Susannah Cory

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Susannah Cory, daughter of Thomas Cory and Mary Fish, was born about 1750.1

Susannah married Joshua Stafford, son of David Stafford and Lydia Davol, at Tiverton, Newport Co., Rhode Island, 19 July 1770.2

Fiske, in Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island, calls Susannah the daughter of Jonathan Cory and Martha Cooke. However, records of Tiverton show this is not the case. The marriage date and place is correct for Joshua and Susannah, just not her parentage. Jonathan and Martha did have a daughter Susannah, born 18 August 1748 in Warwick, Kent Co., Rhode Island, but her destiny is unknown.

The marriage record reads:
I do Hereby Certifiee that Joshua Stafford the Son of David Stafford and Susannah Cory the Daughter of Thomas Cory both of Tiverton in the County of Newport viz were lawfully joyned together In marriage in Tiverton on the Nineteenth Day of July AD 1770 by me -- Restcome Sanford Justice aps:

Also, Tiverton Land Evidences show that on 1 January 1788, Joshua and Susannah sold to William and Thomas Cory for "thirty five Silver Milled Dollars" the Homestead farm of "our Venerable father Thomas Cory late of Tiverton Deceased and also all other Lands Houses Messuages & Tenements that our Honoured Father died Seized of. . . ."

The birth of this Susannah Cory is not found in Arnold's Vital Record of Rhode Island, and is presumed to be unrecorded.3,4,5,6


Joshua Stafford b. 6 Mar 1749, d. 1809
  • Jonathan Stafford7 b. 17 Sep 1770
  • Joshua Stafford7 b. 2 Sep 1772
  • Abraham Stafford7 b. 4 Feb 1774, d. 24 Jan 1831
  • William Stafford+8 b. 3 Apr 1776, d. 10 Feb 1863
  • John Stafford7 b. 29 Jan 1779, d. 2 Oct 1849
  • Thomas Stafford7 b. 4 Mar 1781
  • Elizabeth Stafford7 b. 30 Aug 1784
  • David Stafford7 b. 4 Oct 1787, d. 3 Oct 1837
  • Lydia Stafford8 b. 16 Aug 1790, d. 11 Jan 1879
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  1. [S1330] Estimated from date of marriage (1750).
  2. [S602] James N. Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island. 1636-1850: First Series: Births, Marriages and Deaths. A Family Register for the People, 21 vols. (Providence, Rhode Island: Narragansett Historical Publishing, 1891-1912), 4:7:18, 49, town record 2:62, further cited as Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island. P. 49 reads: [Stafford] "Joshua of David and Susannah Cory, of Thomas; m. by Rescome Sanford, Justice." P. 18 does not identify parents.
  3. [S1498] Jane Fletcher Fiske, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island: A Genealogy of Thomas Cooke alias Butcher of Netherbury, Dorsetshire, England, who came to Taunton, Massachusetts, in 1637 and settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island in 1643, 2 vols. (Boxford, Massachusetts: p.p., 1987), 134, further cited as Fiske, Thomas Cooke of Rhode Island.
  4. [S1965] Tiverton, Rhode Island, Land Evidence 1747-1877, 3:617, FHL microfilm 913057, further cited as Tiverton Land.
  5. [S1966] Tiverton, Rhode Island, Births, Marriages, Deaths, Intentions 1639-1932, 2:62, FHL microfilm 913053, further cited as Tiverton Vitals.
  6. [S602] Arnold, Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1:1:158.
  7. [S469] Don Charles Nearpass, "Materials for a Genealogy of Josiah Stover who became Josiah Stafford of Tiverton, R. I.": 1985, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, 137, further cited as "Stafford Notes."
  8. [S469] Nearpass, "Stafford Notes", 63.