Tom

Title

Tom

Subject

Person

Description

Africa-born enslaved man

Name

Tom

Sex

Male

Location or Address

Southampton

Status

Enslaved

Enslaver or Household

Lemuel Peirson (Pierson)

Birthplace

Africa

Misc. Date

1788 - 1789

Biographical Notes

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.

Source/s

Long Island Herald, Vol. 1, No. 6, June 14, 1791

Files

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Citation

“Tom,” Plain Sight Project, accessed November 29, 2022, https://plainsightproject.org/items/show/1872.