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Richard Mowry, the Preacher

Richard Mowry, the Preacher

Male 1749 - 1835  (85 years)

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  • Name Richard Mowry 
    Suffix the Preacher 
    Born 11 Feb 1748/1749  Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Jan 1835  Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I94326  Whipple Descendants
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2010 

    Father Joseph Mowry,   b. 10 Nov 1723, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Sep 1764, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Mother Anne Whipple,   b. Abt 1725,   d. Aft 1765, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Married 12 Feb 1743/1744  Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10371  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Phebe Smith,   b. 28 Apr 1750, of, Glocester, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1771, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years) 
    Married 6 May 1770  Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F34025  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Huldah Harris,   b. 23 May 1745, Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1795  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 5 Jan 1774  Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Huldah Mowry,   b. 30 Dec 1775, Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1848  (Age 72 years)
    +2. Gideon Mowry,   b. 7 Jul 1778, Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1866, Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +3. Phebe Mowry,   b. 6 Aug 1780, Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1815  (Age 35 years)
    +4. Waite Mowry,   b. 4 Feb 1783, Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Amey Mowry,   b. 2 Feb 1785, Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1829  (Age 44 years)
    +6. Sarah Mowry,   b. 14 Aug 1788, Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1865, Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F39540  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Isabel Chace,   b. 19 Sep 1760,   d. Oct 1820  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 5 Nov 1800 
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F39541  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Feb 1748/1749 - Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 May 1770 - Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Jan 1774 - Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Jan 1835 - Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • !IDENTITY: James N. Arnold's Vital Record of Rhode Island 1636-1850, volume 3 (Providence County), part 6 (Smithfield), p. 105-106 lists two births for Richard Mowrys:
      • p. 105: Richard Mowry, b. 18 Apr 1748 to Ananias Mowry and Zerviah
      • p. 106: Richard Mowry, b. 11 Feb 1754 [sic] to Joseph ([son] of Capt. Daniel) and Anne
      Richard Mowry (the Preacher) is the latter, b. 11 Feb 1754 in Smithfield (according to to Arnold). The first is another person, RIN 42166 in this database.

      !SOURCE: William Augustus Mowry, A Family History: Richard Mowry, of Uxbridge, Mass.: His Ancestors and His Descendants. (Providence: Sidney S. Rider, 1878; reprint ed., Charleston, S.C.: BiblioLife, 2010), pp. 113-180. Gives birth 11 Feb 1748/9. (This differs from the 11 Feb 1754 birth date given by James N. Arnold's Vital Record of Rhode Island 1636-1850, volume 3 (Providence County), part 6 (Smithfield), p. 106: "Richard Mowry, b. 11 Feb 1754 to Joseph ([son] of Capt. Daniel) and Anne."). W.A. Mowry lists three marriages, to (1) Phebe Smith, (2) Huldah Harris, and (3) Isabel Chace.

      !SOURCE: Email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 6 Sep 2010, noting the following:
      While Arnold's VRs does give the date of February 11, 1754, the Vital Records of Uxbridge, MA to the Year 1850 notes his date of birth as "11th day, 2d mo. 1749" which corresponds to the secondary source of the William Augustus Mowry book as well as the grave stone information.


      !SOURCE: Email from Matthew Fatale (undisclosed at example dot net) to the Whipple Website, 12 Aug 2010. Cites a photo of Richard's gravestone at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GScid=2365618&GRid=56944804& , which gives his death date 23 Jan 1835, at the age of 86. Death at age 86 reinforces the 11 Feb 1748/9 birth date given by William Augustus Mowry and the Vital Records of Uxbridge, MA to the Year 1850.

      !SOURCE: Email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 28 Jul 2004. Cites entry in The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans: Volume II (1904)
      MOWRY, William Augustus, author, was born in Uxbridge, Mass., Aug. 13, 1829; son of Jonathan and Hannah (Brayton) Mowry; grandson of Gideon and Ruth (Wheeler) Mowry; great-grandson of Richard (the preacher) and Huldah (Harris) Mowry; great2-grandson of Joseph {19587} and Anne (Whipple) {56285} Mowry, and great3-grandson of Captain Daniel {11741} and Mary (Steere) {42546} Mowry. He attended Phillips academy and Brown university, and was principal of the English high school at Providence, R.I., 1859-64. He served as captain in the 11th R.I. volunteer infantry, 1862-63; was senior principal of the English and Classical school at Providence, 1864-84; superintendent of schools, Cranston, R.I., 1864-66, and editor of the Journal of Education, Boston, Mass., 1884-86, and Education, 1886-91. He was a member of the school board of Providence, R.I., 1869-75, and of Boston, 1889-91; superintendent of schools at Salem, Mass., 1891-94; president of the Rhode Island Institute of Instruction, 1864-66; of the American Institute of Instruction, 1880-82; of the Massachusetts council of the American Institute of Civics, 1885-87 ;of the Martha's Vineyard summer institute from 1878; of the department of higher education, National Educational association, in 1889; became a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the New England Historic Genealogical society, and the National Council of Education in 1880; a corresponding member of the Rhode Island Historical society; of the Oregon Historical society, and was one of the founders and a member of the American Historical society. In 1902 he had given more than two thousand lectures, mostly on historical and educational subjects, in various states, thus addressing over one hundred thousand teachers. He is the author of: Who Invented the American Steamboat? (1874); The Descendants of Nathaniel Mowry (1878); A Family History (1878); Political Education in the Schools (1878); The School Curriculum and Business Life (1881); Talks with My Boys (1884); Studies in Civil Government (1888); A National University (1889); Elements of Civil Government (1890); Talks with Boys (revised, 1892); Annual Report of the Superintendent of Schools, Salem, Mass. (4 vols., 1891-94); War Stories (1892); Sunshine upon the Psalms (1892); Lov'st Thou Me More than These? (1892); Art Decorations for School Rooms (1892); Difficulties attending the Organization of our National Government in 1789; A History of the United States (1896); First Steps in the History of Our Country (1898); American Inventions and Inventors (1900); Marcus Whitman and the Early Days of Oregon (1901), and Territorial Growth of the United States (1902).
      Also cites Arnold's VR3:6:106, Smithfield 1:37 (birth); and 7:170 Smithfield Friends Record (marriage).

      !SOURCE: "Descendants of Anne Whipple," email from N. Combs to Weldon Whipple, 14 Oct 2004. Cites Vital Record of Rhode Island 1636-1850 (birth [11 Feb 1754], marriage).

      !SOURCE: Email from Anne Billeter (undisclosed at example dot net) to Weldon Whipple, 27 Feb 2008. Cites "A Family History. Richard Mowry, of Uxbridge, Mass.: his ancestors and his descendants," by William A. Mowry. Providence: Sidney S. Rider, Publisher, 1878. Gives birth 11 Feb 1748/49.


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