Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Prof. Stone of Leland University

Last summer, when the grass was green and a still-new flag marked the grave, I photographed the gravestone of Prof. J.F. Stone (b. 1847, d. 1878). Stone, a Civil War veteran, was a professor at Leland University in New Orleans.

A bit of online digging revealed that, on March 3, 1878, Stone’s death was announced in the New York Times in a column on churches and ministers:

A bit more digging turned up several early photographs of Leland (here, here, and here) published in History of Louisiana Negro Baptists from 1804 to 1914, which can be read online.

Cheshire Cemetery, Delaware County, Ohio

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