1801 Freedom seeking: Lenor Dunnom

Item

Title
1801 Freedom seeking: Lenor Dunnom
Identifier
NJS-EVE-00806
Source
Runaway ad for Lenor Dunnom
David Brown Jr, "Ten Dollars Reward," Trenton Federalist, January 5, 1802.
Event Description
On November 14, 1801, Lenor Dunnom ran away from her enslaver David Brown of Gloucester County, NJ. Six weeks later, Brown issued a runaway notice offering a reward of 10 dollars for Lenor Dunnom's return.

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Transcript of the source document:

"Ten Dollars Reward.
RAN AWAY from the subscriber, on the 14th of November, a Negro Wench, named Lenor Dunnom, about 22 years of age, not very black, slender built, nimblefooted, one of her thumbs is larger than the other, caused by a felon; one of her eyes is smaller than the other, and has a scar on one of her cheeks. She had on and took with her, a black bonnet, pretty much worn, two callico short gowns, one plaid and the other stripped, and one white ditto one white muslin petticoat, one brown jonespining check't apron, three pair of stockings, 2 of which are white and one blue; one pair of calfskin pumps almost new and a bundle of clothes unknown. The above reward will be given for apprehending and securing the said runaway, if taken within 50 miles of this place, and reasonable charges if brought home.
DAVID BROWN, jun.
Gloucester county, N. Jersey, Dec. 31, 1801. 49 - 3w"
Event Type
Resistance: Freedom seeking
Date
14 November 1801
Primary Participant
Lenor Dunnom (b. 1779)
Enslaver
David Brown Jr
Participant Details
DETAILS FOR PRIMARY PARTICIPANTS:

*** Lenor Dunnom (b. 1779) ***
Role: Runaway
Age: 22
Status: Enslaved
Enslaver(s) of this participant:
- David Brown Jr
Verbatim description from source:
"Negro Wench, named Lenor Dunnam, about 22 years of age, not very black, slender built, nimblefooted, one of her thumbs is larger than the other, caused by a felon; one of her eyes is smaller than the other, and has a scar on one of her cheeks"

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DETAILS FOR OTHER PARTICIPANTS:

David Brown Jr
Role: Enslaver - Advertiser
Record Contributor
Kate Jackson

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