Jack

Title

Jack
Horton

Description

African descent

Contributor

Jackie Dinan

Male or Female

Male

Location or Address

Southold

Status

Enslaved

Enslaver or Household

William Horton

Birthplace

Africa

Birth Date

1765, calculated from his reported age (48 years) at the time his manumission papers were certified.

Death Date

November 5, 1820

Misc. Date

March 29, 1796 (date of original manumission paper). April 20, 1813 (manumission paper presented to Justice of Peace, Jared Landon, who certified its legality). April 27, 1813 (manumission certificate registered in town record book by town clerk).

Biographical Notes

He was "born in Africa and transported into the Town of Southold in his infancy." His height was given as 5'2".

The 1810 and 1820 Federal censuses listed Jack Horton as head of household of free colored persons. In 1810, the household contained 3 people. In 1820, the household contained one male over 45, one female 26-45, one male under 14, and one female under 14. He may be the same man as Jack Black listed as head of household of free colored persons in the 1790 (2 total) and 1800 (4 total) Federal censuses taken at Southold.

Source/s

Original Southold parish register accessed at Ancestry.com under the collection entitled, U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701–1970>New York>Southold>First Presbyterian Church>Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths>1749-1832>image 257/340.

Southold Town Records Volume 3:87.

Files

1820.DEA.Jack Horton.JPG

Collection

Tags

Citation

“Jack,” Plain Sight Project, accessed November 30, 2022, https://plainsightproject.org/items/show/1677.