Peg/Peggy Case

Title

Peg/Peggy Case

Description

African descent

Contributor

Jackie Dinan

Male or Female

Female

Location or Address

Southold

Status

Enslaved

Enslaver or Household

David Wiggins

Birth Date

1763-1770, calculated from age reported in various records

Marriage Date

April 26, 1798

Death Date

October 11, 1870

Biographical Notes

She married Jason Case (#1745). They had at least four children, including a son named Crank.

Their household (all free people of color) was listed in the following censuses, residing in Shelter Island:
1820: One male, 45+; one female, 45+; one female, age 26-44; two males, 14-25; one female, under 14.
1830: One male, 55-100; one female, 36-54; one female, 24-36; two males, 10-24.
1840: One male, 55-99; one female, 55-99; two males, 24-35; one male, under 10.
1850: Jason Case, 76; Peggy Case, 70.
1860 (in Elias Paine household): Jason Case, 102; Peggy Case, 97.

Source/s

Salmon Records: 111 (marriage)
Sag Harbor Express, October 20, 1870, page 2.

URL southoldtownny.gov=>Weblink/Laserfiche=>Town Historian>Documents>Manumissions>1810-1816>image 2/3.

Owner or Household

David Wiggins registered a daughter and son born of his enslaved servant Peg in the Southold town record books.

Files

1870.10.20p2.SagHarbor Express.Case_Jason and Peggy.JPG
1816.BAP.enslaved children of Peg_Wiggins.JPG

Collection

Citation

“Peg/Peggy Case,” Plain Sight Project, accessed September 28, 2022, https://plainsightproject.org/items/show/1601.