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THE MOWRY CEMETERY
BRYANT COLLEGE CAMPUS
Douglas Pike, (Rt. 7) Smithfield, Rhode Island

 The Mowry historical Cemetery is located on the Bryant College campus behind the Gymnasium, about half way down the hill leading to John Mowry Road. The Cemetery measures about 100 feet long by 50 feet wide. It is surrounded by a stone wall made of local field stone. There is a rusting iron gate leading into the cemetery. There are about 30 trees, some oak, some pine, growing up from the graves throughout the cemetery. Some trees appear to be at least 100 years old or older.

Most of the stones in the cemetery are white sandstone, but there are also a few that are made of slate. There is evidence that some graves are unmarked based on the depressions in the ground. Other graves only have broken tombstone bases to mark their location. Some broken stones have been placed against trees and on top of the stone wall that surrounds the area. Some of the tombstones are diffcult to read due to the elements having worn them away.

There is also an inner cemetery within the stone wall bordered by a stone pillars, with iron bars running between the pillars to form a fence.

There are three Grand Army of the Republic grave markers in this cemetery with fresh American flags in them.

This survey was done on February 15, 2000. Some of the stones have epitaphs but the epitaphs have not been recorded. All stones are of white sandstone except where noted.

 

Aldrich Son of Daniel and Alice Mowry. Died Aug. 25, 1882, Age 88 yrs., 7 mos., 25 days.

 

Polly G. 2ed wife of Thomas Mowry. Daughter of John and Hannah Giles of New Salem, Mass. Died Feb. 20, 1842 at age 57.

 

Thomas Mowry Son of Daniel and Alice Mowry. Died June 13, 1872, age 86 yrs., 8 mos., 24 days. He was the son of Daniel of 1750, the son of Daniel of 1729, the son of Daniel of 1697, the son of Joseph of about 1670, the son of Joseph, who with his brother Nathaniel came from England about 1660.

 

Martha A. Mowry M.D. Daughter of Thomas and Martha Harris Mowry. Born June 1818 Died August 1899.

 

Amey M. Appleton Daughter of J.W.C. and Thankful Baxter Born June 8, 1812, Died March 5, 1874

 

Dr. Charles W. C. Son of Christopher and Elizabeth Appleton. Died April 20, 1852, age 40.

 

Mrs. Thankful Baxter Died Oct. 30, 1821 at age 41. Another stone reads, In memory of Thankful, wife of Dr. John W.C. Baxter and daughter of Daniel and Alice Mowry. Died Oct. 30, 1821, age 41 years, and Dr. John W. C. Baxter who died in Boston, Mass.June 9, 1833 age 51 years.

Emma (Broken headstone) date of 1852. No further info.

Amey Wife of Gideon Mowry and daughter of Jonathan Angell. Died Jan. 8, 1842 age 57.

 

Gideon Mowry Died Nov. 15, 1865 age 81 years, 6 mos., 4 days. This stone is broken and leaning against a tree.

Susanna Caroline Daughter of Gideon and Amy Mowry. Died Aug. 29, 1825 age 16 months.This stone is made of slate.

Mrs. Dorcas Wife of Lewis Place. Died Sept. 20, 1843 Age 68 yrs., 11 mos. This stone is made of slate. There are several broken stones, broken at the base, around this grave, indicating other graves.

 

Mary E. Daughter of James M. and Lydia Viall, Died March 31, 1857, age 14 yrs., 9 mos., 15 days.

 

James M. Son of James M. and Lydia Viall. Died April 23, 1835, age 8 months. This stone is made of slate

Lydia Daughter of James and Lydia Viall. Died March 31, 1831, age 8 months. This stone is made of slate.

 

Anna M. Daughter of James and Lydia Viall. Died Feb. 13, 1844, age 3 months. This stone is made of slate.

(Parts of a broken childs headstone, reading "8 mos. 24 days") made of slate.

Alice M. Wife of Lamech C. Mowry Died Aug. 3, 1858 at age 16.

Lamech G. Mowry Died Aug. 28, 1880 age 74.

Sarah Wife of Lemech Mowry Died Nov. 9, 1818, age 33.

Reuben M. Son of Reuben and Phebe Mowry Died June 24, 1838 Age 16, 8 mos., 17 days.

Darwin Son of Reuben and Phebe Mowry, Died March 6, 1813, age 3 months, 13 days.

Elisha S. Son of Reuben and Phebe Mowry, Died Dec. 9, 1817, age 8 months, 19 days.

Wilson W. Son of Reuben and Phebe Mowry, who was drowned Jan 18, 1824? Age 18. This stone is broken and Iying on the ground.

Alice A. Daughter of Reuben and Phebe Mowry Died June 24, 1836. This stone is broken in pieces and lying on the ground.

Phebe S. Wife of George M. Applebey, Daughter of Reuben and Phebe Mowry, Died May 11,18127 age 23.

