Birth record for Bob, son of Abb, reported by slaveholder Matthias Vanderveer

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Title

Birth record for Bob, son of Abb, reported by slaveholder Matthias Vanderveer

Description

Slaveholder Matthias Vanderveer reports that Abb, an enslaved woman, gave birth to a son Bob on March 26, 1807.

Date

1808-06-06

Temporal Coverage

1807-03-26

Language

English

Text (Transcript)

Bob

I Matthias Van DerVeer of the township of North Brunswick in the County of Middlesex, and State of New Jersey, Farmer, certify that a male negro child called Bob, was born of my slave Abb, at the place aforesaid, on the twenty sixth day of March, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and seven. Witness my hand, this Sixth day of June, eighteen hundred and eight.

Matthias Vanderveer

Received June 6th 1808 & recorded by
Deare Clk

Page

30

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 Bob, son of Abb, reported by slaveholder Matthias Vanderveer,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed June 28, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/54.