Pyrus - PYRU1

Title

Pyrus - PYRU1

Name

Pyrus

Unique Person Identifier

PYRU1

Ancestry

African

Status

Indentured

Sex

Male

Event Type

Birth

Event Date

March 17, 1814

Location or Address

Southampton, NY

Enslaver or Household

Nathan Cooper

Relationships

VIOE3 | Parent

Notes

Pyrus was born to the enslaved woman Violet (VIOE3). Because he 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

“Pyrus - PYRU1,” Plain Sight Project, accessed February 24, 2024, https://plainsightproject.org/items/show/1987.