1799 Freedom seeking: John

Item

Title
1799 Freedom seeking: John
Identifier
NJS-EVE-00497
Source
Runaway pickup notice for John
Henry Drake, "TAKEN UP," New-Jersey State Gazette, December 31, 1799.
Event Description
John, a French-speaking Black boy aged 16, ran away from his enslaver Mr. Reausseau in New York. The exact date of his escape is not known, and it is uncertain how long he was on the run. By December 6, 1799, he was apprehended and jailed in Trenton.
Event Type
Resistance: Freedom seeking
Date
December 1799
Date Certainty
Approximate
Location
New York, NY
Related Place
Trenton, NJ
Following Event
1799 Jailing: John
Primary Participant
John (b. 1783)
Enslaver
Mr. Reausseau
Participant Details
DETAILS FOR PRIMARY PARTICIPANTS:

*** John (b. 1783) ***
Role: Runaway
Age: 16
Status: Enslaved
Enslaver(s) of this participant:
- Mr. Reausseau
Verbatim description from source:
"French Negro Boy, by the name of JOHN, about 16 years of age, five feet 5 inches high, well built"

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DETAILS FOR OTHER PARTICIPANTS:

Mr. Reausseau
Role: Enslaver (John stated that he ran away from Mr. Reausseau)
Record Contributor
Jesse Bayker

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