Thomas REMINGTON

Male 1760 - Abt 1842  (81 years)


Personal Information    |    Media    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Thomas REMINGTON 
    Born 10 Sep 1760  South Kingstown, Washington County, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 4 Mar 1842  Tiverton, Newport Co, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I04033  Sorensen-Remington Family Tree
    Last Modified 31 Jul 2019 

    Father Joseph REMINGTON,   b. Abt 1718, Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1790 and 1800, Tiverton, Newport Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Mother Innocent LAKE,   b. Between 1718 and 1722, Portsmouth, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1809, Tiverton, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 91 years) 
    Married 10 Jul 1744  Portsmouth, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • Joseph & Innocent were married by Robert Lawton, Justice.
    Family ID F01518  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice "Elce" GRINNELL,   b. Abt Mar 1777, Tiverton, Newport Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1848, Dartmouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married Abt 1793 
    Children 
     1. Mary Polly Remington,   b. 18 May 1794, Tiverton, Newport Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1866, Dartmouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Abigail "Abbie" Remington,   b. 22 Jan 1796, Tiverton, Newport Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. John Remington,   b. 2 Jun 1797, Tiverton, Newport Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1860  (Age < 62 years)
    +4. Joseph Remington,   b. 26 Feb 1799, Tiverton, Newport Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1855, New Bedford, Bristol Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     5. Sarah "Sallie" Remington,   b. 3 Jun 1800, Tiverton, Newport Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1858, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     6. Hope Remington,   b. 19 Mar 1802, Tiverton, Newport Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1842, New Bedford, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     7. Benjamin REMINGTON,   b. Abt 1804, Tiverton, Newport Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1838, at sea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)
     8. Thomas Remington,   b. 28 May 1805, Tiverton, Newport Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1860, New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     9. William Remington,   b. 29 Jul 1808, Tiverton, Newport Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1897, Fenton, Genesee County, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     10. Ellery Remington,   b. 12 May 1811, Tiverton, Newport Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1876, Providence, Providence Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     11. David G. Remington,   b. Abt Dec 1812, Tiverton, Newport Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1849, New Bedford, Bristol County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years)
     12. Phebe Remington,   b. Abt 1815, Tiverton, Newport Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1 May 1865  (Age ~ 50 years)
     13. Alice Remington,   b. Abt 1817, Tiverton, Newport Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location
     14. Abner Remington,   b. 13 Mar 1820, Tiverton, Newport Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1900, Fenton, Genesee County, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F01968  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos

    Birth record of children of Joseph and Innocent Remington; these are at Tiverton, and as you can see were all entered at the same time. So, it's likely that at least some of the children were born elsewhere, and other evidence supports that.

    Signature of Thomas in 1832

    1840 census at Tiverton, RI, lists Thomas Remington.

    1840 census lists Thomas Remington as a Revolutionary War pensioner, age 79 1/2.

    Descendants of Thomas and Alice, cousins getting together in Rhode Island, 2019. We discovered each other through DNA matches.

    Newly discovered cousins, descendants of Thomas and Alice, meeting in Rhode Island, 2019.

    Fun meeting cousins for the first time, July 2019; generations from Rhode Island to Massachusetts to Fiji to Hawaii and back to Rhode Island.

    Note reads:
    The names of your Grandmother Remington's children
    from Ella
    Other side of note has the names of 14 children of Alice Grinnell Remington:
    Joseph, William, David, Thomas, Abner, Ellery, Benjamin, Abbie, Sallie, Hope, Phebe, Alice, Mary, John
    (This note was written to one of the grandchildren living in Michigan, passed down in the family, and this is a photocopy of a photocopy.)

  • Notes 
    • Thomas Remington of Tiverton was appointed to serve on the grand jury, along with Isaac Negus, for the November term 1797, to attend the Court of Common Pleas. (Tiverton Probate Records No 5 p 56)

      Thomas served in the military during the Revolutionary War. He first enlisted at Tiverton in January 1777, and when he was discharged in March 1778, re-enlisted right away, and was subsequently discharged about a year later. During much of that time his company was encamped at Bristol and at Ft. Barton in Tiverton. He was in the action during the Battle of RI under General Sullivan.

