Old Frenchman Place Graveyard in "Lizards in Jamshyd’s Courtyard" (Location)

Display Label: 
Old Frenchman Place Graveyard
Type: 
Cemetery
Authority : 
Text (when unambiguous)
Other Texts Location Appears In: 
X: 
1940
Y: 
1485
Description: 

The people who died at the Old Frenchman place when it was a working antebellum plantation were buried in a cemetery that lies "on a smaller knoll" than the mansion house and "four hundred yards" away from it (136). Their "weathered and illegible headstones" remain (136). Apparently slaves were buried there too, since the narrative says that "the progenitors of saxophone players in Harlem honky-tonks" lie there with the kinfolks of the Old Frenchman (136). It's not known if he himself is buried there.

Role: 
Only Mentioned in Text
Status: 
Continuous

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