1775 Death: Ukawsaw Gronniosaw


1775 Death: Ukawsaw Gronniosaw
James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw obituary
James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw obituary, Chester Chronicle, or, Commercial Intelligencer, October 2, 1775.
Event Description
Ukawsaw Gronniosaw died on September 28, 1775, several years after publishing his autobiography where he recounted his life in slavery in the home of the Rev. Theodorus Jacobs Frelinghuysen in the Raritan River Valley in New Jersey. Gronniosaw was approximately 65 to 70 years old when he died.

The following is the complete text of Gronniosaw's obituary published on October 2, 1775, in the newspaper called Chester Chronicle, or, Commercial Intelligencer:

"On Thursday died, in this city, aged 70, James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, an African prince, of Zoara. He left the country in the early part of his life, with a view to acquire proper notions of the Divine Being, and the worship due to Him. He met with many trials and embarrassments, was much afflicted and persecuted. His last moments exhibited that cheerful serenity which, at such a time, is the certain effect of a thorough conviction of the great truths of Christianity. He published a narrative of his life."
Event Type
Life event: Death
28 September 1775
Chester, England
Primary Participant
Ukawsaw Gronniosaw (c. 1710-1775)
Participant Details

*** Ukawsaw Gronniosaw (c. 1710-1775) ***
Role: Deceased Person
Age category: Older Person
Status: Free
Verbatim description from source:
"James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, an African prince, of Zoara"
Record Contributor
Jesse Bayker

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