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  • ID: I101711
  • Name: Mary SCANNON\SCAMMON 1 2 3
  • Sex: F
  • Change Date: 18 OCT 2015
  • Birth: 1663
  • Death: 24 FEB 1748 in Flushing, Long Island, New York 1

    Marriage 1 John RODMAN b: ABT 1653 in Barbados
    • Married: 1
    1. Has No Children Elizabeth RODMAN
    2. Has Children John RODMAN b: 14 MAY 1679 in Island of Barbadoes
    3. Has No Children Mary RODMAN b: 05 JUL 1681 in Barbadoes
    4. Has No Children Samuel RODMAN b: 06 AUG 1683 in Newport, Rhode Island
    5. Has Children Joseph RODMAN b: 11 APR 1685 in Newport, Rhode Island
    6. Has No Children William RODMAN b: 20 MAY 1687 in Newport, Rhode Island
    7. Has Children Anne RODMAN b: 11 AUG 1689 in Block Island, Rhode Island
    8. Has No Children Thomas RODMAN b: FEB 1692 in Flushing, New York
    9. Has Children Mary RODMAN b: 20 DEC 1693 in Flushing, Long Island, New York
    10. Has No Children Elizabeth RODMAN b: 24 JAN 1696 in Flushing, Long Island, New York
    11. Has Children Thomas RODMAN b: 09 JAN 1698 in Probably in Flushing, Long Island, New York
    12. Has Children Hannah RODMAN b: 06 AUG 1700 in New York, New York
    13. Has No Children Elizabeth RODMAN b: 07 MAR 1702 in Flushing, Long Island, New York

    1. Title: History of Newport County, Rhode Island: from the year 1638 to the year, Url: HeritageQuest
      Abbrev: History of Newport County, Rhode Island: from the
      Page: History of Newport County, Rhode Island: from the year 1638 to the year ….
      From HeritageQuest
      Page 114:
      Doctor Thomas Rodman came to Newport with his younger brother, Dr. John Rodman in 1680. They were the sons of Dr. John Rodman of Christ Church parish, Barbadoes, where they had been long resident. Doctor Thomas Rodman had a wife, Sarah, previously, but so far as known, no children. In 1682, June 7th, he married Patience Malins, widow of Robert, and daughter of Peter and Ann (Coggeshall) Easton, and had a son Thomas and a daughter Ann. He married, third, Hannah, daughter of Governor Walter Clarke and had six children, of whom the second was the future Doctor Clarke Rodman. Doctor Thomas Rodman died January 17, 1727, aged 87 years and 16 days. He was born in 1640 and was, therefore, forty years old when he came to Newport. He soon became an important factor in the Quaker Society, to which his family belonged, as well as in public affairs, besides occupying a leading place in his profession, and for the fifty years, nearly, of his residence in Newport, he held high rank among her most respected citizens. His residence was the house on the west side of Thames street, second below the city hall, now the residence of Rowland Sherman, Esq., and late of his father, Job Sherman. Doctor Rodman’s progeny are very numerous, and hold many prominent positions throughout the country.
      Doctor Thomas Rodman, Jr., son of Doctor Thomas and Patience (Easton) Rodman, was born in Newport, November 11, 1683, married September 20th, 1706, Katherine Fry, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Griffin) Fry, and died in South Kingstown, R. I., in 1775. He had nine children, from whom are descended many persons of great prominence, and the name is [115] among the leading ones in South Kingstown at this date. Doctor Rodman received his medical training from his father in Newport, and was equally influential and successful in the sphere of activity he had selected.
