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The Robinson Family Cemetery 

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The Robinson Family Cemetery is one of Rhode Island's many historical cemeteries. It contains 12 burials dating
from 1775 to 1868.  Several of the burials of are of young children.  

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Above is a key to the locations of the inscriptions below.


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←  Stone 1 Here lyeth the Body

of THOMAS Son of 
JOHN and SARAH
ROBINSON
departed this Life
Feb.
y 7 11th 1786
Aged 14 Years


Stone 2 →

In Memory
of
George son of
BENJAMIN & ELIZABETH
ROBINSON
who died July 17th, 1795
Aged 6 years & 4 Mo.

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← Stone 3

In memory of
BENJ ROBIN-SON JR.
who died
Nov. 29, 1823,
aged 19 years

Stone 4 →

In memoxry of
PHILIP W. ROBINSON
who died
Aug. 12, 1830
aged 21 years

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← Stone 5
JOHN ROBINSON
who died Sept. 28**
Aged 17 years
11th Mo. & * Ds.

***


Stone 6 →
Ruhemah,
Widow of
JOHN ROBINSON
Died Dec. 25,
1868.
Aged 71 years, 5 Mo.
& 129 days.

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← Stone 7

In Memory of
SARAH Wife of
JOHN ROBINSON
and daughter of
BENJAMIN and
Mary Peckham
who died Janry 1
1775 Aged 30 Years


Stone 8 →

ALICE R. HAZARD
Daughter of Jonathan
J. & Mary R. Hazard
Born 12th Moth 1781
Died 1st Moth 183*
Aged 4* years & 11
months

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← Stone 9 

MARY R. HAZARD
wife of
Jonathan V.   Hazard,
daughter of Sylvester
& Alice Robinson.
Born 12th Moth
15th 1763,
Died 3rd Moth 26th 1837.
Aged 73 years & 3 months.                                                  

Stone 10 →  

MARY R.HAZARD,
Daughter of
Jonathan N. & Mary
Hazard
Was born 7th month 3d.
1799
Died 4th month 6th
1855           

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 ← Stone 11

In memory of
BENJAMIN ROBINSON
who died
June 20, 1830
aged 69 years, 5 Mo. 15 Ds.


Stone 12 →

In memory of
ELIZABETH,
widow of Benjamin Robinson
who died
Aug. 25, 1855
Aged 86 years.


Notes:  Asterisks indicate indecipherable characters. 

Stone 5: This is by far the most difficult to read of all the inscriptions. Scarcely anything
can be made of the eight-line poem following the biographical data. 

Stone 6: The biographical inscription is followed by this poem:

     Peaceful be thy silent slumber
     Peaceful in the grave so low.
    Thou no more wilt join our number.
    Thou no more our songs shall know.
    Yet again we hope to meet thee,
    When the day of life is Fled.
    Then to Heaven with joy to greet thee
    Where no farewell tear is shed.

This poem is from a hymn by Samuel Francis Smith (1808-1895), a hymnist, journalist
and Baptist minister, but also appeared in earlier psalmbooks and other books of praise.
Smith is most noted for writing the hymn, 
America, ("My Country, 'Tis of thee"), but he apparently
was unaware the melody was that of God Save the Queen
.  


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