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Rhode Island Cemeteries Database

Bristol County Cemeteries Info

Barrington   Cemetery description information

Barrington was originally a Plymouth Colony town so does not have many small family cemeteries like other Rhode Island towns. In 1990 there were seven registered cemeteries in Barrington. Today there are 12. James N. Arnold recorded five cemeteries in Barrington in the early 1900s. The DAR has recorded Prince’s Hill Cemetery (2096 inscriptions). Phase II checking of Tyler Point and Prince’s Hill Cemeteries has been completed. Forest Chapel Cemetery (est. 1863) and St. Marie Delcompo Cemetery have not been recorded yet. The other five smaller cemeteries also need to be checked. There are estimated to be 5.000 graves with 2,712 currently entered into the database.

Bristol     Cemetery description information

Bristol was originally a Plymouth Colony town so does not have many small family cemeteries like other Rhode Island towns. In 1990 there were eight registered cemeteries in Bristol. Today there are 11 including one containing the body of actor Anthony Quinn, newly established on his estate in 2000. It is estimated that a total of 12 exist.

East Burial Ground was first recorded in 1900 by James A. Miller and was recorded again in 1929 by Mrs. William Leonard Manchester. In 1980 a local girl scout troop recorded the cemetery. In 2000 volunteers uncovered and recorded several previously unrecorded DeWolf family gravestones. This whole cemetery needs to be checked before it is complete.

North Burial Ground: The southern 2/3 of this burial ground was recorded in1978 by a pair of CETA volunteers who recorded 2468 inscriptions. This data needs to be checked and the northern 1/3 of the cemetery needs to be recorded and checked.

Juniper Hill Cemetery (est. 1857) The database contains 710 names from the cemetery records. This data needs to be checked against the stones.

St. Mary’s Cemetery (est. 1884) needs to be recorded.

The small family cemeteries in Bristol have been recorded but the data needs to be checked. Of the estimated 8,000 graves, 4,249 have been entered into the database.

 

Warren    Cemetery description information

Warren was originally a Plymouth Colony town so does not have many small family cemeteries like other Rhode Island towns. In 1990 there were sixteen registered cemeteries in Warren and no more have been found. It is estimated that a total of 18 exist.

North Burial Ground was partially recorded by James N. Arnold and a small part of it by Charles and Martha Benns. John Sterling checked and recorded the whole cemetery in 1999.

Kickemuit Cemetery was recorded by Guy M. Fessenden in 1871 and published in the New England Historical Genealogical Register. It was updated in 1916 by Susan E. Slade. In 1992 John Sterling and Jim Good checked this data and made six corrections. This is one of the finest burial grounds in Rhode Island and contains a nice variety of early stones by Rhode Island and Massachusetts carvers.

Of the estimated 4.000 stones thought to exist in Warren, 2,367 have been entered into the database.

 

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