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Portsmouth, 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 #: PO001     GREENE LOT                              PORTSMOUTH   


             COMMON FENCE POINT RD. (MONTAUP GOLF CLUB) at TEL pole # 38    


            8 burials with 4    inscriptions from 1831 to 1844


            NOTE: 250 yards behind club house. Four square-top, marble stone transcribed 


            by Shelby Faureau and Patricia Bodine, CETA volunteers, 19 May 1975. They 


            found older, unreadable slate stones as well. Three inscriptions copied by 


            Ian Kohl in his Eagle Scout project "Historical Cemeteries of Portsmouth" 


            in 1989 (copy at Portsmouth Public Library).                                                                                                     


            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO002     HALL LOT                                PORTSMOUTH   


           Location: 10 ft east of BRISTOL FERRY RD at TEL pole # 65    


            27 burials with 18    inscriptions from 1760 to 1916


            NOTE: Pole and sign missing 1970. 18 stones transcribed by Patricia Bodine 


            for CETA 6 Apr. 1976. 14 stones recorded by Ian Kohl (IK) in 1989, lot then 


            in good condition.                                                         


            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO003     COREY LOT                               PORTSMOUTH   


           Location: 100 ft north of SPRAGUE ST at TEL pole # 7     


            14 burials with 0    inscriptions 


            NOTE: East of Masonic Temple, next to PO004. CETA recorders who visited in 


            1975 found no readable stones and commented that the sign seemed to have 


            switched with PO004. The location shown on the map at Portsmouth Town  


            Hall is actually closer to Sequoia than Sprague--this site should be checked.                                 


            This cemetery has not been recorded.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO004     COREY-WILCOX LOT                        PORTSMOUTH   


           Location: 230 ft north of SPRAGUE ST at TEL pole # 7     


            13 burials with 2    inscriptions from 1853 to 1881


            NOTE: East of Masonic Temple, next to PO003. Town Hall info gives the address 


            as 59 Sprague St. Two inscriptions recorded by CETA volunteers 5 May 1975. 


            They commented that the lot was then being used as a back passage to  


            the high school; although it was at that time cleaned and weeded, many stones 


            were broken. In 1989 Ian Kohl found the lot so brush covered that the stones 


            could not even be seen from outside.                           


            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO005     BROWNELL LOT                            PORTSMOUTH   


           Location: 104 ft west of WEST SHORE RD at TEL pole # 11    


            14 burials with 13    inscriptions from 1718 to 1817


            NOTE: First recorded in "Rhode Island Tombstone Inscriptions," 


            circa 1900, at RIHS (ANON). The author called it "The Old Brownell & 


            Willcox Cemetery on the Baker Farm now owned by Benjamin Hally Jr. At the 


            Coal Mines, Portsmouth." He copied 14 stones. CETA transcribers Patricia 


            Bodine and Denise Johnson visited this cemetery 27 Oct. 1975 and found 8 


            gravestones lying under the branches of a large apple tree which stood alone 


            in the field. They described some interesting slate stones, including one 


            perhaps used for practice carving. Clearly the legibility had declined seriously 


            between the two transcriptions, in addition to the 5 stones for members 


            of the WILCOCKS family that had completely disappeared. Much detail comes only 


            from ANON. In 1989 Ian Kohl (IK) found 8 stones, 7 of which could be read. 


            Several down, others propped against trees.                    


            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO006     SARGENT & FREEBORN LOT                  PORTSMOUTH   


            south of FREEBORN ST.


            10 burials with 5    inscriptions from 1805 to 1821


            NOTE: "Rhode Island Tombstone Inscriptions" (ANON), circa 1900, lists 


            5 inscriptions, gives the location as "Old Amphrey Chase place now owned by 


            Henry C. Anthony near Tieborn (sic) St., Portsmouth." State re-survey of     


            historic cemeteries March 1970 found no evidence of a cemetery, advised against 


            reordering a sign. Patricia Bodine and Denise Johnson, however, recorded what 


            was left of this lot for CETA 27 Oct. 1975. Many stones were unreadable at that 


            time, and the cemetery was both overgrown and piled with junk. Ian Kohl (IK) 


            could not find in 1989.                                                                                                      


            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO007     PORTSMOUTH CEMETERY                     PORTSMOUTH 


           Location: 15 ft east of TURNPIKE RD - AT DEXTER ST. at TEL pole # 10    


            1000 burials 


            NOTE: Large, active cemetery. Although the 1970 resurvey said this cemetery 


            belonged to the town, information from Herbert F. Hall III at Portsmouth Town 


            Hall states that this cemetery is neither owned nor operated by the Town of 


            Portsmouth, either now or in the past. "The Town owns ONE LOT in this 


            cemetery for the burial of the destitute." Originally started by the 


            Methodist Church, this may be the "Methodist Ground" to which the 


            graves from PO507 were moved, according to George H. Richardson.  As of Sept. 


            1989, Herbert F. Hall III was the secretary-treasurer and gravedigger (phone: 


            401/847-7892).                                                    


                 The only sources are (1) 11 names recorded by George H. Richardson (GHR), 


            Richardson Scrapbook 974 at NHS, probably in the 1890s, (2) "Rhode Island 


            Tombstone Inscriptions," (ANON), circa 1900, at RIHS, 19 names, and (2) 22 


            veterans listed at Portsmouth Town Hall (VET), only data the war in which they 


            served. ANON gave the location as the old Burrington Anthony farm now owned by 


            Henry C. Anthony & others, east of the Bristol Ferry Road, Portsmouth." 


            GHR called the location the Townsend farm on Cory's Lane. These descriptions 


            suggest that it may have begun as a small family cemetery.                                                            


            This cemetery has not been recorded.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO008     HALL & CHILD LOT                        PORTSMOUTH   


           Location: 5 ft east of WATER ST., AT CORNER OF CONONCHET DR. at TEL pole # 30    


            21 burials with 7    inscriptions from 1830 to 1845


            NOTE: Seven stones of poor legibility transcribed by Patricia Bodine for CETA 9 


            Oct. 1975. The range of burials may be greater than is shown by surviving dated 


            stones: she found it hard even to estimate the actual number of stones. Fragments 


            included a piece showing only the signature "P.Stevens."Ian Kohl gave 


            the location in 1989 as "on the river side of Water Street," north of 


            the condominiums. Reportedly in very poor condition 1998.    


            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO009     ST PAUL'S LOT                           PORTSMOUTH   


            east of EAST MAIN ROAD, ACROSS FROM PUBLIC LIBRARY


            1000 burials with 187    inscriptions from 1830 to 1975


            NOTE: A large, active cemetery located at the rear of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 


            2679 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, office phone: 401/683-1164. 144 stones were 


            recorded in this cemetery by CETA 1975 or 1976, but the transcription appears 


            never to have been finished. As of 1989, Herbert F. Hall III was the gravedigger.       


