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Rev Paul Cuffee
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Birth: Mar. 4, 1754
Suffolk County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 7, 1812, USA

Rev. Paul Cuffee's grave sits all alone in Hampton Bays between the Long Island Railroad tracks and Route 27 highway. It has a stone marker which is weather beaten and broken in two.
Cuffee's grave has a small white fence around it erected by his descendants on "Good Ground" which was once all Indian land.
Cuffee, a Shinnecock Indian, was a celebrated minister, like his grandfather Peter John, who preached to Indians of Long Island. Cuffee during his youth was an indentured servant to a Wading River farmer who became an enthusiastic convert in his early 20s.
Cuffee preached among Indian communities to include a small reservation called Poospatuck (present day Mastic Beach); Canoe Place Hampton Bays, and in the end, Montauk. This vigorous preacher's services were attended by large crowds.
His broken solitary grave marker reads:
In testifying the Gospel
of the Grace of God
He finished his course
with Joy on
7th of March 1812
Aged 55 years and
Three Days 
Paul Cuffee Gravesite
Hampton Bays
Suffolk County
New York, USA
Created by: Lorenzo Brieba
Record added: Feb 09, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33692238
Rev Paul Cuffee
Added by: Lorenzo Brieba
Rev Paul Cuffee
Added by: Lorenzo Brieba
Rev Paul Cuffee
Added by: Fred Saar
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- Jackson Zeigler
 Added: Apr. 19, 2014
your spirit is not alone!
- Linda
 Added: Nov. 18, 2013

- Lance
 Added: Feb. 24, 2013

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