1795-04-20 Manumission: David

Item

Title
1795-04-20 Manumission: David
Identifier
NJS-EVE-00105
Source
Middlesex County Manumissions and Removals, page 75
Manumission of David (deed dated 1795-04-20), recorded in Manumissions and Removals Book, p. 75. Middlesex County (N.J.) Records, 1688-1929, Vol. XI (MC 784.1). Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.
Event Description
David was manumitted by Gilbert Tennent Snowden (1766-1797), a minister of a Presbyterian church in Cranbury, Middlesex County, New Jersey. On April 20, 1795, Snowden executed a deed of manumission to set David free. The document stated that Snowden had purchased David four months prior on December 15, 1794, from Abraham Dean of Middlesex County. The deed was witnessed by Jonathan Combs and Thomas McDowell.

On October 15, 1806, Thomas McDowell appeared before judge Nathaniel Hunt and acknowledged the authenticity of the deed he had witnessed a decade prior. A copy of the deed (along with judge Hunt's notarization) was then recorded by the Middlesex County Clerk (William P. Deare) on May 27, 1808.
Event Type
Legal: Manumission registration
Date
20 April 1795
Location of Event
Cranbury
County (Modern)
Middlesex
County (Historical)
Middlesex
Preceding Event
1794-12-15 Sale: David
Primary Participant
David
Participant Details
DETAILS FOR PRIMARY PARTICIPANTS:

*** David ***
Role: Emancipated Person
Age category: Adult
Status: Transition
Enslaver(s) of this participant:
- Gilbert Tennent Snowden (1766-1797)

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DETAILS FOR OTHER PARTICIPANTS:

Nathaniel Hunt
Role: Judge

Jonathan Combs
Role: Witness

Thomas McDowell (1754-1825)
Role: Witness

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

Gilbert Tennent Snowden (1766-1797)
Role: Enslaver - Manumitter
Record Contributor
Isaac Guzmán
Jesse Bayker

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