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

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Title

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

Description

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. In 1838, James Neilson sold Mark for the remainder of his term.]

Date

1820-05-03

Temporal Coverage

1818-07-27

Language

English

Text (Transcript)

Mark.
I certify that Mark born of Ambo my col'd servant woman (by Mark her husband) was born in New Brunswick 27 July 1818
New Brunswick County of Middlesex State of New Jersey. - John Neilson

Received May 3d 1820 recorded by
Deare Clk

Page

65

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 Mark, son of Ambo and Mark, reported by slaveholder John Neilson,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed June 28, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/30.