1800 Freedom seeking: Levi Brown

Item

Title
1800 Freedom seeking: Levi Brown
Identifier
NJS-EVE-00801
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
Levi Brown escaped from his enslaver in Pennsylvania in 1800 (or earlier). The name of his enslaver is uncertain. He was later apprehended in Middlesex County, New Jersey. See the related jailing event for Levi Brown for details.
Event Type
Resistance: Freedom seeking
Date
December 1800
Date Certainty
Approximate
Location
Pennsylvania
Related Place
Middlesex County, NJ
Primary Participant
Levi Brown (b. 1781)
Participant Details
DETAILS FOR PRIMARY PARTICIPANTS:

*** Levi Brown (b. 1781) ***
Role: Runaway
Age: 20
Status: Enslaved
Verbatim description from source:
"LEVI BROWN, a mulatto, says he is from Pennsylvania, about five feet eight inches high, stout made, and about 20 years old"
Record Contributor
Kate Jackson

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