1802 Manumission: Jack Fisher

Item

Title
1802 Manumission: Jack Fisher
Identifier
NJS-EVE-00065
Source
Middlesex County Manumissions and Removals, page 41
Manumission of Jack Fisher (certificate dated 1802-10-13), recorded in Manumissions and Removals Book, p. 41. Middlesex County (N.J.) Records, 1688-1929, Vol. XI (MC 784.1). Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.
Event Description
Jack Fisher was manumitted by Isaac Freeman of Woodbridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey. The certificate of manumission was signed by the Overseers of the Poor of Woodbridge (Ezekiel Ayers, Francis Everitt) and Justices of the Peace for Middlesex County (Henry Marsh, Ichabod Potter) on October 13, 1802. The document stated that Jack Fisher 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. Jack Fisher's exact age was not recorded in the document. This manumission was recorded by the Middlesex County Clerk (William P. Deare) on February 18, 1803.

At the same time, Isaac Freeman also manumitted a woman named Martha Fisher.
Event Type
Legal: Manumission registration
Date
13 October 1802
Location
Woodbridge, NJ
Primary Participant
Jack Fisher
Enslaver
Isaac Freeman
Participant Details
DETAILS FOR PRIMARY PARTICIPANTS:

*** Jack Fisher ***
Role: Emancipated Person
Age category: Adult
Status: Transition
Enslaver(s) of this participant:
- Isaac Freeman

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DETAILS FOR OTHER PARTICIPANTS:

Henry Marsh
Role: Judge

Ichabod Potter
Role: Judge

Ezekiel Ayers
Role: Government Official

Francis Everitt
Role: Government Official

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

Isaac Freeman
Role: Enslaver - Manumitter
Record Contributor
Isaac Guzmán
Jesse Bayker

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