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Gibbs Cemetery
Also known as: Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Portsmouth #40
Portsmouth
Newport County
Rhode Island  USA

Cemetery notes and/or description:
AKA:
Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Portsmouth #40
NOTE: According to town hall and CETA information, this lot should have the sign 23. The signs for this and the nearby 40 seem to have been switched at some time.

Location: west of JEPSON LANE (MIDDLE SCH. PARKING LOT) at TEL pole # NEC 61This triangular cemetery is 30' n of the west end of the Portsmouth Middle School parking lot.

25ft x 25ft

13 burials with 7 inscriptions from 1820 to 1900

Surveyed by:
[1] George H. Richardson [1894, Richardson Scrapbook,NHS]
he reported several "rude stones" as well
[2] Anonymous [circa 1900, "Rhode Island Tombstone Inscriptions", RIHS] gives 8 inscriptions, gives location as Stephen Perry Weaver farm, Gipson (sic) Lane.
[3] Patricia Bodine [2 Oct. 1975, CETA]
[4] Middletown Historical Society [25 Apr. 1987]:
"Deteriorated stone walls border three sides, the other side was open to a field. The stones were all marble, slightly pointed, hard to read. Only two still were standing in 1987 due to vandalism."
[5] Ian Kohl [1989]


This cemetery has been recorded but not checked.
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