Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday: Family Plots

Taken by the Johnston Historical Society, this is the family plot of Noah Mathewson and his family in Johnston, RI.

The Johnston Historical Society has a Facebook page and a Web site. They are cleaning up and restoring the cemeteries in their town. As you can see the Rhode Island cemeteries are very much in need of work.

Cherry Fletcher Bamburg reports that there are 4,000 small cemeteries in Rhode Island. Many are "lost" which means that they were either moved to larger cemeteries, have sunk into the ground, or were family plots that were never used.

1 comment:

TCasteel said...

A good resource to help with these projects is the local boy scout troup. They look for community service type projects for the boys.
Theresa (Tangled Trees)