Birth record for Nicholas, son of Dinah, reported by slaveholder James DeHart

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Title

Birth record for Nicholas, son of Dinah, reported by slaveholder James DeHart

Description

Slaveholder James DeHart reports that Dinah, an enslaved woman, gave birth to son Nicholas on March 22, 1808.

Date

1809-08-12

Temporal Coverage

1808-03-22

Language

English

Text (Transcript)

Nicholas.

I James DeHart of the Township of North Brunswick, in the County of Middlesex, and State of New Jersey, Farmer, certify that a male negro child called Nicholas was born of my slave Dinah, on the twenty second day of March last past, at the township aforesaid. Witness my hand this twelfth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nine.-

Witness
Wm P. Deare

James X DeHart
his mark

Received August 12th, 1809 recorded
Deare, Clk

Page

35

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 Nicholas, son of Dinah, reported by slaveholder James DeHart,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed June 28, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/80.