Women's Heritage Trail
— Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church —Betsey Stockton (1798-1865) began life as a slave for the prominent Stockton family in Princeton. When she gained her freedom at the age of 20, she became a missionary, traveling to Hawaii (Sandwich Islands), Canada and Philadelphia, teaching school and sometimes serving as an unofficial nurse. Stockton returned to Princeton in 1835, living in a small house on Witherspoon Street, in a primarily African-American neighborhood. She spent the rest of her life working to enrich the lives of members of her local community. Betsey was one of the first members of the Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church, originally called the First Presbyterian Church of Colour in Princeton. Betsey Stockton taught children in a small building on Witherspoon Street. She continued to teach the children when the Witherspoon School for Colored Children was established. When Betsey Stockton died in Princeton at the age of 67, she was memorialized by former students who donated a stained glass window in her honor to the church.
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 528754 N 4467009|
|Decimal Degrees||40.35315000, -74.66138333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 21.189', W 74° 39.683'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 21' 11.34" N, 74° 39' 40.98" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 124 Witherspoon St, Princeton NJ 08542, US|
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