UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (WJLA) - The remains of a man who lived in the 1800s and whose skeleton was found a decade ago on a farm in Maryland have been reburied.
The remains were found at the old Clagett family farm during land testing for a possible development. They were reburied during a ceremony in Upper Marlboro Saturday, more than 100 years after the man died.
Pallbearers included Chief Mark Magaw and Maj. Huskens of the Prince George's County Police Department.
Police were called out when the remains were first found in 2003. But police say they determined the remains likely belonged to an African American man born in the 1800s, possibly the son of one of the slaves working in the area when it was a tobacco plantation.
Police say further investigation by archaeologists revealed that at least 13 additional sets of remains were nearby and the site was likely a cemetery containing the remains of slaves and freemen who lived and worked at Cool Spring Manor. The site is now listed on the National Register of Historical Places.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.