Memoranda as to Manumission of Slaves
As shown by the Records of the Clerk's Office, of Cumberland County, New Jersey.
Presented by Ex Mayor George Hampton of Bridgeton, N. J.
Date Owner Name of Slave Oct. 20, 1789 Levi Leake, Deerfield Tom Oct. 8, 1790 David Moore, Deerfield Tom Apr. 30, 1790 Exr's. James Sheppard, dec'd, Fairfield Sambo May 4, 1792 Almarin Brooks, Hopewell Jude Apr. 24, 1793 Thomas Maskell, Greenwich Nancy Oct. 13, 1794 ? ? Cuff June 9, 1795 Phebe Bloomfield, Hopewell Festus Dec. 25, 1795 Jona Jarman, Hopewell Nancy Waters Jan. 2, 1796 Tabitha Bacon, Greenwich Pobb Feb. 24, 1796 Thomas Maskell, Greenwich Jack Oct. 7, 1797 Josiah Monger, Stow Creek Judith Jan. 3, 1798 Josiah Seeley, Deerfield Ned Mar. 8, 1798 Thomas Reeves, Hopewell Sylvia or Sin June 14, 1799 Hannah Leake, Deerfield Hanah Wm. Garrison, Esq., Deerfield Richard Mulford, Hopewell Amos Fithian, Fairfield June 15, 1790 Israel Miller, Hopewell Kate Feb. 3, 1801 John Sheppard, Greenwich Rose Wrench Oct. 13, 1801 Amy Moore, Stow Creek Tom Dec. 1, 1801 Charles Bacon, Greenwich Hope Aug. 2, 1803 Isaac Sheppard, Fairfield Anne May 15, 1804 Richard Wood, Greenwich Violet Apr. 12, 1809 Joel Fithian, Stow Creek Mirah Jan. 8, 1800 Michael Swing, Fairfield Adam Brum May 11, 1812 Jeremiah Nixon, Fairfield Flora Augustine Dec. 19, 1812 Robert Ball, Maurice River Caleb Nov. 29, 1812 Lott Randolph, Deerfield Rachel Accoo Mar. 8. 1813 Hannah Leake, Deerfield Dinah Sept. 6, 1813 Ebenezer Elmer, Bridgeton Flora Mar. 3, 1814 Jona Elmer, Bridgeton Dinah Mar. 10, 1812 Joseph Daniel, Downe George Sept. 3, 1808 Ephraim Bishop, Hopewell Titus Rankins Jan. 27, 1818 John Sheppard, Greenwich Mariah Thomas Nov. 23, 1818 James Giles, Bridgeton Henry Walters Mar. 28, 1820 Ruth F. Garrison, Deerfield John Lake Aug. 5, 1815 Exrs. Thos. Reeves, Sr., Hopewell Violet Natus Dec. 14, 1822 Edmund Sheppard, Downe Flora Nov. 8, 1825 Josiah Fithian, Hopewell Parris Scudder Feb. 5, 1827 Levi Bond, Greenwich Rache Feb. 3, 1829 Mary Bacon, Greenwich Mary Lewis
The following items in connection with this subject also appear upon the early records.
April 17, 1804, release and quit-claim of a negro boy, Moses, and girl, Eve, by John Potts Neide of Maurice River to Edith Neide.
John Chance certifies that his slave, Phillis, had a son Caleb Peter, born June 14, 1826, her third child.
Sept. 4, 1813, David Sheppard certifies that a female child named Augur was born of his slave Juno. He also certifies to the birth of a son Enoch to his slave Violet, Aug. 14, 1808, and a boy named Plubius Vergilius (name of mother not given.)
James Godfrey of Maurice River, certifies that on Feb. 7, 1823, Jethro Scudder was born, his mother being Juno, a block slave, the property of Godfry.