne. He married (third) between March 23, 1712-13, and June 3, 1713, Deborah, daughter of Samuel and Deborah (Tucker) Church, of Little Compton, Rhode Island, and widow of Samuel Gray, who died March 23, 1712-13, and whom she married, July 13, 1699. She was born about 1672. Children, three by first and four by second marriage: 1. Mary, born October 31, 1691, died April 11, 1696. 2. Dorcas, born December 3, 1693. 3. William, boru September 30, 1695, buried March 28, 1696. 4. Mercy, born October 14, 1698. 5. Samuel, born April 25, 1700, died in 1726: married, May 23, 1722, Dorothy, daughter of Samuel and Deborah (Church) Gray, his stepsister. 6. Deborah, born March 17, 1702, married, December 3, 1724. Samuel Williams, of the family of the Rev. Solomon Williams and William Williams, signer of the Declaration of Independence. 7. Submit, born December 25, 1706, married, June 3, 1725, Samuel Murdocke. 8. Daniel, referred to elsewhere. 9. Joseph, born February 26, 1716-17, died May 4, 1799; married, March 20, 1740, Deborah Buell.

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