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Chilmark in Dukes county, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Rebecca, Woman of Africa

African-American Heritage trail of Martha's Vineyard

 
 
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By Chris Connors
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Inscription. Born in Africa, and enslaved in Chilmark. She married Elisha Amos, a Wampanoag man. She was the mother of Nancy Michael. Rebecca died a free woman in this place in 1801.
 
Erected by African American Heritage Trail of Martha's Vineyard.
 
Location. 41° 22.774′ N, 70° 44.301′ W. Marker is in Chilmark, Massachusetts, in Dukes county. Marker can be reached from Brickyard Road half a mile north of North Road, Brickyard Road, Straight Road. Touch for map. The marker is located on the Great Rock Bight preserve in Chilmark, Massachusetts. Marker is in this post office area: Chilmark MA 02535, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Soldiers' Memorial Fountain (approx. 10.9 miles away); Historic Clay & Brick Bathhouse (approx. 10.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker is not accessible in the snowy parts of winter. Follow the trail to the beach from the parking area.
 
Also see . . .  Rebecca Amos - The African American Heritage Trail of Martha's Vineyard. (Submitted on July 16, 2015, by Chris Connors of Tisbury, Massachusetts.)
 
Additional keywords. AAHTMV,
 
Categories. African AmericansColonial EraNative Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2015, by Chris Connors of Tisbury, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 28 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 15, 2015, by Chris Connors of Tisbury, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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