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CRANSTON CEMETERIES

Cem # Name Oldest Newest Burials Comments
CR001ST ANN'S CEMETERY  99999James Arnold recorded this lot 12 Oct 1890 (Vol 3, Pg 178-197) In lot beside the Catholic Church at Cranston Print Works, a burial yard very much neglected, that of the Randall family and their connections. This is a 121 acre modern Catholic cemetery with mostly 20th century burials. It is beyond the scope of this project except for the few older stones that were moved into here.
CR002POCASSET CEMETERY1877199925000Located west of Dyer Street, across from Dunedin Street. It is adjacent to St. Ann's Cemetery to the north. Incorporated in 1874 and the first burial was January 2 1877 - 390 stones in this cemetery predate this indicating many cemeteries moved into this cemetery. James Arnold recorded this cemetery 13 Nov 1892 (Vol 4, Pg 1-571) At Dyers Nursery is a large cemetery known under the incorporation act as Pocasset which started out as the family lot of Charles Dyer, which family lot has been enlarged several times but which now is enclosed by a suitable fence. South and southeast of this are various lots which have interments in them. The first in order will be the Dyer family enclosure which we proceed to give in the first notes here following. Gertrude Barrington recorded this cemetery in 1998. Bill Kelley photographed this cemetery in 2011-2013.
CR003OAKLAND CEMETERY   Located aside Broad Street opposite Narragabsett Street and just east of Roger Williams Park. It is 4 acres. George N. Briggs purchased land from Elizabeth Jenkes in 1847 and formed the cemetery corporation the next year. In 1927 a granite mausoleum was built to accomodate 1200 burials. In the south central part of this cemetery is a collection of eighteenth century slate, sandstone and marble gravestones moved from the West Burial Ground (PV019) in Providence in 1870. In 1870 the Benevolent Congregational Society of Providence purchased a plot 60 ft. by 100 ft. in the Oakland Cemetery in Cranston and moved a number of burials from its cemetery in the West Burial Ground. Only a few of the older gravestones have been recorded so far.
CR004JAMES HILLS BURIAL GROUND1815190730Located aside Pippen orchard road on the east side 1200 feet south of Plainfield Pike. James Arnold visited this lot 5 Jul 1891, Vol 2, Pg 202, on the road leading south from Plainfield Pike to the Pippin Orchard, lot well fenced, several evergreens in yard and in fine order.
CR005WILLIAM FENNER LOT186519083This cemetery is located 10 feet west of Pippin Orchard Road and 450 feet north of Claudia Drive. James Arnold visited this lot 5 Jul 1891, Vol 2, pg 127, beside the road leading from Plainfield Road to the Pippin Orchard, lot protected with granite posts and iron chains, yard in good order.
CR006JOSEPH BURTON LOT1803187560Located 10 feet east of Seven Mile Road 1400 feet north od Scituate Ave. James Arnold visited this lot 5 Jul 1891 (Vol 2, pg 140-177) On the line road [Seven Mile Road] beside it and north of it crossing the apple house hill road is a burial yard of several families adjoining each other though each is distinct in itself. The Sheldon yard shows much neglect and the others are in prime order, all are well protected by walls.
CR007FIELD-LAWTON LOT  110Located 10 feet east of Seven Mile Road 1300 feet north of Scituate Ave. James Arnold visited this lot 5 Jul 1891, Vol 2, pg 140, on the line road beside it and north of its crossing the apple house hill road is a burial yard of several families adjoining each other though each is distinct in itself. The Sheldon yard shows much neglect and the others are in prime order, all are well protected by walls. Charles & Martha Benns recorded this lot in 1930, their #17.
CR008FREEBORN BRAYTON LOT  50Located 15 feet east of Seven Mile Road just south of #689.
CR009GEN CHRISTOPHER LIPPITT LOT1764188525Located in the southwest corner of the intersection of Hope Road and Lippitt Ave. Across the road from farm at #1281 Hope Road. It is 225 feet south of Hope Road and 325 feet west of Lippitt Ave. James Arnold visited this lot 19 Aug 1891, Vol 1, pg 134), on the William Lippitt farm in sight of the road, lot fenced with granite posts and iron rails, a burial yard of the family, yard in good condition. Charles & Martha Benns recorded this lot in 1937, their #728.
CR010UNKNOWN LOT  66Located on Burlingame Road at the junction with Lippitt Hill Road.
CR011SANFORD KNIGHT LOT176218708Located 15 feet south of Laten Knight Road, and 4260 feet north of Situate Ave. James Arnold visited this lot in August 1891 (Vol 1, pg 145) On the Sanford Knight farm beside the road yard well walled though yard is somewhat neglected, a burial yard of Mr. Knight's farm. Charles & Martha Benns recorded this lot in 1933, their #351 6 of these burials have been removed to Swan Point Cemetery (PC003) in Providence
CR012ALFRED GRAVES LOT184119155Located 175 feet north of Scituate Ave. in front of 2057 Situate Ave. James Arnold visited this lot 5 Jul 1891, Vol 2, pg 200, On the road running west from the Pippin Orchard four corners north side and in sight of the road, yard protected by iron rails, yard in good condition.
CR013JULIA A KNIGHT LOT1819189410Located 370 feet northwest of Scituate Ave. and 435 feet southwest of Pippin Orchard Rd. Granite posts on east side of cemetery James Arnold visited this lot 5 Jul 1891, Vol 2, pg 129, On the Pippin Orchard corner a distance of say 20 rods with west lot protected by granite posts and iron rails, yard in fine order.
CR014DAVID POTTER LOT   Located 340 feet southwest of Pippen Orchard Road 2220 feet northwest of Scituate Ave. behind #625 Pippin Orchard Road. Charles & Martha Benns recorded this lot in 1930, their #14. Photo: Emily Jane Jordan Potter (wife of David) at the Potter Lot in the 1920's, photo from the collection of Cindy Knight
CR015KNIGHT-FISKE LOT1841190512Located in the southeast corner of the intersection of Scituate Ave. and Pippen Orchard Road. It is 110 feet northeast of Pippen Orchard Road and 200 feet southeast of Scituate Ave. James Arnold visiteed this lot 5 Jul 1891 at the Pippin Orchard four corners, a few rods southeast from the school house and in sight, a small yard in which are a few evergreens, yard fenced and in good order granite posts and rails. Recorded in 1931 by Benns #4, 1995 by John Sterling
CR016ROBERTS - MATHEWSON LOT1836197121Located just north of #1490 Pippin Orchard Rd. on the east side of the road. James N Arnold recorded this lot 12 Jul 1891, Vol 2, pg 252, opposite Mr Lewis house on the road leading from Pippin Orchard to Buffington's corner is a burial yard walled though yard in poor condition.
CR017WILLIAM BAILEY LOT1836186912James Arnold visited this lot 28 Jun 1891, Vol 2, pg 120, on the opposite side of the road from the Dr. Richardson place is a burial yard well walled which wall is in good condition, yard neglected. Benns #48 100 feet behind (south) of the merry-go-round at Dairy World. This merry-go-round came from Rocky Point Park. 100 feet west of the Nature's Best Dairy building (2032 Plainfield Pike) in a grove of trees. Poison ivy and woodchuck holes.
CR018FENNER - LAWTON LOT1830187434Located at the southwest corner of Plainfield Pike & Sailor Dr. adjacent to CR064 Benns #153; recorded by Grace G Tillinghast about 1930, in James Arnold records for Johnston (at Elmwood Library) records for Cranston (at RIHS) James Arnold visited this lot 26 May 1891, Vol 2, pg 113; On the Plainfield road south side and a few rods west of the residence of Robert Lawton, Lot walled and in good order.
CR019NICHOLAS SHELDON LOT1813188825Located on the south side of Scituate Ave. about 150 ft. east of Amy Drive. James Arnold visited this lot 23 Nov 1890 (Vol 2, pg 28) On the farm now owned by Mr. Gladding and formerly by Joseph Watson and before by Nehemiah R Knight the farm known as the Joseph Sheldon farm beside the road lot at present well fenced a burial yard of the Sheldon family.
CR020KNIGHTVILLE MEETING HOUSE LOT17851887150Located 100 feet north of Park Avenue directly behind the Knightsville meeting house. Sign says Cranston cemetery #29, should be #20 James N. Arnold visited this cemetery 2 Nov. 1890, Vol. 3, pg. 572-642, "in the meeting house lot at Knightsville. Lot badly over run with briars and over growth of wild weeds some of the lot have good fences around them, others more or less neglected."
CR021NEHEMIAH KNIGHT LOT1800187425John Purillo unearthed the stones and is restoring this lot in 1993. Benns #121
CR022JACOB CLARKE LOT1853189430James N Arnold recorded this lot 28 Sep 1890 (Vol 3, Pg 94) On the Clarke farm now owned by James A Budlong south of the farm house, lot walled and yard in excellent condition. Benns #85 There is a notebook at the RI Historical Society (Harris mss) that has information about this family and a 1934 trascript by Miss Mary Harris of the cemetery with sketches (pg 3) of the John Clarke 1785 and Hannah Clarke 1782 stones that are now broken and the tops gone.
