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These are the graves of Joseph Stewart and Scipio. I have almost nothing to say about these two people because they were both slaves. Basically, the entire information on them is on this historical marker. Stewart was a house slave in the Fenimore Cooper family and maybe Scipio was too since he has a marker. […]
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Slave Graves

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On July 8, 2021
I’ve been trying to write and overall busy with other things, so I haven’t had time for a grave post in the last couple of days. For those of you though who look to this site for all things historical graves, let me send you to this video report at the Times on the search […]
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You might not at first glance think swamps have long human histories that require remembrance and memorialization, but in the context of slavery and escape, they are quite central to our history. Luckily, there are people fighting to remember and preserve: Almost 20 years ago, Eric Sheppard picked up the slave narrative written by his […]
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