.....Rev. Joseph Turner, nephew of Elizabeth, reported to the author of the Vinton Memorial that she was a "tailoress" and was "extremely deaf."(1) This circumstance led her son Joseph to petition the court to be her gaurdian in 1804. He said that "I desire that the sharpers [con artists] may not deprive her of her interest and living."(2)
child of Elizabeth Vinton and Peter Niles:
i. Elizabeth, b. abt. April 1752(3)
children of Elizabeth Vinton and Joseph Man:(4)
ii. Ruth, b. 9 March 1756
iii. Joseph b. 22 June 1760
sources for vital records: Elizabeth's birth and first marriage dates come from the Braintree, MA, vital records. Her death dates comes from the Randolph, MA, vital records?
2. Norfolk Co. probate file #12814.
3. Her grandfather Samuel Vinton, administrator of her father's will, was appointed her gaurdian on 24 August 1753 when she was about 16 months old. (Norfolk? Co. probate, vol. 48, p. 369)
4. The first two children are recorded in the Randolph, MA, vital records? Ruth's birth date is (also?) recorded by Albert Holbrook in his manuscript on the Holbrook family at the Rhode Island Historical Society.
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