CR023BETHANY LUTHERAN SWEDISH CEME  200Follow Hamilton Road to the end 1/4 mile from Pontiac Ave., across the railroad tracks to the cemetery.
CR024NATHAN THORNTON LOT1817191135Located between house #68 and #84 almost opposite Michael Dr. 15 ft x 15 ft iron pipes around #11-#16. James Arnold recorded this lot 5 Oct 1891 (Vol 1, Pg 262) On the Nathan Thornton farm and formerly occupied by Mowry K Aldrich on side hill in the rear ot the farm house is a burial lot of the family protected very poorly and much neglected. Benns #376
CR025URIAH EDDY LOT1820192334Located just south of #20 Glen Road between Celestia Ave. and Eddy St. James Arnold recorded this lot 12 Sep 1891 (Vol 1, Pg 241) A short distance northwest of the pumping station at Pocasset beside to street in open lot, unprotected yet yard in good order. Arthur James: burying ground near pumping station, Pettaconsett, n west in open lot.
CR026JOHN STAFFORD LOT1791194237Behind the state highway garage, across from the ACI and south of Route #37. In 2012 it is in the parking lot of Tasca Automotive Group at 1300 Pontiac Ave. and is well cared for. James Arnold recorded this lot 12 Sep 1891 (Vol 1, 228) On the city property at Petteconsett in corner of lot, yard not protected though in good order, a small burial yard. Benns #112
CR027HUGH STONE FAMILY LOT  31moved to North Burial Ground Providence - 21 Jul 1975 by Prada funeral home consists of a monument and 6 field stones. 30 bodies were moved 21 Jul 1975 and placed in 5 graves (6 in each). One more was brought in Oct 1975 and placed into grave #1. There was a family genealogy and papers from an 1866 family reunion in Cranston at the old farm (some say a family bible) in a steel box in a compartment in the monument put there in 1866. In 1975 when it was moved the box was opened to reveal a wad of wet paper. The gravestones were taken by Robert Allen Greene for safe storage in East Greenwich. James Arnold recorded this lot in its original location 12 Sep 1891 (Vol 1, Pg ?) On the city property at Petteconsett Station, yard fenced with granite posts and iron rails, yard in fine order. Charles & Martha Benns recorded this lot in 1934, their #519
CR028SAMUEL STONE LOT1810185810Located at the southwest corner of the Department of Motor Vehicles at 600 New London Ave. James Arnold recorded this lot 28 Sep 1890, Vol 3, pg 63, In lot on state farm, opposite the old Edmund's Stone house on the New London Turnpike a yard much neglected though well protected.
CR029REUBEN TURNER LOT1799195815originally located on west side of Oakland Ave (Rt #5); 2 Jul 1969 this cemetery was reinterred at North Burial Ground Providence, section #28, by Adam B Macari Funeral Home; Johnston, RI. James Arnold recorded this 23 Aug 1891 (Vol 1, Pg 164) On the Oaklawn road and between it and the railroad on the southern line of the late Stephen Turner farm, yard much neglected and poorly protected.
CR030KING-RANDALL LOT  52Located 15 feet north of Ezekiel St., 150 ft. west of Oakland Ave. and 150 ft. east of the Washington Secondary Trail. James Arnold recorded this lot 15 Mar 1891 (Vol 4, pg 648) Between the railroad and the public road on the Oaklawn Road near the Turner's Mill estate a burial yard well protected and some care has lately been bestowed upon its preservation. Charles and Martha Benns recorded it in 1931, their #86.
CR031EDWARD EDWARDS LOT180518266Removed to Cranston cemetery #34 27 Oct 1959 Benns # 158 - about 1/4 mile from CR032 on Phenix Ave. James Arnold recorded this lot 19 Jul 1891 (Vol1; Pg 1) On the farm of Joseph Watson formerly known as the Caleb Colvin place in open field without protection is a small yard where we find the following.
CR032GEORGE COLVIN LOT1806190533James Arnold visited this lot 19 Jul 1891, Vol 2, pg 263, on the Furnace Road and beside it about midway from Pierces Corner to the Furnace are three distinct burial yards all walled and well protected and in good order adjoining each other. This is actually 2 cemeteries side by side located just southwest of Interstate #295 and northwest of Phenix Ave. at #767 Phenix Ave. South is the Watson Lot (designated as section A) surrounded by a stone wall 35 ft by 55 ft. North is the Colvin lot (designated section B) surrounded by a stone wall 60 ft by 55 ft. Section C was recorded by James Arnold in 1891 as the east yard. Recordeed in 1933 by Charles & Martha Benns, their #158.
CR033SCITUATE AVE BURIAL GROUND   removed 10 Jul 1964 to North Burial Ground in Providence according to the state registration list. "from #56 Scituate Ave." according to a newspaper account. A check of the North Burial Ground records did not find a record of them receiving the remains in July of 1964 or in the two years before or after. James Arnold recorded The gravestones were seen as late as 1962 but were missing when the cemetery was moved in 1964. see Prov Journal article on cemetery
CR034THOMAS ANDREWS LOT175718538Located on a small park island at the junction of Oakland Ave. and Oakhill Dr. at #1242-1250 Oakland Ave. There is a boulder with a bronze plaque: Colonel Abraham Andrews Born Sept 8, 1756 Died Aug 3 1797 dedicated Aug 14, 1957 by Cranston Blues R.I.M. This lot also contains stones removed from CR031. James Arnold visited this lot 23 Aug 1891 (Vol 1, pg 194) On the road leading from the Gorton Arnold stand top Pontiac, yard walled and in good order. Charles & Martha Benns recorded this lot in 1934, their #225.
CR035RHODES-GREENE LOT  18Located behind #116 Bluff Ave., between Bluff Ave. and Glen Ave. It is also between Anstis St. and Hall Place. James Arnold recorded this lot 29 Nov 1890, Vol 2, pg 54, a short distance southeast from Capt Uriah Arnold lot at Pawtucket in open lot is another burial yard of several families, lot fenced, though yard is in rather poor condition.
CR036CAPT PHILLIP SHELDON LOT  30Located at 246-250 Park Ave. almost opposite Western Promenade. It is surrounded by a chain link fence. It is between Cliffdale Ave. and Lyndon Road next to the BP gas station. James Arnold visited this lot 14 Sep 1890 (Vol3, Pg 13) In lot beside the road between Elmville & Broad St., south side, which lot is but partially protected. Charles & Martha Benns recorded this lot in 1932, their #135. Mrs. Eliza D. Gardiner 13 Aug 1939 "Old Stone Burial Ground Park Ave. near Cliffdale Ave. Cranston, RI near ESSO gasoline station, cemetery a dumping ground, terribly neglected. She read the stones and relics were removed in 1917 to Grace Cemetery. The bodies were those of Dr. Comfort Carpenter, born in 1760 and two other Carpenters Francis and Emily." see Prov Sunday Journal Aug 20, 1939
CR037DR GEORGE WATERMAN LOT  15Located near the corner of Tennyson & Rockland Ave. but the gate can be reached behind #676 Poniac Ave. It is just northeast of #49 Tennyson Road and is surrounded by a stockade fence. James Arnold visited this lot 5 Oct 1890 (Vol 3, pg 105) On the farm south of the residence of Hon. James A. Budlong a burial yard much neglected and poorly protected. Transcribed by John Sterling in 1998.
CR038SARLE LOT1819192065Located 300 feet behind #1459 Pippen Orchard Road. Directly west of CR016 up driveway 120 ft. on north side of drive, behind first house but before you reach the second house. Much poison ivy and large woodchuck holes. Need to return in fall when growth down to probe for down stones. James Arnold visited this lot 12 Jul 1891 (Vol 2, Pg 222) On land now belonging to Mr. Lewis in rear of his house, lot protected by granite posts and iron rails and yard in fine condition.
CR039EBENEZER FULLER LOT1815188220On Hall Lane between tel pole #6 and #7, at #81 Hall Lane beside the road in the woods. Charles & Martha Benns recorded this lot in 1935, their #306. James Arnold recorded this lot 2 Aug 1891 (Vol 1, Pg 77) At the Fiskville four corners opposite the old Blind and Sash Mill known as the Congdon Mill at the west side of the Mill Dam, lot in fair condition.
CR040MAJ THOMAS FENNER LOT1718186184Located just north of #18 Britton St. and south of #58 Fletcher Ave. James Arnold visited this lot 14 Nov 1890 (Vol 3, pg 259) Maj. Thomas Fenner lot situated in an open field east of the present village of Thornton a distance of about one third of a mile, lot fenced with granite posts and iron rails in good condition. Emma B Shaw recorded this lot in 1925. The RI cemetery registration list says this cemetery was removed to Highland Cemetery in Johnston in 1959, but this is not true. The cemetery is still in a residential area on Britton St.
