Kedar

Title

Kedar
1780
Southold

Description

Origin unknown, Kedar was brought to Hashamomack enslaved by William Albertson ca. 1780.

Sex

Male

Status

Enslaved

Enslaver or Household

William Albertson

Birth Date

ca. 1739

Death Date

September 19, 1819

Source/s

J.W. Case, “Kedar and his Family” in Long Island Traveler, January 23, 1879 (accessed at nyshistoricalnewspapers.com).

Census records at Ancestry.com.

Ancestry.com database Southold First Presbyterian Church Records, [U.S., Presby Church Records, 1701–1970], page 190 (image 256/340).

Biographical Text

Kedar [Albertson], ca. 1739–1819

Origin unknown, Kedar was brought to Hashamomack enslaved by William Albertson ca. 1780. He fathered seventeen children; three by his first wife Chloe, fourteen by his second wife Peg. He lived at the Albertson farm in Hashamomack until ca. 1793, when he moved to the family’s farm at Aquebogue.

His death was recorded in the register of Southold’s First Presby Church. “Keder a servant man of Joseph C. Albertson,” died September 19, 1819. Case commented, “Kedar was of a social happy disposition, never letting the cares of this world worry him, and never forgetting that hard work and excessive toil might shorten his days.” He was believed to have been buried in the Old Burying Ground in Southold.

(Research by Jackie Dinan)

Collection

Citation

“Kedar
,” Plain Sight Project, accessed October 17, 2021, http://plainsightproject.org/items/show/376.

Geolocation