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Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)

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Where is Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA? 

Cumberland is the northeasternmost town in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States, first settled in 1635 and incorporated in 1746.

Cumberland was originally settled as part of Rehoboth, Massachusetts, which was purchased from the local Native Americans by the Plymouth Colony. It was later transferred to Rhode Island as part of a long-running boundary dispute. The town was named in honor of Prince William, Duke of Cumberland.Wikipedia


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Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill) - Valley Falls Depot, 1883
Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)

Valley Falls Depot, 1883

Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill) - Church and School at Chapel Four Corners, Cumberland, R.I.
Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)

Church and School at Chapel Four Corners, Cumberland, R.I.
Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill) - Diamond Hill Train Station
Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)

Diamond Hill Train Station
Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill) - Cumberland Mills Depot, 1907
Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)

Cumberland Mills Depot, 1907
Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill) - Diamond Hill Reservoir Gate House
Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)

Diamond Hill Reservoir Gate House
Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill) - Broad Street Bridge
Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)

Broad Street Bridge
Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill) - Lonsdale Company
Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)

Lonsdale Company
Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill) - 1955 - Flames Destroy Mill
Alton Evening Telegraph
Alton, Illinois
September 13, 1955
Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA (Valley Falls) (Ashton) (Cumberland Hill)

1955 - Flames Destroy Mill
Alton Evening Telegraph
Alton, Illinois
September 13, 1955

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1777 - First Nail
The first cut nail in the world was made in 1777 by Jeremiah Wilkinson, of Cumberland, R.I.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
June 19, 1869
News  1809 - Earth Trembling
May 16.
In Cumberland, R.I., near Attleborough, an extraordinary trembling of earth has been...Read MORE...

1819 - Cumberland
Cumberland, a post township, is situated in the northeast corner of the State, about eight miles...Read MORE...

News  1842 - COPPER MINE IN RHODE ISLAND
A rich Copper Mine has been opened at Cumberland, R. I. - Within the last week fifteen tons of ore...Read MORE...

News  1853 - AWFUL RAILROAD ACCIDENT. FOURTEEN LIVES LOST. THIRTY OR FORTY SERIOUSLY INJURED.
Disagreeable necessity obliges us to shock the sensibilities of our readers, by the recital of...Read MORE...

1859
CUMBERLAND, a township of Providence co., in the state of Rhode Island, 8 m. N of Providence. It is ...Read MORE...

1869 - In the towns of Cumberland, Smithfield, Blackstone, and Bellingham, R. I.,
there are seventeen cotton and eight woolen mills, which employ 5,550 hands, run 4,480 looms, and...Read MORE...

News  1877 - Diamond Hill Quarry Company
The Woonsocket Patriot says that the Diamond Hill Quarry Company of Cumberland, have made a...Read MORE...

News  1885 - A VILLAGE TERRORIZED
WEST WRENTHAM, Mass., Aug. 1 . - The village of Diamond Hill in Cumberland, just over the line in...Read MORE...

News  1890 - FISHING FOR TURTLES. When the Shell-Backed Monster Bites Run Like a Steer.
Terrapin or turtle farms are run in the South and on the Pacific coast, but the business has only...Read MORE...

News  1899 - SERVANT GIRL VANISHES. Apparently Wore Nothing but a Nightrobe and a Picture Hat.
(Special to the World.)
PROVIDENCE, R.I., Nov. 5. - Cumberland Hill has a mystery which the town...Read MORE...

News  1900 - TRAPPISTS ARE TO MOVE. Monastery in Nova Scotia to Be Removed to Cumberland in Rhode Island.
St. John, N. B., April 28. - The trappist monastery at Tracadie, N. S., is soon to be removed to a...Read MORE...

1916
Cumberland, a township (town) of Providence co., R.I., the northeasternmost town in the state. It...Read MORE...

News  1924 - GAS EXPLOSION KILLS FIFTEEN
Man Strikes Match in Gas-Filled Room of Tenement House; Family Dies

(By Tribune's Special Leased ...Read MORE...

1928 - Nine Men's Misery monument in Cumberland was erected in memory of the colonists killed in Pierce's Fight during King Phillips War in 1676.
The monument was erected in 1928, by monks living in a nearby monastery.
bucklinsociety.net/ bucklin-family-history/ william-bucklin/ nine-mens-misery/
News  1934 - Communist Plot Rumored To Dynamite Water Supply
CUMBERLAND, R.I., Sept. 14. - (UP) - Unconfirmed rumors of a communist plot to dynamite Pawtucket's ...Read MORE...

1949 - Testimony of Water Shortage in New England
...The old stone walls of farmlands flooded 62 years ago are visible in the top picture [illegible] ...Read MORE...

News  1950 - Monastery in Rhode Island Is Destroyed
Cumberland Hill, R. I. (UP) - Fire early today destroyed the hilltop Cistercian monastery of Our...Read MORE...

News  1955 - Industrial Blaze Ends 2,000 Jobs in Rhode Island
CUMBERLAND, R.I., Sept. 13 - (INS) - Two thousand persons were left jobless today by a $5 million...Read MORE...

News  1967 - It Was Good Ski Season For New England Resorts
...Rhode Island ski resorts survived abnormal warm weather in January to record a good season, with ...Read MORE...

News  1976 - Blast Destroys Aerosol Plant
CUMBERLAND, R.I. (AP) - "When I got to the window, there was no wall left. It just blew me right...Read MORE...

News  1976 - Century-old twins
CUMBERLAND, R.I. (AP) - Emmanuel and Samuel Lussier's relatives are planning a centennial...Read MORE...

"Discover Rhode Island" Premier • Episode 1: Lincoln/Cumberland, RI


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Ancestors Who Were Born Here

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Ancestors Who Died Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1648
James REDWAY (18 April 1620 - 28 October 1676) & Mary WHIPPLE (1626 - 27January 1675)
married 14 April 1648

1785
Timothy MERRIAM (29 September 1757 - 17 September 1835) & Huldah DARLING (16 June 1765 - 1844)
married 30 June 1785
 

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