Abraham Mordecai Grave Marker

Early settler Abraham Mordecai (1755-1850) was likely the first Jewish settler in what is now Alabama and was a significant figure in many of the events that shaped the state’s early history. When he died in 1850, he was buried in an unmarked grave in the Dudleyville Cemetery in Tallapoosa County. In 1933, the Tohopeka Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution placed this granite marker on his grave in honor of his service during the American Revolution.

Photo courtesy of Ginger Ann Brook