This is a reply from our Historian in regards to the posting I made for you to the mailing list. Hope it helps. Eunice
I believe that the following is the documentation you are seeking.
"Joseph Aldrich and Timothy Aldrich of Smithfield. sons of Abraham Aldrich late of' Smithfield deceased ...for £18 good silver paid by our brother Joshua Aldrich of Smithfield aforesaid Husbandman.3/8th part of that certain farm situated in Smithfield that our honored grandfather Joseph Aldrich late of said Smithfield the whole farm contained by estimation about 100 acres..We hereby sell the whole of'our right in said Farm and our right descended to us on to our honored father Abraham Aldrich set our hand and seal 29 Nov 1785 AND THE TENTH OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE, witnesses: Richard SteereJr. and Richard Steere" [Smithfield, RI Land Records - Book 7, p. 543]
Since this document links three generations in a grandfather/father/son relationship and the Aldrich Family Genealogy (AFG) shows T, J, & J are brothers and sons of Abram(5), I am satisfied that Abram and Abraham, son of Joseph(4) are the same person. so that the lineage from T, J, & J is Abram/Abraham(5), Joseph(4), John(3), Joseph(2), George(1).
Robert L. Criswell Historian - National Aldrich Association