May 30, 2011 § Leave a comment
Click on the link below to view Marriages from the Old Dutch Church in Kingston, NY designated as “Colored” from 1810 to 1909.
March 1, 2011 § Leave a comment
October 31, 2010 § Leave a comment
Here is a fascinating document that shows the slave census from 1755. It’s a big help in starting our research of those who are probably buried at the Pine Street Slave Cemetery in the City of Kingston.
Both PDF and Jpeg copies are included here.
October 22, 2010 § 1 Comment
9/2/87: City of Kingston Resolution Approving Designation of Mt. Zion Cemetery As A Historic Landmark
September 2, 2010 § Leave a comment
Here is the resolution that approves the designation of Mt. Zion Cemetery on South Wall Street as an Historic Landmark. Dated September 2nd, 1987.
“The African-American cemetery on Pine street represents one of the earliest, and potentially largest, slave cemeteries presently known in the Northeast…”
August 27, 2010 § 1 Comment
Joseph E. Diamond Ph.D. is an anthropologist who was hired by the City of Kingston under a grant from the NY State Office of Parks and Recreation to undertake a Stage 1A archeological survey for the city of Kingston.
In this letter dated January 6th, 1993 and written to Mayor John Amarello, Mr. Diamond relays this important information about the 17th century slave cemetery on Pine Street in Kingston: “The African-American cemetery on Pine street represents one of the earliest, and potentially largest (he notes that anywhere from hundreds to thousands are buried at the 157 Pine Street location) slave cemeteries known in the northeast”.
August 27, 2010 § Leave a comment