1802, Sarah, Manumission
- 1802, Sarah, Manumission
- Event Description
Sarah was manumitted by Andrew Kirkpatrick (1756-1831) of North Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey. The certificate of manumission was signed by the Overseer of the Poor of North Brunswick (John Van Nuis) and Justices of the Peace for Middlesex County (Abraham Schuyler, Elijah Phillips) on July 3, 1802. The document stated that Sarah was examined in court and met the eligibility requirements for manumission in New Jersey, i.e. the person was 21 to 40 years old and was "sound in mind and not under any bodily incapacity" of obtaining a livelihood. Sarah's exact age was not recorded in the document. This manumission was recorded by the Middlesex County Clerk (William P. Deare) on July 7, 1802.
Andrew Kirkpatrick was a prominent Queen's College / Rutgers trustee and benefactor.
- Event Type
- Legal: Manumission registration
- Action Status
- 3 July 1802
- North Brunswick, NJ
- Primary Participant
- Primary Participant Description (verbatim)
- female negro slave named Sarah
- 21 to 40
- Freedom Status
- Enslaver of Primary Event Participant
- Andrew Kirkpatrick (1756-1831)
- John Van Nuis
- Middlesex County Manumissions and Removals, page 35
- Manumission of Sarah (certificate dated 1802-07-03), recorded in Manumissions and Removals Book, p. 35. Middlesex County (N.J.) Records, 1688-1929, Vol. XI (MC 784.1). Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.
- Record Contributor
- Isaac Guzmán
- Jesse Bayker