Southampton in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Pyrrhus Concer (1814-1897) homestead
born indentured; sold into slavery
legendary whaler; prominent resident;
devout Christian; philanthropist
Erected 2015 by Village of Southampton.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: African Americans.
Location. 40° 52.905′ N, 72° 23.581′ W. Marker is in Southampton, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Pond Lane, 0.1 miles south of Jobs Lane, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 264 Pond Lane, Southampton NY 11968, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Southampton World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Southampton World War II and Korean War Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 1707 Meeting House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lt. Colonel Lawrence R. Boyll, Sr. (approx. half a mile away); The Old Fort (approx. North End Graveyard (approx. half a mile away); General William Erskine Headquarters (approx. half a mile away); First Watermill (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southampton.
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1. Pyrrhus Concer (Wikipedia). "Pyrrhus Concer (March 17, 1814 – August 23, 1897) was a former slave from Southampton, New York who was aboard the ship the Manhattan that was the first American ship to visit Tokyo in 1845....Concer belonged to the Pyrrhus family and worked as a farmhand until 1832 (slavery in New York formally ended in 1827) when he worked on whaleships out of Sag Harbor, New York....In 1845 he was aboard the ship captained by Mercator Cooper that picked up shipwrecked Japanese sailors in the Bonin Islands. The American boat was allowed to enter Tokyo Harbor under escort to return the sailors and Concer became an object of curiosity and is depicted in Japanese drawings of the event." (Submitted on December 11, 2017.)
2. Pyrrhus Concer Was Born a Slave but Made History (Southampton Patch, Mary Cummings, 2/11/11). "If among all the others Concer became something of a celebrity, at (Submitted on December 11, 2017.)
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