"Black" John - JOHN17

Title

"Black" John - JOHN17

Name

"Black" John

Unique Person Identifier

JOHN17

Ancestry

African

Status

Enslaved

Sex

Male

Event Type

Transfer

Event Date

1680

Location or Address

80 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island, NY 11964

Enslaver or Household

Nathaniel Sylvester

Relationships

MARI2 | Spouse
PRIS1 | Child

Notes

Nathaniel Sylvester bequeathed "Black" John to his wife Grizzel, along with John's wife Maria and their daughter Priscilla.

Source Type

Will and Testament

Source/s

Nathaniel Sylvester last will and testament, 1680. Shelter Island Historical Society, Shelter Island, New York.

Researcher

Donnamarie Barnes and Alice Clark

Collection

Citation

“"Black" John - JOHN17,” Plain Sight Project, accessed July 21, 2024, https://plainsightproject.org/items/show/1909.