One of the largest zinc gravestones I have seen and by far the one with the
most text inscribed on it. The Mowry grave marker is in the front of
Union Cemetery in North Springfield, Rhode Island. The marker is inscribed
Hon. Arlon Mowry,
To The Memory of
Eight Generations of His Descendants,
Through His Son
Roger Mowry Register in Boston, Mass., after his arrival from England, May
18, 1631. He lived in Plymouth for several years, and later in Salem from
about 1635 to 1649. He then removed to Providence, Rhode Island, where he
resided till his death, Jan. 5, 1666. He married Mary, daughter of John
Johnson of Roxbury, Mass. She died Jan. 1679.
||Roger, Died Young.
Jonathan, Born in 1637
Bethiah, Born in 1638
Mary, Born in 1640
Elizabeth, Born in 1643
NATHANIEL, Born in 1655
|John, Born About 1645
Mehitable, Born about 1646
Joseph, Born in 1647
Benjamin, Born in 1649
Thomas, Born in 1652
Hannah, Born in 1656
Nathaniel Mowry, Son of Roger, Born in 1644,
Married in 1666, Johannah, daughter of Edward Inman of Providence (Later
Smithfield) One of the first settlers in Rhode Island. Nathaniel died In
Providence Mar. 24, 1718. Johannah Survived Him
Henry Mowry, Son of Nathaniel, Born About 1670, Married 1st in 1701,
Mary, daughter of Isaac and Mary Bull of Newport. Married 2d in 1726,
Hannah Mowry, widow of John Mowry, 2d of Smithfield. Her maiden name was
Packard. Mary died about 1725. Henry died in Smithfield, Sept. 23,
1759. Hannah survived him.
Children- Mary, Born Sept. 28, 1702. Jonathan,
Born June 1, 1708 Sarah, Born Apr. 5, 1717
URIAH, Born Aug. 15, 1705 Jeremiah, Born Apr. 7, 1711
Uriah Mowry, Son of Henry, Borne Aug. 15, 1705, Married 1st about
1724. Urania, daughter of John Paine of Providence. She was born July 4,
1706. Married 2d in 1773, Hannah, widow of William Arnold of Providence.
She was daughter Job Whipple. Urania died Mar. 8, 1772. Uriah
died in Smithfield, Mar. 5, 1792. Hannah survived him.
||Martha, Born Apr. 1, 1725
Nathan, Born June 10, 1729
Stephen, Born Dec. 13, 1731
Philip, Born Feb 17, 1734
Gideon, Born July 18, 1736
Wanton, Born Aug. 7, 1739
|JONATHAN, Born mar. 10, 1742
Mary, Born Oct. 30, 1745
Elizabeth, Born Oct. 30, 1748
And others. Jonathan being the seventh son
Jonathan Mowry, son of Uriah. Born Mar. 10, 1742. Married in 1769, Deborah
daughter of Jabez and Mary Wing. Jonathan died in Smithfield, Mar. 25,
1814. Deborah died July 13, 1825. He was a noted doctor. He
and his wife were both members of the Society of Friends and were preacher of
note in that religious body.
Rebecca, Born Feb. 9, 1770
CALEB, " Mar. 5, 1771
Anna, " Feb.
Robert, " Dec. 2, 1774
Martha, " June 7, 1777
Abigail, " Mar. 30, 1780
Dorcas, " June 21, 1785
Peleg, " Feb.
Deborah, " Oct. 6, 1789
Caleb Mowry, Son of Jonathan, born Mar. 5, 1771, married in 1795,
Nancy, daughter of David Mowry. Nancy, born Oct. 29, 1775.
Caleb, died in Smithfield, Mar. 31, 1814. Nancy married 2d in 1818,
Eliakim Mowry. Eliakim died in Smithfield in 1845. Nancy died Nov.
Children - Jesse, born June 4, 1796. Died young.
Urania, born May 22, 18900, married in 1824.
Duty, born Feb. 14, 1798. His monument in this cemetery.
Charles Bowen, born Sept. 16, 1800.
BARNEY, Born May 3, 1804
Barney Mowry, Son of Caleb, born May 3, 1804, married 1st in 1828,
Phila, daughter of Amasa and Anna Mowry, of Smithfield, who were married Apr.
24, 1800. Phila was born in 1806. Anna was the daughter of Francis
Hamilton. Married 2d in 1846, Urania, daughter of Paoli and Martha Steere
of Smithfield. She was born July 29, 1821. Phila died Nov. 25, 1839.
Urania died July 21, 1865. Barney died in North Smithfield, Nov. 12, 1891.
Children of Barney and Phila,
Orrin P. born May 24, 1829, died in North Smithfield, Aug 1, 1895.
Albert, born Mar. 9, 1831, died in North Smithfield, Apr. 3, 1893.
ARLON, born Feb 23, 1833, Burial lot in Middletown, R.I.
Stafford, born Apr. 14, 1835, died in Hampton, Va., Mar27, 1889. He was
quarter-master in the 3d R.I. Cavalry, in the Civil War.
Atwell, born Nov. 18, 1836, died in Butte, Montana, Sept. 1, 1882
Child of Barney and Urania, Erwin A. born Dec 8, 1847.
Arlon Mowry, who erected this monument the third son of Barney, borne
Feb 23, 1833, married in 1857, Harriet, daughter of Isaac and Susan (Borden)
Wightman. This name is spelled both Wightman and Whitman by members of the
same family. Isaac was born in Newport, R.I. June 22, 1803, and died in
North Smithfield, Feb. 15. 1882. Susan was born in Fall River, Mass. Sept.
22, 1800, and died May 14, 1884.
Children of Isaac and Susan Wightman.
Ruth R., born Sept. 16, 1832.
Harriet, born Jan 1, 1837, died Jan. 2, 1865
Children of Arlon and Harriet Mowry. These are of the ninth generation
in this country.
Emma L. Born Apr. 27, 1856, married in 1886, Stephen E. Batcheller. He was
born ... 29, 1858, son of Alexander and Kezia (Wallin) Batcheller.
Alexander was a physician in practice in Burrillville, R.I. and later Cedar
Eugene C., born Aug. 12, 1860, married in 1889, Daisy B. Underwood. She
was born Jan. 12, 1867, daughter of William H. and Ellen (Ansell) Underwood, of
Cambridge, Mass. Eugene is a physician in practice in the City of New
Wilfred L., born Nov 15, 1862, died Nov. 17, 1866.
Harriet W., born Sept. 15, 1864, married in 1891, Albert E. Crowell. He
was born mar. 24, 1863, son of Nathaniel and Ellen M. (Macomber) Crowell,
of Providence, R.I.
For further information concerning the descendants of Roger Mowry, see a
volume entitled "The Descendants of Nathaniel Mowry of Rhode Island" by William
A. Mowry, A.M. PhD., copies of which are in the Providence Public Library, The
Harris Institute Library and the Library of the Society of Friend in Woonsocket.
- End of Inscription