1799 Freedom seeking: Adam Hill

Item

Title
1799 Freedom seeking: Adam Hill
Identifier
NJS-EVE-00796
Source
Runaway pickup notice for Adam Hill, Henry Hall, and Isaac Harmone
"In custody in Middlesex gaol, the following Negro men, to wit," Guardian, Or, New-Brunswick Advertiser, January 7, 1800. Loose Newspaper Collection (Ac. 3193). Box 27, Folder 15. Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.
Event Description
Adam Hill escaped from enslaver William McMurtrie of Philadelphia, PA, at some point in 1799 (or earlier) and ran to New Jersey. He was later apprehended around Middlesex County. See the related jailing event for Adam Hill for details.
Event Type
Resistance: Freedom seeking
Date
November 1799
Date Certainty
Approximate
Location
Philadelphia, PA
Related Place
Middlesex County, NJ
Primary Participant
Adam Hill (b. 1778)
Participant Details
DETAILS FOR PRIMARY PARTICIPANTS:

*** Adam Hill (b. 1778) ***
Role: Runaway
Age: 21
Status: Enslaved
Enslaver(s) of this participant:
- William McMurtrie (1740-1807)
Verbatim description from source:
"Negro man; ADAM HILL, says he belongs to Wm. Mc. Muturie of Philadelphia, 21 years old"

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DETAILS FOR OTHER PARTICIPANTS:

William McMurtrie (1740-1807)
Role: Enslaver
Record Contributor
Kate Jackson

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1799 Jailing: Adam Hill, Henry Hall, Isaac Harmone Event
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Participant Details: Adam Hill as Runaway in 1799 Freedom seeking event NJS-EVE-00796 Event Participation