CR041BETSEY WILLIAM CEMETERY   This cemetery was mistakenly registered in Cranston, but it is actually in Providence.
CR042WILLIAM KNIGHT LOT1802190850Beside Scituate Farms Drive 200 feet west of Penny Lane at #39-67 Scituate Farms Dr. This is a new development in 1998 located at tel pole #53 on Scituate Ave about 1.2 miles west of the intersection with Phenix Ave. Recorded in 1930 by Charles & Martha Benns, their #3.
CR043LODOWICK BRAYTON LOT  40Located 600 ft north of the junction of Route #37 and Natick Road and 100 feet west of Natick Road. Easily accessed with path from Furnace Hill Rd. The Cranston Foundry was a little south and west of this lot. James Arnold recorded this lot 19 Jul 1891 (Vol 4, Pg 680) At the Cranston furnace in rear of Mr. Brayton's farm house and on the edge of the river bank, lot walled and fenced, yard in fine order. Emma B. Shaw 1927: Caleb Colvin farm
CR044WILLIAM NICHOLAS LOT1832189530Located behind #1775 Phenix Ave. and a little south of the Solid Rock Church. Across from Lofty Road. A line of cedar trees mark the north and west boundary of the cemetery. James Arnold visited this lot 9 Aug 1891, Vol 1, pg 92, on the Furnace Road to Lippitt and in sight of the road, yard fenced and surrounded by evergreens, a burial yard of the Nichols (sic) family, which yard is in excellent condition.
CR045JOHN STONE LOT1796189019Located at #22-30 Frankfort St. between Carlton St. and Pleasant St. This is south and west of Route #10. James Arnold visited this lot 21 Sep 1890, Vol 3, pg 36, east of Spectacle Pond and between it and Reservoir Ave. in open lot, yard protected by granite posts and iron rails. Recorded by Myron S Lewis in 1888
CR046URIAN WESTCOTT LOT1749195750Directly behind the house at #150 Mt. Laurel Dr. and just west of Viole Dr. The granite post and iron rail fence is surrounded by a stockade fence so it can not be seen from the road. James Arnold visited this lot 28 Sep 1890 (Vol 3, pg 73) On the farm of the late Niles Westcott, north of his house is the burial lot of his family, protected by granite posts and iron rods, yard neglected though well protected. Charles and Martha Benns recorded this lot in 1940, their #978 on Dr. Niles Westcott Place.
CR047BENJAMIN RANDALL SR LOT1828186015moved to CR059 in 1974 The state cemetery registration survey of Jul 1969 "On Phenix Ave. in front of NEL poles #104 and #106, 50 ft in, high on a hill. 35x35 15 burials." James Arnold visited this lot 19 Jul 1891 (Vol 2, Pg 261) On the furnace road and beside it on the east side nearly opposite the Benjamin Randall Jr. burial yard, not protected are 3 graves whose inscription follows:
CR048JEREMIAH KING LOT178318586Located behind #125 Norton Ave. Can be reached from the end of Charles St. by going north 100 feet in the woods behind the house lots on Norton Ave. James Arnold visited this lot 15 Mar 1891 (Vol 2, Pg 87) On the land of the late John Oldfield, west of the railroad in open lot, well fenced, a burial yard of the Carpenter family.
CR049CRANSTON LOT  50Located just north and west of #113 Wilbur Ave, the home of Mylin Findlay. This is between Lincoln Park Ave. and Route #295.
CR050ELDER ELISHA GREENE LOT174117707Located across Pontiac Ave. from ACI maximum security building and between Tasca Automotive Group and Pontiac Ave. James Arnold visited this lot 12 Sep 1891, Vol 2, pg 22, on land of Freeborn Potter beside the road and a little south of his house on top of small hill a burial yard unprotected and neglected.
CR051EPHRAIM MARTIN LOT1762187725Located behind the Xra Medical Imaging building at 63 Sockanosset Road. James Arnold visited this lot 11 Sep 1892, vol 1, pg 278, a few rods northwest of the railroad station at Sockanossett, yard neglected and not protected.
CR052JOSIAH WESTCOTT LOT1750177820In 2012 it is 65 ft. east of the original location in the landscaping of a shopping center at the corner of Sockanosset Cross Road and New London Ave. In 1998 it was on a hillside near (10 feet) an abandoned building with a large chimney on th state institution land at Howard. There are a few iron posts around the cemetery that at one time held chains. James Arnold visited this lot 23 Aug 1891 (Vol 1, pg 192) On the Samuel H Arnold Farm now owned by the State and near the Reform School Chapel, without protection a small burial yard.
CR053JOSEPH BRAYTON LOT1832186116Located in front of #175 Natick Ave. Up enbankment across from tel pole #18 100 ft. south of Herod Street. James Arnold recorded this lot 19 Jul 1891 (Vol 2, Pg 254) On the Major Tom Brayton farm at Wilbur's corners on a knoll, lot walled same out of repair, yard sadly neglected and much over grown.
CR054THOMAS BAKER LOT1843198622Located 300 feet northwest of #64 Verdant Dr. and almost to an open field beyond. The Baker family slave cemetery (CR065) is located 300 ft. northeast of this cemetery. James Arnold visited this lot 16 Aug 1891 (Vol 1, pg 117) On the farm of the late John S. Baker, some distance east of the house yard walled in good condition and yard same.
CR055ARKWRIGHT CEMETERY1820186663Located At rear of Arkwright-Interlaken Company at #538 Main Street in Fiskeville. Copied 23 Mar 1971 by DAR Transcribed 10 June 1998 by John Sterling - Inside locked fence in security area belonging to Arkwright-Interlaken Co., must get permission to enter. Heavily overgrown with briars and poison ivy.
CR056BENJAMIN CARPENTER LOT176618013Between house #115 and #123 on Lyndon Road. A single monument inscribed: "Erected in 1860 by Earl Carpenter youngest son of Nathaniel in memory of his oldest brother Daniel b. 4 Jul 1773, d. 25 Dec 1775, his grandfather Benjamin a descendant of William one of the first settlers of Rhode Island died 16 Dec 1766 age 73 years and his grandmother Prudence died 29 Jul 1801 aged 87 years." James Arnold visited this lot 12 Sep 1891 (Vol 1, Pg 254) On the old Carpenter homestead in open lot yard graded and curbed. On the monument in the center of the yard: "Erected in 1860 by Earl Carpenter youngest son of Earl Carpenter." Charles & Martha Benns recorded this lot in 1938, their #897 .
CR057NATHAN PEARCE LOT183618888Located between #11 and #25 Laconia Road. James Arnold recorded this lot 23 Nov 1890, vol 2, pg 13, in lot surrounded by a fence of granite posts and iron rails at Peirce's Corners, so called, a short distance southeast on the east side of the road in plain view of the road.
CR058DANIEL S CONGDON LOT184718858James Arnold visited this lot 23 Aug 1891, vol 1, pg 149, on the farm lately owned by Daniel S Congdon heirs, adjoining the state farm on the west, yard fenced and in good order at present. "two graves at the feet of these are Esek H. Randall and his wife Adeline (congdon) Randall who died a few years since" Located 350 feet west of the end of West Road. It is on new golf course (2001) at end of West Road, south of medium security prison. It is just north of the antena tower.
CR059BENJAMIN RANDALL JR LOT1792188728This cemetery is located 50 feet northwest of Phenix Avenue at pole #112 just north of the Cranston Public Works Facility. This is across the street from the Cranston Animal Shelter. James Arnold recorded this lot 19 Jul 1891 (Vol 1, Pg 5) On the Furnace Road beside the road on the farm known as the Benjamin Randall farm is a burial yard of the family, yard in fine condition and well fenced.
CR060STATE FARM CEMETERY #1187519173066This is the original 3.4 acre cemetery for the state institutions called the State Farm Cemetery on a couple of early maps. The March 1887 map by J A. Latham is titled “Map of Cemetery at State Farm” and the 1895 Everts & Richardson map has it listed as “State Farm Cem.” In 1998 Florence Patenaude published all the records she could find for this cemetery at the institution at Howard where she used to work. They were published in volume 24, 1998 RI Roots. Unfortunately she did not find any records after 1927. Subsequent attempts to find these records were unsuccessful. Information from records of state institutions at Howard (mostly the Alms House). About 3/4 of people that died at the state institutions were claimed by their families for burial elsewhere. The rest were buried in paupers graves marked by concrete stones with numbers. Sockanosset Boy's School opened 1 Nov 1850 State Hospital for Insane opened 7 Nov 1870 Alms House opened Aug 1874 in 1912 there were 246 men/221 women/ 47 boys/ 38 girls at the Alms House The first burial here was in 1873 and there were 3066 burials from 1873-1918. In 2006, several coffins were exposed due to rain and additional ones removed to facilitate repair of roadbed. There were 67 sets of remains excavated with 59 identifiable remains. These were researched by the RI Department of Transportation and any unclaimed by family members were reinterred in State Institution #2 CR061 with granite markers and their names and dates." It is now clear that Route #37 was built on top of the 3.4 acre institution cemetery shown on the 1895 Evert and Richards map. In 1963, graves covered and the elevation was raised to build Rt. 37 over the cemetery. There are no visible markers remaining. Markers that can be seen from the Rt. 37 belong to the Annex, CR107. A map of the Cemetery at the State Farm by J. A. Latham in March of 1887 shows 1256 planned grave sites. This map shows the cemetery just west of the Pawtuxet Valley Railroad. The Route #37 bridge over the railroad tracks marks the eastern edge of this cemetery and the entire cemetery is under the highway. The burials that washed out and the ones that were removed all had coffin plates with the person's name, date of death, age, and institution in which he or she died. These coffin plates can all be located in one area of the Latham map. Each of the graves contained two bodies. Grave #39 was first used 18 June 1887 and was reused 8 Oct 1916. Grave #40 was first used 13 Aug 1887 and was reused 18 May 1916.
