Arabella ~ How unevenly the world is divided ~

This book: The burying place of Governor Arnold by Alice Brayton I found  while researching Christiana Peake who married William Arnold. Benedict Arnold, Governor was their son. Alice Brayton purchased land that was/is the Governor Benedict Arnold Graveyard in Newport Rhode, Island and she set the cemetery’s restoration in motion then wrote the book, documenting “the establishment, destruction, and restoration of the Burying Place of Benedict Arnold, first Governor of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations”. The book contains thousands of small stories, facts. 

One story is Arabella Cowley’s, great-great-granddaughter of Governor Arnold and Damaris. Arabella’s mom Mary Cowley married Mr. Sweet, then Joseph Cowley, she had 3 daughters and a son. One daughter Elizabeth Sweet was blessed with husbands- 4, and beauty. Half sister Arabella Cowley who was as plain as Elizabeth was beautiful said to Elizabeth, “How unevenly the world is divided; you have had four husbands, I have had none.”

The headstone photo is at Arabella’s Find a Grave memorial. “Julie Nathanson, Added: 22 Aug 2007”