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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 685 times since then and 25 times this year. 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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