Margaret/Pegg

Title

Margaret/Pegg

Description

Mixed ancestry; African and Northwest European

Contributor

Jackie Dinan

Sex

Female

Location or Address

Southold

Status

Free

Marriage Date

December 4, 1769.

Death Date

After September 28, 1800 (date her two sons were baptized; see #1498 and #1499).

Biographical Notes

She married Prince (#1496). They had four known children: Prince (#1498), Jeffrey (#1499), Hiram (#1500), and Fillis (#1501). One of her children (either Fillis or an unidentified child) died July 13, 1785 (Salmon Records: 58).

A Connecticut court case sheds light on Pegg's origins. Jeffries v Truman (March 1774) at New London County, Superior Court. Court depositions show that Lettice Jeffries and her sister, Peg, had been born free on Long Island. Their mother was a free woman of Irish descent who worked for a branch of the Truman family on Long Island. Depositions from Long Islanders included Jonathan Terry, Amon Taber, Eleazar Truman, Robert Sheffield, and Elizabeth King. [Abstract taken from James Brewer Stewart, Venture Smith and the Business of Slavery and Freedom (2010): 107–108.]

The 1790 Federal census at Southold enumerated Peggy Truman as a head of household that included two white females.

Source/s

URL southoldtownny.gov=>Weblink/Laserfiche=>Town Clerk>Town Record Books>Liber E 1818-1887>image 147/175; page 43 top right.

Biographical Text

Per Salmon Records: "...[died] Pag Trumon child."

Files

Prince and Peg Truman family record.Liber E p43.cropped.JPG

Collection

Tags

Citation

“Margaret/Pegg,” Plain Sight Project, accessed November 30, 2022, https://plainsightproject.org/items/show/1497.