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Collection of Newport, R.I. tax statements (RLC.Ms.581)

Redwood Library and Athenaeum

50 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
Tel: (401) 847-0292
Fax: (401) 841-5680

Biographical note

The majority of the records are addressed to tax assessors Stephen Gould (1781-1838), Anthony Dixon (c. 1758-1826), and Thomas Bush (1778-1846). Stephen Wanton Gould (1781-1838) was born in Newport Rhode Island to James and Hannah Gould. He married Hannah Rodman and they had one son, John Stanton Gould. Stephen was an active Quaker, and a repairer of clocks in Newport, Rhode Island. Anthony Dixon, Esq. (c. 1758-1826), of Newport, married Mary Taylor (1760-1806), daughter of Robert and Rebecca (Coggeshall) Taylor. Together they had two children, James and Mary Dixon. Thomas Bush (1778-1846) became a proprietor of the Redwood Library in 1810 with one share.