Birth record for Joseph, son of Nanny, reported by slaveholder James Parker

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Title

Birth record for Joseph, son of Nanny, reported by slaveholder James Parker

Description

Slaveholder James Parker reports that an enslaved woman named Nanny gave birth to son Joseph on January 16, 1808.

Date

1808-08-20

Temporal Coverage

1808-01-16

Language

English

Text (Transcript)

Joseph

I, James Parker, of the township of Perth Amboy in the County of Middlesex, do hereby certify that a Male Negro Child named Joseph was born of a Negro Woman named Nanny (a slave belonging to me) on the Sixteenth day of January one thousand eight hundred and eight.
Witness my hand this eighteenth day of August, 1808.
James Parker

Received August 20th 1808 & recorded
Deare, Clk

Page

31

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 Joseph, son of Nanny, reported by slaveholder James Parker,” Rutgers Scarlet and Black Project, accessed June 24, 2021, https://www.scarletandblackproject.com/archive/items/show/56.