Abraham Schuyler Neilson (1792-1861)

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Person Record Title
Abraham Schuyler Neilson (1792-1861)
Identifier
NJS-PER-00018
Given Name
Abraham Schuyler
Family Name
Neilson
Birth Date
10 September 1792
Death Date
30 June 1861
Sex
Male
Biographical Description
Abraham Schuyler Neilson (1792-1861) of New Brunswick, NJ, owned at least two enslaved people according to the 1830 federal census. He was the son of Colonel John Neilson (1745-1833), a Revolutionary War hero from New Brunswick. Abraham was the younger brother of James Neilson (1784-1862), a benefactor of Queen's College (Rutgers).

He appears to have been working for a distant cousin named James H. Neilson in the 1820s. A manumission record from 1822 refers to Abraham as "Abraham S. Neilson of the firm of James H. Neilson." The firm of James H. Neilson is not to be confused with the business of Abraham's brother James Neilson (who did not typically use a middle initial). The James H. Neilson referred to here is likely the son of William Neilson (c. 1737–1820), a prominent New York City merchant.
Place of Significance
New Brunswick
Enslaver of
Dinah
Miller
Record Contributor
Jesse Bayker

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Manumission certificate for Miller, manumitted by Abraham S. Neilson Bibliographic Resource
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1822-05-18 Manumission: Miller Event
1823-06-25 Manumission: Dinah Event
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1838-12-16 Sale: Mark Harris Jr. Event
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John Neilson (1745-1833) Agent
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James Neilson (1784-1862) Agent
John Neilson (1775-1857) Agent
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Dinah Agent
Miller Agent