Birth record for Charles, son of Peg, reported by slaveholder Matthew Van Dike

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Title

Birth record for Charles, son of Peg, reported by slaveholder Matthew Van Dike

Description

Slaveholder Matthew Van Dike reports that Peg, an enslaved woman, gave birth to son Charles on December 14, 1819.

Date

1820-02-01

Temporal Coverage

1819-12-14

Language

English

Text (Transcript)

65
Charls

January 1st 1820 - Born in my house on the 14th of December 1819 a negro boy Charls - its mother’s name Peg. I

Matthew Van Dike
South Bruns-k, Midd-x County

Received Feb-y 1, 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 Charles, son of Peg, reported by slaveholder Matthew Van Dike,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed June 28, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/89.