Birth record for Katy or Catharine, daughter of Hannah, reported by slaveholder Abraham Dunham

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Title

Birth record for Katy or Catharine, daughter of Hannah, reported by slaveholder Abraham Dunham

Description

Slaveholder Abraham Dunham reports that Hannah, an enslaved woman, gave birth to daughter Katy or Catharine on November 27, 1804.

For more about Abraham Dunham (1750-1826) and the many people that he enslaved, see our New Jersey Slavery Records database.

Date

1805-04-04

Temporal Coverage

1804-11-27

Language

English

Relation

New Jersey Slavery Records database: 1804, Catharine, Birth
New Jersey Slavery Records database: Abraham Dunham (1750-1826)
New Jersey Slavery Records database: Catharine (b. 1804)
New Jersey Slavery Records database: Middlesex County Births of Enslaved Children, page 1
New Jersey Slavery Records database: Hannah (mother of Catharine)
New Jersey Slavery Records database: Bet (b. 1807) (sibling of Catharine)
New Jersey Slavery Records database: Elenor (b. 1811) (sibling of Catharine)

Text (Transcript)

Katy or Catharine

I Abraham Dunham of the township of Piscataway in the County of Middlesex, Farmer, certify that Katy or Catharine a negro female child was born of my slave Hannah on the twenty seventh day of November last. Witness my hand this fourth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and five.

Abrm Dunham

Recorded April 4th 1805.

Page

1

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 Katy or Catharine, daughter of Hannah, reported by slaveholder Abraham Dunham,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed July 23, 2024, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/26.