Birth record for Aaron, reported by slaveholder Elijah Voorhies

Births 13 Elijah Voorhies.jpg

Title

Birth record for Aaron, reported by slaveholder Elijah Voorhies

Description

Slaveholder Elijah Voorhies reports that an enslaved woman in his household gave birth to a boy named Aaron on March 19, 1805. The name of the mother is not mentioned in the record.

Date

1805-12-11

Temporal Coverage

1805-03-19

Language

English

Relation

New Jersey Slavery Records database: 1805, Aaron, Birth
New Jersey Slavery Records database: Elijah Voorhees
New Jersey Slavery Records database: Aaron (b. 1805)
New Jersey Slavery Records database: Middlesex County Births of Enslaved Children, page 13

Text (Transcript)

Aaron

West Windsor Township, Middlesex County.
I the undernamed subscriber of the town and country afore said, on the 19th day of March last past had a male negro child born in my possession which I wish you to commit to record. His name is Aaron.--
Sir, yours,
Elijah Voorhies.

William Dier, Clk
Recorded December 11th 1805

Page

13

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 Aaron, reported by slaveholder Elijah Voorhies,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed May 22, 2024, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/27.