Thomas Durfee Jr., Early Settler, Genealogy
David R. Durfee Jr. provided us a genealogy of sorts of his family that he prepared that starts with Thomas Durfee of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, who was admitted as an inhabitant in 1662, and extends to the present day. Much of it was taken from Thomas Reed’s early 1900s genealogy, Thomas Durfee of Portsmouth Rhode Island but I added references to court records and other materials that shed light on my ancestor and on Portsmouth at that time. His family left Portsmouth in the early 1700s for Tiverton, and left Rhode Island for upstate New York shortly after they fought for Rhode Island in the Revolution. Interestingly, some of the families who moved to the same part of upstate New York, originated in Portsmouth, in particular the Cornell, Brownell, and Sherman families.
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David Durfee Shearman Diaries
Compilation of People in the David Durfee Shearman Diary with added comments revised June 2016 (Click Here)– Click Here to go to the Portsmouth History Center Archive to see high def digitized copes of the diaries.