Boss (b. 1799)

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Person Record Title
Boss (b. 1799)
Identifier
NJS-PER-00656
Given Name
Boss
Birth Date
1799
Sex
Male
Biographical Description
Boss was one of the victims of Jacob Van Wickle's slave trading ring in Middlesex County, New Jersey, in 1818. The legal documents related to the removal of Boss from the state of New Jersey to Louisiana suggest that he was born around 1799 and was aged 19 at the time of the events in 1818. However, Jacob Van Wickle falsified the age of some of his victims, making young children appear older than they really were and listing some children as adults in order to circumvent parental consent rules. For this reason, the birth year for Boss is questionable.
Place of Significance
South River
Pointe Coupee Parish, LA
Record Contributor
Jesse Bayker

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Items with "Primary Participant: Boss (b. 1799)"
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1818-03-09 Removal: Boss Event
Items with "Enslaver of: Boss (b. 1799)"
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Charles Morgan (1775-1848) Agent
Nicholas Van Wickle (1796-1865) Agent