Birth record for James and Hoace, sons of Susan, reported by slaveholder John Smalley

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Title

Birth record for James and Hoace, sons of Susan, reported by slaveholder John Smalley

Description

Slaveholder James Smalley reports that Susan, an enslaved woman, gave birth to son James on September 5, 1814, and son Hoace on March 27th, 1818.

Date

1829-03-16

Temporal Coverage

1814-09-05
1818-03-27

Language

English

Text (Transcript)

James and Hoace

James son of Susan born September 5th 1814
Hoace son of Susan born March 27th 1818

I certify that the above children were born of my black woman Susan on the days above specified March 16th 1829.
John Smalley

Recd March 16th 1829 & recorded by
Van Arsdalen CLK

Page

78

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 James and Hoace, sons of Susan, reported by slaveholder John Smalley,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed November 29, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/93.