CR061STATE INSTITUTION CEMETERY #219331940638This cemetery is located just east of the intersection of Pontiac Ave. and Knight St. beside the Pawtuxet River. It was used from 1933, when the State Farm Annex, CR107 was filled, until 1940. The numbered markers 1051-1689 are still there in 2001. In 1998 Florence Patenaude published all of the burial records she could find at the state institutions at Howard where she used to work. These were published in Volume 24, 1998 of RI Roots. Unfortunately there were no records after 1927 at Howard.
CR062UNKNOWN LOT [POSSIBLY RELPH]  6Behind a hedge at # 24 Chappy. It is said to be a cemetery but there was no visual signs of one in 1995. This land once belonged to Samuel Relph and this may be his family burial ground. In a 1744 deed for 46 acres of land Samuel Relph reserves 4 square rods for a cemetery "where my honored father and mother and other family members are buried." He was son of Samuel & Mary (Stone) Relph.
CR063STATE INSTITUTIONS CEMETERY #319401950366This cemetery was on east side of Pontiac Ave. across from the power plant. It was removed to make way for an industrial park in June of 1975. (see ProJo 5 June 1975) Approximately 350 burials were removed. The state has some pictures of the removal including a picture of coffin plates #2211 & 2260 dated 1948 and 1949. The records for burials after 1927 were not found at the institutions at Howard which includes this cemetery. In use from 1940 through 1952, further burials for indigents took place at the North Burial Ground, Providence, RI. Formerly located on east side of Pontiac Ave. Removed to RI Historical CR061 (State Institution No. 2) by the Howard Industrial Complex - RI Dept. Of Economic Development in June of 1975. The remains of 577 persons were moved and buried in a mass grave, the memorial to this action is located at RI Historical CR061. (State Institution No. 2)
CR064CHARLES BENNETT LOT1858199632Located adjacent to CR018 Benns #801; Grace G Tillinghast recorded this lot about 1930, in James Arnold records for Johnston. James Arnold recorded this lot 24 May 1891 (Vol 2, Pg 106) On the south side of the Plainfield road and a few rods west of the residence of Robert Lawton, a burial yard enclosed by a bank wall on the road side, a wall between that and another burial yard on the south and west sides by granite posts and iron rails, lot in good condition.
CR065SLAVE CEMETERY - BAKER FAMILY  6Located 300 ft northeast of the Baker family lot (CR054). There is a new housing development (1998) 200 ft north of this cemetery. James N Arnold visiteed this lot 16 Aug 1891 (Vol 1, Pg 116) On the farm of the late John S. Baker, east of the house some distance on a small knoll, without protection, a burial yard of a dozen graves or less, that of slaves in the Baker family. None have inscribed stones.
CR066JOB JOY BURIAL GROUND  7James Arnold visited this lot 23 Nov 1890 (Vol 3, pg286) In the midst of the woods on top of the hill southwest from the late Joy farm house at the foot of Dugway Hill we find a yard in good order and well fenced, graves not marked; that of Job & Rachael (Westcott) Joy, his wife, Peter & Joseph, sons of the above and Thomas grandson of Peter and two unknown. Removed to Swan Point in 1917 with CR067.
CR067SAMUEL JOY BURIAL GROUND1827188418Was located on Dugway Hill - information from Elsie Williams & Swan Point records - removed in 1917 along with CR066, all marked with a large granite monument. James Arnold visited this lot 9 Nov 1890 (Vol 3, pg 251) On the old Joy Homestead farm [on Scituate Ave.] a few rods east of the house, a burial yard of the family, yard well protected by iron rails and granite posts and lot well cared for.
CR068FRIENDS BURIAL GROUND1754193519Located behind Oaklawn Baptist Church and behind #32 Brookdale Ave. The Gravestones face north.
CR069JEREMIAH WILLIAMS LOT1773182620Located between houses #71 and #81 on Beacon Circle, 100 feet east of Elsie Street. All stones are badly damaged. Recorded by James N Arnold 6 May 1910 "On the south side of the brook from Mashepaug Pond to the park, near the Pontiac Rd, burial lot unprotected, stones down."
CR070AMOS WHITAKER LOT1833195619Located 250 ft west of Comstock Parkway and 150 ft. south of Western Industrial Drive, behind a new Centerville Bank being built in 2000. It is between the bank and the Mearthane plant. It is surrounded by granite posts and rails, although about half of the rails are missing. There is a wire fence around the granite posts. The gate is constructed of pipes. James Arnold visited this cemetery 26 Jul 1891, vol 1, pg 30, on the farm lately owned by Elisha A. Whitaker, back of his house is a burial yard of his family, with granite posts and iron rails and in fine condition; said farm situated on the road leading from the Apple House Hill Road north to the Plainfield Pike. Recorded in 1931 by Charles & Martha Benns their #151. found and registered in 1998 by Bob Whitaker Recorded May 2000 by John Sterling
CR071WHIPPLE ANDREWS LOT18631911 James Arnold visited this lot 23 Aug 1891, vol 1, pg 153, on the east side of the New London Pike and a short distance southwest from the Gorton Arnold stand, yard fenced and in fine order Benns #76 Opposite the golf links (Phenix Ave.) REMOVED TO COVENTRY WOODLAND CEMETERY CY066
CR072EDDY LOT18921913 Located behind 39 Carrie Anne Dr. 100 ft west of the house in Landscaped area. It is also behind #75 Chicory Lane.
CR073WILLIAM BURTON LOT1807191550Located 50 feet south of #111 Olney Arnold Rd. (opposite tel pole #193.51), 0.3 mile from the junction with Phenix Av. It is on the top right side of a private driveway owned by Michael Ruggieri. It is 200 feet north of Pine Hill Drive. Charles & Martha Benns recorded this lot in 1932, their #215
CR074CALEB BURLINGAME LOT  10Located 30 ft. behind Hope Highlands Elementary School, enclose with an iron fence with brick corner posts. James N Arnold recorded this lot 16 Aug 1891; Vol. 1. On the farm lately belonging to Stephen Burlingame at the Ore Bed, lot neglected and tombstones down in several instances.
CR075NICHOLAS SHELDON LOT1796188529Located behind Scituate Vista, at #6101-6424 Scituate Vista Dr. which is 0.6 mile up Scituate Ave from Phoenix Ave (next to #340 Scituate Ave.). Follow the pave road to the end of the complex then walk to the left o Vista lawn passing a large green utility tank and a large red round tank. The cemetery is on the right in an enclosed wooded yard. Recorded by Benns in 1930 their #2; Arnold records by Rothwell Burgess. "on Sheldon farm"
CR076WIGHT - ARNOLD LOT1823183610Located 0.3 miles east of the junction of Hope Road and Lippitt Ave. in a wooded grove in a field. Recorded by Charles & Martha Benns in 1935, their #412. Recorded in 1927 by Emma B. Shaw: Burlingame Road near Lippitt farm, lefthand side goinf from Natick, open field, bad condition.
CR077ELISHA ANTHONY LAWTON LOT18421900 Located in the front yard of #301 Alpine Estates Drive. James Arnold recorded this lot 12 Jul 1891 (Vol 2, Pg 213) On the farm lately owned by Elisha A Lawton south of his house and farm buildings but protected with granite posts and iron rails, yard in good condition. Recorded by Charles & Martha Benns in 1930, their #6.
CR078WESTCOTT-WARNER LOT  70Located just north of the parking lot for Western Hills Middle School. This is just south of W. Hill Dr. James Arnold visited this lot 15 Mar 1891 (Vol 2, Pg 76) On the Warner farms formerly known and later as the Richard Arnold near Pearces Corner, Cranston, a short distance northeast from the farm house, lot well fenced and in good order. Charles & Martha Benns recorded this lot in 1931, their #91 - on the Furnace Road.
