$2500 Stukely Westcott Descendants Scholarship for 2016

We are pleased to announce that in Spring 2016, we will award at least one $2500 Scholarship. The establishment of our Society of Stukely Westcott Descendants of America Scholarship is one important way that our Society will support and remain relevant to our future generations. In addition, we encourage Society members and “cousins” to consider a special designated donation to the Scholarship Fund when they pay their annual membership dues. Deadline for application submission is April 1, 2016. Details and application procedures are available here.

Westcott Burial Site Dedication

The Rhode Island Cemetery Commission accepted the Stukely Westcott Homesite as the burial site of Stukely and Juliana Westcott and as the “Stukely Westcott Historical Cemetery #165." The dedication was on Saturday, June 28, 2014, during the Society's 2014 40th Biennial Reunion with 116 in attendance. The burial site had been 337 years without recognition. It is fitting and proper that so many of Stukely Westcott's descendants were onsite to witness this event. Scott Avedisian, Mayor of the City of Warwick, and Felicia Gardella of the Warwick Historical Society, presented a Proclamation to Betty Acker, SSWDA Historian, on behalf of the Society.

SSWDA 2016 Reunion

Society of Stukely Westcott Descendants of America
Providence/Warwick, Rhode Island
June 24 – June 26, 2016

Historic Quarterlies OnLIne

Quarterlies from SSWDA's early years are now available under the PUBLICATIONS website tab. Scanning is complete through the 1950s, and '60s are currently being processed. Enjoy a nostalgic trip down memory lane!
Objective: To commemorate fittingly outstanding anniversaries and events in our family's history; to memorialize our early family by suitable tablets; to promote genealogical study of our family; to create and develop interest and pride in family achievement; to provide when possible care of ancestors' graves, including official markers for graves of family's wartime soldiers, sailors, etc.; to support and advocate steadfastly the defense and protection of this country which our ancestors helped create, and the conservation of the United States Constitution and the American people's liberty; to meet, know, and enjoy our kindred.