1801On June 22, 1801, three African American Men - one free Negro and two slaves - purchased one tenth on an acre of land from Aaron Melick for the sum of three dollars to establish a burying ground for the "Black people of the Neighborhood." This is the earliest known purchase of land by slaves for burials in New Jersey. The free Negro's name was Robert Aaron, a local bee keeper, and the two slaves were Aaron Melick's Robert and Aaron Van Doren's Yaff.
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|Placed By||Township of Bedminster|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, June 24th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 529715 N 4503670|
|Decimal Degrees||40.68338333, -74.64835000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 41.003', W 74° 38.901'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 41' 0.18" N, 74° 38' 54.06" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 134-142 Hillside Ave, Bedminster Township NJ 07921, US|
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