Birth record for Ellen, daughter of Caty, reported by slaveholder Mary Deare

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Title

Birth record for Ellen, daughter of Caty, reported by slaveholder Mary Deare

Description

Slaveholder Mary Deare reports that Caty, an enslaved woman, gave birth to daughter Ellen in March 1812. The precise date of birth is omitted from the record; only the month has been recorded by the clerk.

Date

1812-12-09

Temporal Coverage

1812-03

Language

English

Text (Transcript)

Ellen



I Mary Deare of the city of New Brunswick in New Jersey certify that a female negro child called Ellen was born of my slave Caty at the township of North Brunswick in the county of Middlesex on the [blank space] day of March eighteen hundred & twelve. Witness my hand.


Mary Deare


Recorded December 19, 1812

Page

50

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 Ellen, daughter of Caty, reported by slaveholder Mary Deare,” Scarlet and Black Digital Archive, Rutgers University, accessed November 27, 2022, https://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu/archive/items/show/95.