Biographical Sketch of Thomas Brayton

Thomas (2), son of Thomas (1) Brayton, was born at East Greenwich, July 21, 1713. Under his father’s will he inherited lands and housings at Portsmouth and a negro boy Pero and he shared in his mother’s estate under her will, dated July 27, 1756. He married (first), January 17, 1732, Mary Phillips, (by Thomas Coggeshall, Esq.) ; she died at Coventry, December 18, 1771 and he married (second), apparently July 8, 1772, Amy Colvin. He apparently settled early at Coventry, Rhode Island. Children : Thomas, mentioned elsewhere; Gideon, died February 28, 1739: Rebecca, born March 16, 1734-35; David, May 31, 1737; William, January 24, 1738; Mary, February 24, 1739. These children received bequests in the will of their father’s mother.

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