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Upper Saddle River in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Slave Cemetery

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2010
1. Slave Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Known by this name for generations, it once was part of the Hopper family farm. Believed to have been a burial ground for slaves and freed blacks, there once were many stones, most without marks. In 1910, the surviving stones with inscriptions were recorded. Known to rest here are John Thompson who died July 22, 1854 at the age of twenty-one; S.F.T., June 30, 1821; Sam (undated); and Gin, July 1775, Her tombstone was inscribed in Dutch.
Sponsored by Upper Saddle River Historical Society,   1987
Restoration by Troop 33, BSA

 
Erected 1987 by Bergen County Historical Society. (Marker Number 116.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 41° 3.997′ N, 74° 5.378′ W. Marker is in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Knights Court, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located on a high point in the woods behind some private homes on Knights Court. Marker is in this post office area: Saddle River NJ 07458, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Saddle River Reformed Church and Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles
Slave Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2010
2. Slave Cemetery Marker
away); Hopper-Goetschius House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Eckerson House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Master Sergeant Charles E. Hosking, Jr. Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Haring Homestead (approx. 2.4 miles away in New York); Saddle River 9 – 11 Memorial (approx. 2.5 miles away); Saddle River Veterans Monument (approx. 2.5 miles away); Ackerman – Pell House (approx. 2.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upper Saddle River.
 
Also see . . .  Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on April 18, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesColonial Era
 
Slave Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2010
3. Slave Cemetery Marker
The cemetery is surrounded by a fence, but no stones or other markers remain at this site.
Slave Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 18, 2010
4. Slave Cemetery Marker
Marker is in the woods behind houses on Knights Court.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,443 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 18, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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