Gad [Gadd] Cooper - GAD1

Title

Gad [Gadd] Cooper - GAD1

Name

Gad [Gadd] Cooper

Unique Person Identifier

GAD1

Ancestry

African

Status

Freed

Status II

Free

Sex

Male

Event Type

Manumission

Event Date

April 22, 1811

Event Type II

Legal Proceeding

Event Date II

April 25, 1814

Event Type III

Employment

Event Date III

January 14, 1826

Age

Gad was 46 years old when his manumission was ratified by Judge Abraham Miller.

Location or Address

Southampton, NY

Enslaver or Household

Nathan Cooper

Relationships

ESTH3 | Spouse

Notes

In 1811, Nathan Cooper manumitted Gad as well as his wife Esther. It is stipulated in their manumission that any male children that Esther has will be indentured to Cooper at the age of seven years old.

In 1814, Judge Abraham Miller describes Gad as "a black man forty-six years old, thick set and about five feet eight inches high" (17).

In 1826, a "Gadd Cooper" was recorded as receiving a payment of $3.25 as part of the "payments made to Laborers on the Sloop Fair American." This "Gadd" is, with a very high degree of certainty, the Gad that was manumitted by Nathan Cooper in 1811.

Source Type

Freedom or Emancipation Certificate

Source Type II

Legislation or Decree

Source Type III

Civil Document

Source/s

Records of the Town of Southampton Volume IV. Page 6.

Records of the Town of Southampton Volume IV. Page 17.

John Jermain Memorial Library, Archival Collections: Box M/155, Folder 12.

Researcher

Daria Reaven and Jackie Dinan

Collection

Citation

“Gad [Gadd] Cooper - GAD1,” Plain Sight Project, accessed June 24, 2024, https://plainsightproject.org/items/show/1979.