            Described but not recorded by Ian Kohl.                                                                       


            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO010     PORTSMOUTH FRIENDS' CHURCHYARD          PORTSMOUTH   


             HEDLY ST., CORNER OF WEST MAIN RD. at TEL pole # 2     


            NOTE: In 1692 Robert Dennis sold a plot of land four rods square to Matthew 


            Berdin, William Wodell, and Gideon Freeborn, for a burial lot for the 


            Portsmouth Society of Friends. It was a deed of GIFt "For the love I have  


            to the truth and the people of God which are in scorne called Quakers" 


            (Edwin West, "Portsmouth Before 1800"). The church and cemetery 


            were described at length by Robert M. Bayles (RMB) in his "History of 


            Newport County," 1888, II:679-681; "Beyond the meeting house, that 


            is on the western side, in an enclsure of half an acre, surrounded by a neat 


            and plain stone wall, sleep the forefathers of the Friends. A rigid plainness 


            marks the spot. The older graves are marked only by unhewn slabs of native 


            stone, devoid  of any semblance of ornamentation, polish or inscription. It 


            is only the later generation that have ventured to place smooth stones with 


            inscriptions up them at the graves of their dead, and these, though neat and 


            substantial, are mostly of the plainest sort." Bayles included a selection 


            of transcriptions, mostly 19th century, all in the Quaker style, e.g., "9th 


            mo., 17 d." rather than Sept. 17. Unfortunately only two stones were copied 


            in "Rhode Island Tombstone Inscriptions, " circa 1900 at RIHS (ANON). 


            The stones were again transcribed by Patricia Bodine for CETA 10 Apr. 1976 at 


            which time the cemetery was active; the transcript was entered by John Sterling. 


            Described but not recorded by Ian Kohl 1989. Church office phone: 401/683-0818; 


            parsonage: 2232 East Main Road, phone 401/683-1109.                                                                                


            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO011     WILCOX LOT                              PORTSMOUTH 


           Location: 300 ft north of HEDLY AVE., JOINED TO W. SIDE OF BORDEN FARM at TEL pole # 23    


            NOTE: Sources are "Rhode Island Tombstone Inscriptions" (ANON), 


            circa 1900, at RIHS, George H. Richardson (GHR), "Richardson Scrapbook 


            974" at Newport Historical Society, p. 64, and CETA transcription circa 


            1975. All but one date is in Quaker format. Not listed by Ian Kohl.                                                         


            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO012     SISSON LOT                              PORTSMOUTH   


           Location: 2500 ft east of SEA MEADOW DRIVE, 2 MI. OFF EAST MAIN ROAD


            26 burials with 8    inscriptions from 1801 to 1870


            NOTE: A transcription appeared in Edith M. Tilley's column "Historical 


            and Genealogical Notes & Queries" in the "Newport Mercury" 


            of 27 Jan. 1906. The location given was "on the Thomas Holman farm, East 


            Main Road."        


            Transcribed by CETA circa 1975. Not found by Ian Kohl 1989.                                                   


            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO013     SHERMAN LOT                             PORTSMOUTH   


           Location: 5 ft east of EAST MAIN ROAD at TEL pole # 599   


            24 burials with 11    inscriptions from 1762 to 1864


            NOTE: Transcribed by the anonymous author of "Rhode Island Tombstone 


            Inscriptions," typescript at RIHS, circa 1900. It was then on the 


            Grinnell farm. State resurvey of 1970 estimated 45 graves here. Eleven 


            stones hidden by weeds and briars were transcribed by Patricia Bodine 


            for CETA 4 Mar. 1976. Many stones were then very worn or defaced. 15 


            stones were recorded in 1989 by Ian Kohl.                                                         


            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO014     ALMY-REYNOLDS LOT                       PORTSMOUTH   


           Location: 194 ft east of ROGER WILLIAMS CT., OFF FAIRVIEW LANE


            15 burials with 4    inscriptions from 1828 to 1855


            NOTE: Transcribed by Patricia Bodine and Denise Johnson for CETA 


            on 14 Apr. 1976. Worn slate stones, many sunk too far in the earth 


            to be read. Described but not recorded by Ian Kohl. Presently (1998) 


            in back yard of house surrounded by very low stone wall.                                                                            


            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO015     FISH LOT                                PORTSMOUTH 


           Location: 10 ft east of EVERGREEN DRIVE at TEL pole # NEC #3


            16 burials with 8    inscriptions from 1803 to 1860


            NOTE: One of two FISH cemeteries in Portsmouth. Eight stones for individuals 


            with the surname FISH, transcribed first by ANON in "Rhode Island 


            Tombstone Inscriptions," circa 1900 at RIHS, then by the Benns in the 


            1930s (their #474), and then by Patricia Bodine for CETA 27 Oct. 1975. The 


            1970 descriptions in the resurvey and in Ian Kohl's record from 1989 do not 


            agree at all with the data above, clearly apply to PO039, another FISH     


            burial ground. As of 1998, the lot was in reasonable condition, if heavily 


            treed,in the front yard of a house, but the stones had apparently been used 


            for target practice. Most of them had circular holes 3" in diameter in


            the top third. On some stones this hole destroyed the given name, on others 


            it broke off the top, and on one it broke the stone in pieces. All stones are 


            small and unornamented by carving. Stubs of three or four stones are present.                                                                                                  


            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO016     UNION CEMETERY                          PORTSMOUTH   


            east of EAST MAIN ROAD at TEL pole # 695   


            1000 burials 


            100 ft x 1000 ft in good condition enclosed with a stone wall; sign ???


            NOTE: Town Hall information says this cemetery was started by the Portsmouth 


            Christian Union Church (the building is now the museum of the Portsmouth 


            Historical Society) at the corner of East Main Road and Union Avenue. The    


            tiny pamphlet "By-Laws of the Union Cemetery, Portsmouth, R.I." 


            dates the actual incorporation of the cemetery to May 1897, though clearly 


            many burials had previously taken place there. Many interesting Victorian stones  


            and several elaborate cast metal markers.                                                                     


                Recording of a few names by Henry E. Turner (HET) and some veterans from 


            a list at town hall (VET). Transcription begun by Cherry Bamberg (CFB) Aug. 


            1998 divided the cemetery into Sections A (left of central road), B (right of 


            central road), and C (the modern section at the back, beyond the road). Numbering 


            in each section begins at the northwestern corner, i.e.,  closest to East Main Rd.                                    


            This cemetery has not been recorded.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO017     ALMY LOT                                PORTSMOUTH   


           Location: 142 ft east of BANCROFT DRIVE at TEL pole # NEC #5


            9 burials with 4    inscriptions from 1838 to 1857


            NOTE: Edward ALMY, his two wives, and a daughter. Recorded by GHR in the 1890s, 


            ANON circa 1900, Patricia Bodine for CETA 10 Sept. 1975. Ian Kohl could not 


            find this lot in 1989.                                                 


            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO018     CAPT GEORGE LAWTON LOT                  PORTSMOUTH 


           Location: 20 ft north of UNION ST at TEL pole # 63    


            14 burials with 9    inscriptions from 1822 to 1881


            45  ft x 25   ft in fair condition enclosed with a stone wall; sign in good 


            condition


            NOTE: From the geographical information this is the lot that the resurvey of 


            1970 called "No Name: (Very Old)," and numbered #39. The report 


            ordered that no sign be erected. Around 1900 8 stones on what was then the Peleg     


            Thurston farm were transcribed by the anonymous author of "Rhode Island 


            Tombstone Inscriptions" (ANON) at RIHS. In 1975 on the Oak Glen Farm, this 


            cemetery was recorded by Patricia Bodine for CETA 20 Sept. of that year and again 


            by John Sterling (JES) in 1996. For genealogical information on this family see 


            Elva Lawton's "George Lawton of Portsmouth, Rhode Island," 1977, 


            typescript at NEHGS in Boston. Recorded by Ian Kohl (IK)   


            1989. Very heavily treed 1998, apparently neglected.                                                          


            This cemetery has been recorded and checked.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO019     TOWN FARM LOT                           PORTSMOUTH   


            west of WEST MAIN ROAD at TEL pole # 161   


            41 burials 


            NOTE: The Portsmouth Ayslym, the town poor farm. When the institution rules 


            were formulated in 1838, the 11th rule included the provision that "


            "All persons dying at the Assylum (sic), his or her relations or friends 


            may have the liberty of burying them at their own expence (sic); but if at 


            the town's expense, they may be buried at the Assylum or elsewhere at the 


            discretion of the Commissioners" (repr. in John T. Pierce, Sr.'s 


            "Historical Tracts of the Town of Portsmouth, Rhode Island," 


            Portsmouth, 1991, p. 60). No transcription known at this time (1998); the 


            48 names entered in the database come not from gravestones, but from lists 


            of "Inmates died at the Asylum" 1847-1875 in the "Book of 


            Registry for the Portsmouth Asylum" at RIHS. The institution rules 


            make it clear that some of these people may have been buried elsewhere. 


