The Founding of the Order
On Tuesday, October 16, 1990, the following three persons, each a direct descendant of President John Coggeshall, met at the Army and Navy Club in Farragut Square, Washington, DC, and organized The Order of the First Families of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, 1636-1647: Charles Owen Johnson, Donald Roderick Perkins and Grahame Thomas Smallwood, Jr. Bylaws were adopted and organizing officers elected.
Objectives of the Order
The objectives of the Order are concerned with the history of Rhode Island and the genealogy of her founding families.
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