Birth record for Rachel, daughter of Hanna, reported by slaveholder Jacob Van Dike

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Title

Birth record for Rachel, daughter of Hanna, reported by slaveholder Jacob Van Dike

Description

Slaveholder Jacob Van Dike reports that Hanna, an enslaved woman, gave birth to daughter Rachel on October 16, 1804.

For more about Jacob Van Dike (1754-1827) and the people that he enslaved, see our New Jersey Slavery Records database.

Date

1805-04-11

Temporal Coverage

1804-10-16

Language

English

Relation

New Jersey Slavery Records database: 1804, Rachel, Birth
New Jersey Slavery Records database: Jacob Van Dike (1754-1827)
New Jersey Slavery Records database: Rachel (b. 1804)
New Jersey Slavery Records database: Hanna (mother of Rachel)
New Jersey Slavery Records database: Bristor (b. 1807) (brother of Rachel)
New Jersey Slavery Records database: Democrat (b. 1812) (brother of Rachel)

Text (Transcript)

Rachel
This is to certify that I Jacob Van Dike of Ten Mile Run of the Southward of New Brunswick in the County of Middlesex and State of New Jersey had a negro female child born the sixteenth day of October one thousand eight hundred and four by my negro woman named Hanna, the aforesaid child is named Rachel. As Witness my hand this eleventh day of April 1805. --
Jacob Van Dike
Recorded April 11th 1805

Page

2

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 Rachel, daughter of Hanna, reported by slaveholder Jacob Van Dike,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed July 16, 2024, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/81.