Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Originally uploaded by midgefrazel

 The Davis Cemetery
Blog Post #2

This is one of the Stanton graves in the Davis Cemetery
 Cuff, son of Venture SMITH and his wife Margaret was born in 1758 into slavery probably in the household of Thomas STANTON 2d, and his wife Thankful DENISON.

Cuff's father Venture, purchased his son's freedom for $200. Cuff was a soldier in the East Haddam CT unit in the Revolutionary War. Cuff lived to be 92 years old and is buried (note the American flag) in the Davis Cemetery, also known as The Farmhouse Cemetery on Greenhaven Road, in Pawcatuck, CT.

Previously, I blogged this statement: 

"Cuff is recorded in the Bradford and Dickens Yard and not in The Davis Yard where he is resting. Grace Denison Wheeler's "Old Homes of Stonington Book" states this inscription."

But, this is not correct, The Bradford and Dickens Yard and the Davis cemetery are the same place. It is not known why Grace Denison Wheeler recorded them as separate places.

"COLORED"-- Cuff Stanton, died March 19, 1846, ages 92 years. We believe he was a Christian"

Cuff's father, Venture was widely know and much is written about hi.

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