Rhode Island Postal Cards - Fist Day of Issue

Settling of Rhode Island by Roger Williams in 1636
Designed by David Blossom - Scott #UX112
Issued on June 26, 1986 in Providence, RI
Rhode Island Town Cancels (by RIPS)

Greenville, Rhode Island 02828

The Post Office at Greeneville, (Smithfield Township, Providence County), Rhode Island 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.

Richard Smith was born on May 15, 1796 in Smithfield Township. He died in Providence on August 28, 1864. Richard was descended from John Smith one of the original proprietors with Roger Williams of the Providence Plantations and Alice Comstock.

John Smith was born in Rochdale, Lancastershire, England in 1595 and died in Providence in 1648. He was a miller by trade and was one of the original 5 companions of Roger Williams. In 1646 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 Great Grandparents; Daniel Smith and Mary Smith were 3rd Cousins.

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