The town of Little Compton, Rhode Island was founded by a band of explorers from Plymouth Colony. From its inception Little Compton has been a bastion of Mayflower ancestry, including that of the Wilbor family of compiler Benjamin Franklin Wilbour. Mr. Wilbour devoted much of his life to compiling genealogies of his own and other families of Little Compton. This present work, which was assembled from Mr. Wilbour’s notes by Philip B. Simonds and originally published in 1967 by the Little Compton Historical Society, is now available in a fifth edition.
Based upon extensive research in primary sources and featuring numerous illustrations, Little Compton Families is Benjamin Franklin Wilbour’s legacy to the descendants of the following 200 families, many of whom are traced back to the middle of the 17th century: Albert, Allen, Almy, Amory, Astle, Athington, Austin, Bailey, Barker, Beebe, Bennett, Bertram, Billings, Bixby, Blackman, Bliss, Bone, Borden, Bosworth, Brayton, Brennan, Briggs, Brigham, Brightman, Brown, Brownell, Buckley, Bullock, Bundy, Burchard, Burgess, Burleigh, Burlingame, Butler, Butts, Campbell, Canfield, Carr, Carroll, Carter, Carton, Base, Castino, Chase, Church, Clapp, Clark(e), Closson, Cobb, Coe, Coggeshalle, Collins, Cook, Coombs, Cooper, Cordeira, Corey, Cornell, Cowen, Cozzens, Crandall, Crandon, Crosby Crossman, Cuthbert, Davenport, Davis, Davol, DeAzevedo, Dennis, Dimon, Douglas, Dring, Drowne, Durfee, Durkee, Dye, Dyer, Earle, Ellis, Elwell, Elmery, Field, Fisher, Fobes, Foote, Forrester, Fortner, Fowler, Francis, Gibbs, Gifford, Grant, Gray, Grinnell, Groves, Hambly, Hart, Hathaway, Hatton, Head, Heyward, Hickey, Hicks, Hilliard, Horswell, House, Howard, Howland, Hoxie, Hunt, Irish, Jackson, Jameson, Jenney, Jennings, Jewell, Jones, Joy, Kaye, Kelly, Kempton, Kirby, Ladd, Lake, Lavarre, Lawton, Leary, Lemunion, Lewis, Linnekin, Little, Longley, Lynd, McFadden, MacFarland, Magnuski, Manchester, Manley, Manton, Martin, Mias, Moore, Morse, Mosher, Negus, Newton, Ormsby, Pabodie, Paine, Palmer, Pearce, Peckham, Perkins, Phillips, Pope, Potter, Price, Records, Richmond, Robinson, Rouse, Sabins, Salisbury, Sanford, Sawyer, Seabury, Searles, Seibel, Shaley, Shaw, Sheehan, Shepard, Shethar, Sherer, Shrieve, Sherman, Shurtleff, Simmons, Sisson, Slocum, Smith, Snell, Snow, Soule, Southworth, Springer, Staples, Stoddard, Sylvia, Tabor, Tallman, Taylor, Thomas, Thompson, Thurston, Timberlake, Tomlin, Tompkins, Tripp, Veray, Warden, Warren, Watts, West, Whalley, Wheeler, White, Whitney, Wilbor, Wilcox, Wilkie, Williston, Wimer, Winslow, Wood, Woodman, Woodworth, Wordell, and Yettman.