Saturday, February 5, 2011

Gravestone of the Day: Juber Tillinghast

Juber Tillinghast, 1773, God's Little Acre, NCBG, Newport, RI

In Memory of
HAST who
died May 16th
1773 Aged
about 50 Years.

Juba Tillinghast was probably brought to Newport from Africa or the West Indies as a child or young man. If he had been born in New England, his age probably would have been known.

The rendering of Juba as "Juber" is an artifact of the New England accent. See: Marther, Annar, Prissilar, etc.

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