December 08, 2019
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Portland slaveowner willed a human being to his family

Phinehas Jones’ remains lie under this carved slate stone in Portland’s Eastern Cemetery. When Jones died in Portland, at the age of 39, in 1743, his will listed all his Earthly possessions, including a black man named Cambridge. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

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