            Two people were buried here from outside the poor farm. An additional three 


            names for a period preceding the RIHS records have been entered on the basis 


            of Benjamin Pearce's coffin records (BP); these show inexpensive coffins for 


            names marked "Town House."          


                In 1975 CETA gave the location as "on Raytheon property on the south 


            side of their buildings," but they did not record the stones. Not found 


            by Ian Kohl 1989.                                                        


            This cemetery has not been recorded.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO020     THURSTON-LAWTON LOT                     PORTSMOUTH   


           Location: 225 ft east of WEST MAIN ROAD, NEAR THE WATER WORKS at TEL pole # NEC159


            50 burials with 15    inscriptions from 1763 to 1901


            80  ft x 80   ft in good condition enclosed with a stone wall; sign missing


            NOTE: This lot was recorded in 1892 by George H. Richardson (GHR) in the 


            Richardson Scrapbook 974 at NHS, p. 42, and again around 1900 by the 


            anonymous author (ANON) of "Rhode Island Tombstone Inscriptions," 


            at RIHS. ANON described the location as the "Dr. Howe farm, now owned 


            by the Norman family...West Main Road." He found 19 inscriptions. It 


            was also transcribed by Patricia Bodine for CETA 22 Sept. 1975. She also 


            found two other areas north of the cemetery that were surrounded by stone 


            walls and appeared to be burial grounds with fieldstones and unmarked graves. 


            13 stones in a picnic area were recorded 1989 (Ian Kohl, IK). John Sterling  


            and Cherry Bamberg recorded this burial ground 14 Apr. 1998 (JES). Although 


            the picnic area was abandonned and overgrown, the 18th century stones from 


            the Stevens shop were still in good condition. No sign of another lot 


            was visible. Best access is from an unmarked loop of road that passes the 


            water works. A rough path leads west from telephone poles on the ground 


            perhaps 75' to the lot.                                                    


            This cemetery has been recorded and checked.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO021     JOHN COGGESHALL LOT                     PORTSMOUTH 


           Location: 300 ft west of WEST MAIN RD at TEL pole # 199   


            16 burials with 5    inscriptions from 1727 to 1803


            34  ft x 60   ft in fair condition enclosed with a stone wall; sign in good 


            condition


            NOTE: 300 ft down the lane to the Noviate of Our Lady of Hope, about 30' south 


            of lane. Stone walls on east and south sides and 3 stone posts on west. 


            Transcribed by Patricia Bodine of CETA 10 Sept. 1975 (she found 11 stones too 


            worn to read), by Ian Kohl (IK) in 1989, and by John Sterling (JES) on 14 


            Apr. 1998.               


            This cemetery has been recorded and checked.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO022     NICHOLS HASSARD GROUND                  PORTSMOUTH 


           Location: 15 ft east of WEST MAIN RD, JUST NO. OF THE MIDDLETOWN LINE at TEL pole # 200   


            42 burials with 19    inscriptions from 1727 to 1895


            24  ft x 129  ft in fair condition enclosed with a stone wall; sign in fair 


            condition


            NOTE: Adjacent to the original Prescott Farms, not the site on West Main Road 


            to which the house has been moved. Transcribed by George H. Richardson (GHR) 


            in Oct. 1892, "Rhode Island Tombstone Inscriptions " (ANON) circa   


            1900 at RIHS, Patricia Bodine (CETA) 21 Sept. 1975, MS, Ian Kohl (IK) in 1989, 


            and finally John E. Sterling (JES) in 1996. Richardson described the location 


            as "Overing Place where Prescott was captured" (Richardson Scrapbook 


            974 at Newport Historical Society, p. 42). ANON described the location as 


            "on the General Prescott place now owned by Joseph Chase estate."                                                                      


            This cemetery has been recorded and checked.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO023     SISSON-CARR LOT                         PORTSMOUTH 


           Location: 75 ft north of SISSON POND ROAD


            NOTE: This lot used to be a considerable distance off Jepson Lane in an 


            overgrown area of neglected farmland; in 1975 it had broken stones in a 


            tangle of brush. With new development, however, it is now in the backyard 


            of a new home (as of 1998) where it is being carefully maintained by interested 


            homeowners. CETA and town hall info both use the number 40 for this cemetery. 


            As of 1998, the state sign says 23.                                 


                The stones were recorded after 1896 by George H. Richardson (GHR Scrapbook 


            at NHS, p. 64), by the anonymous author of "Rhode Island Tombstone 


            Inscriptions" (ANON), circa 1900, at RIHS. Both GHR and ANON gave 


            the location on Edward Sisson's farm. Patricia Bodine copied inscriptions for 


            CETA 28 Oct. 1975. Although the burial ground is in good condition in 1998, 


            pieces of two broken stones lie on a heap of stones near the cemetery, each 


            bearing a carver's name: "P. Stevens & Son" and "P. Burden, 


            Prov."                             


            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO024     ST MARY'S EPISCOPAL CHURCHYARD          PORTSMOUTH 


           Location: 100 ft west of 324 EAST MAIN ROAD at TEL pole # 725   


            2500 burials with 2000    inscriptions from 1797 to 1996


            450 ft x 500  ft in excellent condition enclosed with a stone wall; sign in 


            good condition


            NOTE: The old churchyard surrounds St. Mary's Church with a major section to 


            the north and newer sections to the west.  This cemetery is still active, and 


            land is available for additional expansion. Only two inscriptions were copied 


            by GHR in 1892 (Richardson Scrapbook 974 at NHS, p. 57) and ANON, "Rhode 


            Island Tombstone Inscriptions," circa 1900 at RIHS. Richardson's sketch 


            shows these two marked stones with a dozen unmarked ones against a stone wall 


            to the south of the parsonage, not the present location of the cemetery. They 


            may be remnants of an earlier burial ground. Recording by church members has 


            been underway for several years (as of 1998) under the direction of Eugene 


            Baer.                                               


            This cemetery has not been recorded.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO025     MITCHELL LOT                            PORTSMOUTH   


           Location: 50 ft south of BRAMAN LANE, NEAR EAST MAIN ROAD at TEL pole # 4     


            33 burials with 7    inscriptions from 1822 to 1890


            NOTE: First transcribed by ANON, "Rhode Island Tombstone Inscriptions," 


            circa 1900, at RIHS. Patricia Bodine recorded this lot for CETA 9 Oct. 1975. 


            She found many illegible and unmarked stones but copied the same number of 


            inscriptions as ANON. Ian Kohl's group (IK) found the burial ground in poor 


            condition in 1989, heavily overgrown with brush. The remaining  inscriptions 


            are in the Quaker format.                           


