1800 Freedom seeking: Matthew Fairfax

Item

Title
1800 Freedom seeking: Matthew Fairfax
Identifier
NJS-EVE-00800
Source
Runaway pickup notice for Matthew Fairfax and Levi Brown
Peter Keenon, "TWO NEGROMEN," Guardian, Or, New-Brunswick Advertiser, March 27, 1801. Loose Newspaper Collection (Ac. 3193). Box 27, Folder 15. Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.
Event Description
Matthew Fairfax escaped in the Chesapeake region in 1800 (or earlier). He had a forged pass from Fairfax County, Virginia. He was later apprehended in Middlesex County, New Jersey. See the related jailing event for Matthew Fairfax for details.
Event Type
Resistance: Freedom seeking
Date
December 1800
Date Certainty
Approximate
Related Place
Middlesex County, NJ
Primary Participant
Matthew Fairfax (b. 1776)
Participant Details
DETAILS FOR PRIMARY PARTICIPANTS:

*** Matthew Fairfax (b. 1776) ***
Role: Runaway
Age: 25
Status: Enslaved
Verbatim description from source:
"MATTHEW FAIKFAX, black, about five feet eight inches high, and about 25 years old, speaks quick, and plays on the violin, had a forged pass, from Fairfax county in Virginia, and from his dialect, supposed to be from Maryland or Virginia"
Record Contributor
Kate Jackson

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Items with "Preceding Event: 1800 Freedom seeking: Matthew Fairfax"
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1801 Jailing: Matthew Fairfax, Levi Brown Event
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Participant Details: Matthew Fairfax as Runaway in 1800 Freedom seeking event NJS-EVE-00800 Event Participation