AN OLD CEMETERY, MAYBE.
Bones and Coins Found 30 Feet Feet Down at
Duane Street and West Broadway.
Workmen excavating for a sewer yesterday brought to light what appears appears to a be a part of an old burying ground In Duane street near West Broadway. The
trench in the place where the bones were discovered is about thirty feet below the street
Frank Dempsey Dempey a watchman found
the remains of heavy oak coffin containing unusually large large human
A number of old skulls were found and some old English coins apparently dated at 1717.
A number of the old Manhattan Companys pipes of logs bored through were also found.
Old maps map of New York show a negro burying
burying ground at Broadway and Chambers street a block and a half east of
yesterdays find. Many negroes who died in the smallpox epidemic of 1770 were buried there.
- The sun. [volume], April 06, 1909, Image 1