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Portsmouth in Rockingham County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

James (Stavers)

Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail

 
 
James (Stavers) Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, August 18, 2016
1. James (Stavers) Marker
Inscription. In the midst of the American Revolution in 1777, James, enslaved by tavern owner John Stavers, was ordered to stop a zealous patriot from chopping down the tavern sign. Although James nearly killed the man, it was his owner, a suspected Tory, who was arrested. James had no accountability in the eyes of the law because he was a slave.
 
Location. 43° 4.597′ N, 70° 45.244′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in Rockingham County. Marker is at the intersection of Atkinson Street and Court Street on Atkinson Street. Touch for map. Marker is located on a pole near the ticket booth of the Strawberry Banke Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth NH 03801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oracle House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Portsmouth Veteran's Memorial (about 400 feet away); Temple Israel (about 500 feet away); Memorial Bridge 1923-2012 (about 600 feet away); Portsmouth NH Marine Railway (about 600 feet away); Portsmouth NH Red Light District (about 600 feet away); Liberty Pole and Bridge (about 700 feet away); Ceilia Layton Thaxter (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Categories. African AmericansIndustry & CommerceWar, US Revolutionary
 
James (Stavers) Marker image. Click for full size.
By James R. Murray, August 18, 2016
2. James (Stavers) Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 24, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 20, 2016, by James R. Murray of Elkton, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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