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Laboring Sons Memorial Ground

 
 
Laboring Sons Memorial Ground Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 28, 2008
1. Laboring Sons Memorial Ground Monument










Inscription.
Laboring Sons Cemetery

A cemetery was established at this site in 1851 by the Beneficial Society of the Laboring Sons of Frederick to provide a burial ground for citizens of color. The Beneficial Society had been formed in 1839 “for the purpose of relieving or alleviating, both spiritually and temporally, any member of us, who may be distressed . . .and to see that his mortal remains be interred with decency.” The society remained active for more than 100 years, and this ground remained a cemetery until 1949.

The trustees who purchased the land were:
Cyrus Bowens • Isaac Prout      
William Brown • William Tasker
    Robert E. Probee • Nicholas Thompson
                          • Perry G. Walker

This hallowed site was dedicated as a memorial ground by the City of Frederick and the Laboring Sons Memorial Committee on the 15th of January 2003.

This plaque was donated by Lough Memorials.

In Honor of Those Who Rest in this Memorial Ground

Miranda Allen, Griffith Barnes, James Barton, Mary Barton, Maria Bias, John W. Bowan, Margaret A. Bowan, Agnes C. Boyd, Daniel M. Boyd, Francis Brighton, Harriet Britely, W. H. Brown, Harriet Butler, David Carter, M. Catherine Chambers, George Coleman, Lucinda Coleman, Maria Corrine,
Laboring Sons Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 28, 2008
2. Laboring Sons Cemetery Marker
Louis P. Costley, Walker F. Costley, Hellen Ann Craig, Benjamin Daley, Jane Daley, James N. Davis, James N. Davis, Susan Davis, Adda Dimmy, Emily Dimmy, Georgeanna Dimmy, John H. Dimmy, I. Richard Dimmy, Richard Dimmy, Florence Dixon, Mable B. Dixon, Harry S. Dorsey, Willie F. Frazier, Hillery Gallaway, Margaret Gallaway, Maria Gallaway, Charles Gidyard, John Henry Gross, Martha Gross, Martha Jane Gross, Maria Harris, Elizabeth Hill, Mary E. Hill, Ella M. Johnson, George W. Johnson, Rachael Johnson, Jane Jones, Margaret Lanzell, Raymond Lanzell, Thomas Lanzell, George Larkins, Rachael Larkins, Henry lee, Madison C. Lee, Nancy Lowry, Maria Lyles, Laura Maddox, Elizah McCubbin, Mary E. Miller, Clara M. Nicholas, Elizabeth Nichols, Nickolas Nichols, Dortha E. Offutt, Benjamin Ogle, Louisa M. Ogle, Susan M. Ogle, Mary E. Posey, Levenia Powell, William W. Powell, William Powell, James Randalls, Thomas H. Roberts, Matilda Saints, Anna Sanders, Elisa Erice Sanders, John Sanders, Albert Smith, Aver Smith, John T. Smith, Charles H. Stanton, Eliza Stanton, Jennie Steward, Nellie Taylor, Amelia M. Thomas, Ellen Thomas, Harrison M. Thomas, John Thomas, John .W. Thomas, Mary Ellen Thorn, Nickolas Thomson, James L. Turner, John H. Turner, Edward W. Walker, Emily R. Walker, Francis L. Walker, George Walker, Harriet A. Walker, Horace. T. Walker, James T. Walker, John A. Walker, Lucy Walker, Perry
Laboring Sons Memorial Ground Honored Dead Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 28, 2008
3. Laboring Sons Memorial Ground Honored Dead Marker
Walker, Phillip Walker, William H. Walker, John Whims, Theodore Whims, Sammuel White, George Williams, Maria Williams, Charles C. Wilson, Ida C. Wilson, James Wimms, Hanna M. Woodard, John Woodward, And those who remain unnamed.
 
Erected 2003 by City of Frederick, the Laboring Sons Memorial Committee, Lough Memorials, and Resthaven Memorial Gardens.
 
Location. 39° 25.245′ N, 77° 24.429′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on Chapel Alley, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Memorial is on west side of Chapel Alley between E. 5th Street and E. 6th Street. Marker is in this post office area: Frederick MD 21701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rediscovered Past (within shouting distance of this marker); They Lie Here, Beneath Our Feet (within shouting distance of this marker); Roger Brooke Taney (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); John McElroy, S.J. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Francis Scott Key (approx. 0.3 miles away); Enoch Louis Lowe (approx. 0.3 miles away); Former Site of Tory Gaol (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
 
Also see . . .  Laboring Sons Cemetery circa 1851
Laboring Sons Memorial Committee Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 28, 2008
4. Laboring Sons Memorial Committee Marker
. FHD-1301, Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland Inventory of Historic Properties Form. (Submitted on November 29, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesFraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
Laboring Sons Memorial Ground image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 28, 2008
5. Laboring Sons Memorial Ground
Looking north toward 6th Street
Laboring Sons Memorial Ground Entrance image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 28, 2008
6. Laboring Sons Memorial Ground Entrance
Looking south from 6th Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,471 times since then and 131 times this year. Last updated on November 29, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 1, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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