Ray Family Graves in Cumberland, RI

Ballou Cemetery, Old Mendon Rd., Cumberland Historical Cemetery #9
"One fate surprised them, and one grave received them"
This monument is erected by Russel Jenks to the memory
of his wife and four children, who, on the 6th day of November, 1818,
were unfortunately drowned in Scott's Pond.
Betsey, born Feb. 8, 1807, aged 11 years, 8 months, 28 days
Harriet, born Feb. 12, 1813, aged 5 years, 8 months & 24 days
Rhoda, born Jan. 8, 1816, aged 2 years, 9 months and 28 days
Louisa, born Oct. 21, 1817, aged 1 year, and 16 days
Mrs. Hopestill, wife of Russel Jenks, born July 13?, 1785, aged 33 years, 3 months and 23 days.
Liberty, son of Mr. Russel and Mrs. Hopestill Jenckes,
died Oct. 15, 1815, aged 5 years, 1 months & 4 day
Erected by Mary E. Jenckes
In Memory of Lyman Jencks, died (no date)
Rest in Peace.
In Memory of Mercy E. A., wife of Lyman Jencks,
died Dec. 4, 1900, aged 68 years, 7 months & 3 days
"Faithful to the last"
In Memory of Mr. Russell Jenckes, who died May 8, 1842, in the 60th year of his age. Julia, wife of Russell Jenckes,
born June 8, 1796, died Sept. 4, 1868, aged 72 years, 2 mo's and 27 days
In that dark hour, how all serene she lay Beneath the opening of celestial day .... her soul retires from sense, retires from ...
while the descending glory's wrought...
In Memory of George, son of Russell & Julia Jenckes, who died June 13, 1824, aged 6 months & 1 day
Hannah, daughter of Russell & Julia Jenckes
born March 5, 1830, died April 19, 1860 aged 30 years, 1 month & 14 days.
Weep not my friends o'er me the debt is paid
But say, she lives in bliss ....
Sacred to the Memory of Asenath Jenckes
daughter of Whipple & Fanny Jenckes, who died Aug. 23, 1837, in the 22d year of her age
Behold and see, as you pass by,
as you are now, so once was I,
As I am now, soon you must be,
Prepare for death and follow me.
In Memory of Mr. Benjamin Jenckes
who died April 28, 1820,
in the 24? year of his age
Sacred to the Memory of Mr. James Jenks,
who departed this life Aug. 24, 1828 in the 66th year of his age
In Memory of Peter Jenckes
who died April 3, 1800
in the 32nd year of his age.
In Memory of Phebe, dau'tr of Mr. David Jenks
and Martha his wife, departed this life October ye 2d, 1794, in ye 16th year of her age
Depart my friends, wipe off your tears...
In Memory of Mr. David Jenkes,
who departed this life July 26 AD, 1828,
in the 90th year of his age.
(SAR - 1775 military marker)
In Memory of Mrs. Martha Jenkes, wife of Mr. David Jenkes, who departed this life Dec. 3d, AD 1822
in the 84th year of her age
Sacred to the Memory of Mrs. Phebe relict of Arnold W. Jenckes, Esq., who died Nov. 1, 1843, aged 50 years
Forgive, blest shade! the tributary tear,
That mourns thy exit from a world like this,
Forgive the wish that would have kept thee here,
And stayed thy progress to the years of bliss.
In Memory of Miss Lois Loritta,
daughter of Arnold W. & Lois Jencks, who died Aug. 20 AD, 1838, aged 12 years
As the sweet flower which scents the morn,
But withers in the rising day,
Thus lovely seemed Loritta's dawn,
Thus swiftly fled her life away.
Dearest sister, thou hast left us,
HERE thy loss we deeply feel,
Yet is it GOD that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.
In memory of John, son of Arnold W. & Lois Jenkes,
who departed this life Feb. 28 AD, 1832, aged 10 mo's & 22 days.
Sacred to the Memory of Arnold W. Jenckes, Esquire,
who departed this life Nov. 19, 1841, in the 57th year of his age.
Beneath this grassy turf here lies interred,
a tender parent and a partner kind;
we feel the  ...    a gracious ear,
to sooth a widow's heart and wipe an orphan's tear.
[stone signed "S. Tingley, Jr."]
Sacred to the Memory of Mrs. Lois, wife of Arnold W. Jenckes, Esquire, who departed this life Oct. 23, 1833, in the 47th year of her age.
"Farewell my partner, and children dear, I've left this world of pain may virtue be your practice here Till we do meet again. Friends and Physicians could not save my mortal body from the grave ...
To the Memory of Nancy, wife of Reuben Jenckes,
Died Jan. 12, 1864, in the 77th year of her age.
To the Memory of Reuben Jenckes,
son of John & Thankful Jenckes,
who died March 14, 1841, in the 75th year of his age.
To the Memory of Lydia Jenckes,
daughter of John & Thankful Jenckes,
who died Sept. 2, 1846, in the 82d year of her age
In Memory of Miss Mary Jancks,
daughter of Mr. Daniel Jancks & Mrs. Marcy his wife
who died Feb. ye d, 1800, in ye ?? year of her age.
In Memory of Thankful Jenckes, wife of John Jenckes,
who died June 8, 1816, in the 83d year of her age.
In Memory of John Jenckes,
who died Aug. 6, 1826, in the 92d year of his age.
In memory of Mr. Joseph E. Jencks Died Dec. 10, 1847, aged 19 years Cynthia .....   (?) daughter of ..... & Cynthia Jencks, died ...    aged 6 months ....
John B., son of John & Emeline Jenckes a private in Co. C., 12th Reg. Mass. vols died Oct. 6, 1862, of wounds received at the battle of Antietam, Sept. 17th, in the 21st year of his age.
(military marker)
Emeline, wife of John Jencks 3d
died April 12, 1890?, in her 85?th year
In Memory of John Jencks 3d
died March 26, 1843, in his 43d year

 Images, information & transcription by Beth Hurd, 2004

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