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Hampton Bays in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Indian Preacher

Rev. Paul Cuffee

 
 
Indian Preacher Marker image. Click for full size.
By B. Berntson
1. Indian Preacher Marker
Inscription. Grave of Rev. Paul Cuffee of the Shinnecock Tribe 1790-1812. Grandson and successor to Rev. Peter John and Samson Occum.
 
Erected by State Education Department.
 
Location. 40° 52.952′ N, 72° 30.585′ W. Marker is in Hampton Bays, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is on East Montauk Hwy, (County Route 80) 0.2 miles east of Gravel Hill Rad, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hampton Bays NY 11946, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battles of Pennys and Luce Landing (approx. 8.3 miles away); Horton Point Lighthouse (approx. 14.4 miles away).
 
Regarding Indian Preacher. Single grave of Reverend Paul Cuffee bears the following inscription:

"Erected by the New York Missionary Society in memory of the Rev. Paul Cuffee an Indian of the Shinnecock tribe who was employed by that Society for the last thirteen years of his life on the Eastern part of Long Island where he labored with fidelity and success. Humble, pious and indefatigable in testifying the gospel of the grace of God he finished his course with joy on the 7th of March 1812
Grave of Rev. Paul Cuffee image. Click for full size.
By B. Berntson, October 22, 2010
2. Grave of Rev. Paul Cuffee
The gravestone reads "Missionary Society in Memory of the Revd. Paul Cuffee, an Indian of the Shinnecock tribe, was employed by that society for the last 13 Years of his life on the Eastern part of Long Island where he labored with fidelity and succor." Additional text of smaller size not readable.
aged 55 years and three days."
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans
 
 
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