Ruben (Tobe)

Title

Ruben (Tobe)
1782
East Hampton

Description

my negro boy ruben

Sex

Male

Status

Enslaved

Enslaver or Household

Abraham Gardiner-> Mary Gardiner -> Rachel Mulford

Misc. Date

August 18, 1782

Source/s

Abraham Gardiner's last will and testament. East Hampton Library Pennypacker Collection355

Biographical Text

Abraham Gardiner's last will and testament "also my negro boy ruben" passed down to daughter rachel mulford 1807 when sarah died. A 1786 expense record in the Mulford Papers includes possible items related to Tobe's escape from Mary Gardiner's control.

Collection

Citation

“Ruben (Tobe),” Plain Sight Project, accessed December 4, 2022, https://plainsightproject.org/items/show/887.