Birth record for Alfred, Rose, Silvester, and Heman, children of Amy, reported by slaveholder John Van Dike

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Title

Birth record for Alfred, Rose, Silvester, and Heman, children of Amy, reported by slaveholder John Van Dike

Description

Slaveholder John Van Dike reports that Amy, an enslaved woman, gave birth to four children: Alfred (born July 19, 1823), Rose (born September 17, 1825), Silvester (born June 7, 1827), and Heman (born January 22, 1829).

Date

1829-08-11

Temporal Coverage

1823-07-19
1825-09-17
1827-06-07
1829-01-22

Language

English

Text (Transcript)

Alfred.

Rose.

Silvester.

Heman
.


I John Van Dike of the Township of South Brunswick in Middlesex County certify that the children whose names are hereto annexed were born of my slave Amy viz.



Alfred July 19, 1823

Rose Sept. 17th, 1825

Silvester June 7th, 1827

Heman Jan-y 22d, 1829



John Van Dike



Rec-d 11th Aug. 1829 and recorded by
Vanarsdalen Clk

Page

80

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 for Alfred, Rose, Silvester, and Heman, children of Amy, reported by slaveholder John Van Dike,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed November 27, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/104.