West Greenwich Rhode Island Cemetery 30

West Greenwich Cemetery #30: William Potter Lot. This is a small family cemetery on Hopkins Hill Rd. between New London Turnpike and Tarbox Pond, about 0.8 mile south of the intersection of Division Rd. and Hopkins Hill Rd. (Note: the images range from 300 to 450 kb)
ROW 1
Clara L. M. Rathbun, wife of Leonard P. Davis, Apr. 16, 1870 - Oct. 3, 1950 (front)
(back of Davis stone), Leonard P. Davis, Mar. 23, 1871 - Apr. 4, 1912, "Buriel Fair Haven, Vermont"
Joseph Midgely, 1878 - 1957 and wife Ada M. Rathbun, 1878 - 1937
William Rathbun, died Jul. 17, 1906 - 65th year.
Lucetta W. Potter, wife of William Rathbun, Jul. 3, 1839 - Mar. 27, 1901
William J. Potter, died  Feb. 13, 1846, Age 40 years, 9 mos. 27 days
 
Rachel, wife of William J. Potter, died Jan. 25, 1874, Age 65 years, 6 mons.
 
Hannah R., wife of John J. Cornell, daughter of William J. and Rachel Potter, died Jan12, 1892, Age 45 years, 11 mons., 2 days
 
ROW 2
 
Lena A. F. Benson, daughter of   Wm. and Lucetta Rathbun, Jun. 2, 1875 - Feb. 25, 1957
Henry E. Shippee, 1877 - 19--, his wife Anna R. Rathbun, 1873 - 1936
Anita R. Shippee, born Jan. 21, 1900 - died Aug. 12, 1900
The rest of row 2 are all children of Wm. and Rachel Potter:
 
Notice that 4 of the children of William & Rachel Potter all died in Feb. 1846 (?)
James, 1833c - Feb. 21, 1846
George H., 1842c - Feb. 16, 1846
Betsey F. 1835c - Feb. 11, 1846
William H., 1843c - Feb. 13, 1846
(Infant son), 1838c - Jun. 28, 1838
Mary, 1829c - Jul. 29, 1831
 
ROW 3
 
Spencer stone (front)
Spencer (back): Homer A., Apr. 30, 1871 - Dec. 11, 1946 his wife Mary A. P.  Spencer, Aug. 27, 1878 - Jan. 8, 1946
Charles E. Potter, 1836c - Jun. 8, 1904
Elizabeth Shippee, wife of Charles Potter, 1841c - Nov. 15, 1913
© Charlie Cavanaugh 2004

To the immediate south is the Hopkins/Barbour lot

Main Hopkins Barbour stone, front view
back view of stone

  The back has inscriptions for all the individuals in the lot:

Clinton Hopkins, Apr. 19-1860 - July 10, 1924
His Wife
Ella May Tarbox, Aug. 15, 1870 - May 30, 1945
Their niece
Carrie M. Tarbox, Sept. 24, 1885 - Feb. 8 1911
Wife of
Henry E. Barbour, Jan. 16, 1881 - Sept. 25, 1954
Their Children
Howard C. Barbour, Mar. 31, 1905 - Oct. 4, 1982
Ardis W. Barbour, July 30, 1907 - Aug. 9, 1999


To the east behind the main stone are these individual stones:

Husband Clinton Hopkins, 1860 - 1924 "Worthy of Remembrance"
Wife Ella May Hopkins, 1870 - 1945 "She Lived for Others" 
Howard C. Barbour, 1905 - 1982
Mother Carrie M. Barbour, 1885 - 1911
Ardis W. Barbour, 1907 - 1999

Images, information & transcription by Charlie Cavanaugh of Coventry, 2004


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