- Aug 5, 2013Hi!
Those of us on the Hopkinton Town Council will be discussing tonight Hopkinton Historical Cemetery#17,
that is a Thurston Cemetery, on Route#3, in Hopkinton, not far from the Hopkinton Town Hall. It has a large
tree that needs to be removed but the cemetery account does not have enough to cover it.
The town DOES NOT own the cemetery. Are any of you descendants of those interred there? A Benjamin Thurston
was involved in original paperwork probably the noted patent lawyer, I assume?
In the recent past the Hopkinton Historical Association did a clean up and Gen. George Thurston grave site had a
ceremony at it which DAR/CAR participated. This clearly is burial place of Jeremiah Thurston first Hopkinton Postmaster and R.I. Lt. Governor. That Jeremiah's son Benjamin Babcock Thurston was Hopkinton's only Member of Congress as one of three Lt. Governors from Hopkinton. The younger Thurston buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery in New London, Connecticut; served in both the Connecticut and Rhode Island General Assemblies.
Go to town web site to search for agenda: http://www.hopkintonri.org/ . FYI.
Scott Bill Hirst
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Ashaway,RI 02804-1300 USA
(401)377-4643/Cell: Quick Response Needed (401)450-6230
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