Absalom Jones

Absalom Jones (HMPUM)

Location: Milford, DE 19963 Sussex County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 54.853', W 75° 24.241'

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1746-1818

Born near this place on a plantation known as "Cedar Town", Jones moved to Philadelphia in 1762 and in 1784 purchased his freedom. He helped to establish the Free African Society in 1787. A leader of the independent African-American church movement, in 1792 he organized St. Thomas' African Episcopal Church (Philadelphia) and in 1804 became the first African-American to be ordained an Episcopal Priest. He reverently opposed slavery and other forms of social injustice.
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Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 2:15am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 464973 N 4307334
Decimal Degrees38.91421667, -75.40401667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.853', W 75° 24.241'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 51.18" N, 75° 24' 14.46" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 19859 Cedar Beach Rd, Milford DE 19963, US
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