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Marriage record for Ambo and Mark Harris

Clark, Joseph
1811-09-08

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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 Ambo was a black woman enslaved to Col. John Neilson. The Rev. Joseph Clark, pastor of the First…

Manumission of Ambo by slaveholder John Neilson, original certificate

North Brunswick (N.J.). Overseer of the Poor
1822-01-16

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Slaveholder John Neilson manumitted Ambo on January 16, 1822. This item is the original certificate of manumission signed by the Overseer of the Poor of the Township of North Brunswick (Abraham Van Arsdalen) and two Justices of the Peace for…

Bill of sale for Mark, aged 25, to James Neilson for $200

Taylor, Benjamin
1816-10-15

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Benjamin Taylor sells an enslaved man named Mark to James Neilson (1784-1862) for $200 on October 15, 1816. Mark is approximately 25 years old. Neilson promises to manumit Mark on March 12, 1821. [Mark was married to Ambo, a woman who was enslaved to…

Bill of sale for Mark for $20 until he turns 25

Neilson, James
1838-12-16

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James Neilson (1784-1862) sells a black man named Mark to Abraham Veghte for a term of five years for $20. Mark is a 20-year-old slave for a term, and he will serve his new master until he reaches age 25 in the year 1843. Mark will then attain the…

Permission slip for Mark Harris to join the African Association

Neilson, James
1817-01-21

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Slaveholder James Neilson (1784-1862) gives permission to Mark Harris, an enslaved man, to join the African Association on January 21, 1817. [Mark was first sold to James Neilson on October 15, 1816. Mark was married to Ambo, a woman who was enslaved…

Birth record for Clara, daughter of Ambo, reported by slaveholder John Neilson

Middlesex County Clerk
1812-12-19

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Slaveholder John Neilson reports that an enslaved woman named Ambo gave birth to daughter Clara on September 14, 1812.

Birth record for Eliza, daughter of Ambo and Mark, reported by slaveholder John Neilson

Middlesex County Clerk
1820-05-03

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Slaveholder John Nielson reports that an enslaved woman named Ambo gave birth to daughter Eliza on July 2, 1816. Eliza's father is Mark, Ambo's husband.

Birth record for Ann, daughter of Ambo and Mark, reported by slaveholder John Neilson

Middlesex County Clerk
1820-05-03

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Slaveholder John Nielson reports that an enslaved woman named Ambo gave birth to daughter Ann on June 23, 1814. Ann's father is Mark, Ambo's husband.

Birth record for Mark, son of Ambo and Mark, reported by slaveholder John Neilson

Middlesex County Clerk
1820-05-03

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Slaveholder John Nielson reports that an enslaved woman named Ambo gave birth to son Mark on July 27, 1818. Mark's father is Mark, Ambo's husband. [Per New Jersey law, Mark became a slave for a term until he reached 25 years of age in the year 1843.…