Aunt Temp

Title

Aunt Temp

Description

There was an old aunt temp in Watermill who had been a negro slave in the Halsey family. She was freed after the Manumission Act of 1788 but both she and her son were always looked after by the Halseys until they died.

Date

1788

Male or Female

Female

Location or Address

East Hampton

Status

Enslaved

Enslaver or Household

Halsey

Misc. Date

November 22, 1904

Biographical Notes

"There should be, I think, some monument toi those faithful friends who so untiringly and unselfishly "also served." (freed 1788) written 1938

Source/s

An East Hampton Childhood
28

Collection

Tags

Citation

“Aunt Temp ,” Plain Sight Project, accessed November 29, 2021, http://plainsightproject.org/items/show/1765.