Lt. Col. Nicholas Gardiner III was born 6 December 1710 in Kingstown, Washington County, Rhode Island to Nicholas Gardiner (1688-1743) and Mary Eldred (1690-1762) and died 20 June 1801 South Kingstown, Washington County, Rhode Island of unspecified causes. He married Martha Havens (1715-1746) 1729 in Exeter, Washington County, Rhode Island. He married Dorcas Gardiner (1714-1775) 1749 in Exeter, Washington County, Rhode Island. Charlemagne (747-814)/s, Henry II of England (1133-1189)/s, Hugh Capet (c940-996)/s, William I of England (1027-1087)/s.

Biography

NICHOLAS GARDINER III (Nicholas, 3; Nicholas, 2; George, 1), was born December 6, 1710, and died June 9, 1800.

He was a large landholder and the owner of many slaves. In 1746, '53, and '54, he was a Deputy, and in 1759-61 he was a member of the War Committee. In 1767 he was made Lieutenant Colonel.

Originally buried in Squire Nicholas Gardiner Lot in Exeter, Exeter Historical Cemetery #: EX139. 17 graves with 7 with headstones moved to Elm Grove Cemetery, North Kingstown.

Burial: Elm Grove Cemetery, North Kingstown, Washington County, Rhode Island, USA

Marriage & Family

1st Marriage: Mary Eldred

He married, 12, 1729-30, Martha Havens, a daughter of William. She died September 25, 1746.

  1. Mary Gardiner, was born Sept. 22, 1732, and married, Feb. 28 (8?), 1759, Oliver Reynolds.
  2. William Gardiner, was born Sept. 19 (9?), 1734, and married, March 2, 1760, Martha Reynolds.
  3. Margaret Gardiner, was born June 13, 1736, and married(?), April 6, 1767, John Reynolds.
  4. Nicholas Gardiner, was born March 2, 1738, and died June 6, 1815. He married, first, Honor Brown, and, second, Oct. 19, 1762, Deborah Vincent.
  5. Martha Gardiner (1738-1819) - was born Aug. 31, 1739, and died Sept. 6, 1819, aged 80 years. She married, March 3, 1760, Stephen Arnold, of North Kingstown, who died Feb. 24, 1810, aged 71 years.
  6. Ann Gardiner, was born May 28, 1741, and married Samuel Mowrey, Feb. 28, 1762.
  7. Elizabeth Gardiner, was born Sept. 22, 1743, and married, Feb. 8, 1763, Benjamin Champlin.
  8. Huling Gardiner, was born Aug. 18, 1745, and married, Feb. 1,1767, Elizabeth Northup, a daughter of Col. Immanuel Northup, of North Kingstown.

2nd Marriage: Dorcas Gardiner

Nicholas married, second, Dorcas Gardiner, a daughter of Ephraim.

By Second Marriage

  1. James Gardiner, was born Oct. 26, 1750, and died Feb. 17, 1795. He married Sarah, who died Sept. 25, 1783. (This marriage is questionable.)
  2. Sylvester Gardiner, was born Aug. 30, 1752, and married, June 6, 1773, Hannah Reynolds, a daughter of Jonathan. She died Oct. 25, 1814, aged 58, being called widow.
  3. Francis Gardiner, was born April 4, 1755, and married Waite West.
  4. Dorcas Gardiner, was born March 12, 1760, and died in 1811.




Children



Offspring of Lt. Col. Nicholas Gardiner III and Martha Havens (1715-1746)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Gardiner (1732-)
William Gardiner (1734-)
Margaret Gardiner (1736-1815)
Nicholas Gardiner (1738-1815)
Martha Gardiner (1739-1819) August 1739 Exeter, Washington County, Rhode Island September 1819 Stephentown, Rensselaer County, New York Stephen Arnold (1739-1810)
Ann Gardiner (1741-)
Elizabeth Gardiner (1743-1805)
Huling Gardiner (1745-)



Offspring of Lt. Col. Nicholas Gardiner III and Dorcas Gardiner (1714-1775)
Name Birth Death Joined with
James Gardiner (1750-1816)
Sylvester Gardiner (1752-)
Francis Gardiner (1755-)
Dorcas Gardiner (1756-)









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