Plaque to the Enslaved

Plaque to the Enslaved

​“The enslaved people who lived and labored on Joel Lane’s Plantation were a community. Most were not related by blood, but they created networks of support and love to sustain them through enslavement. Following the 1795 deaths of Joel Lane and Mary Lane, this community was broken, forcibly divided by Joel Lane’s will and subsequent auctions and sales.”

- JLMH Memorial Plaque

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On February 16, 2020, the Joel Lane House formally installed a plaque naming and honoring those who were enslaved on the Lane plantation during its existence from 1769 to 1800.

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Plus (click or tap to expand) + Full Transcription of Plaque:

A transcription of the writing is as follows:

“The Joel Lane Museum House Honors the People Enslaved Here 1769-1800, Including:

Flora
Young Sam
Dick
Stanter
Hercules
Austin
Peter
Affie
Clansey
Jimboy
Jeffrey
Cloe
Virgil
Winton
Rose
Sam
Phill
Sally
Nancy
Frederick
Moses
Kissey
David
Britain
Judy
Ben
Silvey
Beckey
Will
Old Ned
Hasty
Jack
Old Rose
Violet
Archer
Young Ned
Cate
Davy
Montford
Suckey
Ceazor
Will
Mark

The enslaved people who lived and labored on Joel Lane’s Plantation were a community. Most were not related by blood, but they created networks of support and love to sustain them through enslavement. Following t he 1795 deaths of Joel Lane and Mary Lane, this community was broken, forcibly divided by Joel Lane’s will and subsequent auction and sales.

In grateful memory of Florence Mitchell, docent, educator, researcher, and friend.”