The small marker rests at the grave of Samuel Truman, grandson of Abraham Truman, who bought the land to farm following the Civil War. Samuel Truman died at age 28 from typhoid fever, according to records.
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Nine years after the Civil War and his enslavement ended, Abraham Truman scraped up the money and bought a 40-acre farm plot for his family in the historically African-American Gravel Hill community in Eastern Henrico.