Memoir Concerning the French Settlements and French Settlers in the Colony of Rhode Island
Author: Elisha Potter
Published: 2012 reprint of 1879 original
Paperback, 138 pages
In 1686, the Proprietors of the Narragansett country in Rhode Island made an agreement with some French Protestant emigrants for the settlement of a plantation on their territory. This work consists of genealogical data on the band of French emigrants who settled the "Frenchtown" plantation, featuring genealogical and biographical notices on the following families, most of whom were of Huguenot origin: Allen, Ayrault, Bernon, Bowen, Carpenter, Crawford, Ganeaux, Ginnaldo, Helme, Jerauld, Lucas, Marchant, Mawney, Targe, and Tourtellot.