Document Title

ms00108

Document ID

ms00108

Newspaper

Port Gibson Correspondent

Place of Publication

Port Gibson, Mississippi

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

11-15-1822

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

10-28-1822

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Sheafer, J.

Individual ID

ms00142

Gender

M

Height

5'9"

Weight

Stout

Color/Skin

Bright mulatto

Countenace

Agreeable; Instantly smiling; Exceedingly Talkative; Forward

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Messrs. Phillips

Previous Residencies

Georgia

Previous Owner

Yes

Forced Migration

Moved with owner

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

Yes

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Disguise of Status

Pretended to be/passed as free

Capture Location

Jefferson County, Mississippi

Capture Date (in MM-DD-YYYY format)

October 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 Jefferson county, this day, a bright mulatto fellow who calls himself J[illeg.] SHEAFER; has an agreeable and instantly smiling countenance exceedingly talkative and forward.—He has on jean clothing and had a new clasp knife—He owns [illeg.] master but asserts he is free—Says his father was free in the state of Georgia but was hanged for killing a negro—was brought to this country by the Messrs PHILLIPS’ [sic]—5 feet 9 inches high [illeg.] stout made. The owner is required to comply with the law pay charges and take him away. JAMES LOMBARD, Jailor J.[illeg.] Greenville.

Document Type

Article

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