Renben - RENB1

Title

Renben - RENB1

Name

Renben

Unique Person Identifier

RENB1

Ancestry

African

Status

Freed

Status II

Free

Sex

Male

Event Type

Manumission

Event Date

June 1806

Event Type II

Legal Proceeding

Event Date II

April 25, 1814

Age

Renben was 32 years old at the time that his manumission was certified in 1814.

Location or Address

Southampton, NY

Enslaver or Household

Paul Halsey

Notes

Renben supplied evidence that he was manumitted by Southampton-based enslaver Paul Halsey in June of 1806. Per Judge Abraham Miller, Renben's manumission was certified on April 25, 1814. Miller described Renben as "a black man thirty-two years old, about five feet five inches hath."

Source Type

Freedom or Emancipation Certificate

Source Type II

Legislation or Decree

Source/s

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

Researcher

Daria Reaven

Collection

Citation

“Renben - RENB1 ,” Plain Sight Project, accessed July 21, 2024, https://plainsightproject.org/items/show/2038.