Hushai or Hushi

Title

Hushai or Hushi

Description

African descent

Contributor

Jackie Dinan

Sex

Male

Location or Address

Southold

Status

Enslaved

Enslaver or Household

Widow Phoebe Wickham

Birth Date

1778, calculated from his reported age (30 years) at the time of his manumission.

Marriage Date

July 29, 1810

Death Date

November 13, 1813

Misc. Date

March 26, 1808 (manumission certificate approved by overseers of the poor). May 24, 1808 (manumission approval recorded). June 1, 1808 (manumission sworn to in public). June 16, 1808, manumission paper recorded in town record book).

Biographical Notes

He married Dorothy (#1533). Hushai or Hushi was an uncommon name, so we believe these records belong to the same man.

Gilbert Horton was granted administration papers in 1814 for the estate of "Hughshi," deceased (Southold Historical Museum card catalogue reference #1.12.33).

Source/s

Original Southold parish register accessed at Ancestry.com under the collection entitled, U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701–1970>New York>Southold>First Presbyterian Church>Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths>1749-1832>images 130/340 (marriage) and 253/340 (death).

Manumission record see URL southoldtownny.gov=>Weblink/Laserfiche=>Town Clerk>Town Record Books>Liber D 1683-1832>image 31/238. Transcription in Southold Town Records, Volume 3: 52, 54-55.

Files

1810.MARR.Hushai and Dorothy.JPG
1808.MAN.Hushi. with age.JPG
1813.DEA.Hushai.JPG

Collection

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Citation

“Hushai or Hushi,” Plain Sight Project, accessed November 30, 2022, https://plainsightproject.org/items/show/1532.