Eastern Cemetery

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Title

Eastern Cemetery

Description

Square stone pillar with two bronze plaques on the flat top of the marker which is angled at about 30 degrees. The plaque closer to the top of the marker is a bronze relief image of 5 people grouped together, pointing to the sky; they seems to be a family, with parents two older children (son and daughter) and one small child. The son is holding a lantern and the daughter has a shawl with a star pattern draped over her uplifted arm. This plaque also has the title and information about the trail inscribed on it. The second plaque is lower on the pillar face, this plaque, unlike any of the others in the trail, is gold in color and is printed without relief. In the upper left hand corner is an image of a lantern over a broken chain and the words "ABOLITIONIST MOVEMENT" under the chain. Beside the image there is a statement describing the importance of the cemetery to the abolitionist movement, below which are names and dates of prominent Portland abolitionists, buried there.

Format

Coverage

Date Created

2007

Medium

Bronze
Granite

Temporal Coverage

1805-1827
1809-1842
1781-1845
1769-1853
1779-1861
1772-1872
1802-1875
1822-1920

Historical Marker Item Type Metadata

Inscription

The Eastern Cemetery is the resting place of some of Portland’s noted abolitionist, who campaigned against slavery, provided safe-houses and assisted runaways on their journey to freedom.

Charlotte Thomas (1822-1920)
Sophia Ruby Manuel (1802-1875)
Elias Thomas (1772-1872)
Elizabeth Widery Thomas (1779-1861)
Margaret P. Driver (1769-1853)
Christopher Christian Manuel (1781-1845)
George Ropes (1809-1842)
Jannett C. Pear Ruby (1805-1827)

Files

DSC_1412.JPG
DSC_1410.JPG

Citation

Maine Freedom Trails, Inc, “Eastern Cemetery,” Portland’s Historical Markers, accessed September 24, 2018, http://markers.portlandculturalhistory.org/items/show/32.

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