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September 23, 1742- Peter Easton, son of Peter Easton & Rebecca Thurston, marries Ann Slocum, widow of John Stanton, in Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island.
(Ann Slocum is my third cousin 8 times removed. Benjamin Barker is her nephew.
Benjamin Barker is my third cousin 8 times removed. Our common ancestors are Thomas Lawton & Elizabeth Salisbury.)
Rhode Island took part in the expedition against Cartagena in 1741, one of the most disastrous campaigns in which Americans have ever participated, and assisted Captain Simeon Potter of Bristol, commanding the "Prince Charles of Lorraine" in ravaging the coasts of French Guiana.
During this war, in 1742, the colony chartered a special artillery company in Newport.