Coggeshall Cemetery [NT016]

Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States

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NEWPORT HISTORICAL CEMETERY #: NT016 \nCOGGESHALL CEMETERY \nNEWPORT RI\nLocation: 15 ft east of COGGESHALL AVE at TEL pole # 14\n50 burials with 39 inscriptions from 1647 to 1958\n80 ft x 80 ft in excellent condition enclosed with a stone wall; sign ???\nNOTE: \"History of Newport County, Rhode Island,\" New York, 1888, ed. Richard M. Bayles: \"On Coggeshall avenue is a little burial ground of about one acre, enclosed by a handsome stone wall, with an iron gate in the central front, over which is chiseled \"COGGESHALL, 1854.\" The interior is kept in perfect order, the stones free from stain. In the center is a granite obelisk bearing the following inscription: \"To the memory of John Coggeshall, First president of the Colony, died Nov. 27, 1647, Aet. 57.\" The original stone bearing the same inscription is still preserved at the head of the grave.\" Transcribed by George H. Richardson (GHR) on 19 Aug. 1869, by CETA volunteers in the 1970\'s, and Alden Beaman (AGB) in the 1980\'s.
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