CR079HOLLIMAN POTTER LOT1779190630Located adjacent to Bethany Cemetery (CR023) at end of Hamilton Road at northeast corner of cemetery. James Arnold visited this lot 6 Sep 1891 (Vol 1, pg 208) On the edge of the bank of the Pawtuxet River and between it and the Pawtuxet Valley Railroad on the land of Hon. James A. Budlong in edge of woods, yard not protected. Recorded by Charles & Martha Benns in 1934, their #379. The order of stones read by Arnold was used to assign map numbers as it is probably a truer reflection of the order.
CR080CHARLES WIGHT-HENRY BAKER LOT1800187110Located behind the house at #627 Natick Rd., 100 ft NW of the swimming pool. James Arnold recorded this cemetery in 1890; Vol 7 Pg 14 "on the Squire Baker farm, over the wall"
CR081BARNET HAWKINS LOT  9James Arnold visited this lot 29 Nov 1890 (Vol 2, Pg 73) On the Smith Palace Plat farm there once were two burial lots. The western one was on site of house, now owned by Mr. Alexander. The nine interments were removed to Swan Point. They were members of the Hawkins family and this family owned the farm before it was purchased by Daniel Smith.
CR082THROOP LOT   James Arnold visited the site of this lot 29 Nov 1890 (Vol 2, Pg 73) On the Smith Palace Plat farm there was once two burial lots. The eastern one is now [1890] leveled with the ground and nothing now marks the spot. Tradition says Throops and other family connections were buried there. It was on the brow of the steep hill that is directly west of the Palace.
CR083CAPT JAMES SHELDON LOT180418143James Arnold recorded this lot 29 Nov 1890 (Vol 2, Pg 50) A few steps east of the new school house (1890) at Edgewood in open lot and unprotected are three graves inscribed as follows. Capt. James Sheldon's stone was recorded by Charles & Martha Benns in 1933 in Locust Grove Cemetery in Providence.
CR084STEPHEN ARNOLD LOT   James Arnold visited this lot 22 Sep 1890 (Vol 3, Pg 61) At the corner of the Elmdale Road with Broad St. (southwest corner) in rear of the house and on a brow of hill was once a burial yard containing quite a number of graves, among others that of Stephen Arnold and wife who died very early in the last century and Stephen and wife were carried to the new cemetery lot at Swan Point.
CR085NATHANIEL CARPENTER LOT  6James Arnold recorded this lot 5 Oct 1890 (Vol 3, Pg 125) In a walled lot on farm lately owned by Thomas Grace, south of the Auburn Road and a short distance east from it crossing of Pontiac, lot in good preservation. Outside of this walled lot there has been interments, but which have all been removed elsewhere Removed to Swan Point Cemetery in Providence - PV003 section 268
CR086COL RICHARD FENNER LOT1797185915James Arnold visited this lot 12 Oct 1890 (Vol 3, Pg 149) In lot on the west side of Spectacle Pond and between it and the railroad, a burial yard of the Fenner family. Lot very well fenced and surrounded by a row of indens and maples. This cemetery shows on the plat map titled "Plan of part of the Almoran Harris Estate, plan H" December 1874 at the Cranston City Hall. It is between the railroad and Tongue Pond (not Spectacle Pond as stated by Arnold). There in nothing left of this cemetery in its original location. Archaelogical test trenches dug in June 2000 did not find any evidence of this lot. A shopping center is to be built here in 2001. recorded in 1912 by Louise Prosser Bates The Fenners were removed to Locust Grove Cemetery in Providence (PV004) while the Buntings and James were removed to Pawtuxet Highland Cemetery in Warwick (WK142) George S Fenner purchased the south half of lot #197 in Locust Grove Cemetery on 18 Apr 1904. Charles & Martha Benns found the Col. Richard Fenner and wife Sarah stones at Locust Grove Cemetery in 1933 (their #255)
CR087DEA JOHN DYER LOT1776186839James Arnold recorded this lot 12 Oct 1890 (Vol 3, Pg 169) On farm belonging to the Hon. Rodney F. Dyer west of his farm house a burial yard of his family lot well fenced and in good order George Arnold Dyer & Byron W Dyer were removed to Pocasset Cemetery. The rest were moved to St Ann's Cemetery where they were setup out of order mixing headstones and footstones. Arnold's order was used for the natural order.
CR088REUBEN R STEERE LOT  4James Arnold recorded this lot 16 Aug 1891 (Vol 4, Pg 712) On the Israel Randall farm in rear of the farm house lot fenced and yard in good condition
CR089DUTEE COLVIN LOT  2Located 20 feet west of Seven Mile Road just south of #689. It is adjacent to CR006, surrounded by a wrought iron fence. No dates on stones
CR090CALEB WILLIAMS LOT  9James Arnold recorded this lot 5 Oct 1890 (Vol3, Pg 116) South of Auburn Ave just east of its crossing Pontiac Ave, is a burial lot fenced but yard much neglected. According to Elsie Williams this cemetery was removed to the back section of Pocasset Cemetery. By 1999 many of the stones are missing.
CR091DEA STEPHEN KNIGHT LOT1790186832Located behind #2233 Situate Avenue 930 feet north of the road. Ten of the Knights were removed to Greenwood Cemetery in Coventry (CY059) after 1904 (when James Arnold recorded Greenwood Cemetery) and before 1954 when the current owner purchased the property. The previous owners named Hughes purchased the land in 1905. The Knight graves were probably moved shortly after this date. The present owner discovered four gravestones on the ground near the barn and mortared into the chimney. The exact location of the cemetery is not known, but the current owner, Simon V. DerMksian, built a stone wall in 1997 and reset the four remaining stones in an appropriate area behind his orchard. The fate of the six Sweet stones and the Tillinghast children is not known. James Arnold visited this lot 5 Jul 1891 (Vol 2, Pg 180) On the Elder Richard Knight farm on rear of his house, lot not very well protected, but which we understand the family intend to restore the yard to first class order.
CR092JEREMIAH RANDALL LOT18141856 Removed to North Burial Ground in Providence. Was located "beyond A & W Sprague's Print Works." Removed 18 Jan 1872
CR093ELISHA HARRIS LOT18251859 Removed to North Burial Ground in Providence form "the olde family yard on the farm of Bates Harris." Removed before 1860.
CR094ARNOLD FAMILY LOT   James Arnold visited this lot 23 Aug 1891, (Vol 1, Pg 200) On the farm now belonging to the State in an orchard north of the insane department there was quite a numerous burial yard of the Arnold family and others which the State authorities here have oblterated.
CR095JAMES FENNER LOT   Some of these stones are now in CR018, the rest are in Pocasset Cemetery. Was on PLAINFIELD PIKE at 41° 47' 23.04" N 71° 29' 6.8" W James Arnold recorded this lot 14 Nov 1890 (Vol 3, pg 270) On the late Asahel Fenner farm south of the farm house, lot walled and in good condition, a grave yard of the Fenner farm. Benns #240. Off Plainfield Road. Evidently there had been many more graves in this lot, some stones destroyed - some removed. The house on this estate was marked 1677.
CR096COTTRELL T WILCOX LOT186218826James Arnold visited this lot 14 Sep 1890 (Vol 3, Pg 1) Directly east of the Corless Safe Works at Auburn is a small burial yard fenced and in good condition.
CR097CAPT JOHN PITCHER LOT1813186231This lot is located 60 feet east of the house at #10 Bain St. between the house and where the railroad tracks used to run. The cemetery shows on the 1867/8 plat map #88. The home owner say there have not been any gravestones visable in the 20 years he has lived there. See Wiliam Pitcher 1841 deed to Jeremiah Fenner (vol 15, pp. 375/6)"…reserving a lot of land for a burying place for myself, my wife and children when the burying place now is on said and bounded by the following lines viz. beginning at the southeast corner of land heretofor conveyed by me to the grantee hence easterly as the fence now stands seventy feet to a stone set in the ground thence northerly at right angles with the first line forty feet then westerly parallel with the first line seventy feet thence southerly forty feet to the first mentioned place of beginning with a privilege passing to and from the road to the same, doing as little damage as may be." James Arnold recorded this lot 12 Oct 1890 (Vol 3, Pg 159) At Arlington beside the railroad the west side against which fence it abuts, a burial yard of the Pitcher family, yard fenced yet much neglected.
CR098JONATHAN REMINGTON LOT18261866 Located behind #627 Natick Rd. 360 feet west of Natick Road, across the wall from CR080. This is opposite Valley View Drive. Registered in 2000 by Andrew & Elizabeth Manocchio 943-1488 James Arnold visited this lot 16 Aug 1891 (Vol 1, pg 121) On the farm known as the Jonathan Remington farm in view of the road, yard splendidly walled and pointed, yard inside badly neglected. Recorded in 1934 by Charles & Martha Benns, their #366. Recorded in 1827 by Herbert Tillinghast: On Riverlet farm, formerly Remington farm, adjoining Squire Baker farm.
