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Governor Greene Cemetery

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Established  1741
Country  United States
Owned by  Private
Location  Warwick, Rhode Island
Type  Family
No. of graves  43
Governor Greene Cemetery

The Governor Greene Cemetery, frequently called the Governor Greene Lot, is designated as Rhode Island Historical Cemetery, Warwick, #40, and is a late colonial cemetery located in Warwick, Rhode Island near the East Greenwich town line. It is a family cemetery with the graves of two Rhode Island governors (father and son), and other prominent politicians who are related to them.

Description

The Governor Greene Cemetery, is located on Love Lane in Warwick, Rhode Island, and is a small family cemetery with only 43 known interments (plus a family dog). The first known interment was in 1741, and the last was in 1993, though the cemetery may still be in use. Four prominent people are buried here, each the son of the preceding person:

  • William Greene (1695-1758), Rhode Island colonial governor for 11 years
  • William Greene (1731-1809), Rhode Island governor during the American Revolutionary War
  • Ray Greene (1765-1849), United States Senator and Rhode Island Attorney General
  • William Greene (1797-1883), Rhode Island lieutenant governor shortly after the Civil War
  • Also buried here:

  • Catharine (Ray) Greene (1731-1794), the wife of Governor William Greene, a long-time correspondent of Benjamin Franklin
  • References

    Governor Greene Cemetery Wikipedia


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