            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO026     ALBRO FAMILY LOT                        PORTSMOUTH   


           Location: 50 ft north of MITCHELL LANE, NEAR MIDDLETOWN BORDER at TEL pole # 85    


            18 burials with 16    inscriptions from 1841 to 1921


            25  ft x 40   ft in fair condition enclosed with a stone wall; sign in fair 


            condition


            NOTE: This cemetery has been recorded by several people or groups: ANON, 


            "Rhode Island Tombstone Inscriptions," circa 1900 at RIHS, Benns 


            (BENNS606) in the 1930s, Danny and Patricia Bodine for CETA 27 Oct. 1975, 


            MS in 1987, and Ian Kohl (IK) in 1989.                                                                              


            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO027     HAZARD LOT                              PORTSMOUTH   


           Location: 2100 ft east of WAPPING ROAD (IN WOODS NEAR V.F. ORCHARD) at TEL pole # NEC 92


            14 burials with 14    inscriptions from 1836 to 1905


            NOTE: Drive 3/10 mile to Duck Pond at pump house, cemetery over wall. George 


            H. Richardson visited this cemetery in 1892, gave the location as "'Vau  


            Cluse,' Hazard Farm near shore" (Richardson Scrapbook 974 at NHS). 


            Patricia Bodine copied it for CETA 14 Apr. 1976. She found very well 


            maintained stones, many in Quaker format, surrounded by a well-maintained 


            iron fence. Not found by Ian Kohl 1989.                                       


            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO028     ALLEN LOT                               PORTSMOUTH 


           Location: 229 ft south of BLACK POINT LANE (BEHIND #27) at TEL pole # 70    


            10 burials with 5    inscriptions from 1838 to 1868


            NOTE: G.H. Richardson (GHR) recorded this lot in 1870 on Borden Lawton's farm 


            (lower rd.). This may be what Henry E. Turner (HET) described as the Allen 


            "bur. pl." Benjamin Wilbour and Waldo Sprague (WS) recorded it 8 


            Dec. 1956 at which time it was in a field. CETA volunteers recorded it circa 


            1975. As of 1997 it was on the property of Harry Williams, behind the house 


            at 27 Black Point Lane. It is completely surrounded by a stout stone wall--no


            gate or opening.                                                                                              


            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO029     DENNIS LOT                              PORTSMOUTH   


           Location: 600 ft north of OLD MILL LANE, OPPOSITE GAS CO. at TEL pole # 16    


            12 burials with 9    inscriptions from 1796 to 1828


            50  ft x 50   ft in poor condition enclosed with a stone wall; sign missing


            NOTE: George H. Richardson (GHR) recorded this lot in Oct. 1892 in his 


            Richardson Scrapbook 974 now at Newport Historical Society. He described 


            the location of the "Dennis Ground" as "Old Ogden Farm of 


            Portsmouth, east of Wapping Road, north of the house." Patricia Bodine 


            and Denise Johnson visited it 14 Apr. 1976 for CETA. They found it in very 


            poor condition: the stones were cracked, all but three knocked down, some 


            faces drilled into, rusty iron pipes scattered throughout, the fence in 


            need of repair. Partial remains of a tomb different from the one recorded 


            were also found, but no inscriptions could be read. They found two stones 


            signed "E. Smith, jun." Ian Kohl and his group could not locate 


            it in 1989.                                                     


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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO030     PRIORY CEMETERY                         PORTSMOUTH   


           Location: 100 ft north of CORY LANE (PORTSMOUTH ABBEY CHURCHYARD) at TEL pole # NEC 25


            12 burials with 9    inscriptions from 1941 to 1974


            NOTE: Resurvey of 1970 reported that the Abbey had refused permission for a sign. 


            Transcribed by Patricia Bodine and Shelby Favreau for CETA 10 May 1975. The 


            cemetery was enclosed by a tall hedge. They found two wooden crosses in addition 


            to the stones. Since the most recent stone at that time was 1974, presumably 


            this is an active cemetery.                                                                                                     


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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO031     LAWTON LOT                              PORTSMOUTH   


           Location: 126 ft south of LAWRENCE DR (BEHIND #243) at TEL pole # NEC 19


            25 burials with 16    inscriptions from 1777 to 1867


            NOTE: All stones have surname LAWTON. Although the resurvey found it in very 


            good condition in 1970, Patricia Bodine found this lot overgrown and filled 


            with broken stones when she recorded it for CETA 3 Mar. 1976. One stone was 


            signed "Hathaways Taunton." She cited Mr. E. Newton Lawton, 


            as someone who had further information about the lot. This is probably the 


            Lawton lot for which Deacon Gideon Lawton left $300 in in 1873 will (Elva 


            Lawton, "Descendants of George Lawton of Portsmouth, Rhode Island," 


            1977, typescript at NEHGS, p. 14). Recorded by Ian Kohl (IK) in 1989, then 


            in good condition.                       


            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO032     POTTER LOT                              PORTSMOUTH   


           Location: 1200 ft south of UNION ST. at TEL pole # 598 S 


            19 burials 


            80  ft x 80   ft in fair condition enclosed with a stone wall; sign ???


            NOTE: Patricia Bodine transcribed this cemetery 28 Oct. 1975 for CETA. She 


            found two stones signed "P.S." (one 1813, the other 1826 so not 


            the well-known Philip Stevens) and one from 1831 signed "C. Stevens." 


            Two Revolutionary War veterans are buried here. There is a sugar marble obelisk 


            for the children of Charles and Mary B. Potter; footstones for some of the same 


            people suggest that they once had separate gravestones, among the many now    


            illegible or destroyed stones. Recorded by Ian Kohl (IK) 1989.                                                


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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO033     CAPT CLARKE CORNELL LOT                 PORTSMOUTH   


           Location: 3000 ft south of UNION ST at TEL pole # 597S  


            7 burials with 1    inscriptions from 1758 to 1758


            20  ft x 20   ft in poor condition enclosed with a wooden fence; sign ???


            NOTE: Patricia Bodine trekked into this huge pasture, 3000' ft. south of Union 


            St., 1800' south of cemetery #32 on 14 Feb. 1976 for CETA. She found fencing 


            mostly down, stones broken and disarrayed. Of six slate stones she was able to 


            read only two, a headstone and footstone for a single individual. documented in 


            1999 by Ralph Jenkins.                                                                                                      


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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO034     SLOCUM LOT-A                            PORTSMOUTH   


           Location: 817 ft north of SANDY POINT LANE AT GLEN FARM at TEL pole # 9     


            25  ft x 25   ft in poor condition; sign ???


            NOTE: George H. Richardson recorded this lot in 1892 (Richardson Scrapbook 974 


            at NHS, no page number).Transcribed by CETA circa 1975, this cemetery includes 


            some of the earliest Portsmouth gravestones. The lot adjoins a stone barn. The 


            recorder found 39 different stones, some unmarked, some footstones. The 


            transcription was apparently never finished. Not found 1989, IK confused about 


            location. The location of this cemetery needs to be checked to resolve 


            discrepancies between town hall and CETA data. Visited by Laurie Carpenter in 


            1997.     