CR099HAWKINS LOT183318899James Arnold visited this lot 2 Aug 1891 (Vol 4, pg 700) At Fiskeville on the south side of the road leading to the Ore Bed, lot walled and in fine condition, yard neglected. Recorded in 1933 by Charles & Martha Benns, their #308.
CR100UNKNOWN LOT   This cemetery shows on the Evert and Richards 1895 map. It is in the side yard east of 25 Sumner Ave. An elderly neighbor was told about 1925 by a previous owner that the cemetery may be an Indian cemetery but this is not very likely.
CR101RUFUS SPRAGUE LOT1838187511James Arnold visited this lot 28 Sep 1890 (Vol 3, pg 71) In the pasture south of the Narragansett Park and east of the railroad on a small knoll, lot fenced by heavy granite posts and iron rails, yard in good order. Removed to Pocasset Cemetery (CR002) section 3B [CR535->CR101]
CR102NATHANIEL DAVIS LOT184318746James Arnold recorded this lot 14 Nov 1890 (Vol 3, Pg 282) On the bank of the Pocasset River and opposite the Pocasset Cemetery is a small burial yard of the Davis family and their connections. Most removed to Pocasset Cemetery section 1T
CR103ALVAN WARNER LOT187418923Located just south of #640 Phenix Ave. and south of Highland St. James Arnold visited this lot 19 Jul 1891, Vol 1, p. 3. On the Furnace Road nearly opposite the farm house of Eliel Barber, formerly known as the King Farm, yard fenced pickets are in good condition, yard some neglected. Recorded in 1932 by Charles & Martha Benns, their #103. Registered and recorded by John Sterling July 2001.
CR104RANDALL RALPH LOT18521877 James Arnold recorded this lot 24 May 1891 (Vol 2, pg 111) Opposite to the John Fenner burial lot (probably JN503) and at some little distance from the road is a burial yard of the Ralph Family, not very well protected. Recorded in 1932 by Charles & Martha Benns, their #154. Found and registered in Jan 2002 by Public Archaeology Lab (Jay Waller 401-728-8780). Only the Ralph stone remains. Located off Commerce Way in a lot behind a building being built in 2002. GPS - NAD27: 4629172N -- 290137E
CR105SAMUEL BENNETT LOT  17Loacted at the north end of Garnet St. 60 feet north of #68 Garnet Street. It is on the West Warwick - Cranston lin. It is also behind the last house on the cul de sac at the end of Heritage Court. James Arnold recorded this lot 25 Sep 1892 (Vol 1, Pg 281) On the Bennett farm near the house, yard well walled and lot in fine order.
CR106EPHRAIM CARPENTER LOT1738173816350 feet west of Cranston St. in lot next to #22 Valley Street. On lots #954 and #955, has been destroyed and the stones are lost. Was CR303. Recorded about 1930 by Gladys W. Brayton who found a crudely inscribed fieldstone with E C 1738 for Ephraim Carpenter. GPS coordinates 41 deg. 45.887' x 71 deg. 28.561'
CR107STATE FARM CEMETERY ANNEX  323This cemetery was started in 1915 when the original State Farm Cemetery CR060 was almost full. In use from 1915 until 1933 when State Institution #2 CR061 was opened. The cement markers with only numbers identifying the person buried there can be seen from Rt. 37 when the leaves are off the trees. Stone #1 is in the northeast corner and stone #1031 is in the southwest corner. This is in the area behind the Rhode Island Training School (RITS) for boys on Howard Ave."
CR108ZURIEL POTTER LOT17901888 This cemetery was found and registered in 2008. It is near the Garden Village Appartments. It is at #935 Pontiac Ave. 280 feet west of Pontiac Ave and 126 feet north of Capuana Ave. behind #31. It was previously given the temporary number CR528. James Arnold visited this lot 5 Oct 1891 (Vol 4, pg 715) At the old Pocasset Mill back of the old Potter farm house is a lot well walled although getting to be sadly overrun with brush and wild over growth. Back of old Potter farm house GPS coordinates 41 deg. 45' 33.96" x 71 deg. 26' 42.06
CR109BARZILLAI KNIGHT LOT  25James Arnold visited this lot 5 Jul 1891 (Vol 2, Pg 178) On the Barzillai Knight farm in rear of the house, yard unprotected. Found in 2009 by Cindy Knight-Palazzo - It is 380 feet west of Pippin Orchard Road and 1800 feet north of Scituate Ave. (RT. 12). It is 380 feet south of CR014, behind #675 Pippin Orchard Road. Temp. number was CR573 GPS coordinates 41 deg. 46.502'N x 71 deg. 32.462'W
CR110ISAAC CONGDON LOT183118869This cemetery (previously assigned temporary #CR508) was found and numbered in 2011. It is 1825 ft south of the John L. Curran Lower Reservoir. It is 800 feet east of Hope Ave. and south of #49 Hope Ave. Follow Robert Ave. east to the end (590 ft.). Then walk 260 feet northeast to the cemetery. James Arnold recorded this lot 2 Aug 1891 (Vol 1, Pg 57) On the south side of the mill brook at Fiskville opposite the dam of the Congdon family, yard fenced in good order, yard same. Benns #307
CR111DEA WILBUR SEARLES LOT185319138Behind a house #3 Kimberly Court, 800 feet north of Phenix Ave (Route #51). James Arnold visited this lot 12 Oct 1891 (Vol 2, Pg 242) On the farm of the late Dea. Wilbur Searle in the rear of his house on the hill at the Ore Bed, lot well walled and yard in good condition. Benn #837 Was CR530
CR112SAMUEL JENISON LOT1834188525This cemetery was removed from Roger Williams Park to Pocasset Cemetery where there is a granite monument. James Arnold visited this lot 21 Sep 1890 (Vol 3, Pg 53) On the south side of Roger Williams Park a short distance from the horse railroad stables in an open field which had a protection once of a board fence, a burial lot of the Jenison family, yard very much neglected. Henry, Abby S and children removed to Pocasset Cemetery with a granite monument Recorded in 1880 by Frank Williamson: east side of Elmwood Ave. in Cranston just south of Roger Williams Park.
CR113JUDGE GEORGE BURTON LOT1798185125James Arnold recorded this lot 9 Aug 1891 (Vol 4, Pg 708) On the Judge Burton farm quite a distance the house in an open meadow without protection, yard much overrun with wild wood and briars. In 2012 the Hannah Hale 1820 gravestone was found on the Cranston Country Club, on Burlingame Road beside the 17th fairway. The other gravestones have not yet been located, but it is thought that this is the location of this cemetery.
CR114OAKLAND SCHOOL FOR GIRLS   This information comes from a map titled "Map of Cemetery Lot at Oak Lawn School for Girls - Oak Lawn, Cranston, RI - By J. A. Latham, July, 1886" the map shows 20 graves in 5 rows of 4. Seven of the graves have names in them. We do not know where this cemetery was located but it may have been in a corner of one of the institution cemeteries.
CR115WATERMAN RANDALL LOT18241893 #130 Wayland Ave.-Jeff Klein. Approximate GPS coordinates 41 deg. 46' 40.63" N 71 deg. 28' 20.54" W This cemetery was last seen in 1931 when it was recorded by Charles & Martha Benns and we are told in 2016 that it has been buried under tons of fill dumped into the wetland ravine. There is a natural ravine that runs from Wayland Ave down behind the houses on Norton Ave and further down into the pond. A large amount of the property has been filled along the top of this area, and it is quite possible that either one or both of these cemeteries (CR115 and CR116) are completely buried and can be considered destroyed. We were told that there was a car down there in the 1970s or 1980s, but it has long since been buried under more fill. James Arnold recorded this lot 9 Nov 1890 (Vol 3, pg 243) Back of the residence of the late Dr. Olney is a burial yard of the family, lot fenced and in good order. When the status was unknown it was given temporary number CR512.
CR116DR AMOS COLLINS LOT18181922 #130 Wayland Ave.-Jeff Klein. Approximate GPS coordinates 41 deg. 46' 40.63" N 71 deg. 28' 20.54" W James Arnold recorded this lot 9 Nov 1890 (Vol 3, pg 243) Back of the residence of the late Dr. Olney is a burial yard of the family, lot fenced and in good order. Charles & Martha Benns recorded this cemetery in 1932, their #102 on Atwood Ave. near # 57 Atwood Ave. There is a natural ravine that runs from Wayland Ave down behind the houses on Norton Ave and further down into the pond. A large amount of the property has been filled along the top of this area, and it is quite possible that either one or both of these cemeteries (CR115 and CR116) are completely buried and can be considered destroyed. We were told that there was a car down there decades ago, but it has long since been buried under more fill. When status unknown was given temporary number CR516.
