The Vampires of Rhode Island: I Am Waiting And Watching For You. Nellie Vaughn, 19, West Greenwich 1889

At the dawn of the 20th Century, modern understanding of death, medicine, and  infectious diseases effectively ended  the Vampire Panic, but also vampires themselves changed. In 1897,  five years after Mercy Brown was exhumed,  Bram Stoker publish his seminal novel; … Continue reading The Vampires of Rhode Island: I Am Waiting And Watching For You. Nellie Vaughn, 19, West Greenwich 1889

The Vampires of Rhode Island: Not Unfamiliar With This Plague. Ruth Ellen Rose, 15, Exeter 1874

 In 1874 fifteen year old Ruth Ellen Rose, her body wracked by consumption, was laid to rest. Ruth Ellen was the daughter of William Rose, a local civic leader, and his first wife the late Mary Rose née Taylor. Ruth … Continue reading The Vampires of Rhode Island: Not Unfamiliar With This Plague. Ruth Ellen Rose, 15, Exeter 1874

The Vampires of Rhode Island: Bright, Like An Angel. Nancy Young, 19, Foster. 1827

 Levi Young and his wife Anna’s farm was bountiful. The native corn, potatoes, and onions provided steady income for the family. Anna Young’s preserves , made from wild blackberries,  was renowned locally, and were even fetching a good price in … Continue reading The Vampires of Rhode Island: Bright, Like An Angel. Nancy Young, 19, Foster. 1827

The Vampires of Rhode Island: Half An Orchard Died. Sarah Tillinghast, 19, Exeter. 1799

 Stuckley Tillinghast was known to be a jovial good-natured man. He managed to provide decently for his family by selling his apples across Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts. Honour, his wife, kept a busy well-ordered household, watching over the couples … Continue reading The Vampires of Rhode Island: Half An Orchard Died. Sarah Tillinghast, 19, Exeter. 1799

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