Dorcas

Title

Dorcas

Description

African descent

Contributor

Jackie Dinan

Male or Female

Female

Location or Address

Southold

Status

Enslaved

Enslaver or Household

Benjamin Davis

Misc. Date

March 25, 1805 (date of manumission certificate approved by overseers of the poor). March 28, 1805 (date that manumission certificate was recorded in town book).

Biographical Notes

She had two known children, John and Peter.

Source/s

Southold Town Records Volume 3: 51.

URL southoldtownny.gov=>Weblink/Laserfiche=>Town Historian>Documents>Manumissions>1810-1816>image 1/3.

Owner or Household

The 1790 Federal census reported four enslaved people in the household of Benjamin Davis [Daviss]. The 1800 Federal census reported two enslaved people his household. His "Negro Limos" died January 18, 1794. See #1598 and #1669.

Files

1816.BIRTH.enslaved sons of Dorcas_Benj Davis.JPG

Collection

Tags

Citation

“Dorcas,” Plain Sight Project, accessed November 30, 2022, https://plainsightproject.org/items/show/1664.