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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Enslaver's Descendant Springs for Stone

From the Portsmouth (N.H.) Herald of Sept. 28, 2005:

Slave's grave will be marked

By Karen Dandurant
kdandurant@seacoastonline.com

GREENLAND — Thanks to the tenacity of a Stratham woman and the generosity of a Greenland man, the grave of a slave named Caesar will be marked and remembered.

Vicky Avery came to the Board of Selectmen Monday night, asking for its support to get a grave marker put on the site of the old Brackett Farm on Tide Water Farms Road, to mark the location of the grave, which she proved was there in August.

Selectmen said they were willing to work with Avery to find a way to fund the grave marker, but it was resident John Brackett, whose ancestors owned the slave, who offered to pony up the estimated $500 needed.

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