      Doctor Clarke Rodman, second son of Doctor Thomas Rodman by his third wife, Hannah, daughter of Governor Walter and Hannah (Scott) Clarke, was born in Newport March 10th, 1699, and died August 30th, 1752. He married, January 3d, 1717, Ann, daughter of Daniel and Mary (Mowry) Coggeshall of Portsmouth, R. I. They had ten children, of whom Walter and Thomas were also physicians. Doctor Clarke Rodman followed in the footsteps of his father, ministering to the Newport people, promoting the interests of the community in which he lived, and of the religious society to which his family were attached, in a manner which inspired the esteem and respect of his contemporaries. He built and occupied the house corner Thames street and Touro, afterward removed to Bridge Street, and still standing, the site being occupied by Young’s brick block, in which house afterward lived successively, Doctors Hunter, Senter, Case, and Watson, down to 1837, about 100 years. The piece was given to him in the division of the estate of his grandfather, Governor Walter Clarke, whose own residence was the house next south of it, formerly Isaac Gould’s. This house is still standing, having been removed to Elm Street. He was an original member of Redwood Library Company.
      Doctor Walter Rodman, eldest son of Doctor Clarke and Ann (Coggeshall) Rodman, was born in Newport August 13th, 1719, and died at Jamestown July 20th, 1753, aged 34 years. His wife was Rebecca Redwood, sister of Abraham, founder of the library, and daughter of Abraham and Patience (Howland) Redwood. They had no children. It is not known whether he practiced in Newport or on Conanicut, but it is probable that he lived on the farm on the west side of that island, still known as the Rodman farm, and it is certain that he died on that island. His widow married Joseph Clarke, for many years (1761 to 1792) treasurer of the colony and the state.
      Doctor Thomas Rodman, Second, third son of Doctor Clarke and Mary (Coggeshall) Rodman, was born in Newport June 5th, 1726. He married, July 6th, 1750, Catherine, daughter of Deputy Governor John and Frances (Sanford) Gardner. He was admitted freeman of the colony in April, 1745, and signed [116]the petition to the king in 1750. In 1758 he was commissioner relative to flags of truce. In February, 1759, “Mr. Thomas Rodman (son of Clarke Rodman, late of Newport, Physician, deceased) was elected Surgeon to the Regiment ordered by this government for the ensuing campaign.” In Febuary, 1760, he was reelected. A letter addressed to his wife from Sorel, now in existence, proves that he was engaged under Lord Amherst in that glorious campaign which resulted in the triumph of the British arms in North America. All this proves also that the religious sentiments of his ancestors had lost so much of their hold on the young surgeon as to have failed to restrain his patriotic ardor. In 1760, he was 34 years old, and had probably practiced in Newport for a dozen or more years, but no record is afforded of that interval, nor of his future. The time of his death is not known. He left a son, Walter, some of whose descendants are still living in Newport. This gives us an unbroken succession of Doctors Rodman in Newport from 1680 to 1760.
      Doctor John Rodman, brother of Doctor Thomas of Newport, and son of Doctor John of Christ Church parish, Barbadoes, came to Newport in 1680 with his brother and practiced here for several years, and had several children born here. He was afterward at Block Island for some years, and went finally to Long Island, and has a large number of descendants in New York and New Jersey and elsewhere. He had a wife Mary, who, perhaps, came with him from Barbadoes. He died at Flushing, Long Island, July 10th, 1731, aged 78 years.
    2. Title: Genealogy of the Rodman Family, 1620-1886
      Abbrev: Genealogy of the Rodman Family, 1620-1886
      Author: Charles Henry Jones
      Publication: Allen, Lane & Scott, 1886 - Barbados - 287 pages, HeritageQuest, 1886
        Name: HeritageQuest

