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Thomas Mundy Peterson

  • Birth 6 Oct 1824 Metuchen, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death 4 Feb 1904 Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Memorial ID 6935257

Social Reformer. He was the first black to cast a vote in the United States. This occurred at an election held in Perth Amboy, New Jersey on March 31, 1870. Peterson was a devoted Churchman and good citizen, a member of a committee to revise the city charter and a recipient of the Abraham Lincoln Gold Medal.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Rich H.
  • Added: 17 Nov 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6935257
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Mundy Peterson (6 Oct 1824–4 Feb 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6935257, citing Saint Peters Churchyard, Perth Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .