Historical research shows that there is not one Native experience or one African experience. The individuals who lie in the Ancient Burying Ground led varied lives. Their journeys depended on the times in which they lived, the status under which they were born, their neighborhoods, the standing of white masters or patrons, and many other factors.  The narratives of some key figures and families reveal important ties to the Hartford community and showcase particular aspects of the period. Each narrative is hyperlinked to separate, informative profile pages for the individuals mentioned in it, which are in turn linked to family trees and RelationshipTrees™️.

Uncovering Their History: Africans, African Americans and Native Americans Buried in the Ancient Burying Ground  is a project of the Ancient Burying Ground Association, and was funded in part by the Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office of the Department of Economic and Community Development with funds from the Community Investment Act.