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Charlestown Town Clerk Records

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2016-35

Scope and Contents

The Charlestown Clerk Records consist of materials related to the town of Charlestown in the 1700s-1800s. These records give insight into the local government and contain manuscript materials including correspondence, administrative records, vital records, and government records.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within July 18, 1744 – July 8, 1936

Language of Materials

English, French

Conditions Governing Access

No special restrictions unless otherwise specified.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is in the public domain unless otherwise specified. We reserve the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to preservation concerns.

Biographical / Historical

Sarah Klish (from Stevens Point, Wisconsin) found the Charlestown Town Clerk Records in the basement of her father, Daniel W. Coble (born on July 8, 1936 in Anderson, Indiana and died on April 14, 2016 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin), after his passing. After researching her family lineage, Klish believes she is a descendent of a town clerk circa 1841 from Charlestown, Rhode Island.


1.13 Cubic Feet (2 Boxes)


The Charlestown Town Clerk Records contain materials from the town of Charleston, Rhode Island in the 1700s-1800s. The records are believed to have been collected by a town clerk of Charlestown and contain governmental records from that time.


The Charlestown Town Clerk Records are arranged into the following series:
Series 1. State government records
Series 2. Municipal government records
Series 3. Unrelated

Custodial History


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred from Sarah Klish on October 17, 2016.


No accruals are anticipated.

Related Materials

Charlestown Town Records - Microfilm
Births, Marriages, Deaths, Earmarks, Vol. 1, 1755-1850, approx.
Birth Register, 1849-1921
Marriage Register, 1849-1921
Death Register, 1949-1921

Condition Description

Poor - the majority of the papers are brittle, torn, ripped, fading, dirty, and/or folded.

Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Rhode Island State Archives Repository

33 Broad Street
Providence RI 02903 USA