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Slave Section of East Hill Cemetery

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 31, 2013
1. Slave Section of East Hill Cemetery Marker
Inscription. This site was established in 1857 by Bristol founder Joseph Rhea Anderson for the purpose of a slave cemetery. Buried nearby are twelve slaves including Old Si Goodson, who died in 1862, purportedly at the age of 132, reputed to be the oldest man in the world. Others include Siís son Abe who walked to Bristol from Mississippi. Melzeeda “Aunt Mellie” Anderson (a cook for the Anderson family) d. 1857, Jacob “Jake” Bosang (whose grave was marked for years with a white post), Rosie “Anderson” d. 1859, LuAnna Goodson, Mary Stoffle, Luke Anderson d. 1862, Caesar Susong, and others unknown.
 
Erected 2012 by Christmas Tour of Homes.
 
Location. 36° 35.712′ N, 82° 10.41′ W. Marker is in Bristol, Virginia. Marker can be reached from East Hill Cemetery Drive north of East State Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bristol VA 24201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City Historian (within shouting distance of this marker); Founder of Bristol (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line in Tennessee); East Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.2
Slave Section of East Hill Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 31, 2013
2. Slave Section of East Hill Cemetery Marker
miles away in Tennessee); Evan Shelby (approx. ľ mile away in Tennessee); Historic Bristol (approx. 0.4 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bristol (approx. 0.4 miles away in Tennessee); Birthplace of Bristol (approx. 0.4 miles away in Tennessee). Click for a list of all markers in Bristol.
 
Regarding Slave Section of East Hill Cemetery. Marker is located in East Hill Cemetery.
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites
 
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By Don Morfe, July 31, 2013
3. Confederate Section of East Hill Cemetery Marker
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By Don Morfe, July 31, 2013
4. Confederate Section of East Hill Cemetery Marker
Confederate Section of East Hill Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 31, 2013
5. Confederate Section of East Hill Cemetery Marker
Confederate Section of East Hill Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 31, 2013
6. Confederate Section of East Hill Cemetery Marker
 
 
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