1770 House

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1770 House

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143 Main St. East Hampton, NY Owned by Wm. Fithian then in 1670 Matthias Burnett, 1776 Burnett Miller, and Jonathan Dayton (1764-1824). An enslaved man, Peter, is left by Matthias Burnett to Burnett Miller, “I leave to my grand son, Burnet Miller, all my lands, meadows, and commonage, and all my right on Montauk, and all stock and cattle, and all wainage and farming tools, and all my books, gun and sword, and my negro peter and my indian boy John." Peter, negro sevt. of Capt. Burnet, baptised Nov. 17, 1723. 1749 2 negro children of Burnett Miller recorded dead in 1749, as did a child of Matthias Burnett later that same year. Another Burnett Miller negro child died in 1757. In the 1790 Census, John Dayton owned two enslaved people, and in both 1800 and 1810 one.

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Citation

“1770 House,” Plain Sight Project, accessed October 17, 2021, http://plainsightproject.org/items/show/26.

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