Hiram Truman - HIRM2


Hiram Truman - HIRM2


Mixed ancestry; African and Northwest European.


Jackie Dinan





Location or Address



Original Southold parish register accessed at Ancestry.com under the collection entitled, U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701–1970. Page 150/340
Original indenture, see URL southoldtownny.gov=>Weblink/Laserfiche=>Town Clerk>Town Record Books>Liber D 1683-1832>image 44-45/238.

Birth Date

November 15, 1807

Death Date

April 12, 1828.

Biographical Notes

Hiram was the only known child of Prince (#1498) and Phillis (#1660). Orphaned at a young age, Hiram was indentured until age 21 (June 6, 1828) to Matthias Case, one of the administrators of his father's estate.

ABSTRACT of Indenture, dated Mary 6, 1812 (Southold Town Records 3:76-77): Hiram Truman (free Negro boy, age four years and eleven months), son of Prince Truman and his wife, Phillis (both deceased) is bound out as a servant to Matthias Case of Southold for sixteen years and one month, or until he reaches the age of twenty-one [=6 June 1828]...Matthias Case will provide room and board, send him to school to learn to write and read/cypher. At expiration of his term, Case shall provide Hiram with one new suit of clothes, two new shirts, a new hat, two pairs of stockings, pair of new shoes, three dollars current money, a new Bible, and all his everyday clothes.

[The following note was entered by Renssellaer Horton, Town Clerk, on January 18, 1829.] “Hiram Trueman committed suicide on Saturday, 12 April 1828 by hanging. It is the first act of this kind ever known to have been committed in the Jurisdiction of this Parish.”


1807.BAP.Hiram_Prince and Phillas.JPG
1812.Indenture of Hiram Truman.Liber D.44&45-238.pdf




“Hiram Truman - HIRM2,” Plain Sight Project, accessed April 15, 2024, https://plainsightproject.org/items/show/1544.