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Hartford in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Sacred to the Memory

African Americans

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, June 19, 2011
1. Sacred to the Memory Marker
Inscription.
Sacred to the Memory of
the Three Hundred or more
African Americans
Free People, Slaves, and
five Black Governors
Who rest in Unmarked
Graves in Hartford's
Ancient Burying Ground
1640 - 1810

[ back ]
School children in Hartford
conducted the research and
raised the funds to create
this Monument in 1998

[ inscribed on the tablet ]
African Americans Interrred In
Hartford's Ancient Burying Ground
Maid, Mar, 1691 • Child, Apr, 1693 • Negro, Dec, 1693 • Child, Jul, 1696 • Child, Jan, 1696 • Negro, Jun, 1697 • Child, Jul, 1697 • Tamar, Nov, 1705 • Jo, Jun, 1710 • Sam, Sep, 1750 • Peter, May, 1751 • Priscilla, Dec, 1751 • Sarah, May, 1752 • Infant, Jan, 1753 • York, Jan, 1755 • Dego, Jun, 1756 • Lysander, Sep, 1759 • Quintus, Feb, 1760 • Hagar, May, 1760 • Dinah, Sep, 1760 • Tony, Jan, 1761 • Dan, May, 1761 • Child, Oct, 1761 • Child, Mar, 1762 • Phyllys, Apr, 1762 • Dic, Jul, 1766 • Boy, Oct, 1766 • Pomp, May, 1767 • Mime, Jul, 1767 • Child, Aug,1767 • Child, Dec, 1769 • Peter, Jun, 1770 • Peter, Sep, 1770 • Gad, Mar, 1770 • Soldier, Nov, 1778 • Betsey Curtiss, Jul, 1791 • Sabina, Dec, 1791 • Priscilla, Aug, 1792 • Child, Jun, 1793 • Pomp, May, 1794 • Prime, Jun, 1794 • Child of Sarah, Sep, 1794
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By Michael Herrick, June 19, 2011
2. Sacred to the Memory Marker
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• Child of Edward Dolphin, Oct, 1794 • Priscilla Wife of Eli, apr, 1795 • Zipporah, Oct, 1795 • Samuel Gibson, Oct, 1795 • Child of Sarah, Jul, 1796 • Neptune, Nov, 1796 • Sally, Jan, 1797 • Sarah, Jul, 1797 • Peggy, Mar, 1798 • Infant of Jemimah, Mar, 1798 • Child of Juda & Boston, Nov, 1798 • Child, Mar, 1799 • Simeon Edwards, Sep, 1799 • Dige, Oct, 1799 • Hanna Peter, Jun, 1800 • Boston Nichols Governor of Slaves, 1810

Although this list of interred is recorded, their graves are unmarked and unknown. Documents also indicate that Abda Jennings and approximately 300 more African Americans, as well as Governors of the Slaves, London, Quaw, Cuff and Peleg Nott, are buried in Hartford's Ancient Burying Ground.
 
Erected 1998.
 
Location. 41° 45.887′ N, 72° 40.459′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Gold Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Located in Hartford's Ancient Burying Ground, next to the Center Church. Marker is in this post office area: Hartford CT 06103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This Approach (here, next to this marker); Rev. Samuel Stone (here, next to this
Sacred to the Memory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 19, 2011
3. Sacred to the Memory Marker
marker); Thomas Hooker (a few steps from this marker); Hartford (within shouting distance of this marker); John Haynes (within shouting distance of this marker); Center Church (within shouting distance of this marker); George Wyllys (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of the First Settlers of Hartford (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartford.
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesColonial Era
 
Sacred to the Memory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 19, 2011
4. Sacred to the Memory Marker
Sacred to the Memory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 19, 2011
5. Sacred to the Memory Marker
Behind the iron fence is Hartford's Ancient Burying Ground
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 745 times since then. Last updated on June 26, 2011. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 25, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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