Birth record of Peter, William, and Lewis, sons of Sarah Higgins, reported by slaveholder Garret Voorhees

Births 72 Garret Voorhees.jpg

Title

Birth record of Peter, William, and Lewis, sons of Sarah Higgins, reported by slaveholder Garret Voorhees

Description

Slaveholder Garret Voorhees reports that Sarah Higgins, an enslaved women, gave birth to three sons between 1821 and 1823: Peter (01-21-1821), William (03-23-1822), and Lewis (07-14-1823).

Date

1823-09-10

Temporal Coverage

1821-01-21
1822-03-21
1823-07-14

Language

English

Text (Transcript)

72

Peter, William & Lewis



I Garret Voorhees of the Township of South Amboy in the County of Middlesex and the State of New Jersey, do hereby certify that my negro woman named Sarah Higgins was delivered of the three following male children viz. Peter born the twenty first day of January eighteen hundred and twenty one, William born the third day of March eighteen hundred and twenty two, and Lewis born the fourteenth day of July eighteen hundred and twenty three. — Witness my hand this fourth day of September eighteen hundred and twenty three —

Garret Voorhees



Received September 10th, 1823 & recorded by Deare Clk

Page

72

Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries

Archival collection

Middlesex County (N.J.). Records, 1688-1929 (MC 784.1)

Archival location

Birth of Slaves, 1804-1844

Citation

Middlesex County Clerk, “Birth record of Peter, William, and Lewis, sons of Sarah Higgins, reported by slaveholder Garret Voorhees,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed June 28, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/100.