The Nathanael Greene Homestead Cemetery

The Nathanael Greene Homestead Cemetery (HM1KK8)

Location: Coventry, RI 02816 Kent County
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N 41° 41.659', W 71° 32.528'

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Cemetery History
The first Greene family interment occurred in 1786 with the death of Miss Margaret Greene, daughter of Jacob (General Greene's brother) and Margaret Greene. There are seventeen identified interments in the cemetery and four fieldstones. According to a Providence Journal article from 1859, these fieldstones represent four Revolutionary War soldiers infirmed at the Homestead for smallpox, before succumbing to the disease. There is no other documentation to substantiate this claim. The following photograph shows the cemetery as it appeared in 1914.
< Photograph on marker >Burial Site for General Nathanael Greene
At the time of General Greene's death, in 1786, he lived at Mulberry Grove, Georgia with his wife, Catharine (Caty), and their five children. He was laid to rest, in the burial vault of John Graham, who had been the Lieutenant Governor for the colony of Georgia. The burial site had been forgotten until the early twentieth century when efforts were made to locate the burial site. After a lengthy search, General Greene's remains were discovered in the graham vault, in 1901. By 1902, General Greene's remains were reinterred under a monument at Johnson Square, in Savannah, Georgia.Caty moved her family to Dungeness, on Cumberland Island, Georgia (property given to General Greene after the Revolutionary War) twelve years after Nathanael's death. Caty died in 1814 and is buried there.
Jacob Greene,   b. 03/07/1739-40   d. 11/08/1808, age 69,older brother to Nathanael GreeneMargaret (Peggy) Greene,   b. 04/28/1740   12/13/1802, age 63,wife of Jacob GreeneDr. Jabez Greene,   b. 1770   d. 02/07/1808, age 38,son of Jacob & Margaret GreeneMargaret Greene,   d. 03/07/1786, age 14,son of Jacob & Margaret GreeneJacob Varnum Greene,   b. 1772   d. 07/15/1815, age 42,son of Jacob & Margaret GreenePatience (Cox) Greene,   b. 04/13/1779   d. 09/29/1866, age 87,wife of Jacob Varnum Greene, Patience Cox married: 1. Josiah Randall 2. Jacob Varnum Greene 3. Reverend Jonathan Smith (Baptist clergyman)Josiah Randall,   b. 1782   d. 05/17/13, age 31,first husband of Patience (Cox) SmithElizabeth C. Randall,   d. 12/16/1810, age 6 years, 2 months, 2 days,daughter of Josiah and Patience (Cox) RandallSamuel Randall,   d. 10/02/1813, age 1 year, 9 months, 10 daysson of Josiah and Patience (Cox) RandallGilbert Smith,   d. 10/31/1821, age 11 daysson of Jonathan and Patience (Cox) SmithHarris Inman,   d. in New Orleans Louisiana   d. 09/30/1835, age 25,first husband of Elizabeth Margaret GreeneElizabeth Margaret Greene,   b. 11/23/1814   d. 12/4/1899, age 85,daughter of Jacob Varnum Greene, and the last Greene resident of the Homestead. She married: 1. Harris Inman 2. Oliver C. G. Arnold 3. William R. WarnerOliver C. G. Arnold, d. 07/05/1870, age 57Almy Cooper Arnold,   d. 05/13/1848, age 6 months, 25 days,daughter of Oliver C.G. and Elizabeth Margaret (Greene) ArnoldEmma Jane Arnold,   d. 05/19/1857, age 6 months, 23 days,daughter of Oliver C.G. and Elizabeth Margaret (Greene) ArnoldLavine A. Arnold,   d. 12/07/1859, age 14 years, 6 months, 7 days,daughter of Oliver C.G. and Elizabeth Margaret (Greene) Arnold
Theodore A. Foster is buried without a gravestone. He was connected to the Greenville Manufacturing Company, a paper manufacturing company on the Greene property that was leased to Randall and Steadman from 1809-1813. Josiah Randall was the first husband of Patience Cox, who later married Jacob Varnum Greene.Four unmarked fieldstones may be Revolutionary War soldiers who were taken from Boston to the Homestead by Catherine Greene, in 1775, to recover from smallpox.
HM NumberHM1KK8
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Date Added Monday, May 18th, 2015 at 10:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 288453 N 4618960
Decimal Degrees41.69431667, -71.54213333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 41.659', W 71° 32.528'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 41' 39.54" N, 71° 32' 31.68" W
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Area Code(s)401
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Washington Secondary Trail, Coventry RI 02816, US
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