Yes, the contrast in stones that have their markings from that time period preserved and those that don't is pretty striking. I guess the sandstones don't endure. In fact, I've read, wood was used in some cases and those are long gone. The early burials in Dedham, MA, I believe, have been referenced this way. Separately, I think Waterman-222 is more likely buried in Newport and the Swan Point Cemetery, Providence memorial is a cenotaph. The fact that it was organized as a cemetery in 1846 is the primary reason. What adds to my confusion is the R. I. Historical Cemetery Commission website says the oldest burial was 1699. Maybe is was a burial ground for a very long time then in 1846 became more organized as a cemetery. Thanks again.