Sunday, May 30, 2010

Gravestone of the Day: Edward

Edward, 173[9?], Newport, RI
Here lieth Edward
Negro Servant to Mr
Henry Collins died
Febry ye 16 173[8]/[9]
in ye 21st year of
his age.
He was faithfill
and well Beloved
of his Master.

1 comment:

noelani said...

This is certainly one of the few marked graves of African Americans from this period. I assume that his service was appreciated and that he was afforded much more respect than most blacks of his era.