BORN A SLAVE DEC. 16, 1762.
United with the Fort Hill Baptist
Church at the age of 24,
Emancipated at the age of 28, and
DIED NOV. 2, 1830.
Lies buried by his side.
OLD QUASH was truly an example
and by it "he, being dead, yet speaketh."
Erected in 1867 in memory of his
"WALK AS WELL AS TALK"
The small white stone, now uprooted, is inscribed, simply, "Q.W." It used to be in the ground now covered by the overgrowth, and next to a similar marker inscribed in like fashion, "H.W." -- I first saw this memorial about 20 years ago. It was the first I had heard of slavery in New London County. Since then much more about this history has been publicized.
White Hall Yard,
Mystic, Connecticut / 09-Oct-04 14:02 EDT