Jeffrey Brace

Location: Poultney
Tag(s): Famous Vermonters
Historical Category: Local History
Video Date: 5/5/22

In this installment of This Place in History, Vermont Historical Society Executive Director Steve Perkins takes a look at the eventful life of Jeffrey Brace, a man who was kidnapped from Africa as a teenager and enslaved on a ship, fought in the French and Indian War, American Revolution, and eventually settled in Poultney, Vermont. He got married, dealt with troublesome neighbors, and wrote a memoir of his life before his death in 1827.

This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 ( and the Vermont Historical Society.

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