St. Paul's Episcopal Church Graveyard,
Portsmouth, RI

St. Paul's Episcopal Church Graveyard, Portsmouth, RI: PO009
Alfred Clark Chase
Died Aug 25, 1913
In his 81st Year
Ruth Ann Anthony
His Wife
Died April 14 1898
In her 65th year

(Note:  Ruth Ann Anthony was the younger sister of my gg-grandfather, Albert C. Anthony)

Albert G. Cook
Died March 1, 1886
Aged 85 Years 2 Months &
7 Days
Hannah G. His Wife
Died March 18,1856
Aged 48 Years 11 Months &
14 Days
Gone But Not Forgotten

(Note:  Albert Gallatin Cook was the son of William Cook and his wife Elizabeth Slocum. Albert G. Cook was my 3g-granduncle, younger brother of my 3g-grandmother, Ruth Ann Cook, wife of William Anthony, and namesake of their son, Albert Anthony, my gg-grandfather)

(Note:  I included a second shot of the Anthony stone that shows the smaller stone with two little lambs on top of it, for these two daughters) Stone of William Anthony [Jr.] Family - inscribed on three sides:

[Side 1]
William Anthony
Feb 27, 1824
June 28, 1892
Sarah Barker
Nov. 3, 1826
June 16, 1908
[Side 2]
Delia T. Anthony
Jan. 15, 1854
May 24, 1860
Sarah O. Anthony
Mar. 11, 1855
May 16, 1860
[Side 3]
Edwin R. Short
1851 - 1919
His Wife
Eliza B. Anthony
1862 - 1935

(Note:  This William Anthony was the elder brother of my gg-grandfather, Albert C. Anthony, and son of William Anthony and Ruth Ann Cook.)

The Gifford stones:
Capt. David Gifford
Abigail Gifford [his wife]
One unknown stone with a big hole in it, immediately to the left of Abigail
Gifford's stone
Joseph Gifford
In Memory of
Joseph Gifford
Died May 14
1776 in the 64th
year of his age

(Note:  Joseph Gifford was David Gifford's father, and my 6g-grandfather. He was married to Mary Brayton, daughter of Thomas Brayton and Mary

[Sa]rah [wif]e of
David Gifford
Who died January 28
AD 1766 in ye 25th
Year of her Age
Daughter of
Edward Perry

(Note: This inscription was made possible by the efforts of John Sterling and Vincent Luti.
The stone was carved by William Stevens in Newport, RI. )

Mrs. Abigail Gifford
    wife of
Capt. David Gifford
died Aug 22 1832
Aged 90 years

(Note:  Abigail Gifford was born Abigail Durfee, daughter of David Durfee & Abigail Wing.  She was the second wife of David Gifford.)

In Memory of
Capt. David Gifford
he died
Nov 17th 1790
Aged 45 Years

(Note: David Gifford was my 5g-grandfather. His first wife, Sarah, apparently died in childbirth, giving birth to his daughter, Sarah, who married William Anthony in 1783)

   The SAR medallion and flag is in front of David Gifford's stone. Here is what was written about Capt. David Gifford by William Field Reed in "The Descendants of Thomas Durfee of Portsmouth, R.I.":
   "David Gifford was highly esteemed by his fellow townsmen, and was, by their choice, made active and prominent in military and civil life. He was chosen by the General Assembly of Rhode Island to perform various military duties. In 1775, he was appointed Lieutenant in the first militia company of Portsmouth, of which, in 1776, he became Captain. In December, 1776, he received permission to proceed to Rhode Island with a flag of truce to secure an exchange of soldiers belonging to his company, that were prisoners of war in the hands of the British. In August, 1777, he was appointed a Lieutenant in Major Munroe's Co. He also commanded some boating parties. There is no personal record of his presence with the army during August, 1778, when the movement under General Sullivan took place. Without doubt he did his duty well. He was a recruiting officer in 1780, and was a member of the General Assembly in 1777 and 1780."

 Full sized Images, information & transcription by Judy Anthony, 2004

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