CR117REV JONATHAN KNIGHT LOT18121848 This cemetery is located behind and between #11 Lauren Ct. and #15 Lauren Ct. It is 310 feet SW of Lauren Court and 480 feet SW of Beechwood Ct. Recorded by Charles & Martha Benns in 1933, their #352
CR301PHILIP ARNOLD LOT17891822 James Arnold recorded this lot 23 Aug 1891 (Vol 1, pg 156) On the farm lately owned by Ezekiel Pierce and formerly by Gorton Arnold northwest of the house lot walled, yard in neglected condition. Emma B. Shaw 1927: Cemetery on farm lately owned by Ezekiel Pierce and formerly by Gorton Arnold; north-west from the house. Now on state institution grounds.
CR307BRAYTON-WILBUR LOT   James Arnold visited this lot 16 Aug 1891 (Vol 1, pg 126) On the farm now occupied by Eleazer Congdon south of his house in view of the road, lot fenced which is now in poor condition, yard much neglected. Benns #209 Natick Ave. at Wilbur Ave.
CR308JAMES HARRIS LOT18231826 James Arnold recorded this lot 21 Sep 1890 (vol 3, pg 32) On the James Harris farm formerly so known, recently owned by George A. Howard, then by A. W. Sprague, and now by Caleb A. Mann, beside the road, just north of the farm house, lot not protected and neglected. Niatic Ave. and Cranston St. Emma B. Shaw 1927: East side of Reservoir Ave. north of Pocasset River, James Harris burial yard, from which all the graves have been removed with the exception of the following: Sarah A. White d. 1823 in 50th yr.
CR351WILLIAM KNIGHT LOT17621870 James Arnold visited this lot 2 Aug 1891 (vol 1, pg 50) On the farm of the late Layton Knight in the Pippin Orchard District beside the road, lot fenced with granite posts and iron rails and in good condition. Benns #351
CR509GEORGE REED LOT18041856 It is quite possible this is the cemetery uncovered in January 1986 during the digging of a trench for the waterline to two new houses on Charles Street. (see Journal Bulletin 7/13/86) Anthropologists determined that the remains had been disturbed and it is quite likely that they were removed to this location. They possibly came from a small farm cemetery at #56 Scituate Ave. that was the subject of an earlier newspaper article in 1964. Benns #308 - near Fiskeville James Arnold visited this lot 9 Nov 1890, (Vol 5, Pg 644) In lot a few rods west from Peirce's corner on south side of the Dugway Hill Rd. is a small burial yard, fenced, yard much neglected. Grace Tillinghast 1930: Left hand side of Dug Away Hill Road in Knightsville. Yard badly neglected, some trees fallen and some cut down.
CR510AMASA STONE LOT18201820 James Arnold visited this lot 2 Aug 1891 (Vol 1, pg 76) Beside the road on the farm now owned by Charles W Earle near Fiskeville without protection is an old burial yard commencing with the only inscribed stone. We are told this cemetery was on the opposite side of Laten Knight Road from CR011, but was distroyed about 1965.
CR512WATERMAN RANDALL LOT1824189340#130 Wayland Ave.-Jeff Klein. Approximate GPS coordinates 41 deg. 46' 40.63" N 71 deg. 28' 20.54" W
CR514SPRAGUE LOT18421842 Benns #84 - only grave left of what was a good cemetery
CR516DR AMOS COLLINS LOT1818192210#130 Wayland Ave.-Jeff Klein. Approximate GPS coordinates 41 deg. 46' 40.63" N 71 deg. 28' 20.54" W James Arnold recorded this lot 9 Nov 1890 (Vol 3, pg 243) Back of the residence of the late Dr. Olney is a burial yard of the family, lot fenced and in good order. Charles & Martha Benns recorded this cemetery in 1932, their #102. There is a natural ravine that runs from Wayland Ave down behind the houses on Norton Ave and further down into the pond. A large amount of the property has been filled along the top of this area, and it is quite possible that either one or both of these cemeteries (CR115 and CR116) are completely buried and can be considered destroyed. We were told that there was a car down there decades ago, but it has long since been buried under more fill.
CR519ANGELL-LUTHER LOT   probably near the Richard Angell Tavern at the corner of Plainfield Pike & Rt #5 in Johnston. See JN522. James N. Arnold recorded this lot his #78) – May 24, 1891. (Bk. 2, pg. 212 “On the Olney Angell farm and opposite the farm house beside the Plainfield turnpike yard well care (sic) for although not very well protected.” Grace G Tillinghast 1930: Plainfield Pike, lefthand side of road 4/10 mi from Thornton, near mailbox of Lewis F. Greene. Charles & Martha Benns recorded this lot in 1933 their #198 "Plainfield Pike, Cranston" See Thomas Angell genealogy pg. 57: "Abel Angell was a blacksmith in South Scituate near the Angell tavern…. Just east of this house in an orchard planted by his father, a burying ground was established. In this lot were about thirty graves of his relatives -- that of his sister Amey and her daughter Amey, and many others. When this property was sold a few years ago by Richard, son of Abel, no reserve was made of this burial ground. The gravestones have been built into the wall and the ground plowed. Richard commenced a burying place on the opposite side of the road where abel, his father, was buried and some of his own children. The Episcopal Church is built on this lot, and it is doubtful how long these graves will be protected.
CR531BARNEY-WATERMAN LOT183018649James Arnold visited this lot 23 Aug 1891 (Vol 1, pg 201) On the Battey place adjacent to the state farm on the southwest corner and a little south of the house are two burial yards both walled which wall is in good condition, yard overrun with brush.
CR532SAMUEL JENISON LOT1834188525James Arnold visited this lot 21 Sep 1890 (Vol 3, Pg 53) On the south side of Roger Williams Park a short distance from the horse railroad stables in an open field which had a protection once of a board fence, a burial lot of the Jenison family, yard very much neglected. Henry, Abby S and children removed to Pocasset Cemetery with a granite monument
CR534ANDREW HARRIS LOT178718125James Arnold visited this lot 21 Sep 1890 (Vol 3, pg 33) On the old Joseph Harris farm west of the house a yard now unprotected but once was well walled.
CR536JOHN RICE ARNOLD SERVANT  1James Arnold visited this lot 23 Aug 1891 (Vol 1, pg 152) On the State Farm in about the centre of lot west of the insane buildings there once stood a large tree, an oak, under which a suicide was buried. Was a servant for John Rice Arnold many years. Grave has disappeared, was visible in 1862.
CR537COMMON BURIAL GROUND  20James Arnold visited this lot 19 Jul 1891 (Vol 1, pg 4) On the Furnace Road and a short distance northeast from the Furnace, beside the road, which lot is not protected and overgrown with brush. We should think from personal knowledge in past few years that there was about 20 interments here of what particular family we know not, but have been informed it was used as a common burial ground to some extent by those in the immediate neighborhood.
CR538POLLY WARREN LOT  14James Arnold visited this lot 26 Jul 1891 (Vol 1, pg 25) In this lot east of the Elisha Whitaker [CR070] farm house in an open field unprotected, graves have nearly all dissappeared but perhaps was 6 or more graves and as many small ones. Polly Warren and her husband we are informed was buried here.
CR542KING LOT1739186225James Arnold recorded this lot 15 Mar 1891 (Vol 2, Pg 94) On land late belonging to William H King and before him his father Henry, west of his farm house and west of the railroad at the foot of the hill a burial yard much neglected where we made the following notes.
CR543GEORGE MOORE LOT184618618James Arnold visited this lot 14 Sep 1890 (Vol 3, Pg 6) On the Silver Hook farm between the farm house and the main road a burial yard which lot is in fine order.
CR546STUKLEY WESTCOTT LOT1738175420James Arnold recorded this lot 26 Jul 1891 (Vol 1, Pg 28) On the Gorton Lot known also as the Nicholes place at the Ore Bed was a yard now plowed down the past spring. We have been told that the late John Nicholes, known as "Keg John", mother, father and grandparents were buried here also several of the Gortons and some Westcotts. On a stone removed from the burial yard we read: His farm was on the south side of Plainfield Pike adjacent to Joseph Fenner and Zuriel Waterman.
CR548BURTON LOT   James Arnold visited this lot 26 Jul 1891 (Vol 1, Pg 27) On the Burton farm recently owned by william L Thornton, between the farm house and the road in open field was a burial yard which has now been plowed down and obliterated but which had nothing but rude stones to mark the interments. We have been informed they were Burtons.
CR550BENJAMIN HAMMOND LOT  6James Arnold visited this lot 2 Aug 1891 (Vol 1, Pg 56) On the Hammond lot so called at the crown of the east hill near the spring are about a half dozen graves that probably of Mr. Benjamin Hammond and wife and members of his family, yard much overgrown with briars.
CR551SQUIRE WILLIAM BURTON LOT  6James Arnold visited this lot 2 Aug 1891 on the farm formerly known as the Dr. Hudson farm at the Ore Bed in corner of lot without protection are about half a dozen graves with rude stones only, supposed to be Burtons, the Squite William Burton family but we have no definite data on the matter as yet.
