1799 Transfer: Sojourner Truth, James Baumfree, Elizabeth Baumfree

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Title
1799 Transfer: Sojourner Truth, James Baumfree, Elizabeth Baumfree
Identifier
NJS-EVE-00035
Source
Narrative of Sojourner Truth
Sojourner Truth. Narrative of Sojourner Truth. Edited by Olive Gilbert. Battle Creek, MI: Review and Herald Office, 1884. Page 13.
Event Description
In 1799, when Sojourner Truth was an infant, her first enslaver Johannes Hardenbergh Jr. (1729-1799) died. Johannes Hardenbergh Jr.'s son Charles Hardenbergh inherited Sojourner Truth and her parents James and Betsey Baumfree as part of the Hardenbergh estate. At the time of this event, Sojourner Truth's name was Isabella.

The following is a copy of the relevant passage from her book The Narrative of Sojourner Truth:

"Of her first master, she can give no account, as she must have been a mere infant when he died; and she with her parents and some ten or twelve other fellow human chattels, became the legal property of his son, Charles Ardinburgh." (p. 13)
Event Type
Freedom status transaction: Transfer
Date
1799
Location of Event
Swartekill, NY
Participant Details
DETAILS FOR PRIMARY PARTICIPANTS:

*** Sojourner Truth (c. 1799-1883) ***
Role: Transferred Person
Age category: Infant
Status: Enslaved
Enslaver(s) of this participant:
- Johannes Hardenbergh Jr. (1729-1799)
- Charles Hardenbergh (1765-1808)

*** James Baumfree ***
Role: Transferred Person
Age category: Adult
Status: Enslaved
Enslaver(s) of this participant:
- Johannes Hardenbergh Jr. (1729-1799)
- Charles Hardenbergh (1765-1808)

*** Elizabeth Baumfree ***
Role: Transferred Person
Age category: Adult
Status: Enslaved
Enslaver(s) of this participant:
- Johannes Hardenbergh Jr. (1729-1799)
- Charles Hardenbergh (1765-1808)

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DETAILS FOR OTHER PARTICIPANTS:

Johannes Hardenbergh Jr. (1729-1799)
Role: Enslaver - Deceased

Charles Hardenbergh (1765-1808)
Role: Enslaver - Heir
Record Contributor
Jesse Bayker

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Participant Details: Elizabeth Baumfree as Transferred Person in 1799 Transfer event NJS-EVE-00035 Event Participation
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Participant Details: Sojourner Truth as Transferred Person in 1799 Transfer event NJS-EVE-00035 Event Participation