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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO035     WALES LOT                               PORTSMOUTH   


           Location: 200 ft north of GLEN ROAD (FAR WESTERN CR. OF LAWN AT #62) at TEL pole # 5     


            8 burials with 6    inscriptions from 1803 to 1856


            NOTE: Several of the stones were recorded by Benns in the 1930s. Waldo Sprague 


            and Benjamin Wilbour (WS) visited this cemetery "back of the present Sherman 


            place" on 14 Aug. 1956; they copied 6 inscriptions and noted an unmarked 


            headstone & footstone (at NEHGS, Loc. Hist. 3/16). The cemetery was also 


            transcribed by Patricia Bodine for CETA 9 Oct. 1975. She found two slate stones 


            worn beyond reading in addition to the others.        


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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO036     THOMAS CORNELL LOT                      PORTSMOUTH 


           Location: 1200 ft west of WEST MAIN ROAD (BEHIND BAY VIEW ESTATES) at TEL pole # 170   


            25 burials with 15    inscriptions from 1740 to 1883


            NOTE: On the Cornell Homestead, a grant to Thomas Cornell Feb. 4, 1646. As of 


            1998 this burial ground is hidden far behind Bay View Estates, in extensive 


            brambles. Lane behind pole #170 to end of road (1/4 mile) mentioned in  


            earlier transcriptions has been reclaimed by undergrowth. George H. Richardson 


            (GHR) copied this lot in an undated visit, probably in the 1890s (Richardson 


            Scrapbook 974 at NHS, p. 59). Entitled "A Cornell Corner," a 


            transcription of 11 stones by the Rev. John Cornell was published in "The 


            NY Genealogical and Biographical Record," XXXI, No. 1, Jan. 1900, p. 180. 


            He mentioned seeing also "stumps and remains of other tombstones" at 


            that time. A photo of the lot appears in his book "Genealogy of the Cornell 


            Family," New York, 1902. The stones were recorded by CETA circa 1975; they 


            were copied and mapped by the Middletown Historical Society in Feb. 1987. Not 


            mentioned by IK.                                                                               


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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO037     FREEBORN CEMETERY                       PORTSMOUTH   


             CORY LANE, OFF WEST MAIN, ON PRIORY GROUNDS


            40 burials 


            NOTE: 1/4 mile north of Priory office building. CETA gives 1975c location as 


            "near old pond beyond Portsmouth Abbey's playfield." 1970 resurvey 


            notes that permission had been refused for a historic cemetery sign. No     


            transcription known at this time. The Gideon Freeborn estate was excavated by 


            James Garman in 1993; he may have information relating to the cemetery. See 


            Nancy Rodriguez' article "Digging for Clues to Slavery" in "The


            East Bay Window," Section B, 15-16 July 1993. Not mentioned by IK in 1989.                                    


            This cemetery has not been recorded.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO038     COREY LOT                               PORTSMOUTH   


           Location: 6 ft south of CORY'S LANE, 300' WEST OF WEST MAIN RD. at TEL pole # 5     


            18 burials with 0    inscriptions 


            25  ft x 25   ft in poor condition enclosed with a stone wall; sign ???


            NOTE: Info from Portsmouth Town Hall gives this lot its name and a location 


            on Cory's Lane 300 ft west of West Main Rd (Route 114). Shelby Favreau and 


            Patricia Bodine visited this lot 10 May 1975 for CETA. They found it       


            overgrown with brambles and weeds, all stones worn down to between 2" 


            and 8" with no visible inscriptions. No transcriptions known.                                                                                         


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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO039     FISH LOT                                PORTSMOUTH 


            northwest of HENRY DANIS CT., OFF EAST MAIN ROAD


            24 burials with 8    inscriptions from 1853 to 1864


            80  ft x 50   ft in poor condition enclosed with a stone wall; sign missing


            NOTE: Inscribed stones mark the graves of the family of JOSEPH and AMY FISH, 


            probably later than the unmarked fieldstones.  This lot was recorded by 


            anonymous transcriber in "Rhode Island Tombstone Inscriptions," 


            circa 1900 at RIHS. He or she gave the location  as "John W. Franklyn 


            Farm west of Quaker Hill, East Main Road, Portsmouth." Today (1998) it 


            is 50' behind Building E of the Quaker Manor housing development. Marginal 


            notes on the 1970 resurvey indicate that it was then confused with PO015. 


            CETA filled out an information sheet but did not visit. Ian Kohl (IK) also 


            recorded it as PO015 in 1989. Recorded 14 April 1998 by Jon Sterling and    


            Cherry Bamberg (JES). Inscribed stones toppled, strewn about, one buried 


            next to its base.                    


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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO040     GIBBS CEMETERY                          PORTSMOUTH 


            west of JEPSON LANE (MIDDLE SCH. PARKING LOT) at TEL pole # NEC 61


            13 burials with 7    inscriptions from 1820 to 1900


            25  ft x 25   ft in poor condition; sign ???


            NOTE: According to town hall and CETA information, this lot should have the 


            sign 23. The signs for this and the nearby 40 seem to have been switched at 


            some time after the lot was recorded in 1989 bu Ian Kohl (IK). Until the mixup 


            is corrected, the graves will appear in the database under the currently posted 


            number. This triangular cemetery is 30' n of the west end of the Portsmouth 


            Middle School parking lot.                     


                George H. Richardson (GHR) recorded this cemetery in 1894, saw several 


            "rude stones" as well (Richardson Scrapbook at NHS). "Rhode 


            Island Tombstone Inscriptions" (ANON), circa 1900, at RIHS gives 8 


            inscriptions, gives location as Stephen Perry Weaver farm, Gipson (sic) Lane. 


            Patricia Bodine recorded the lot for CETA 2 Oct. 1975; Middletown Historical 


            Society read it again 25 Apr. 1987. Deteriorated stone walls border three    


            sides, the other side was open to a field. The stones were all marble, slightly 


            pointed, hard to read. Only two still were standing in 1987 due to vandalism.                                                             


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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO041     PRUDENCE ISLAND CEMETERY                PORTSMOUTH   


           Location: 2500 ft west of SHORE RD


            100 burials with 40    inscriptions from 1748 to 1973


            100 ft x 150  ft in poor condition enclosed with a stone wall; sign ???


            NOTE: West of Homestead Ave. near the center of the island, half a mile from 


            the eastern shore. DAR members transcribed this lot, then in very poor condition, 


            in 1941. They found 44 stones either obliterated or broken. John C. Thresher 


            recorded this data ca. 1992. Charles C. Maytum in his "Paragraphs on Early 


            Prudence Island," 1964, refers to this as "The Old Cemetery" 


            sited on land first leased to the Allin family in the 1660s. He tells a romantic 


            story of two stones (those of Caleb Allin and Caleb Hill) being split by a 


            cannonball from the British ship 'Juno' in Sept. 1777. He records the Dennis 


            monument with two more names than were legible when it was transcribed in 1992. 


            These are entered with a transcriber code CCM.                               


