Birth record for Martha, daughter of Susan, reported by slaveholder Michael Garrish

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Title

Birth record for Martha, daughter of Susan, reported by slaveholder Michael Garrish

Description

Slaveholder Michael Garrish reports that Susan, an enslaved woman, gave birth to daughter Martha on December 27, 1805.

Date

1806-02-04

Temporal Coverage

1805-12-27

Language

English

Text (Transcript)

Martha

I Michael Garrish of the township of Piscataway in the County of Middlesex, New Jersey, shopkeeper, certify that Martha a female negro child was born of my slave Susan at the place aforesaid, on the twenty seventh day of December, Eighteen hundred & five. -
Witness my hand this fourth day of February, Eighteen hundred & six. -
Michael Garrish
Recorded February 4th 1806

Page

16

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 Martha, daughter of Susan, reported by slaveholder Michael Garrish,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed November 29, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/85.