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Barrington, Rhode Island

Cemetery Location Descriptions

 

 Click on the cemetery number for location, description and other information about each cemetery.

Contact information for currently operating cemeteries has been given where known.
All other cemeteries are assumed to be either privately owned or the owner is unknown.


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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: BA001     TYLER POI CEMETERY                    BARRINGTON RI

           Location: 15 ft  TYLER POI RD at TEL pole # 1   

            300 burials with 205    inscriptions from 1702 to 1897

            200 ft x 220  ft in good condition enclosed with a stone wall; sign ???

            NOTE: At the end of Tyler Point Road, where the Warren River splits into the Barrington and Palmer Rivers, near the 

            Barrington Yacht Club. At the time that 20 Revolutionary War veterans were buried here, this ground was       

            already an old cemetery. In his 1898 "History of Barrington, Rhode Island" Thomas W. Bicknell traces its      

            history in detail (pp. 466-468). The cemetery is in the area of the first meeting house and training field,   

            established at the end of King Philip's War. Although the town tried to acquire the burial ground as early as 

            1727, "New Meadow Neck Burial Ground" remained in private hands until March 18, 1854 when Jesse Davis and wife

            deeded it to the town. A photo of the training field and cemetery ca. 1898 appears on p. 464.                 

            This cemetery has been recorded and checked.

 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: BA002     FOREST CHAPEL CEMETERY                  BARRINGTON RI

           Location: 15 ft from GOV BRADFORD DR at TEL pole # 19  

            2000 burials 

            NOTE: Incorporated in 1863, bought July 1871. See Bicknell, p. 471.                                                 

            This cemetery has not been recorded.

 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: BA003     PRINCE'S HILL BURIAL GROUND             BARRINGTON RI

           Location: 25 ft east of COUY ROAD at TEL pole # 118 

            3000 burials with 2096    inscriptions from 1728 to 1994

            500 ft x 200  ft in good condition enclosed with a metal fence; sign in good condition

            NOTE: Long before the present Barrington Town Hall was built, this land next to it was in use as a cemetery. To meet

            the needs of the town for a burial ground on the east side of the Barrington River, the town gave Ebenezer    

            Allen 5 pounds for one half acre of land for a burial place at Prince's Hill in 1728. An addition to the      

            southeast was added in 1806. A second addition, to the northwest was made in 1826, and a third addition of    

            11/4 acres was later made. See Bicknell's "History of Barrington, Rhode Island," pp. 469-470.                 

            Recorded in 1939 by Benns' #949.  Recorded 1993-1995 by the Bristol Chapter of the DAR under the direction of 

            Sally Small.                                                                                                  

            26 Revolutionary War veterans and 62 Civil War veterans are buried here.                                      

            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.

 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: BA004     MATTHEW WATSON CEMETERY                 BARRINGTON RI

           Location: 600 ft  MIDDLE HIGHWAY at TEL pole # 109 

            30 burials 

            NOTE: Bicknell describes this lot as showing signs of neglect in 1898. He was interested in it because "it contains 

            the dust of Matthew Watson, who was born in the seventeenth, living through the eighteenth, and died in the   

            nineteenth century, at the remarkable age of 107 years" (p. 471). It was transcribed by Emma B. Shaw for the  

            James N. Arnold (JNA) collection.                                                                             

            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.

 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: BA005     ST MARIE DELCOMPO CEMETERY              BARRINGTON RI

           Location: 20 ft  BARRINGTON AVE AY UPLAND WAY at TEL pole # 22  

            500 burials 

            This cemetery has not been recorded.

 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: BA006     ALLIN BURIAL GROUND                     BARRINGTON RI

           Location: 15 ft  BAY SPRING AVE - AT ADAMS AVE at TEL pole # 13  

            100 burials 

            NOTE: Bicknell describes this as a family burial ground for the Allin family, large land-owners in the Drownville   

            part of town. He mentions six Revolutionary veterans buried here, including Scipio Freeman a former slave of  

            the family. See Bicknell, pp. 470-471. Transcribed by Benns #246. It is presently (1994) opposite a high water

            tower.                                                                                                        

            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: BA007     KNOCKUM HILL CEMETERY                   BARRINGTON RI

           Location: 3000 ft  NEW MEADOW ROAD-OPPOSITE RIVER VIEW POULTRY at TEL pole # 99  

            125 burials with 66    inscriptions 

            NOTE: Thomas W. Bicknell describes this lot in his "History of Barrington, Rhode Island" as "Burial Hill," the      

            earliest burial ground in Barrington, established near the original Baptist Church. He believed that some who 

            died in King Philip's War are buried here under unmarked fieldstones. The earliest marked stone he found was  

            that of Renew Carpenter, who died in 1703. Bicknell described this cemetery as in private hands in 1898,      

            neglected and in danger of disappearing. Although he did not transcribe it, he listed common names; two of    

            these families--Goff and O'Brian--no longer have any stones here. See Bicknell, pp. 465-466, 486. Transcribed 

            by Benns 1936 his #580.                                                                                       

            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.

 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: BA008     CAPT DAVID READ LOT                     BARRINGTON RI

           Location: 600 ft east of RUMSTICK ROAD

            NOTE: #190 Rumstick Road east of house near water. Not mentioned by Bicknell.                                       

            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.

 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: BA009     BICKNELL BURIAL GROUND                  BARRINGTON RI

             COUY ROAD

            NOTE: Bicknell mentions this family ground, once west of the meeting house as destroyed as early as 1898. It was    

            apparently located where the high school fields are in 1995.                                                  

            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.

 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: BA010     BROWN LOT                               BARRINGTON RI

             NYATT ROAD

            2 burials with 0    inscriptions 

            NOTE: Two skeletons were found on a knoll at the 6th fairway of the Rhode Island Country Club 22 Dec 1922. The      

            medical examiner, Harold Seymour had the remains taken to Providence. This lot is probably what Bicknell      

            called the Brown family ground at Nayatt. There was, however, a second Brown family ground, destroyed by 1898,

            which had contained the families of John and James Brown (Bicknell, p. 471). That cemetery was in Wannamoisett

            at the head of Bullock's Cove, possibly now in Riverside.                                                     

            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.

 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: BA011     SMITH LOT                               BARRINGTON RI

             [MOVED TO PRINCE'S HILL]

            NOTE: Family burial ground, moved to Prince's Hill Cemetery before 1898 (Bicknell, pp. 465, 471).                   

            This cemetery has not been recorded.

 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: BA012     PECK LOT                                BARRINGTON RI

             (MOVED TO PRINCE'S HILL CEMETERY)

            NOTE: Family burial ground, moved to Prince's Hill Cemetery before 1898 (Bicknell, p. 471).                         

            This cemetery has not been recorded.

 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: BA500     CHAFFEE LOT                             BARRINGTON RI

             PRINCE'S HILL RD

            NOTE: Two Chaffee gravestones were located on the land of Leander Peck off Prince's Hill Rd. as late as 1898        

            (Bicknell).                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                          

	            THB: "in pasture with no other stone on land of Asa Peck.                                                     

            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.

            This cemetery is not registered and has not been located.
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: BA501     SILAS CARPEER LOT                     BARRINGTON RI

            

            NOTE: Land recently (1898) owned by Job Wheaton and his son John near the line of the Peck land.                    

            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.

            This cemetery is not registered and has not been located.

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