born in Providence, Feb. 3, 1717,
died Sept. 14, 1782
unanimously elected governor of Rhode Island in 1775
he remained in office during the darkest period of the American Revolution
He merited and won the appreciation of his fellow citizens
and was honored with the friendship and confidence
Governor's marker, 1775 - 1778
|Warwick Historical Cemetery #WK067||
under the Royal Charter
1651 - 1652
(Governor, 1679) and
Samuel Cranston, Esq.
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Governor Samuel Cranston, 1698 - 1727 under the Royal Charter
|Left: Here lieth the body of John Cranston... (worn)
Right: Here lieth the body of Samuel Cranston, Esq.,
Here lieth the body of John Cranston, Esq., Gov. of the Colony of Rhode
"Rest happy now Brave Patriot, without End the Country's Father, and thy country's friend.
Photographs by Beth Hurd 2002-4