Sukeek’s Cabin: A Proud Tradition Lives On
(Inscription under the photos in the upper left)
Daniel Brown; Minnie Octavia Gross Brown.
(Inscription under the image in the center)
Daniel Brown passed by Sukeek’s Cabin as he walked from his mother-in-law’s house to work at the Patterson farm.
(Inscription under the image in the upper center)
1850 slave census, showing enslaved people held by George Patterson, owner of the JPPM property at that time. The typed names are speculations by JPPM staff. Slaves were not named in this census. According to family tradition,
Jane reportedly died of a broken heart she was told, in error, that her son had been killed while serving in Europe during World War I.
Knowing this, JPPM staff looked for death certificates from that time, and soon found Jane’s. On it, he mother was listed as Becky Coats—giving us Sobeck’s full identity, and confirming the accuracy of the family stories.
(Inscription under the photo in the far upper right)
Eliza Gross and her daughter Evelyn and Bessie. Eliza was Jane Johnson’s daughter, great-great-granddaughter of Sukeek, and the mother of Minnie Octavia Gross Brown.
(Inscription under the photo in the lower right)
Jane Johnson’s death certificate.
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust.
Location. 38° 23.673′ N, 76° 30.368′ W. Marker is in St. Leonard, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker is on Jefferson Patterson Park Road. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Leonard MD 20685, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Land Battle Evidence (within shouting distance of this marker); “The Commodore Can Beat Any…Barges…Sent Against Him”
Categories. • African Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 26, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.