Unidentified child

Title

Unidentified child

Description

African descent

Contributor

Jackie Dinan

Sex

Unknown

Location or Address

Southold

Status

Enslaved

Enslaver or Household

Joshua Benjamin

Death Date

July 20, 1781

Biographical Notes

At an annual town meeting (April 10, 1781), the town recorded payment of 1 pound, 12 shillings "to Joshua Benjamin for a "Black Child." No further information was given. This may be the same child who died a few months later. See Southold Town Records Volume 3: 61.

Source/s

Salmon Records: 54.

Biographical Text

[Died] "Joshua Benjaman Negro child."

Collection

Tags

Citation

“Unidentified child,” Plain Sight Project, accessed December 9, 2022, https://plainsightproject.org/items/show/1486.