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Tappan in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Grave Markers from Slave Burial Grounds

 
 
Slave Grave Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
1. Slave Grave Markers
Inscription. It has been documented that the earliest settlers of the Tappan Patent owned slaves; indeed, Daniel DeClark owned two slaves when he lived on this site. These grave stones are attributed to a cemetery on farm land, once owned by the Mann family, located two miles to the east where the Palisades Interstate Parkway now intersects Oak Tree Road. These grave stones, marked simply with one to three letters, identified enslaved persons, probably of African descent, who worked on the Mann Farm.

From the estate of Lillian Rose Perry
A gift of Noel Haskell, Nyack, N.Y.
 
Erected by George Washington Masonic Historic Site.
 
Location. 41° 1.203′ N, 73° 56.739′ W. Marker is in Tappan, New York, in Rockland County. Marker can be reached from Oak Tree Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at the George Washington Masonic Historic Site, in the northeast corner of the site. Marker is in this post office area: Tappan NY 10983, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. De Wint House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named De Wint House (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington and Carleton Meeting
Marker in Washington Masonic Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
2. Marker in Washington Masonic Historic Site
(within shouting distance of this marker); This House was Occupied by General George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington’s Flag (within shouting distance of this marker); Mill Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); Salix Babylonica - Weeping Willow (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); DeWint House (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tappan.
 
Also see . . .  The DeWint House. (Submitted on April 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesColonial Era
 
De Wint House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 23, 2008
3. De Wint House
The marker is located behind the De Wint House. The photo looks toward the De Wint House from the Grave Markers location.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,407 times since then and 64 times this year. Last updated on May 24, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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