CR552TOWN FARM LOT   James Arnold visited this lot 13 Mar 1891 (Vol 1, Pg 74) A few rods south of the Knightsville Station and a short distance from the railroad bridge there is quite an extended burial lot of the poor who died on the Town farm. We understand that the first burial of the poor on this farm was precisely where the railroad bridge now is and were removed here when the railroad was built.
CR553JOHN DAVIS LOT1740174010James Arnold visited this lot 9 Aug 1891 (Vol 1, Pg 90) On the Furnace Road to Lippitt a little west of the road leading north to Fiskeville by the Judge Burton farm is an ancient burial yard of 8 to 10 graves marked with rude stones, one of which has been removed from its place we read.
CR554UNKNOWN LOT  1James Arnold visited this lot 16 Aug 1891 (Vol 1, Pg 125) On the Riverlet Farm on a knoll some distance east of the house a solitary grave that we understand is of a suicide.
CR555POTTER FAMILY SLAVE LOT   James Arnold visited this lot 16 Aug 1891 (Vol 1, Pg 125) East of here (CR554) a short distance is quite a collection of graves, these we understand of slaves , servants in the Potter family and their relatives.
CR556JOB WILBUR LOT   James Arnold visited this lot 16 Aug 1891 (Vol 1, Pg 133) In open lot in front of the dwelling house of Mr. Eleizer S. Congdon a little northwesterly from it was a few graves of the Job Wilbur family but which have been taken up and removed to other places. Probably the Job Wilbur and his wife mary in Pocasset Cemetery CR002
CR557UNKNOWN LOT  20James Arnold visited this lot 23 Aug 1891 (Vol 1, Pg 169) On the Cole Mine and beside the old road and near the water main of the Sockanosett Reservoir a burial yard of colored people, slaves and afterward free - about 20 interments in all.
CR558SEARLE FAMILY CEMETERY   James Arnold visited this lot 23 Aug 1891 (Vol 1, Pg 191) On the farm formerly known as the Ezekiel Sarle farm, Oaklawn, northwest of the house on the edge of plain, we have a burial ground of the Searle family all marked with rude stones.
CR559JOB SAMBO LOT  6James Arnold visited this lot 23 Aug 1891 (Vol 1, Pg 191) Directly south of the Oaklawn railroad station on the west side in open portion was an interment of about six persons that of the Sambo family, Job and Sukey Sambo and some of their children (people of color)
CR560UNKNOWN LOT   James Arnold visited this lot 23 Aug 1891 (Vol 1, Pg 191) On the east side of the railroad and just north of the Shanticut river bridge we find graves of whom we have not learned.
CR561SLAVE LOT   James Arnold visited this lot 23 Aug 1891 (Vol 1, Pg 200) On the farm lately belonging to Ezekiel Pierce and formerly owned by Gorton Arnold, northwest of the house in edge of wood, yard much overrun with weeds and bush, a slave burial yard, nothing but rude stones mark the spot.
CR563STUKELY TURNER LOT  12James Arnold recorded this lot 23 Aug 1891 (Vol 1, Pg 204) On farm formerly known as the Stukely Turner farm west of the NY & NE railroad in open lot, yard protected by granite posts and iron rails, yard some neglected.
CR564ELIZABETH HILL LOT1807180723Janes Arnold visited this lot 12 Sep 1891 (Vol 1, Pg 240) At Petteconsett west of the Pontiac Road and in sight of the State Prison in open lot and unprotected, on only one stone is an inscription. Arthur James added information on two other gravestones and location on Jennison Place.
CR565UNKNOWN LOT  10James Arnold visiteed this lot 20 Sep 1891 (Vol 1, Pg 253) On the Cole mine farm and directly east of the mine in open lot without protection a burial yard of colored people containing 10 graves in line of 4 & 4 & 2.
CR566DANIEL GOULD LOT184818623James Arnold visited this lot 2 Oct 1891 (Vol 1, Pg 255) A short distance east of Spring LAke Reservoir beside _____ in meadow without protection a small burial yard, ground in good order.
CR567CAPT URIAH ARNOLD LOT  25James Arnold recorded this lot 29 Nov 1890 (Vol 2, Pg 36) On land of James Andrews, Pawtuxet, east of the main street and east of his farm house in an open lot and unprotected, a burial yard where we took the following notes: a short distance northwest of CR035
CR571CHARLES BROWN LOT   James Arnold visited this lot 22 Mar 1891 (Vol 2, Pg 105) At the corner of Laurel Hill Ave. with Dyer Ave there was once a burial yard of the Charles Brown family, a grandson of Chad. This has entirely removed elsewhere.
CR572FIELD LOT   James Arnols visited this lot 5 Jul 1891 (Vol 2, Pg 131) We are informed that on the next farm west there was at one time a burial yard in which Field and others names were interred but which has been plowed down and all marks obliterated.
CR575HORNE LOT  1James Arnold visited this lot 12 Jul 1891 (Vol 2, Pg 212) On land now belonging to Walter Salisbury near the Scituate line in a pasture and brush land, removed from the public road and beneath the place whare once stood a large white oak tree, one grave, not marked save rudely, not protected and neglected, that od a Mr. Horne after whom this hill is called, said to have been a very large man, and to have committed suicide by hanging himself to the tree beneath which he is buried.
CR576UNKNOWN LOT   James Arnold visited this lot 12 Jul 1891 (Vol 2, Pg 249) On the farm lately owned by Owen Burlingame on the north side of the brook, a burial yard in which at present nothing but rude markers remain. A portion of the interments have been taken up and removed elsewhere, neglected and unprotected.
CR577BENJAMIN KNIGHT LOT1829182915James Arnold visited this lot 12 Jul 1891 (Vol 2, Pg 250) On the road leading from the Pippin Orchard Four Corners south to Buffington Corners on the west side of the road in the rear of the farm house, yard unprotected and neglected. Grave on the left side (of Dorcas) with rude markers probably that of Mr. Knight.
CR578JONATHAN KING LOT1752177515James Arnold visited this lot 21 Sep 1890 (Vol 3, Pg 47) On the Cole mine farm east of the road and south of the farm house in the open lot, not protected and much neglected.
CR579JOSEPH WESTCOTT LOT  20James Arnold visited this lot 28 Sep 1890 (Vol 3, Pg 62) On the farm of the late Niles Westcott south of his house beside wall, a burial lot much overgrown with weeds and briars, that of Joseph Westcott, his wife and members of his family. A daughter of his married Holden King, who is buried here with her husband and family. From the denseness of the overgrowth we could not count the graves but should think in all there were between 12 and 20 interments in the yard
CR580BENJAMIN WESTCOTT LOT  12James Arnold visited this lot 28 Sep 1890 (vol 3, Pg 70) On land now owned by William Arnold beside wall, a burial yard overgrown with briars and weeds, that of Benjamin Westcott, his wife and families and relatives. Owing to the dense overgrowth we could not count the number of interments probably a dozen more or less. This lot is separated a wall from another burial lot on the next farm.
CR584BENJAMIN WATERMAN LOT179917994James Arnold recorded this lot 12 Oct 1890 (Vol 3, Pg 177) Beside the Pontiac road a short distance south of its junction with Reservoir Ave., lot not protected, we find a small burial lot in which probably at one time were several intermants and no doubt will be obliterated. In this yard we find one inscribed stone.
CR585DAVID RANDALL LOT183818525James Arnold visited this lot 2 Nov 1890 (Vol 3, Pg 213) In a few rods north of farm, the Knightsville Meetinghouse is a burial yard overgrown with locust and not protected.
CR586JOSEPH RANDALL LOT  13James Arnold visited this lot 9 Nov 1890 (Vol 3, Pg 250) In lot back of Mr. William H. H. Aldrich's house in the corner of the orchard, a small burial lor without inscriptions, the graves being marked by rude stones only. Mr. Aldrich says that this is the burial lot of Joseph Randall and family.
CR587CAPT ARTHUR FENNER LOT1809180933James Arnold visited this lot 14 Nov 1890 (Vol 3, Pg 268) On the farm formerly known as the Abner Sprague farm now owned by Seth B. Davis a distance west of the farm house and in sight of the Maj. Thomas Fenner burial yard (CR040) there is a burial yard in which can be found a number of graves. One only has an inscription. The burials are according to this diagram as near as we could make it out.
CR589UNKNOWN LOT   James Arnold learned of this lot 23 Nov 1890 (Vol 3, Pg 287) Upon the authority of Mrs Burlingame the daughter of the late Niles Westcott, we learn that the large wall on the farm known as the Sweedy farm was carried over a burial yard of whom she knew not, but there were no inscribed stones.
CR601JONAS L WANTON'S FARM CEME   information from Quaker records "on Jonas L. Wanton's farm." grave may not be marked
WKA09CAPT RICHARD THORNTON LOT184818512Emma B Shaw: "A short distance southeast from Capt Uriah Arnold lot, Pawtuxet This cemetery is not in Warwick, it is Cranston historical cemetery #35
Information courtesy of RIACHC at http://rihistoriccemeteries.org