Eunice

Title

Eunice
Derby

Description

African descent

Contributor

Jackie Dinan

Sex

Female

Location or Address

Southold

Status

Enslaved

Enslaver or Household

William Albertson

Birth Date

1787, calculated from her reported ages in Federal census enumerations.

Baptism Date

September 18, 1800

Biographical Notes

She was a daughter of Kedar (#1639) and Peg (#1640). J.W. Case's comment about the loss of the function of her arm is confirmed by a letter written from Helen Buell to her sister Charity Albertson.

She was enumerated in the 1850 Federal census in the Albertson household, residing at Southold (age 63 years). She was enumerated in the 1860 Federal census (age 72 years), residing in Greenport with sisters Keturah and Margaret. She presumably died unmarried by 1865 because she was not listed in the 1865 New York State census.

Source/s

Original Southold parish register accessed at Ancestry.com under the collection entitled, U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701–1970>New York>Southold>First Presbyterian Church>Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths>1749-1832>image 295/340 (baptism).

Biographical information from "Eunice" paragraph by J.W. Case, “Kedar and his Family” in Long Island Traveler, January 23, 1879.

Excerpt from November 30, 1811 letter from Helen Buell to her sister Charity Albertson (written from Gallipolis, Ohio), available at NYU Fales Special Collection/Sylvester Manor Archive [Mss 208]; Record Group II (L’Hommedieu Family)>Series B [Ezra L’Hommedieu]>Box 2>Folder 25 (page 2).

Biographical Text

Transcript of letter excerpt: “Cate sends her love to all the black ones and is very sorry to hear about Eunice arm”

Files

1800.BAP.Lymas Cath Eunic Albertson.jpg
1811.Letter from Helen Buel to Charity Albertson.2.JPG
1879.Eunice.JPG

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Citation

“Eunice,” Plain Sight Project, accessed July 6, 2022, http://plainsightproject.org/items/show/1645.