Old Privateer Jack

Title

Old Privateer Jack

Description

Negro

Date

1797

Male or Female

Male

Location or Address

East Hampton

Status

December 31, 1899

Misc. Date

December 1, 1904

Biographical Notes

"Old Privateer Jack, a Negro, lived and died here nearly or quite 100 years old. [Selah Pike of East Hampton] He has heard him say he lived in New York when the Dutch owned it. Could talk Spanish." ; Listed as giving a hint of a romance between Davod Gardiner and Mehitable Burroughs. Continiously used as a witness of the events spoken of on the page (Pg. 67)

Source/s

Gardiners of Gardiner's Island; Early Memories of Gardiner's Island (Pg. 67)
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Collection

Citation

“Old Privateer Jack,” Plain Sight Project, accessed December 8, 2022, https://plainsightproject.org/items/show/1787.