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A plaque in the memorial garden beside the church gives a brief history:
This memorial garden is dedicated to Samuel Rustin, Lee Simons, Claiborne Bailey, Joseph Rivers and Matthew Harvey. These five men, born as slaves, traveled from Orange County, Virginia to settle in the German settlement of Lovettsville, Virginia to be free, own property and start a new life. Lovettsville, a German settlement, didn't believe in slavery and that every person should have the right to own property. These five men bought this church property, "African American Methodist Episcopal Church" on September 15, 1869 in the amount of $60.00.