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African Burying Ground, Bedminster, 2016 - Image 1 of 2

Descriptive

TypeOfResource
StillImage
Subject
HierarchicalGeographic
Country
UNITED STATES
State
New Jersey
County
Somerset County
City
Bedminster (N.J. : Township)
PhysicalDescription
Extent (unit = image(s))
1
Name (type = corporate)
NamePart
Clarence Dillon Public Library
Role
RoleTerm (type = text); (authority = marcrelator)
Owner
Name (type = corporate)
DisplayForm
Bedminster Township
Role
RoleTerm (type = text); (authority = marcrelator)
Associated name
Subject (authority = LCSH)
Topic
Cemeteries
Subject (authority = LCSH)
Topic
African Americans
Subject (authority = LCSH)
Topic
Slavery
Subject (authority = NJCCS)
Temporal
Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
Subject (authority = NJCCS)
Temporal
Contemporary America (1968-present)
Name (type = personal)
NamePart (type = family)
Aaron
NamePart (type = given)
Robert
Role
RoleTerm (type = text); (authority = marcrelator)
Contributor
OriginInfo
DateCreated (point = start); (encoding = w3cdtf)
1801
DateCreated (point = end); (encoding = w3cdtf)
2016
TitleInfo
Title
African Burying Ground, Bedminster, 2016 - Image 1 of 2
Genre (authority = lcsh)
Subject
Name (authority = lcsh)
Abstract (type = Description)
This marker designates the location of a burial ground for African American residents of Bedminster, both free men and slaves. Research by members of the Somerset County Historical Society uncovered a deed for 1/10 of an acre on Hillside Ave. Bedminster issued in 1801 to Robert Aaron, a free black man who worked as a local bee keeper. He purchased this plot of land with two slaves for the purpose of providing a dedicated burial ground for both free and slave African American residents. Eight burials are recorded on this property between 1840 and 1850 and it is thought as many as 50 others are buried here in unmarked graves. This marker was unveiled in a ceremony on June 20, 2016. The property had been purchased by Bedminster Township in 1935 and the township municipal building was constructed on the property and used by the township until 2004. The building was demolished in 2011.
RelatedItem (type = host)
TitleInfo
Title
Anne O'Brien Historical Room Collection
Identifier (type = local)
rucore00000002011
Location
PhysicalLocation (authority = marcorg); (displayLabel = Clarence Dillon Public Library)
NjBdCDP
Identifier (type = doi)
doi:10.7282/T3MW2K81
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Rights

RightsDeclaration (AUTHORITY = NJDH); (ID = rulibRdec0001)
This object has been provided to the NJDH after a copyright, permissions, and usage rights evaluation. The object may be copyright protected. You may make use of the NJDH-held copyrighted information under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported license (see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/). If undeclared, you may need to contact the rights holder for permission for further use. If you can provide further information on the rights or history of this work, or for guidance on attribution or citing this object, please check at http://www.njdigitalhighway.org/contact.php.
Copyright
Status
Public domain
Availability
Status
Open
Reason
Permission or license
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Source

SourceTechnical
SourceType
Photographic
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Technical

RULTechMD (ID = TECHNICAL1)
ContentModel
StillImage
PreservationLevel
bit level
GeneralCaptureInformation
DigitalCamera
Manufacturer
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot ELPH 160
BasicImageCharacteristics
Orientation
DisplayOrientation
Horizontal (normal)
PhotometricInterpretation
ColorSpace
sRGB
ImageWidth
5152
ImageHeight
3864
CreatingApplication
DateCreated (point = start); (encoding = w3cdtf); (qualifier = exact)
2016-06-27T15:18:54
DateCreated (point = start); (encoding = w3cdtf); (qualifier = exact)
2016-06-27T15:18:54
Compression
CompressionType
JPEG (old-style)
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