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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO042     CHASE & CORY LOT                        PORTSMOUTH   


           Location: 9 ft east of WEST MAIN ROAD (IN FRONT OF #362) at TEL pole # 30    


            17 burials with 8    inscriptions from 1835 to 1883


            NOTE: In the town numbering this lot is #37, but an annotation on the town hall 


            info suggests that it is actually   


            PO042. Called #42 in the resurvey of 1970. ANON, "Rhode Island Tombstone 


            Inscriptions," circa 1900 at RIHS, lists 8 inscriptions from the "Cory 


            Family Cemetery on Richard R. Macomber Farm, Lehigh Hill, Portsmouth." On 


            a visit 10 Apr. 1976 for CETA, Patricia Bodine was unable to read nine slates 


            because of wear, found only 6 readable stones. She reported that the cemetery 


            was then used as a rubblish pile for the owner's lawn and tree trimmings. Ian 


            Kohl (IK) transcribed four of the six stones remaining in 1989, noted that the 


            lot was covered with brush and trees.                                                                                         


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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO043     TRINITY CEMETERY                        PORTSMOUTH   


           Location: 11 ft east of 367 EAST MAIN ST at TEL pole # 729   


            100 burials 


            Owner: Trinity Cemetery, 367 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, RI 02871 (401) 849-4630


            NOTE: Active cemetery for Trinity Episcopal Church in Newport. A hundred 


            names of persons who died up to 1974 were recorded by Patricia Bodine for 


            CETA 9 Apr. 1976.                                                             


            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO044     COOK LOT                                PORTSMOUTH   


           Location: 34 ft south of GLEN RD at TEL pole # 14    


            9 burials with 4    inscriptions from 1690 to 1726


            NOTE: In a cow pasture near stone wall. This lot was recorded by George H. 


            Richardson in 1892 (GHR). He described the location as "south side Glen 


            Road of Portsmouth, Slocum estate." In addition to the four stones           


            transcribed, he noted "a few rude stones." The accompanying sketch 


            indicated nine stones in all. "Rhode Island Tombstone Inscriptions" 


            (ANON), circa 1900, at RIHS has three inscriptions. At least one stone was 


            recorded by the Benns circa 1936. Patricia Bodine visited this lot, unenclosed 


            from the surrounding cow pasture, 9 Oct. 1975. She found only three legible 


            stones, four illegible slates, and several fieldstones.                    


            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO045     UNKNOWN LOT                             PORTSMOUTH 


           Location: 250 ft east of WEST MAIN ROAD - RT #114 at TEL pole # 116   


            6 burials with 0    inscriptions 


            45  ft x 40   ft in fair condition enclosed with a stone wall; sign not 


            installed yet


            NOTE: Across from Melville Ave., north of a Mobil station, near #1600. 


            Found by Mildred Champlin and registered in 1996.                                                            


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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO046     LOVELL GENERAL HOSPITAL CEM.            PORTSMOUTH 


             (THEN BRADFORD AVENUE, PORTSMOUTH GROVE, RI)


            299 burials with 0    inscriptions from 1862 to 1865


            NOTE: The Lovell General Hospital was established on Sunday, July 6, 1862 


            with the arrival of the Hospital Steam Ships 'America' and 'Atlantic' at 


            Portsmouth Grove (now Melville) carrying 1,724 casualties from the ill-fated


            Peninsular Campaign in Virginia.  The hospital was disestablished on August 


            28, 1865.  During the war, the hospital received and treated 10,593 patients.  


            Of these, 308 died.  The Lovell General Hospital Cemetery contained the 


            graves of 251 Union and Confederate soldiers of the Civil War and three 


            citizens while 57 had been removed by relatives or friends.  The list of the 


            dead in this cemetery database contains 299 individuals.  In May 1868, all 


            the 251 dead were removed and reburied in the Cypress Hill National Cemetery 


            in Farmingdale, Long Island, NY.                                                                                 


                 Seebert J. Goldowsky, M.D., "The Hospital at Portsmouth Grove", 


            The Rhode Island Medical Journal, November, 1959 pp 733-743. For further 


            information and a painting of the hospital, see John T. Pierce Sr., 


            "Historical Tracts of Portsmouth, Rhode Island," Portsmouth, 1991, 


            pp. 70-73.  Data entered by Gene Baer.     


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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO047     BRIGHTMAN STONE                         PORTSMOUTH 


           Location: 100 ft south of SISSON POND ROAD (BEHIND #77)


            NOTE: A single stone for Mary Brightman, d. 1737, was unearthed in 1997 during 


            restoration of an old stone wall. Despite its encounter with a backhoe, the 


            stone is only lightly chipped around the edges. It likely is the sole indicator, 


            above ground anyway, of a family cemetery that is now lost and was never 


            recorded. While it is directly across the street from PO023 (perhaps a hundred 


            yards), neither the surname nor the period have any relation to that lot. It 


            was found approximately halfway along the stone wall, but it is now in a 


            relatively safer location, leaning against the eastern end of the wall.                                                  


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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO500     SLOCUM-WOOD LOT                         PORTSMOUTH     


            north of GLEN ROAD


            4 burials with 3    inscriptions from 1855 to 1884


            NOTE: Recorded by George H. Richardson (GHR) in 1892. His records at NHS 


            include a sketch which shows this lot north and slightly east of the Fish 


            Ground, across Glen Road from the Cook Burying Ground. In addition to the 


            three recorded stones, he noted "several graves no stones," 


            though one may wonder how he knew. The anonyomous author of "Rhode 


            Island Tombstone Inscriptions" at RIHS recorded the same three stones 


            circa 1900. He described the location as "John Coggeshall farm, Glen 


            Road." Also transcribed by Benns,#476, circa 1935.                    


            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.


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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO501     ALMY GROUND                             PORTSMOUTH 


            east of WAPPING ROAD


            4 burials with 4    inscriptions 


            NOTE: Known only through the transcription of George H. Richardson (GHR) in 


            1892 (Richardson Scrapbook at Newport Historical Society, p. 44).                                                                                   


            This cemetery has not been recorded.


            This cemetery is not registered and has not been located.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO502     SHRIEVE GROUND                          PORTSMOUTH 


             [N.E. OF PO019, JUST EAST OF OLD COLONY RR]


            1 burials 


            NOTE: Richardson included this site in his transcription of cemeteries on 


            the basis of a single "rude stone" with the very worn name SHRIEVE 


            near the top. His sketch shows a small plot within a field enclosed on the 


            north, south, and east by stone walls, bordered on the west by the Old 


            Colony railroad tracks, He speculated that Thomas Leonard or Hazard (writing 


            very hard to read), a first settler, was probably buried here as his house  


            was just north of the lot.                                                                                    


            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.


            This cemetery is not registered and has not been located.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO503     WALTER LOT                              PORTSMOUTH 


           Location: 0 ft east of WAPPING RD. JUST NO. OF BRAMANS LANE


            1 burials with 1    inscriptions from 1752 to 1752


            NOTE: A single stone known only through Richardson's transcription (Richardson 


            Scrapbook 974 at Newport Historical Society, p. 46). He described the location 


            as "Dennis Murphy House, a few rods southeasterly in the roadway or


            path" on the east side of Wapping Rd., just south of "Vau Cluse."  


            He warned then that the stone, being in a cartpath, would soon be destroyed. 


            Location from 1895 atlas of southern RI towns.                             


            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.


            This cemetery is not registered and has not been located.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO505     WILLIAM ANTHONY LOT                     PORTSMOUTH 


            east of BAYVIEW, JUST NORTH OF BOYD'S LANE


            24 burials with 8    inscriptions from 1813 to 1867


            NOTE: George H. Richardson (GHR) visited this cemetery in 1887, describing 


            it as "B. Hicks Farm for Wm. Anthony" (Richardson Scrapbook 974 at 


            Newport Historical Society, p. 23). Location from a Beers map which shows B.     


            Hicks and W. Anthony living in this spot. ANON, "Rhode Island Tombstone 


            Inscriptions," circa 1900 at RIHS, also copied the stones. He called it 


            the "Anthony Cemetery on Horace B. Hicks farm, Bristol Ferry.            


            This cemetery has not been recorded.


