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Thomas Mundy Peterson

 
 
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Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 19, 2015
1. Thomas Mundy Peterson Marker
Inscription.  
Here lies the body of
Thomas Mundy
Peterson

first negro voter in the United States
under the fifteenth amendment
at an election held in Perth Amboy
March 31, 1870.
A devoted churchman and good citizen.
Member of a committee to revise the city charter.
Recipient of
the Abraham Lincoln gold medallion.
Presented by
the citizens of Perth Amboy
Oct. 6, 1824
Feb. 4, 1904

Also his wife
Daphne Peterson
Oct. 2, 1820
Nov. 23, 1891

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1950.
 
Location. 40° 30.209′ N, 74° 15.897′ W. Marker is in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, in Middlesex County. Marker can be reached from Rector Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located in the cemetery at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Perth Amboy NJ 08861, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oldest Parish in the State (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Peter’s Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct
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Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 19, 2015
2. Thomas Mundy Peterson Marker
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line); St. Peter’s Episcopal Church & Cemetery (about 300 feet away); The Perth Amboy Fireman's Triangle Forged 1883 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Bill of Rights Arch (approx. 0.2 miles away); Perth Amboy City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dedicated to You, A Free Citizen in a Free Land (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Perth Amboy.
 
Marker in Perth Amboy image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, June 19, 2015
3. Marker in Perth Amboy
The Thomas Mundy Peterson marker is located in the cemetery at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, seen in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 332 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 19, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Oct. 7, 2022