Violet - VIOE3

Title

Violet - VIOE3

Name

Violet

Unique Person Identifier

VIOE3

Ancestry

African

Status

Enslaved

Sex

Female

Event Type

Birth

Event Date

March 17, 1814

Location or Address

Southampton, NY

Enslaver or Household

Nathan Cooper

Relationships

PYRU1 | Child

Notes

Violet, enslaved by Nathan Cooper, gave birth to her son Pyrus (PYRU1) on March 17, 1814. It is unclear who the father of Pyrus is.

Because Violet's son Pyrus was born after July 4, 1799, when the Law of Gradual Emancipation was enacted, Pyrus would be indentured to his enslaver Nathan Cooper until he was manumitted or until the date July 4, 1827, when slavery was legally abolished in New York State.

Source Type

Civil Document

Source/s

Records of the Town of Southampton, Volume IV. Page 25.

Researcher

Daria Reaven

Collection

Citation

“Violet - VIOE3,” Plain Sight Project, accessed July 21, 2024, https://plainsightproject.org/items/show/1986.