Sukeek's Cabin: A Proud Tradition Lives On

Sukeek's Cabin: A Proud Tradition Lives On (HM1JD1)

Location: Saint Leonard, MD 20685 Calvert County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 23.673', W 76° 30.368'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 172 views
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Inscription
JPPM archaeologists had long known that a stone house foundation, overgrown with weeds, sat in the woods in front of you. But who had lived there was a mystery. Then in 1996, two former local residents—-Daniel and Minnie Octavia Gross Brown—-were interviewed by JPPM staff. Daniel described walking through the woods in the 1940s going from the St. Leonard Creek house of Minnie Octavia's mother to his job at the Patterson Farm (now JPPM). Along the way he passed the ruined cabin of his wife's great-great grandmother, a formerly enslaved woman named Sukeek. Armed with this vital piece of family tradition, archaeologists began to study the site in detail. Oral history, like that provided by the Browns, and their relatives, can reveal valuable information that is not available from any other source.
(Inscription under the photos in the upper left) Daniel Brown; Minnie Octavia Gross Brown.
(Inscription under the image in the center) Daniel Brown passed by Sukeek's Cabin as he walked from his mother-in-law's house to work at the Patterson farm.
(Inscription under the image in the upper center) 1850 slave census, showing enslaved people held by George Patterson, owner of the JPPM property at that time. The typed names are speculations by JPPM staff. Slaves were not named in this census.
According to family tradition, Sukeek had a daughter named Sobeck or Rebecca, and a granddaughter named Jane Dawkins Johnson.
Jane reportedly died of a broken heart she was told, in error, that her son had been killed while serving in Europe during World War I.
Knowing this, JPPM staff looked for death certificates from that time, and soon found Jane's. On it, he mother was listed as Becky Coats—giving us Sobeck's full identity, and confirming the accuracy of the family stories.
(Inscription under the photo in the far upper right) Eliza Gross and her daughter Evelyn and Bessie. Eliza was Jane Johnson's daughter, great-great-granddaughter of Sukeek, and the mother of Minnie Octavia Gross Brown.
(Inscription under the photo in the lower right) Jane Johnson's death certificate.
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Details
HM NumberHM1JD1
Tags
Placed ByMaryland Historical Trust
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, February 27th, 2015 at 9:02am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 368473 N 4250666
Decimal Degrees38.39455000, -76.50613333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 23.673', W 76° 30.368'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 23' 40.38" N, 76° 30' 22.08" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)410, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10545 Mackall Rd, Saint Leonard MD 20685, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. This marker needs at least one picture.
  2. Is this marker part of a series?
  3. What historical period does the marker represent?
  4. What historical place does the marker represent?
  5. What type of marker is it?
  6. What class is the marker?
  7. What style is the marker?
  8. Does the marker have a number?
  9. What year was the marker erected?
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?