Adam

Title

Adam

Description

Enslaved man said to have been brought from Congo

Male or Female

Male

Location or Address

Hedges Lane, Sagaponack, New York

Status

Enslaved

Enslaver or Household

Deacon David Hedges (1744-1817)

Birthplace

West Africa

Biographical Notes

According to Hedges family lore told to Jeannette Edwards Rattray, Adam was brought as a child of 5 years of age "from the Congo." Hedges "had a big family of slaves" who were descendents of Adam. 

"...five children were born to him on the place and [Hedges] built a house for [Adam's] son John, who drove their oxen" circa 1855.

Source/s

Rattray, Jeannette Edwards, "East Hampton History and Geneaologies," p. 375

Files

Former Home of Esther Hedges and Ann Hedges in Sagaponack.

Tags

Citation

“Adam,” Plain Sight Project, accessed November 29, 2022, https://plainsightproject.org/items/show/1861.