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Chilmark in Dukes County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Rebecca, Woman of Africa

 
 
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Photographed By Chris Connors
1. Rebecca, Woman of Africa Marker
Inscription.  Born in Africa, and enslaved in Chilmark. She married Elisha Amos, a Wampanoag man. She was the mother of Nancy Michael. Rebecca died a free woman in this place in 1801.
 
Erected by African-American Heritage Trail of Martha's Vineyard. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansColonial EraNative AmericansWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1801.
 
Location. 41° 22.774′ N, 70° 44.301′ W. Marker is in Chilmark, Massachusetts, in Dukes County. Marker can be reached from Brickyard Road, half a mile north of North Road, Brickyard Road, Straight Road. The marker is located on the Great Rock Bight preserve in Chilmark, Massachusetts. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chilmark MA 02535, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dukes County Academy School Bell (approx. 3.3 miles away); Alley's General Store (approx. 3.3 miles away); Heath Hen (approx. 4½ miles away); Gay Head Light (approx. 5.4 miles away); Gay Head Light 1856 Remnants
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(approx. 5½ miles away); The Legend of Moshup (approx. 5.6 miles away); Rev. Thomas Mayhew, Jr. (approx. 6.9 miles away); The Marine Hospital Cemetery (approx. 7.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chilmark.
 
More about this marker. Marker is not accessible in the snowy parts of winter. Follow the trail to the beach from the parking area.
 
Also see . . .  Rebecca Amos - The African American Heritage Trail of Martha's Vineyard. (Submitted on July 16, 2015, by Chris Connors of Tisbury, Massachusetts.)
 
Additional keywords. AAHTMV,
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2015, by Chris Connors of Tisbury, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 442 times since then and 2 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 15, 2015, by Chris Connors of Tisbury, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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Jan. 30, 2023