Jenny or Jane

Title

Jenny or Jane

Contributor

Jackie Dinan

Male or Female

Female

Location or Address

Southold

Enslaver or Household

Heirs of the late Micah Moore (identified as Matthias Case of Southold, Polly/Mary Webb of Southold, Jonathan Landon of Southold, and Phebe Smith of Stonington, New London County, Connecticut).

NOTE: Dr. Micah Moore died January 25, 1776 (Salmon Records: 50), nine years before Jane's birth. Her enslaver was actually Dr. Moore's widow, Abigail. Born Abigail Hempstead, she was married to Captain John Ledyard of Connecticut before her marriage to Moore. She died in 1805 in Southold.

Birth Date

1785, calculated from reported age (27 years) at time of her manumission.

Misc. Date

August 22, 1812 (date manumission certificate was certified by overseers of the poor). August 28, 1812 (date the manumission certificate was recorded in the town records by the town clerk).

March 19, 1822. Indenture (land conveyance) between Jonathan Landon of Southold and Jane Clark (alias Jane Moore) formerly of Southold but then residing in City of New Haven, Connecticut.

Biographical Notes

She was identified in records as Jenny, Jane Clark, Jane Moore, and Jane Black. After her manumission, she moved to New Haven, Connecticut and in 1822 purchased one acre of land in Southold for $145.50; the property bounded by land owned by the heirs of her former enslaver, Abigail Moore, widow of Dr. Micah Moore.

The 1830 Federal census at Southold enumerated a Joyne [Jayne] Moore as head of a household of three free people of color (no whites). 1 female 55-99, 1 female 36-54, and 1 male 24-35. No death record has been located.

Source/s

Southold Town Records Volume 3: 79-80.
Suffolk County (New York) Deed Book A: 150–151.

Files

1823.JaneMoore alias Clark_grantee.LibA_150.jpg
1823.JaneMoore alias Clark_grantee.LibA_151.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Jenny or Jane,” Plain Sight Project, accessed November 30, 2022, https://plainsightproject.org/items/show/1673.