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Westgate Family Graves in Tiverton, RI

"Uncle" John's daughter Priscilla5 Westgate Borden is buried in Rhode Island Historical Cemetery, TIV #61 is located off Route 138 in Tiverton, close to the Fall River line, on the former Borden Farm on Mathew Road, 50 feet north of Tel Pole #2. The small family cemtery, now surrounded by houses and cyclone fence, looks out over Mount Hope Bay. Before development, there would have been a beautiful view of Mount Hope on the other side. There are about 14 burials, but most of the stones are deteriorated and unreadable. The five readable stones include those of Priscilla and her husband Benjamin, their son Richard and his wife Sally Tyler Chase, and their grandson, Richard A., son of Richard and Sally, who died in 1840 at the age of five years.
TIV 061 "Dumpling Rock Meadow"on the former Borden Farm, Mathew Road
The old family farm cemetery is today surrounded by a chain link fence and houses. Bruce examining the grave of Priscilla5, daughter of Uncle John. Husband Benjamin Borden is left. Left: Benjamin Borden died June 11, 1849 Age 83  Rear: Richard, Benjamin and Priscilla's son, died April 18 1864 Ae 68 years.
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Wife of Benjamin
died Dec. 16, 1843
77 years of age 
Note shown
Sally T. born Mar 2, 1800
died May 9, 1882
Richard A.
son of Richard & Sally
b. June 5, 1835
d. June 18, 1840

 Images and information by Eileen Westgate, April 2005 - All rights reserved.

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