Cranston Rhode Island Cemetery 75

Nicholas Sheldon Lot, Scituate Road, Cranston, behind apartment building on Scituate Vista Drive. Behind Scituate Vista, which is 0.6 mile up Scituate Ave from Phoenix  Ave (next to #340 Scituate Ave.). Follow the paved road to the end of the complex then walk to the left on 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. The master index of this database can be searched by name or by cemetery number, CR075.
 
Left Side Right Side
 
[Two images at left]
To The Sacred Memory of
 Zilpha Sheldon 
Wife of Nicholas Sheldon 
who died July 3rd 1820
Aged 75 yrs 10 months
And 25 days
“The memory of the just is blessed”
[Two images at left]
In Memory of
Mr. Nicholas Sheldon
Who died April 10
1828
In his 96 year
[Far left] Andrew H. Sheldon
Son of Robert & Mary Sheldon
Born May 14 1800 Died May 5 1885
[Left] Caroline Jones
Born ---- 20, ----- Died ---- 11, 1886 (?)
[Stone is broken in half and very weathered  - hardly legible]
Erected to the Memory of
Mrs. Mary Arnold
The Amiable Consort of
Mr. Gorton Arnold
Who departed this life
May 25 1804
In the 20th year of her age
“Beneath the arrows of the grave
In one promiferous ruin lie
The noblest charms that virtue gave
With all that nature could supply
Then why dread tyrant was it given
For you to sink such worth in drift
Why ‘t was the great command of heaven
To pick the fairest flower first”
In Memory of
Mary Arnold
Daughter of Gorton Arnold
And Mary his Wife
Who died June 18th 1804
Aged 1 month

[verse illegible]

In Memory of
Sarah Eliza
Wife of John Howard
Born April 9 1798
Died Sept 15 1867
Erected by a fond Husband
To the Memory of
Mrs. Zilpha Holden
The amiable consort of
Capt. Oliver Holden
She departed this life
Sunday June 19 1796
In the 30th year of her age
“Virtue survives the ravage of death
Her memory honored, her life beloved The body we resign to the silent earth
But angels waft the spirit high above
Precious the soul by Christ redeemed
From threatening evils snatched away

Precious the ….” [rest under ground]
[Mossy, weathered – very uncertain – could be]
Andrew Harris?
Zilpha Sheldon
[No other inscription]
Mrs. Mary Arnold
[No dates or inscriptions]
Mrs. Zilpha Holden
1796
Miscellaneous small markers – no inscriptions

No photos for these:

J H (Initials only)
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S. A. H. (Initials only)


Images and information provided by Diane Litterick, 2004

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