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Belden/Daly/Hawkins/Hopkins Families of RI Updated November 9, 2000
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I'm researching the families of my maternal and fraternal grandparents. Have had great luck with the Hawkins/Hopkins lines, since they are old yankee families going back to Roger Williams, but have very little to go on with the Belden/ Daly (Daley) lines. The Beldens came to RI from Sturbridge, MA but very little can be found about them. The Daly's (John and Mary) came over in 1849-1850 from Kilbrony, Ireland and settled in Fall River, MA. They appear in the 1860 census, but disappear after that. Their youngest child, Charles Edward, was my grandfather. He married Helena Belden, and their son, Michael Douglas, was my father. If any of this sounds familiar, let me hear from you!