Meribah Soule

Brief Life History of Meribah

When Meribah Soule was born about 1734, in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, her father, Jonathan Soule, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Gifford, was 23. She married John Perry on 28 December 1756, in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 8 daughters. She died on 2 October 1820, in Charlestown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 87.

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John Perry
1732–1809
Meribah Soule
1734–1820
Marriage: 28 December 1756
Rhoby Perry
1758–1820
Jonathan Perry
1760–1856
John Perry
1764–1805
Susannah Perry
1764–1829
Elizabeth Perry Gardner
1764–
Joseph Perry
1766–1803
Mary Perry
1774–
William Perry
1775–
Sally Perry
1777–
Christian Perry
1779–
John Perry
1781–
Josiah Perry
1783–
Mary Perry
1787–
William Perry
1762–1831
Elizabeth Perry
1767–1853
Joseph S. Perry
1772–1841
George Hazard Mumford Perry
1777–1825

Sources (8)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Meribah Soule - Government record: birth-name: Elizabeth Freemqn
  • Merabah Soul, "Rhode Island, Marriages, 1724-1916"
  • Website: Ancestors and Cousins of my Children

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World Events (6)

1763 · First Synagogue in America

The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1780 · French Occupy Newport

During 1780 to 1781, over 12,000 French troops occupy Newport, Rhode Island.

Name Meaning

English (Gloucestershire): of Norman origin, a variant of Soul .

French (Soulé): topographic name for someone who lived in a house exposed to sun, a variant of Soulier 2; or a habitational name from Soulé, the name of several places in the southwestern part of France.

History: George Soule (1600–80), one of the passengers on the Mayflower in 1620, was one of the founders of Duxbury, MA, where he became comparatively wealthy. He left eight children.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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