Cooper, Arthur (d. 1853) V-2

Cooper, Arthur (d. 1853) V-2

Location:

Colored Cemetery
Section no: V
Memorial no: 2
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Personal Information

Name: Arthur Cooper
Gender: Male
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Death: March 20 1853
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Number interred: 1


Notes

Inscription:
ARTHUR COOPER
died
March 20, 1853

And I heard a voice from heaven
Saying Write Blessed are the dead
which in the Lord from hence
forth

Epitaph: Yes
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Image of note: Yes
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Biographical notes: Arthur Cooper was an escaped slave who settled in Nantucket, married and started a family. When an agent came to Nantucket to hunt Cooper and return him to slavery in Virginia under the Jim Crowe laws, the family was hidden in the home of Oliver and Hannah (Macy) Gardner, Anna Gardner’s parents. Mary Cooper had not been a slave, and their five children had not been born into slavery, yet the agent attempted to capture them as well. Cooper was the minister of Zion Church, an African Methodist Episcopal congregation established in 1835, located at the corner of York Street and West York Lane, near the African Meeting House.
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Inscription Condition: Mainly decipherable


Monument

Stone Composition: Marble, White
Stone Shape: Rectangular
Type of Monument: Headstone
Monument Condition: Leaning
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Main motif: Willow
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Data Collection

Date data collected: 2002
GPS marker location:
Stone exists 1900:
Stone exists 2002: yes
Stone exists 2003: ?
Stone exists 2004: yes
Stone exists 2005:
Footstone exists:
Location note:
Citation source:
Field recorder: Barbara White’s 8th grade class
Data input by: Georgen Gilliam Charnes
Reviewed by: Automatic