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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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative Americans.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hampton Bays NY 11946, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shinnecock Canal (approx. half a mile away); Colonists Landed Near Here (approx. 6.1 miles away); Pyrrhus Concer (approx. 6.1 miles away); The Old Fort (approx. 6.1 miles away); Big Duck Ranch (approx. 6.1 miles away); Southampton World War II and Korean War Veterans Memorial (approx.
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.
6.1 miles away); Southampton World War I Memorial (approx. 6.1 miles away); North End Graveyard (approx. 6.2 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 aged 55 years and three days."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2010. This page has been viewed 983 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 13, 2010, by B. Berntson of Southampton, New York.   2. submitted on November 1, 2010, by B. Berntson of Southampton, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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