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Scotch Plains in Union County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Caesar

 
 
Ceasar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 20, 2013
1. Ceasar Marker
Inscription.
Here rest the remains of
Caesar, an African,
who died February 7th, 1806
aged 104 years.

He was more than half a century,
a worthy member of the Church in
this place; and closed his life in
the confidence of a Christian.
His numerous friends have
erected this stone as a tribute
of respect to his eminent
virtues and piety.

When the last trump shall bid the dead “Arise
When flames shall roll away the earth & skies,
While atheists, kings, and infidels turn pale,
And every hope, but Christ, mankind shall fail,
Caesar will soar from natures funeral pile,
To bask forever in his Saviorís smile.
 
Location. 40° 39.168′ N, 74° 24.032′ W. Marker is in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Avenue and Mountain Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Park Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Scotch Plains Baptist Church Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 333 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains NJ 07076, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Baptist Parsonage (within shouting distance of this marker); Patriots and Soldiers of the American Revolution (about
Ceasar Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 20, 2013
2. Ceasar Marker
300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Swift Sure Stage Line (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stage House Inn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cannon Ball House (approx. 0.2 miles away); “Osborn House” (approx. 0.6 miles away); “Dolbier House” (approx. 2.1 miles away); Westfield (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scotch Plains.
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Lower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 20, 2013
3. Lower Marker
Caesar
New Jersey
Teamster   Capt. Davidsonís Brig
Rev War
1702       1806
Scotch Plains Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, February 20, 2013
4. Scotch Plains Baptist Church
Ceasar's grave is found in the cemetery of the Scotch Plains Baptist Church.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 20, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 309 times since then and 37 times this year. Last updated on February 20, 2013. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 20, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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