Rhode Island Postal
Cards - Fist Day of Issue
Settling of Rhode Island by Roger Williams
Designed by David Blossom - Scott #UX112
Issued on June 26, 1986 in Providence, RI
Rhode Island Town Cancels (by
Greenville, Rhode Island
The Post Office at
(Smithfield Township, Providence County),
was established on March 12, 1823.
The first Postmaster
was Richard Smith. The
current Postmaster is Michael C. Anderson appointed
on April 16, 2005. The Post Office is located at 1 Austin Avenue.
was born on May 15, 1796
in Smithfield Township.
on August 28, 1864.
Richard was descended
from John Smith
one of the original proprietors
with Roger Williams of the Providence Plantations and
John Smith was born in
Rochdale, Lancastershire, England in
He was a miller
by trade and was one of the original
of Roger Williams.
he was granted land to build a town mill,
which he set up on the Moshassuck River,
(which joins the Providence River at Memorial Blvd and Kennedy Plaza).
I also noted that Richard's
and Mary Smith
were 3rd Cousins.
Greenville Post Office
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