      Children of John Rodman, of Barbadoes
      2 Thomas Rodman, b. Dec 26, 1640; d. Jan 11 1728; m. 1st, ----; 2d Patience Malines; 3d, Hannah Clarke.
      3 John Rodman, b. 1653; d. July 10, 1731; m. Mary Scammon.
      4 Anne Rodman, m. --- Twayt.
      5. Katherine Rodman, m. Timothy Brandreth.
    3. Title: Genealogy of the Rodman Family, 1620-1886
      Abbrev: Genealogy of the Rodman Family, 1620-1886
      Author: Charles Henry Jones
      Publication: Allen, Lane & Scott, 1886 - Barbados - 287 pages, HeritageQuest, 1886
        Name: HeritageQuest

      Page: 3. JOHN RODMAN (John). He was b. in 1653. By Hotten’s Lists (p. 484), he appears among the inhabitants of Christ Church Parish Barbadoes, Dec. 22, 1679 as the owner of forty-seven acres and thirteen negroes. At that time forty-seven acres in Barbadoes was worth as much as five thousand acres in New Jersey or Pennsylvania. Two of his children were b. in Barbadoes, John, May 14, 1679, and Mary, July 5, 1681. He was a member of the Society of Friends, and while he lived in Barbadoes was fined thirteen hundred and fifty pounds of sugar “for default of appearing in the Troop.” He subsequently removed to Newport, R. I., about 1682, whither his brother Thomas had preceded him in 1675. He resided in Newport for five or six years, and was admitted a freeman of that place May 6, 1684. Three of his children, Samuel, Joseph, and William, were b. there. In 1684, he purchased a large tract of land on Block Island, which remained in his descendants for a century. April 8, 1686, he purchased from James Budd four hundred and ninety two acres in Burlington County, N. J., and April 14, 1686, he purchased five hundred acres in the same county from William Biddle. This land passed by descent to his sons and grandsons. April 12, 1751, Scammon Rodman, for John Rodman’s estate, offered for rent “a dwelling-house with sundry tracts of [13] land, containing in all upwards of seven hundred acres of fine pasture and meadow or mowing ground, situate on Block Island, alias New Shoreham, in the County of Newport, and also 3/16ths of the undivided part of said island, with the following stock, viz., 850 good sheep and lambs, 51 head of neat cattle, 5 fine breeding mares, and 3 young horses. Also, eight thousand chestnut rails.” The town-book of Block Islnad shows that on June 20, 1758, Scammon and Samuel Rodman, of Burlington, N. J., gave notice to trespassers that the Estate of John Rodman owned the “three-sixteenths of the undivided part of said island.” This property was afterwards sold by William Rodman (John, John, John), of Bucks County, Pa., to Nathan Gardner and Rowland Robinson.
      John Rodman removed to Block Island about 1688, and resided there for two or three years. One of his daughters, Ann, was b. there Aug. 11, 1689. He was admitted a freeman of Block Island April 7, 1690. Owing to hostilities between England and France, and its exposed position, Block Island was at that time subject to the plunder of French vessels of war and privateers. In July 1689, a French fleet entered the harbor, and plundered the inhabitants of their clothing and valuables. “They entered the house of Dr. John Rodman, a skillful physician and devoted Quaker, and insulted his wife, ‘a very desirable gentlewoman,’ between whom and the insolent Frenchman the doctor sprang, as the ruffian cocked his pistol at Rodman, who bared his bosom and said, ‘Thou mayest do it if thou pleases, but thou shalt not abuse my wife.’”11 History of Block Island, by Rev. S. T. Livermore, A. M., pp. 16, 17, 18. He is described at that time by the Rev. Samuel Niles as follows: “A gentleman of great ingenuity, and of an affable, engaging behavior, of the profession of them called Quakers. He also kept a meeting in his house on the Sabbaths, with exhortations until good works, after the manner of the teachers in that Society, but more agreeably than I suppose is common with them, whose meetings I had attended in my younger time.22 Ibid., p. 190. [14]
      In the summer of 1690, a French privateer, manned by French, English, and Mustees, appeared in the harbor, and took a number of the inhabitants, who were at the landing, prisoners, including men and women, were brought to his house by the privateersmen. They imprisoned the men in an upper room; but Dr. Rodman refused to leave his wife and children. Finding that threats were of no avail, they consented to release him and his family. A neighbor’s wife, whose husband was absent, requested permission to accompany them. Dr. Rodman refused to leave the house while a woman or child remained in it, whereupon one of the ruffians made a pass at him with his sword, which was parried by a confederate. Finding themselves thwarted and defied, they released their prisoners, and left the island with their plunder.33 Memoir of William Rodman, by Charles Henry Jones, p. 7.
