Friends Cemetery NT018
Located 25 ft north of castle hill ave at telephone pole # 6 20  ft x 40   ft in good condition enclosed with a metal fence; sign in good condition 6 burials with 5 inscribed stones Small cemetery for members of the COLLINS family, including JOHN COLLINS, Governor of Rhode Island 1786-1790 A monument says the stones were restored and protected by Dr. John G. Warren of Boston and Andrew Collins of  Lousiana in 1854. Transcribed by G.H. Richardson (GHR) in the Victorian period and by John Sterling (JES) in  1992.

 
Elizabeth Collins, wife of John, died 1791 Gov. John Collins died 1796. Governor of RI May 1786-1790 Mary [Avery] Collins, wife of Gov.
Mehitable Collins, wife of Maj. John A. Collins, died 1817 Sarah [Avery], wife of John A. Collins, died 1802 Mary [Collins] Gardner, daughter Hon. John, wife of Capt. Caleb, died 1806
"These monuments were restored and protected by John G Warren MD of Boston & Andrew Collins of Louisiana AD 1854"
Plaque: Hon. John Collins, 1717 - 1795.Note: Plaque erected by Sons of the Revolution in 2002 completely blocks the side of the obelisk for Mary Collins, wife of John.

Images provided by Barbara Austin and Letty Champion 2006
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