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)

Kingston Branch, (Wakefield) Rhode Island 02881

The Post Office at Kingston, (South Kingstown Township, Washington County) Rhode Island was established on January 3, 1826 under Postmaster Thomas S. Taylor. The post office was disestablished on December 31, 1941 and became a branch of the Wakefield Post Office. Previous to 1826, this post office was known as the Little Rest Post Office, which was established on October 1, 1807 under Postmaster James Holmes. Little Rest cancellations are known only in manuscript.

Kingston is home to the University of Rhode Island

Postmaster Thomas Stoddard Taylor was born in Westerly on September 26, 1784 to Dennis and Keziah Greene Taylor. He was married to Elizabeth Potter in 1817 and they had three sons; Thomas, Asa and Charles.

Kingston Branch Post Office

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