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Mumbet's Grave

Mumbet's Grave photo by Carol A. Hanny

The Gravestone reads:

"ELIZABETH FREEMAN

known by the name of

MUMBET

Died Died
Dec. 28, 1829

 

Her supposed age was 85 Years She was born a slave and remained a slave for nearly thirty years. She could neither read nor write, yet in her own sphere she had no superior nor equal. She neither wasted time nor property. She never violated a trust, nor failed to perform a duty. In every situation of domestic trial, she was the most efficient helper, and the tenderest friend. Good Mother, farewell."

[Epitaph Written by Charles Sedgwick]

Close up of Grave marker:

Close up of grave marker