Mumbet’s Grave

The Gravestone reads:
known by the name of
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]

Mumbet’s grave is located in the Sedgwick Pie, in Stockbridge. Massachusetts.



Close up of inscription
Close up of inscription

The photo below shows Mumbet’s grave (far left grave) and just to the right is Catharine Sedgwick‘s grave (to the right of Catherine is Charles Sedgwick‘s grave) with all three graves part of the first circle of graves around the Sedgwick Pie.





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