Cemetery NumberSK031
TownSOUTH KINGSTOWN
Cemetery NameEBENEZER ADAMS LOT
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LocationSAUGATUCKET RD
StateRI
DirectionS
Pole Number831
Distance500
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Size in Feet35
Size in Feet40
Owner#836 SAUGATUCKET RD.
Burials17
Inscriptions7
Fieldstones10
Tombs 
Exist?YES
Last seen date?2003
Newest1908
Oldest1799
VandalismY
Veteran 
PoleN
CommentThis lot is located five hundred feet south of Saugatucket Road at telephone pole # 831. It is 250 feet east of North Road and 75 feet north of Saugatucket Pond. To get to it follow the path on the west side the house at #836 Saugatucket Road, and cross over a cut stone bridge over a creek. Continue on to the cemetery wall with a nice iron gate. It is 35 feet by 40 feet, in fair condition, enclosed with a stone wall with an iron gate. The historical cemetery sign is missing. There are seventeen marked burials with 7 inscribed stones and 10 fieldstones. Most of the fieldstones are outside the west wall. We learn from James N. Arnold that these mark the graves of the Rose family. James N. Arnold visited this lot Aug. 2, 1880, his #114, “A short distance south of Watson Corner and a few rods east of road leading south is a burial yard of the Rose and Sherman families. The west yard Rose is overgrown with weeds and briars we count 3 large graves with 4 small ones at feet with rude stones.” There is a curious aspect to Arnold’s 1880 visit in that he then found only the William Sherman stone. The Ebenezer Adams, Maj. Ebenezer Adams (inscribed on back of his son’s stone), and Mary Adams stones were not found by Arnold, although the people they commemorate had died long before. The 1857 Walling map shows E. Adams and S. A. Rose at this location. It is thought—at least by the DAR who erected a stone monolith for him in SK084 in 1897—that Maj. Ebenezer Adams is buried in an unmarked grave in SK084. The mystery of who placed these Adams stones in this cemetery and why is unsolved. Recorded by John Sterling and James Wheaton for a 2004 book on South Kingstown cemeteries.
Conditionfair
Enclosurestone wall
Gateiron gate
Growthcleared
Terrainlevel