Roger W. Son of Jabez W. and Susan M.J. Mowry. Died April 28, 1882, age 22 yrs., 1 month, 2 days.

Reuben Mowry Died June 7, 1852, age 74.

Phebe Wife of Reuben Mowry. Died Feb. 6, 1873, age 89.

Mary Daughter of Daniel and Alice Mowry. Died Nov. 2, 1806, age 36. And her brother Samuel, died at Charleston. S.C. Oct. 29, 1799, age 24.

Amey Mowry Daughter of Daniel and Alice Mowry. Died Jan. 1, 1863, age 80 yrs., 6 mos., 15 days.

Catherine Mowry Wife of Daniel Mowry 2ed, Daughter of Anthony and Rachel Steere, Died April 1, 1827 age 75.

Daniel Mowry 2ed Son of Daniel and Mary. Died July 6, 1806, age 77. G.A.R. Veteran.

Anne Mowry Wife of Daniel Mowry 2ed Died 1851. This stone is broken and hard to read.

Daniel Mowry Jr. Son of Daniel 2ed and Anna Mowry. Died July 19, 1830, age 89. G.A.R. Veteran.

Alice Wife of Daniel Mowry Jr. Daughter of Sammuel and Pricilla Aldrich. Died October 27, 1806atage55.

Susanna Mowry 2ed wife of Daniel Mowry Jr. and daughter of Elisha and Amey Steere. Died Sept. 23, 1850 in her 90th year.

Susan M. J. Daughter of Jeremiah and Betsy Mowry. Died Sept. 30, 1882, age 48 yrs., 2 mos., 12 days.

Jabez W. Mowry Son of Reuben and Phebe Mowry. Born July 29, 1824 Died Oct. 13, 1898. G.A.R. Veteran.

Daniel S. Son of Rev. Junia S. and Nancy Mowry. Died Sept. 10? 1854. This stone is hard to read.

Reuben Son of Rev. Junia S. and Nancy Mowry. Died Aug. 15, 1816, age 8 mos., 21 days.

Mowry Arabella F. 1857- 1939 Abraham L. 1863- 19-

Eva Daughter of Sidney H. and Bertha D. Mowry. Died Feb. 6, 1879, age 1 yr., 11 mos., 20 days.

Sara A. Mowry Daughter of Sidney and Bertha Mowry. Died Jan. 22, 1919, age 37.

Berhta D. Wife of Sidney H. Mowry. Died Feb. 10, 1910, age 63.

Sidney H. Mowry Died Oct. 18, 1930, age 83.

Mary Mowry Wife of Daniel Mowry, daughter of Thomas and catherine Steere. Died 1773 Age ?9 years.

Daniel Mowry Son of Joseph and Alice. Died May 27, 1787 at age 91.There is a very large oak tree growing out of this grave and the one of Mary Mowry his wife. This tree is probably well over 100 years old.

 

Inner Cemetery

Helen Patience Daughter of John A. and Almira S Mowry. Born Jan. 7, 1847 Died June 6, 1874.

Alphonso Son of John A. and Almira S. Mowry. Died March 1, 1818, age 34 yrs., 9 mos., 14 days.

Emory Son of John A. and Almira S. Mowry. Died Jan. 1, 1812, age 2 yrs., 3 days.

Harriot Eliza Daughter of John A. and Almira S. Mowry. Died March 3, 1839, age 4 mos., 11 days.

Miss Julia E----? Daughter of Sylvester and Patience Mowry. Died ? 26, 1824, age 20 yrs, 2 mos., and 23 days. This stone is broken and hard to read.

Miss Phebe Daughter of Sylvester and Patience Mowry. Died Nov. 15, 1826, age 29 yrs., 11 mos., 6 days.

William G. Mowry Son of Sylvester and Patience Mowry. He died at New orleans Dec. 4, 1830, age 22 years, 11 months. His remains were removed to this place and interred June 27, 1831.

Edward Mowry Son of Sylvester and Patience Mowry. Died in Providence, Oct. 14, 1861 at age 61.

Wa--Y Mowry Daughter of Sylvester and Patience Mowry. Died in Providence, Sept. 23, 1874 at age 81.

Marcia M. Jancks Wife of Elisha M. Jencks, daughter of Sylvester and Patience Mowry. Died October 12, 1884, age 81.

John A. Mowry Son of Sylvester and Patience Mowry. Died Nov. 9, 1876, age 70 years, 7 months, 18 days.

Almira Smith Wife of John A. Mowry. Daughter of Alfred and Eliza Smith. Died Dec. 1, 1891, age 84 yrs., 8 mos., 24 days.

Patience Mowry Wife of Sylvester Mowry, daughter of William and Ruth Cook? Died Sept. 26, 1845, age 81.

Sylvester Mowry Son of Elisha and Phebe Mowry. Died Dec. 15, 1851, age 83.

Miss J. E. Mowry 1824. This is a foot stone found next to a wall.