Cain (b. 1796)

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Person Record Title
Cain (b. 1796)
Identifier
NJS-PER-00722
Given Name
Cain
Birth Date
1796
Sex
Male
Biographical Description
Cain 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 Cain from the state of New Jersey to Louisiana suggest that he was born around 1796 and was aged 22 at the time of these events. 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 Cain is questionable.
Place of Significance
Middlesex County
New Iberia, LA
Record Contributor
Jesse Bayker

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Items with "Primary Participant: Cain (b. 1796)"
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1818-10-06 Removal: Cain Event
Items with "Enslaver of: Cain (b. 1796)"
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Lewis Compton Agent
William Stone Agent