Peter

Title

Peter

Description

African descent

Contributor

Jackie Dinan

Sex

Male

Location or Address

Southold

Status

Enslaved

Enslaver or Household

Simeon Benjamin

Birth Date

1782, calculated from his reported age (27) at the time of manumission.

Marriage Date

June 27, 1812 (probable)

Misc. Date

June 14, 1809 (date manumission certificate was approved by the overseers of the poor). June 24, 1809 (manumission certificate recorded in town book).

Biographical Notes

He was likely the Peter Benjamin Jr. [Negro] who married Clarissa (#1862). He was likely the same Peter Benjamin who was head of a household of four free people of color in the 1810 Federal census. And a household of three free people of color in the 1820 Federal census.

Source/s

Southold Town Records Volume 3 :55-56.
Wayland Jefferson, Cutchogue: Southold's First Colony (1940): 156.

Collection

Citation

“Peter,” Plain Sight Project, accessed December 4, 2022, https://plainsightproject.org/items/show/1668.