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In memory of Penelope Arnold, my Maternal 11th Great-Grandmother on the DECKER branch.


  • Hazard Family of Rhode Island 1635-1894, by Caroline E. Robinson and Daniel B. Updike, 1895, pp. 10-11.

  • “Recollections of olden times: Rowland Robinson of Narragansett and his unfortunate daughter: with genealogies of the Robinson,  Hazard, and Sweet families of Rhode Island”, by Thomas R. Hazard and Willis P. Hazard, 1879.

  • The Arnold Memorial: William Arnold of Providence and Pawtuxet, 1587–1675, and a genealogy of his descendants, by Elisha S. Arnold, 1935.

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Penelope Arnold

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1669 Aug 3



1690 or earlier







[ View memorial on Findagrave ]


Penelope Arnold, granddaughter of Gov. Benedict Arnold and cousin to the infamous “traitor”, Benedict Arnold.  She was the daughter of Caleb Arnold and Abigail Wilbur. She was born on the 3rd of August, 1669, and married Col. George Hazard. She died in 1742 when she was about 72 years old.


Penelope Arnold & George Hazard were the parents of my ancestor,

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