Document Title

ms00099-01

Document ID

ms00099

Newspaper

Port Gibson Correspondent

Place of Publication

Port Gibson, Mississippi

Date of Publication (in MM-DD-YYYY format)

8-2-1822

Date of Creation (in MM-DD-YYYY format)

8-2-1822

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Jim

Individual ID

ms00126

Gender

M

Age

25; 26; 27;28; 29; 30

Height

5'6"

Color/Skin

Yellow

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Jenkins, Thomas

Owner Home

Washington, District of Columbia; Louisiana

Previous Residencies

Washington, District of Columbia

Previous Owner

Not mentioned

Forced Migration

Moved with owner

Date of Escape (in MM-DD-YYYY format)

January 1821

Origin of Escape

Mississippi River

Companions

Fled or captured as a family group of slaves

Armed

No

Means of Escape

Water

Capture Location

Claiborne County, Mississippi

Capture Date (in MM-DD-YYYY format)

August 1822

Contributing Institution

The University of Southern Mississippi. College of Arts and Letters. Department of History.

Metadata Coder

Branstiter, Allan

Date Metadata Coded (in MM-DD-YYYY format)

June 2014

Document Description

Committed. To the Jail of Claiborne county, as runaways, on the 2nd instant, two negroes of the following description, to wit: a man who calls himself JIM, appears to be 25 or 30 years of age, is about 5 feet 5 or 6 inches high, yellowish skin, had a coarse linen shirt and pantaloons. The woman is tall and black says her name is HANNAH, had on a petticoat and jacket of white twilled woolen cloth; and passes for Jim’s wife; she has a singular mark on her right arm, which extends from near the wrist to the elbow, which resembles in appearance a wart, but covers a considerable surface, and is darker than the natural skin. These negroes say they belong to a young man of the name of THOMAS JENKINS, who started in company with a capt.[sic] Hardin from Washington city, about a year ago to settle in the State of Louisiana; that in descending the Mississippi river, their master’s boat was stove [sic], and the child of this woman and they think another boy was drowned, that the last they saw of their master he was holding on to the sawyer that wrecked the boat, that they got on a part of the wreck, which drifted into a narrow channel to the right, by which means they lost sight of her, and have never seen or heard of their master since.—The owner is requested to come forward, prove property, pay charges and take them away. JOS. BRIGGS, Shff.

Document Type

Article

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