1798 Manumission: Dick Highman

Item

Title
1798 Manumission: Dick Highman
Identifier
NJS-EVE-00623
Source
Middlesex County Manumissions and Removals, page 314
Manumission of Dick Highman (deed dated 1798-04-10), recorded in Manumissions and Removals Book, p. 314. Middlesex County (N.J.) Records, 1688-1929, Vol. XI (MC 784.1). Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.
Event Description
Dick Highman was manumitted by Frederick Buckalew of South Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey. The deed of manumission was signed on April 10, 1798, by Frederick Buckalew in the presence of witnesses James Voorhees, Samuel Applegate, and John Rhodes.

This document was recorded by the Middlesex County Clerk (William P. Deare) on September 8, 1819, over 21 years after it was originally signed by the enslaver. Frederick Buckalew appeared before Judge Robert McChesney on September 4, 1819, to authenticate the original document and acknowledge that he had signed it.
Event Type
Legal: Manumission registration
Date
10 April 1798
Location
South Amboy, NJ
Primary Participant
Dick Highman
Additional Participant
Robert McChesney
William Philips Deare (d. 1826)
James Voorhees
Samuel Applegate
John Rhodes
Participant Details
DETAILS FOR PRIMARY PARTICIPANTS:

*** Dick Highman ***
Role: Emancipated Person
Age category: Adult
Status: Transition
Enslaver(s) of this participant:
- Frederick Buckalew
Verbatim description from source:
"Black man by the name of Dick Highman"

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DETAILS FOR OTHER PARTICIPANTS:

Robert McChesney
Role: Judge

Robert McChesney
Role: Witness

James Voorhees
Role: Witness

Samuel Applegate
Role: Witness

John Rhodes
Role: Witness

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

Frederick Buckalew
Role: Enslaver - Manumitter
Record Contributor
Isaac Guzmán
Jesse Bayker

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