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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO506     BURRINGTON HICKS' FARM                  PORTSMOUTH 


            east of BAYVIEW, JUST NORTH OF BOYD'S LANE


            NOTE: Known only through George H. Richardson's transcription (GHR) in 1887 


            of a single stone for a man killed by lightning (Richardson Scrapbook 974 at 


            Newport Historical Society, p. 23). The location is based on the site  


            of B. Hick's house on a Beers map. Richardson commented that the stone was 


            in an orchard.                     


            This cemetery has not been recorded.


            This cemetery is not registered and has not been located.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO507     JOHN CROSS FARM                         PORTSMOUTH 


            west of BAYVIEW, JUST NORTH OF BOYD'S LANE


            1 burials 


            NOTE: George H. Richardson (GHR) notes that the bodies from this cemetery 


            had been moved to the "Methodist Ground" (probably PO007) by the 


            time of his visit in 1887. At that time there was only "one stone left 


            to a colored woman" (Richardson Scrapbook 974, p. 23). A contemporary 


            Beers map shows J. Cross' farm across what is now Bayview from PO505 and PO506.                                                                                 


            This cemetery has not been recorded.


            This cemetery is not registered and has not been located.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO508     ELDRED-SANFORD STONES                   PORTSMOUTH 


             BLACK POINT LANE


            2 burials with 2    inscriptions from 1675 to 1750


            NOTE: Two stones found in the patio of a house at 297 Black Point Lane. It 


            is not known whether they came from a now-destroyed cemetery on the site or 


            from another cemetery somewhere else. They have been removed to the     


            Portsmouth Historical Society.                                                                                


            This cemetery has not been recorded.


            This cemetery is not registered and has not been located.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO600     PORTSMOUTH LOCATION UNKNOWN             PORTSMOUTH 


             [FROM QUAKER DEATH RECORDS]


            176 burials 


            NOTE: This is not an actual cemetery, but a record of deaths identified 


            as Portsmouth residents in Friends' records. Presumably most of these people 


            were buried in other Portsmouth cemeteries, with or (as is more likely)       


            without a gravestone. It is to be expected that some will turn up in 


            cemeteries in other towns. PO600 is a temporary entry to aid transcribers 


            with reading difficult stones; when the recording of the town is complete,


            it will be deleted.                                                                                           


            This cemetery has not been recorded.


            This cemetery is not registered and has not been located.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO601     ANTHONY-COBB-COGGESHALL LOT                


            1 burials 


            NOTE: Existence of this cemetery is based on a single note in Quaker records. 


            It indicated that Susanna Anthony, dau. of John and Joanna of Portsmouth, who 


            died in 1796 at age 72, was buried in a family ground, "afterward  


            Dr. Cobbs', now George Coggeshall's." It is possible that this burial 


            ground was in another town.             


            This cemetery has not been recorded.


            This cemetery is not registered and has not been located.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO602     LEVY CORY FARM                          PORTSMOUTH 


             EAST MAIN ROAD


            NOTE: A single stone for AMY THURSTON, d. 1702, known only through the 


            anonymous transcription in "Rhode Island Tombstone Inscriptions pf Rhode 


            Island," circa 1900, at RIHS (coded ANON). In 1895 Levi Cory owned land on    


            both sides of East Main Road where Stubtoe Lane joins from the west and Fairview 


            joins from the east.         


            This cemetery has not been recorded.


            This cemetery is not registered and has not been located.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO603     SETH ANTHONY LOT                        PORTSMOUTH 


            2 burials with 2    inscriptions 


            NOTE: Gravestones for SETH ANTHONY and his wife ABIGAIL A., known only 


            through the anonymous transcription in "Rhode Island Tombstone 


            Inscriptions," circa 1900 at RIHS. The location was said to be 


            "Old Christopher Barker Place now owned by Henry C. Anthony." 


            From the 1895 atlas of southern RI, Henry C. Anthony owned a great deal of    


            northern Portsmouth, much of it west of Route 114 and north of Willow St.                                     


            This cemetery has not been recorded.


            This cemetery is not registered and has not been located.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO604     KIRBY-SANFORD LOT                       PORTSMOUTH 


             [SOUTH PORTSMOUTH]


            9 burials with 3    inscriptions from 1707 to 1765


            NOTE: George H. Richardson visited this burial ground on the Freeborn Albro 


            farm, "7/8 mi. south of the house in a field" on 9 Nov. 1898. He 


            commented that the cemetery was on Kirby land and Earle land (Richardson 


            Scrapbook 974 at NHS, p. 31). The 1895 atlas shows Freeborn Albro's 


            property bounded on the north by Bramans Lane, on the east by Wapping Lane, 


            extending west past where Flamingo Lane is 1998, and south perhaps a quarter mile.  


            This cemetery has not been recorded.


            This cemetery is not registered and has not been located.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO605     SISSON PLACE CEMETERY                   PORTSMOUTH 


             EAST MAIN ROAD


            2 burials with 2    inscriptions from 1846 to 1856


            NOTE: Two stones on the Richard W. Sisson place (as of 1900) on East Main 


            Road, recorded in "Rhode Island Tombstone 


            Inscriptions" at RIHS. Not found by CETA, no state registration number.                                       


            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.


            This cemetery is not registered and has not been located.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO606     STANTON GROUND                          PORTSMOUTH 


            1 burials with 0    inscriptions 


            NOTE: George H. Richardson (GHR) found an uninscribed "rude stone" 


            in the NW corner of an orchard "on the Capt. John


            Stanton farm now owned by H.A.C. Taylor" in the angle of a stone wall 


            (Richardson Scrapbook 974, p. 43).      


            This cemetery has not been recorded.


            This cemetery is not registered and has not been located.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO607     CHASE FAMILY                            PORTSMOUTH 


            3 burials with 3    inscriptions 


            NOTE: Three stones for mid-19th century Chases, known only through the Benns 


            transcription.                         


            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.


            This cemetery is not registered and has not been located.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO608     JOB ANTHONY'S FARM                      PORTSMOUTH 


            west of MIDDLE ROAD (NEAR STONEGATE DRIVE?)


            1 burials with 1    inscriptions from 1843 to 1843


            NOTE: A single stone recorded by Dr. Henry Turner (HET) in the late 19th 


            century and by ANON, "Rhode Island Tombstone Inscriptions," circa 


            1900 at RIHS. ANON gave the location as the Benjamin White farm, Middle Road,  


            Portsmouth. The 1895 atlas of southern RI towns shows White's farm west of 


            Middle Road in the area of what is now Stonegate Drive.                                                                                          


            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.


            This cemetery is not registered and has not been located.
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO609     LAWTON FARM                             PORTSMOUTH 


            1 burials 


            NOTE: A single stone, known only through Dr. Henry E. Turner's 


            transcription (HET).                                 


            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.


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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO610     BOYD FARM                               PORTSMOUTH 


            south of OLD MILL RD, NEAR WEST MAIN ROAD


            4 burials with 4    inscriptions from 1823 to 1854


            NOTE: Four stones recorded in the 19th century by Dr Henry Turner (HET) on 


            the Boyd Farm. This is the site from which the windmill was moved to 


            Middletown in 1995 (see "Wind Grist Mills on Aquidneck Island" 


            pub. Middletown Historical Society, 1992).                                                                                    


            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.


