As I go back in my Randall line, information gets more and more sketchy. The following is the best that I know:
George W. Randall was born on February 28, 1771 in Cranston, Rhode Island. He purportedly is one of the youngest children of Joseph Randall and Abigail Westcott. Betsey W. Keene was born on February 7, 1779 in Scituate, Rhode Island (I don’t have any information on her family). The two were married on May 1, 1796 in Scituate.
The two seem to have had eleven children:
- Jeremiah, born April 17, 1797; married Susan ___; died February 22, 1858 in Providence; buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Johnston, RI.
- Sarah Raphael (or Russell), born January 21, 1800 in Rhode Island; married Stephen Warner Remington on April 11, 1821; died December 20, 1880 in Taunton, Bristol County, RI.
- Abigail, born June 26, 1802; married Jeremiah S. Smith; died September 25, 1889 in Providence; buried in Swan Point Cemetery in Providence.
- James, born April 17, 1804; married Amey W. Sprague; died June 21, 1865 in Providence; buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Johnston, RI. (He was the brother who worked with Gorton as a cooper.)
- Gardiner W., born March 24, 1807; married Betsey A. Place; died April 1, 1834 in Johnston; buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Johnston, RI.
- Lydia P., born October 2, 1810.
- Gorton Bailey, who I’ve written about here.
- William H., born April 28, 1816; died February 24, 1900 in Foster, Providence County, RI.
- George W., born December 14, 1818; married Delania Remington (I don’t know if she’s related to Stephen above) on August 26, 1856 in Providence; died April 27, 1864 in Providence.
- Elizabeth, born April 14, 1825; died August 22, 1882.
- Henry, born circa 1827; died April 23, 1861.
(Yes, these last two children might be a stretch for George and Betsey, but seem to be possible.)
George died on December 30, 1838 in Scituate, and Betsey followed on April 8, 1843. Both are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Johnston. It seems that George was the one to set aside the land for Woodlawn Cemetery to have a burying ground for the Randall family, including having his parents’ graves moved there. However, I need to research that story some more.