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East Poultney in Rutland County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Jeffrey Brace

1742 - 1827

 

—African, Revolutionary Veteran, Author, Abolitionist —

 
Jeffrey Brace Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Arsenault, October 29, 2012
1. Jeffrey Brace Marker
Inscription. Jeffrey Brace was born in West Africa with the name Boyrereau Brinch. At sixteen he was captured by European slave traders, shipped to Barbados, sold to a ship's captain, and eventually arrived in New England. Some years later, while still enslaved, Brace enlisted in the Continental Army and he won his freedom fighting in the Revolution. At the war's end in 1784 he settled in Poultney, in newly formed Vermont - the first state to prohibit slavery. He met an ex-slave, married, and they raised their family here. In 1810 he published his life story, one of the most unique and important anti-slavery memoirs written in America.
 
Erected 2008 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Location. 43° 31.568′ N, 73° 12.36′ W. Marker is in East Poultney, Vermont, in Rutland County. Marker is on E. Main Street (Vermont Route 140), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in front of the 1896 Schoolhouse across the street from the Green. Marker is in this post office area: East Poultney VT 05741, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Horace Greeley - George Jones (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Oldest Union Church in America
Wideview of Jeffrey Brace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 25, 2015
2. Wideview of Jeffrey Brace Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); Poultney Civil War Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Middletown Springs War Memorial (approx. 5.2 miles away); A. W. Gray & Sons (approx. 5.3 miles away); Matthew Lyon (approx. 5.6 miles away); Edwin L. Drake (approx. 5.7 miles away); James Hope (approx. 5.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in East Poultney.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jeffrey Brace - Poultney Historical Society. (Submitted on November 8, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Wikipedia - Jeffrey Brace. (Submitted on October 26, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Jeffrey Brace Marker and 1896 Schoolhouse image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, October 25, 2015
3. Jeffrey Brace Marker and 1896 Schoolhouse
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by John Arsenault of Middletown Springs, Vermont. This page has been viewed 417 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by John Arsenault of Middletown Springs, Vermont.   2, 3. submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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