Do you know what this is?
It is the granite slab marking the grave of William Wood, a native of Saba who migrated to St. John in the 1700′s and ran a profitable sugar plantation known as Estate Enighed.
The grave is dated 1757, and the St. John Historical Society says it is one of the earliest known marked burials on St. John.
And now you can learn more about Estate Enighed and its cemetery, next to the Elaine I Sprauve Library, thanks to a new sign donated by the St. John Historical Society. Here is Librarian Carol McGuinness and Historical Society President David Knight.
William Wood’s grave rests alongside 11 others in the Estate Enighed Cemetery. The Historical Society says his ornately carved monument was likely imported from Europe.