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Descendants of Randall Holden, Sr.

Generation No. 3

      18. John3 Holden (Charles2, Randall1) was born September 24, 1700 in Warwick, Rhode Island, and died November 1800 in Warwick, Rhode Island. He married (1) Deliverance Greene, daughter of James Greene and Mary Fones. She was born February 12, 1699/00 in Warwick, Rhode Island, and died Bef. 17311. He married (2) Hannah Fry January 1731/32 in Warwick, Kent Co., RI, daughter of Thomas Fry and Welthian Greene. She was born March 31, 1702 in Warwick, Rhode Island.

Notes for John Holden:
Notes on John Holden, (son of Charles)                             

From: THE HOLDEN GENEALOGY, by Eben Putnam, Volume I, Boston, 1923.

Pages 400-401

John Holden, born 1700, at Warwick, died there November, 1800, in his hundredth year (Footnote: Providence Gazette of 22 November) “without pain or distress, and had enjoyed perfect health past fifty-five years" (Footnote: United States Chronicle, November 28.) He married Deliverance Greene, born 12 February 1700-1. Daughter of James and Mary (Jones) Greene. He married, second, 6 Jan 1731-2, at Warwick, Hannah Fry, daughter of Thomas and Welthian (Greene) Fry of Warwick.
The will of John Holden, Esquire, dated 28 May, 1782, was proved at Warwick, 25, November 1800. The testator was “in a reasonable state of health”. To his son Charles ninety acres of the homestead in Warwick, and that part known as Wequatecheconet Farm, off the west end of it, and extending westerly by the river, land lately given him by deed. To son Thomas, the mansion house where I dwell, with remaining part of homestead, one hundred and thirty acres. Daughter Deliverance to have the privilege of the house, a large silver cup, and silver teaspoons which were her Aunt Ruth Frye’s. If she remain in disorder, my executor to be her guardian. Daughter Welthian, wife of Caleb Potter.
John Holden,"son of Charles" was admitted freeman 1723. He was executor to his mother’s Wil in 1756. He was a justice of the peace for Warwick, May, 1746, June, 1748, fifth justice of the Inferior Court of Common Please for Kent County, August, 1752-1757, and third justice 1760-62. In May, 1768 he appears as Chief Justice for Kent County. The Census of 1790 gives John Holden of Warwick as head of a family of two males over sixteen years and two females.
He was commonly known as "Esquire". In the Census of 1777, he is listed as over sixty years.

Notes for Hannah Fry:
Marriage and birth date of Hannah Fry from "The Holden Genealogy" by Eben Putnam, pub 1923.
Children of John Holden and Hannah Fry are:
  20 i.   Welthian4 Holden, born December 24, 1733.
  21 ii.   Charles Holden, born June 2, 1737.
  22 iii.   Deliverance Holden, born September 28, 1738.
+ 23 iv.   Thomas Holden, born June 7, 1741 in Warwick, Rhode Island; died February 22, 1823 in Warwick, Rhode Island.

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