Shem

Title

Shem

Description

1754
nergo man

Sex

Male

Location or Address

East Hampton

Status

Enslaved

Enslaver or Household

Eleazer Miller

Misc. Date

1754

Source/s

Records of the Town of East Hampton, Long Island, Suffolk Co., N.Y. With Other Ancient Documents of Historic Value Volume 5. Hedges, Henry Parsons, ed. Sag Harbor. J.H. Hunt, printer. 1905. Page 441

Biographical Text

"Shem negro man Esqur. Miller's."
Shem, who likely had once been enslaved in colonial-era East Hampton, cut timber for the iconic Hook Mill, today a beloved symbol of the community. Work needs to be done to learn if this Shem and the man described here were one and the same.

Files

EHHookMill.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Shem,” Plain Sight Project, accessed November 30, 2022, https://plainsightproject.org/items/show/733.