Africa-born enslaved man
Location or Address
Enslaver or Household
Lemuel Peirson (Pierson)
1788 - 1789
Tom was described as a runaway of between 90 and 100 years of age, about four and a half feet tall, and Africa born. Three and a half years after he escaped, Lemuel Pierson continued to run a newspaper advertisement offering a six pence reward for Tom's return.
Long Island Herald, Vol. 1, No. 6, June 14, 1791
“Tom,” Plain Sight Project, accessed November 29, 2022, https://plainsightproject.org/items/show/1872.