1799 Freedom seeking: Henry Hall

Item

Title
1799 Freedom seeking: Henry Hall
Identifier
NJS-EVE-00797
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
Henry Hall escaped from his enslaver and ran to New Jersey in 1799 (or earlier). The name of his enslaver and his point of origin is uncertain, and it may have been Virginia or Maryland (Chesapeake Bay area). He was later apprehended around Middlesex County. See the related jailing event for Henry Hall for details.
Event Type
Resistance: Freedom seeking
Date
November 1799
Date Certainty
Approximate
Location
Virginia
Maryland
Related Place
Middlesex County, NJ
Primary Participant
Henry Hall (b. 1773)
Participant Details
DETAILS FOR PRIMARY PARTICIPANTS:

*** Henry Hall (b. 1773) ***
Role: Runaway
Age: 26
Status: Enslaved
Verbatim description from source:
"Negro man; Henry Hall, about six feet high, supposed to be about 26 years old, and some gentleman’s coach man or waiter, and from his dialect, judged to be from Maryland or Virginia"
Record Contributor
Kate Jackson

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Items with "Preceding Event: 1799 Freedom seeking: Henry Hall"
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1799 Jailing: Adam Hill, Henry Hall, Isaac Harmone Event
Items with "Event: 1799 Freedom seeking: Henry Hall"
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Participant Details: Henry Hall as Runaway in 1799 Freedom seeking event NJS-EVE-00797 Event Participation