Hannah Davis - Amos Fortune


January 09. 2014 4:45PM

Hannah Davis - Amos Fortune - Jaffrey, New Hampshire 







Route 124
Jaffrey, NH

Marker Number: 13
Name and date established: Jaffrey 1963

Description: Buried behind Jaffrey's colonial Meeting House nearby are "Aunt" Hannah Davis, 1784 to 1863, resourceful and beloved spinster who made, trademarked, and sold this country's first wooden bandboxes; and Amos Fortune, 1710 to 1801, African born slave who purchased his freedom, established a tannery and left funds for the Jaffrey church and schools.

Location: Located in Jaffrey Center, on Route 124, about 2 miles east of its junction with Route 202. The Jaffrey Meeting House and Old Burying Ground are parts of the Jaffrey Center Historic District which was listed on the National Register in 1975.
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