Adam - ADAM1

Title

Adam - ADAM1

Name

Adam

Unique Person Identifier

ADAM1

Ancestry

African

Status

Enslaved

Sex

Male

Event Type

Mention

Location or Address

Hedges Lane, Sagaponack, New York

Enslaver or Household

Deacon David Hedges (1744-1817)

Notes

According to Hedges family lore told to Jeannette Edwards Rattray, Adam was brought as a 5-year-old child "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 Type

Secondary Source

Source/s

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

Files

Former Home of Esther Hedges and Ann Hedges in Sagaponack.

Collection

Tags

Citation

“Adam - ADAM1,” Plain Sight Project, accessed April 15, 2024, https://plainsightproject.org/items/show/1861.