Margaret/Pegg - PEGG3

Title

Margaret/Pegg - PEGG3

Description

Mixed ancestry; African and Northwest European

Contributor

Jackie Dinan

Status

Free

Sex

Female

Location or Address

Southold

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."

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.

Files

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

Collection

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Citation

“Margaret/Pegg - PEGG3,” Plain Sight Project, accessed March 5, 2024, https://plainsightproject.org/items/show/1497.