1802-07-03 Manumission: Sarah

Item

Title
1802-07-03 Manumission: Sarah
Identifier
NJS-EVE-00059
Source
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.
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
Date
3 July 1802
Location of Event
North Brunswick
County (Modern)
Middlesex
County (Historical)
Middlesex
Primary Participant
Sarah
Participant Details
DETAILS FOR PRIMARY PARTICIPANTS:

*** Sarah ***
Role: Emancipated Person
Age category: Adult
Status: Transition
Enslaver(s) of this participant:
- Andrew Kirkpatrick (1756-1831)
Verbatim description from source:
"female negro slave named Sarah"

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DETAILS FOR OTHER PARTICIPANTS:

Abraham Schuyler
Role: Judge

Elijah Phillips
Role: Judge

John Van Nuis
Role: Government Official

William Philips Deare (d. 1826)
Role: County Clerk

Andrew Kirkpatrick (1756-1831)
Role: Enslaver - Manumitter
Record Contributor
Isaac Guzmán
Jesse Bayker

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Participant Details: Sarah as Emancipated Person in 1802-07-03 Manumission event NJS-EVE-00059 Event Participation