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"negro man formerly a servant to John Dayton"

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An enslaved woman of African heritage, Boose is the earliest known named enslaved person in East Hampton. She was part of the Lion and Mary Gardiner holdings and mentioned in at least two contemporary sources.

Abraham Gardiner, who lived here, became master of Coseo and Will in David Gardiner's will in 1750. Peggy Negro, who is buried in the South End Cemetery, may have been baptised in 1764. A "negro child" died in 1766. A "negro man" died in 1770. He…

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From the Hedges account books, we know of Mol, who got a "pair of pumps" in 1771. Steven, who got shoes in 1785. We know of a "negro woman named Aca and her son Silas" sold by Mehitable Baker to Jeremiah Miller in 1787. Cyrus, "the mother of said…

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Drusilla Crook, approx age 5 in 1799, called Zillah by the Beecher family. She stayed bound to them until she was 18. When Mary was born (1805) they took a sister of Zillah's named Rachel. Both moved with the Beechers to Litchfield, Conn., and stayed…

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Only confirmed enslaved person owned by Rev. Huntting is Gene "my negro girl, died in 1746, age 1 year 9 months." But there are four other people we know about from Huntting's account books, not family members, who are sleeping under "old blankets"…

In 1775, Buell recorded "my negro child Paul" died. In 1784, his "Negro man" purchased a pair of shoes from Hedges. In 1796, Rev. Buell paid "fifty pounds of lawful money of New York" to David Mulford for "my negro Servant man called Gree." We…

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Commissioned in 1715. A 1732 town trustees vote formalized that "negroes may sit in the 2nd gallery, west side."In an 1780 town trustee record: “Ned negro to ring the bel for 30/0,” and in a 1784 record as “Jeremiah Osborn’s Ned” agreeing to ring the…

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David Gardiner passed down Coseo and Will to Abraham Gardiner in his 1750 will. He also gave his wife "one negro wench as she shall make choice of out of all my negro slaves." But before, Abraham Schellinger, who owned the land, had a 1713 inventory…

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In 1724, the Mulford was deeded to Samuel Mulford’s son, Matthew, who later owned “Home, Sweet Home.” Capt. Matthew Mulford can be found in records from the 18th century owning numerous enslaved persons. He baptized enslaved persons named Shafar and…
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