      In his deposition as part of the pension application in 1832, he said he had been born in South Kingstown, but that his family had moved to Tiverton when he was very young. After the war he returned to Tiverton, where he is most likely the other adult male in his father's household in 1790, which includes 2 free white males 16+, and one free white female -- probably his mother or a sister.

      In 1832 he mentions that he is a neighbor of Job and Charles Durfee, Esquires. Thomas Remington is in the 1830 RI Census, residing in Tiverton (Newport County, p. 071). He is also there in 1840, and is listed as a Revolutionary War Pensioner, at age 79 1/2. However, he seems to be living alone at that time. Perhaps Alice is in ill health, and has gone to live with one of her children? She will pass away in 1848 at Dartmouth; their son Joseph and family are probably there in 1840, but appear in New Bedford by 1850. I have not yet found a date of death for Thomas, but apparently he died before Alice because she is described as his widow; also, since his last pension payment was in March 1842, he probably died in Feb or March of that year. "Thomas Remington residing in Tiverton collected a pension until March 2, 1842." (source for quote: George Sermuksnis, Archives Technician at Waltham National Archives).

      On 7 September 1832, two friends/neighbors and fellow-Revolutionary-soldiers testified on his behalf; they were William Cook, and John Manchester, our ancestor.

      Thomas Remington is on the list of persons who united with the Amicable Congregational Society, associated with the Amicable Congregational Church, Tiverton, RI. (ref: "The History of Amicable Congregational Church 1746 - 1946" p.83) He probably was buried from this church, but there were no death records kept for the church at this time. The location of his grave is unknown. I suspect he may be buried with his parents and their Brayton relatives, in one of the unknown gravesites in the family plot at Pleasant View Cemetery, Stone Church Rd., Tiverton, RI (formerly buried on a family farm and relocated to this cemetery).

      Revolutionary War Pension file # S21938

      He is listed on the Pension Roll of 1835: Remington, Thomas, private of Artillery, Newport county, all $90, rec $270, R.I. Cont. Line, pl July 9, 1833, com March 4, 1831, age 74

      In the 1840 Federal Census, Thomas is listed in Tiverton, RI, as a Revolutionary War Veteran/Pensioner age 79 and 1/2.

      The list of Thomas and Alice's children came to me from a distant cousin in Michigan. This agreed with names I already had found in the New Bedford whaling crew lists and in marriage, census, and death records in RI and MA.

      On 2 March 1791 Thomas Remington mariner of Tiverton received 250 in Spanish milled dollars from Thomas Barker of Tiverton, for the 13th 50-acre lot in the Pocasset Purchase, bounded easterly and westerly on highway, north by the 12th lot and south by the 14th lot. Witnessed by Joseph Barker and Abraham Barker. (Tiverton Deed Book 4)

      See this note from cousin Russ Shaw (I am not sure if it pertains to this particular Thomas Remington, our ancestor, but it probably does):
      "Last time I was at the RIHS archives I came across an interesting document that I think you may want to check on. It involves Thomas Remington and his son John. I found them both as crew members on the brig Eliza out of Bristol, bound for Trinidad de Cuba, 5 Jan 1818. Reference: MS 28,sg 2, Box 7 (1819-1820), Bristol Custom House records, RIHS."

  • Sources 
    1. [S012445] Remington Family, Martha A. Benns, 45.

    2. [S012372] James N. Arnold's Vital Record of RI, Tiverton, Births & Deaths, p. 101.

    3. [S012686] Tiverton Book of Births, Original book by town clerks, 56.

    4. [S012634] Revolutionary War Pension File.
      Thomas Remington residing in Tiverton collected a pension until March 2, 1842. (GEORGE SERMUKSNIS, Archives Technician at Waltham National Archives).

    5. [S012626] James N. Arnold's Vital Record of RI, Vol. 4 -- Portsmouth, 35 & 44.