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James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw obituary



Obituary reporting the death of Ukawsaw Gronniosaw also known as James Albert. He died on September 28, 1775, in Chester, England.

Birth record for Hannah, daughter of Dinah, reported by slaveholder Charity Dean
Middlesex County Clerk


Slaveholder Charity Dean reports that Dinah, an enslaved woman, gave birth to daughter Hannah on March 30, 1809. The birth certificate was recorded by…

Marriage record for Ambo and Mark Harris
Clark, Joseph


Marriage record for Mark and Ambo dated September 8, 1811. The record indicates that Mark was a black man enslaved to Captain (Benjamin) Taylor, and…