      These repeated hostile incursions made Dr. Rodman’s residence on Block Island so uncomfortable that he removed to Flushing, L. I., about 1691, retaining his estate on Block Island. He is recorded among the inhabitants of Flushing in 1698, with his wife Mary, nine children, John, Samuel, Joseph, William, Thomas, Anne, and Elizabeth, and eleven negro servants.44 Doe. History of New York, vol. 1, p. 664. On the 26th of July, 1698, he was admitted a freeman of the City of New York. He is described as a “Chirurgeon,” in the document conferring this freedom of the city upon him. He resided in New York City for a few years, and one of his daughters, Hannah, was b. there. He owned the land on the East river front at the foot of John Street. What is now known as “Burling’s Slip,” was called “Rodman’s Slip,” after him, for upwards of a century, and is so marked upon old maps of the City of New York. About 1702 he returned to Flushing, L. I., where he continued to reside for the remainder of his life in the active practice of his profession. He d. July 10, 1731, at the age of 78. He was a [15] man of great force of character, of earnest piety, and was very much respected by those among whom he lived. The records of the Society of Friends at Flushing, L. I., contain the following note of his death: “John Rodman, an eminent doctor, did abundance of good in that practice, and was also a worthy minister of the gospel in this town about 40 years; a man beloved by all sorts of people, lived to a good old age, about 78 years, died ye 10 day of 7 mo., 1731.”
      He m. Mary Scammon, who was b. in 1663, and d. at Flushing, L. I., Feb 24, 1748, aged 85 years and 1 month.
      They had twelve children.
      14. John Rodman, b. May 14, 1679; d. July 13, 1756; m. 1st Margaret Grosse; 2d, Mary Willett.
      15. Mary Rodman, b. in Barbadoes, July 5, 1681; d. at Newport, R. I., Feb 7, 1683.
      16. Samuel Rodman, b. in Newport, R. I., Aug. 6, 1683; d. in New York City, May 1, 1720.
      17. Joseph Rodman, b. April 11, 1685; d. Sept. 1759; m. 1st, Sarah Lawrence; 2d, Helena Willett.
      18. William Rodman, b. in Newport, R. I., May 20, 1687; d. May 23, 1704.
      19. Anne Rodman, b. Aug 11, 1689; d. 1715; m. Walter Newberry.
      20. Thomas Rodman, b. at Flushing, L. I., Feb. 1682; d. Oct., 1693.
      21. Mary Rodman, b. Dec 20, 1693; m. John Willett.
      22. Elizabeth Rodman, b. at Flushing, L. I., Jan 24 1696; d. Oct., 1701.
      23. Thomas Rodman, b. Jan 9, 1698; m. Elizabeth Scott.
      24. Hannah Rodman, b. Aug 6, 1700; m. 1st, Jonathan Dickinson; 2d, Samuel Holmes.
      25. Elizabeth Rodman, b. at Flushing, L. I., March 7, 1702; d. Dec 22, 1724; m. Oct 10, 1723; Thomas Masters, Jr., son of Thomas Masters, merchant of Philadelphia, who was one of the Provincial Judges of Pennsylvania in 1903, the court consisting of William Clark, Edward Shippen, and himself; Mayor of Philadelphia in 1708; and Provincial Councillor of Pennsylvania from 1720 to 1723. He was a prominent member of the Society of Friends. After their marriage they lived at his father’s home on Front Street, Philadelphia. His father d. in January, 1725, and by his will devised this property with its river front and the stable and grounds thereto belonging, situated on the south side of Market Street, to his son Thomas Masters in fee, together with his coaches, coach-horses, furniture, and two negroes. He also devised to him a piece of land in the Northern Liberties, between Germantown and Frankford Roads. Thomas Masters, Jr., afterwards m. Hannah Dickinson, dau. of Jonathan [16] Dickinson, who d. March 1734. He was b. Nov. 19, 1697, and d., without issue, Dec. 1740. By his will he left all his estate to his brother, William Masters.
      No issue.
      5. Katherine Rodman (John), m. Timothy Brandreth, who afterwards removed to West Jersey. They had one daughter.
      26. Mary Brandreth, m. at Flushing, L. I., April 9, 1709, Jonathan Hustes.
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