Jeffrey Brace

Jeffrey Brace (HM157X)

Location: Poultney, VT 05764 Rutland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 31.568', W 73° 12.36'

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1742 - 1827

— African, Revolutionary Veteran, Author, Abolitionist —

Jeffrey Brace was born in West Africa with the name Boyrereau Brinch. At sixteen he was captured by European slave traders, shipped to Barbados, sold to a ship's captain, and eventually arrived in New England. Some years later, while still enslaved, Brace enlisted in the Continental Army and he won his freedom fighting in the Revolution. At the war's end in 1784 he settled in Poultney, in newly formed Vermont - the first state to prohibit slavery. He met an ex-slave, married, and they raised their family here. In 1810 he published his life story, one of the most unique and important anti-slavery memoirs written in America.
HM NumberHM157X
Year Placed2008
Placed ByVermont Division for Historic Preservation
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 2:09am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 644973 N 4820807
Decimal Degrees43.52613333, -73.20600000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 31.568', W 73° 12.36'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 31' 34.08" N, 73° 12' 21.60" W
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Area Code(s)802
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1499 E Main St, Poultney VT 05764, US
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