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Cemetery Information - Thomas Cemetery
Number  SW035       MACRIS         Name  Thomas Cemetery       Established  
Alternate Names  North Church Cemetery
Location  North side of Fall River Ave., near Baptist St.       Town  Swansea       State  MA
VR         GR         Direction  N       Distance         Pole No.         Map         Plat         Lot  
Owner         Access         Deed Book         Page         Veterans         Sign         Size    x         Acres  
Burials  751       Inscriptions         Field Stones         Tombs         Still Exists         Last Seen  1992       Terrain         Enclosure  S
Gateway         Growth         Oldest  1770       Newest  1961       Condition         Vandalism         Topo         Phase 1  Y       Phase 2  N
Comments  83 pre-1830 stones transcribed in alphabetical order in Swansea Inventory, 1977-1979, v. 7. Transcriber unknown (???). This is the cemetery shown on a modern Swansea map as St. Thomas cemetery at the intersection of Thomas St. and Rte. 6. It is opposite the First Baptist Church. In 1927 this cemetery was transcribed much more fully by Marion Pearce Carter (MPC) in a typescript available at RIHS. She broke it into two sections which are called here A and B to distinguish them. The older section, A, is the one done later by the Swansea Inventory; Carter transcribed all 125 stones. Section B is described as "west of the drive" and contains more recent burials. MCP copied 626 names of people born before 1900. Her order is a loose alpha type: arrangement is alpha by surname, with first names random. The cemetery was partially recorded again in the 1930s by Charles and Martha Benn (BENN). They called it the North Church Cemetery (RI Gravestones, East Greenwich Public Library, p. 72). Robert S. Trim (RST) recorded it during 1965-1966. Percy Kingsley (PK) rechecked earlier transcriptions in 1992.


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