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 Steven Tallhouse Pharoah

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Steven Tallhouse Pharoah

Birth
Montauk, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Death 28 Aug 1879 (aged 56–57)
East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Burial Montauk, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 32957735 View Source
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King Steven Pharoah of the Montauk who died on Aug.28th last was buried from the Afican Church in Freetown.His coffin was of stained pine,and was paid for by the town of East Hampton,it cost 12.00.The body of the deceased monarch was attired in the corduroy trousers and check shirt that he wore during his last illness,and was decently covered with a white shroud.The undertakers men called down the lid and carried the staind pine box containing the last of the Montauk into the little white washed Church,where a crowd of Indians negroes and summer visitors from East Hampton had gathered.They placed thier load reverently upon two chairs in front of the little pulpit while the two solitary mourners, Ephraim Fowler,the dead kings nephew,and Ben Coles,his son-in-law stationed themselves on either hand Ephraim,a good looking young Indian of five & twenty,was attired in coat and trousers of fashiouable blue,neck-tie and standing collar.He limped slightly and carried a cane,and but for his unmistakable copper color might have been taken for a fashionable young man from New York. Ben Coles wore his every day working clothes. He is a full-blooded negro,and married the Princes Hannah Ann,Stephens eldest Dau.The dead king,though a widower at the time of his death was engaged to be married to Amelia Powell a comely hafe-breed of forty who lives at Moriches.She had promised to be present at the funeral,but met with a break-down on the journey,and did not arrive until after the service,Montauk NY.Letter New York Sun 9-25-1879.


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