            This cemetery is not registered and has not been located.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO611     DEXTER LOT                              PORTSMOUTH 


             CORY LANE


            2 burials with 2    inscriptions from 1721 to     


            NOTE: Two stones for JOHN DEXTER (d. 1721) and MEHETABEL DEXTER (n.d., no 


            relationship) recorded in "Rhode Island Tombstone Inscriptions,"


            (ANON), circa 1900, at RIHS. Location then the "Townsend farm now owned 


            by the Sorole brothers." Since JOHN DEXTER's stone was recorded in PO007 


            by Richardson, either it was moved or this lot became PO007.                                                                                                 


            This cemetery has not been recorded.


            This cemetery is not registered and has not been located.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO612     SHERMAN LOT                             PORTSMOUTH 


             MILL LANE


            1 burials with 1    inscriptions from 1862 to 1862


            NOTE: "Rhode Island Tombstone Inscriptions" (ANON), circa 1900, 


            at RIHS lists one stone, for A. B. SHERMAN, d. 1862, on the then Caleb 


            Sherman Place.                                                                              


            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.


            This cemetery is not registered and has not been located.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO613     THOMAS BROWNELL LOT                     PORTSMOUTH 


           Location: 350 ft north of BROWNELL LANE at TEL pole # 12    


            4 burials with 4    inscriptions from 1822 to 1850


            NOTE: "Rhode Island Tombstone Inscriptions" (ANON), circa 1900, 


            at RIHS calls this 3-stone lot "The Brownell Cemetery on the old 


            Thomas Brownell farm now owned by Henry C. Anthony near the coal mines, 


            Porstmouth." No other sources. As shown in the 1895 atlas of southern 


            RI towns, Henry C. Anthony owned too much property to pinpoint a probable 


            location through this description. Brownell Lane, however, does generally 


            fit the criteria.                                                                                                     


            300-400' north of Brownell Lane at pole #12.                                                                  


            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.


            This cemetery is not registered and has not been located.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO614     MARY HAMBLY STONE                       PORTSMOUTH 


             "LEHIGH HILL" [NEAR PO042]


            1 burials with 1    inscriptions from 1751 to 1751


            NOTE: Single stone for MARY HAMBLY, d. 1751, known only through the anonymous 


            "Rhode Island Tombstone Inscriptions," circa 1900 at RIHS. ANON 


            gave the location as "on the old Isaac Borden estate on Lehigh Hill, 


            Portsmouth." Atlas evidence from 1895 suggests that this stone MAY 


            have been in the Lehigh Terrace area.                   


            This cemetery has not been recorded.


            This cemetery is not registered and has not been located.
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO615     OLD SHERMAN LOT                         PORTSMOUTH 


             EAST MAIN ROAD


            3 burials with 3    inscriptions from 1713 to 1831


            NOTE: This little lot is known only through the transcription of the 


            anonymous author of "Rhode Island Tombstone Inscriptions," 


            circa 1900, at RIHS.                                                                           


            This cemetery has not been recorded.


            This cemetery is not registered and has not been located.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO616     MCCURRIE LOT                            PORTSMOUTH 


             EAST MAIN RD [TO BRISTOL FERRY]


            2 burials with 2    inscriptions from 1810 to 1817


            NOTE: "Rhode Island Tombstone Inscriptions" (ANON), circa 1900, 


            at RIHS, gives a transcription of two McCurrie stones "on the Alanson 


            Peckham farm now owned by Frederick Greene of Newport."  George H. 


            Richardson (GHR) visited this lot in 1903, read surname as CORRIE 


            (Richardson Scrapbook 974 at NHS, p. 64).                    


            This cemetery has not been recorded.


            This cemetery is not registered and has not been located.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO617     SHERMAN BURIAL GROUND                   PORTSMOUTH 


             UNKNOWN


            5 burials with 4    inscriptions from 1780 to 1875


            NOTE: This cemetery is tentatively included in the database, but users 


            should be aware that it may be in the wrong town. "Rhode Island Tombstone 


            Inscriptions" (ANON), circa 1900, at RIHS includes the transcription with 


            the note "From a loose slip of Inscriptions, Probably from Portsmouth."                                           


            This cemetery has not been recorded.


            This cemetery is not registered and has not been located.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO618     BORDEN SLOCUM LOT                       PORTSMOUTH 


             EAST MAIN ROAD


            4 burials with 4    inscriptions from 1838 to 1856


            NOTE: The anonymous author (ANON) of "Rhode Island Tombstone 


            Inscriptions" at RI recorded four stones in what he called the 


            "Slocum Cemetery on the Governor Slocum farm now owned by Alfred G. 


            Vanderbilt."                   


            This cemetery has not been recorded.


            This cemetery is not registered and has not been located.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO619     OLD ALLEN FARM CEMETERY                 PORTSMOUTH 


             WAPPING ROAD


            4 burials with 4    inscriptions from 1854 to 1874


            NOTE: "Rhode Island Tombstone Inscriptions" (ANON), circa 1900, at 


            RIHS lists 3 stones in the Allen cemetery on the old Allen farm, Wapping Road. 


            From the names this lot was not PO028, but a separate burial ground in the same 


            general area. GHR described the location as "Allen Farm, South Portsmouth, 


            1/2 mile south of Freeborn Allen's house" (Richardson Scrapbook 974 at NHS, 


            p. 32). Richardson also saw "an old ground" with unmarked fieldstones


            just south of this lot.                                                                                       


            This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.


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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO620     WARD BURYING GROUND                     PORTSMOUTH 


            west of WAPPING ROAD


            13 burials with 1    inscriptions 


            NOTE: George H. Richardson (GHR) found a small marble stone marked 


            "JW" as well as a dozen fieldstones. He described


            the land as "formerly Allen or Ward" & suggested the burials 


            were those of the Marmaduke Ward family (Richardson Scrapbook 974 at NHS).                                                                            


            This cemetery has not been recorded.


            This cemetery is not registered and has not been located.





 
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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO625     PIERCE BURYING GROUND                   PORTSMOUTH 


             EXTREME SOUTHERN TIP OF PRUDENCE ISLAND


            14 burials with 0    inscriptions 


            NOTE: In his "Paragraphs on Early Prudence Island," 1964, p. 46, 


            Charles C. Maytum says that Charles Edwin Allen, the Prudence Island historian, 


            visited this lot in the early 1900s and found 14 unmarked fieldstones. It was  


            located about 500 yards from the south end of the island and about 200 yards 


            from the east shore. The cemetery existed as late as 1932 but was destroyed 


            during construction of the Navy base in 1942. An intensive search in


            1962 failed to find it.                                                                                       


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         HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: PO626     "INDIAN" CEMETERY                       PORTSMOUTH 


            NOTE: Charles C. Maytum says that this cemetery was "located a short distance 


            west of the approximate center of the Schoolhouse Swamp in an almost inaccessible 


            area" ("Paragraphs on Early Prudence Island," 1964, p. 49). Though


            traditionally called Indian Cemetery by Prudence Islanders, Maytum believes it to 


            be in fact a slave cemetery with perhaps a few graves of Indian slaves. He cites 


            excavations as early as 1894. On his visit in 1956 he found six excavations and 


            four plain fieldstones on opened graves in a dense briar patch of about 25 square   


            feet. He quotes from Allen Evidence (presumably this has to do with Charles Edwin 


            Allen, the PI historian?): "A violent gale occured in September 1869. In 


            sweeping over the southern part of the island, it completely unearthed the Indian 


            Cemetery, laying the skeletons exposed. The farmers in the vicinity gathered up 


            the bones and deposited them all in one grave."                                                                         


            This cemetery has not been recorded.


            This cemetery is not registered and has not been located.
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