Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island - John Clarke Burial Ground, Newport RI, NT007

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Located 15 ft west of Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd. at telephone pole # 12 14 burials only (behind police sta. "History of Newport County, Rhode Island," New York, 1888, ed. Richard M. Bayles: "On West Broadway is a little cemetery containing the graves of Dr. John Clarke, one of the founders of Newport and pastor of the First Baptist church. He died in 1676. Here also rest the remains of Reverend John Callender and other pastors of this church. Calender died in 1748." Beautiful condition: walled on one side, with an iron fence on a stone base, and padlocked iron gate. The standard RI Historical Cemetery sign is not in evidence, but there is an elegant sign with the following inscription:

JOHN CLARKE CEMETERY
To the memory of Dr. John Clarke, 1609-1676 United Baptist 30 Spring st, 847-3210
Clergyman Physician Statesman
GPS coordinates: N41°29.623' x W71°18.673'


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Callender, John1748 NT007
Callender, John1748 NT007
Kelley, ErastusRev.1781 NT007
Kelley, ErastusRev.1781 NT007
Eddy, Michael1835ofMichael-Phebe NT007
Eddy, Michael1835ofMichael-Phebe NT007
Eddy, Phebe1855wid-RevMichael NT007
Eddy, Phebe1855wid-RevMichael NT007
Eddy, MichaelRev1835 NT007
Eddy, MichaelRev1835 NT007
Eddy, Phebe1816ofMichael-Phebe NT007
Eddy, Phebe1816ofMichael-Phebe NT007
Eddy, JosephW1839 NT007
Eddy, JosephW1839 NT007
Eddy, Abby1816wJosephW. NT007
Eddy, Abby1816wJosephW. NT007
Clarke, JaneFletcher1672-2ndwofDoct.John NT007
Clarke, JaneFletcher1672-2ndwof Doct.John NT007
Clarke, JohnDoct.1676 NT007
Clarke, JohnDoct.1676 NT007
Clarke, Elizabeth wDoct.John NT007
Clarke, Elizabeth wDoct.John NT007
Eddy, AnnaMaria1854wJosephW  NT007
Eddy, AnnaMaria1854wJosephW NT007
Eddy, Anna Louisa NT007
Eddy, Anna Louisa NT007
Peckham, Rhoda1848-2ndwAugustus-and her sisterEliphalWard NT007
Peckham, Rhoda1848-2ndwAugustus-and her sisterEliphalWard NT007

List of Burials in John Clarke Burial Ground, NT007 Newport, Rhode Island [top]

	  
	JOHN CLARKE BURIAL GROUND                   NEWPORT HISTORICAL CEMETERY # 007

  Located 15 ft west of Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd. at telephone pole # 12    14 burials  only (behind police sta.
       "History of Newport County, Rhode Island," New York, 1888, ed. Richard M. Bayles: "On West Broadway is a      
       little cemetery containing the graves of Dr. John Clarke, one of the founders of Newport and pastor of the    
       First Baptist church. He died in 1676. Here also rest the remains of Reverend John Callender and other pastors
       of this church. Calender died in 1748."                                                                       
           Beautiful condition: walled on one side, with an iron fence on a stone base, and      
       padlocked iron gate. The standard RI Historical Cemetery sign is not in evidence, but there is an elegant sign
       with the following inscription:                                                                               
                                       JOHN CLARKE CEMETERY                       
                        To the memory of Dr. John Clarke, 1609-1676            United Baptist 30 Spring st, 847-3210                                        
                                   Clergyman Physician Statesman

    GPS coordinates:  N41°29.623' x W71°18.673'                                           
  
 0000  EDDY, JOSEPH W.                         1781c 20 MAR 1829       48        M  G P U M G
           H/O (1) ABBY (2) ANNA MARIA
           NOTE: [on stone with 1st wife]                                       
  0000  EDDY, ABBY                              1794c 22 FEB 1816       22        M  G P U M G
           W/O JOSEPH W
  0000  EDDY, ANNA MARIA                        1796c 20 JUL 1854       58                    
           2ND W/O JOSEPH W.
           NOTE: [stone next to that of her husband & his first wife]           
  0000  PECKHAM, RHODA                           1764c        1848       84                   P
           NOTE: [Next to stones for Joseph W., Abby, & Anna Maria Eddy.        
  0000  EDDY, ANNA LOUISA [d-Jos. W.     22 FEB 1828   23 MAR 1828                                                       
           NOTE: [Child? No dates]                                              
  0000  CLARKE, JOHN, DR                        1609 20 APR 1676       66                    
           H/O ELIZABETH; H/O ANN
           NOTE: [very old stone]                                               
  0000  CLARKE, ELIZABETH [Harris]							G  F   R 0                                                                      
           1ST W/O JOHN, DR.
           NOTE: [very old stone]                                               
  0000  CLARKE, JANE [Fletcher, widow]		         19 APR 1672                                                                           
           2ND W/O JOHN, DR [married 1 Feb 1671]
  0000  EDDY, MICHAEL, REV.                     1764c 24 NOV 1835       71                    
           H/O PHEBE
           DEATH LOCATON/CAUSE: NEWPORT             
           NOTE: [weathered]                                                    
  0000  EDDY, PHEBE                             1762c 10 AUG 1855   94            M  F P U 0 F
           W/O MICHAEL, REV
  0000  EDDY, PHEBE                             1794c 30 MAY 1816       22                    
           D/O REV MICHAEL & PHEBE
  0000  EDDY, MICHAEL                           1799c 12 NOV 1835       36        M  P F U B F
           S/O REV. MICHAEL & PHEBE
  0000  CALLENDER, JOHN                         1707         1748                 G  P   B   P
           H/O ELIZABETH (HARDIN)
           NOTE: [Beaman reports no dates legible, weathered. Robert Franklin,  
                 writing in 1911-13 calls him another early pastor, gives death 
                 date 1748,  inscription "Confident of awakening here reposeth  
                 John Callender" (Newport Historical Society, Special Bulletin  
                 #10, 1913, p.37)]                                              
  0000  KELLEY, ERASTUS, REV                    1745c  7 NOV 1781       36        M  F S R 0 F
           NOTE: age could be 86yr                                              

ewestgate August 26, 2008; updated updated August 27, 2008

Notes:

John Callender died 1748 H/O Elizabeth (Hardin). NOTE: [Beaman reports no dates legible, weathered. Robert Franklin, writing in 1911-13 calls him another early pastor, gives death date 1748, inscription "Confident of awakening here reposeth John Callender" (Newport Historical Society, Special Bulletin #10, 1913, p.37)]

Jane [Fletcher, widow] Clarke died 1672. 2nd W/O Dr. John [married 1 Feb 1671]

 

This page, updated August 27, 2008; replaces earlier page http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rinewpor/cemeteries/Newport/CemeteryNT007.html