Charles Sedgwick

In the photo above, Mumbet’s grave is to the left, then to the right of Mumbet is Catharine Sedgwick‘s grave, and to the right of Catharine is Charles Sedgwick, Catharine’s brother and son of Theodore Sedgwick who is the centerpiece of the Sedgwick Pie.

Charles Sedgwick wrote Mumbet’s epitaph on her grave stone which reads as follows:

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.”

Letters from Charles Sedgwick to His Family and Friends edited by Catharine Maria Sedgwick, Mumbet is mentioned on page 46

Charles Sedgwick Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society

More photos of Mumbet’s Grave