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Laboring Sons Memorial Ground

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., November 28, 2008
1. Laboring Sons Memorial Ground Monument










Inscription.
Laboring Sons Cemetery

A cemetery was established at this site in 1851 by the Beneficial Society of the Laboring Sons of Frederick to provide a burial ground for citizens of color. The Beneficial Society had been formed in 1839 “for the purpose of relieving or alleviating, both spiritually and temporally, any member of us, who may be distressed . . .and to see that his mortal remains be interred with decency.” The society remained active for more than 100 years, and this ground remained a cemetery until 1949.

The trustees who purchased the land were:
Cyrus Bowens • Isaac Prout      
William Brown • William Tasker
    Robert E. Probee • Nicholas Thompson
                          • Perry G. Walker

This hallowed site was dedicated as a memorial ground by the City of Frederick and the Laboring Sons Memorial Committee on the 15th of January 2003.

This plaque was donated by Lough Memorials.
 
Erected 2003 by City of Frederick, the Laboring Sons Memorial Committee, Lough Memorials, and Resthaven Memorial Gardens.
 
Location. 39° 25.245′ N, 77° 24.429′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on
Laboring Sons Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 28, 2008
2. Laboring Sons Cemetery Marker
Chapel Alley, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Memorial is on west side of Chapel Alley between E. 5th Street and E. 6th Street. Marker is in this post office area: Frederick MD 21701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roger Brooke Taney (approx. 0.2 miles away); Former Site of Tory Gaol (approx. 0.3 miles away); North Market Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Thomas Schley (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kemp Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); In April 1861 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Capital For A Summer (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Frederick.
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesFraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
Laboring Sons Memorial Ground Honored Dead Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 28, 2008
3. Laboring Sons Memorial Ground Honored Dead Marker
Laboring Sons Memorial Committee Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 28, 2008
4. Laboring Sons Memorial Committee Marker
Laboring Sons Memorial Ground image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 28, 2008
5. Laboring Sons Memorial Ground
Looking north toward 6th Street
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By William Fischer, Jr., November 28, 2008
6. Laboring Sons Memorial Ground Entrance
Looking south from 6th Street.
 
 
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