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Perth Amboy in Middlesex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Thomas Mundy Peterson

 
 
Thomas Mundy Peterson Marker image. Click for full size.
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

 
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. Touch for map. Marker is located in the cemetery at St. Peterís Episcopal Church. Marker is in this post office area: Perth Amboy NJ 08861, United States of America.
 
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. Peterís Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Peterís 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
Thomas Mundy Peterson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 19, 2015
2. Thomas Mundy Peterson Marker
(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.
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Marker in Perth Amboy image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 19, 2015
3. Marker in Perth Amboy
The Thomas Mundy Peterson marker is located in the cemetery at St. Peterís Episcopal Church, seen in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 19, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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