Document Title

ms00136

Document ID

ms00136

Creators

R. H. May, false

Newspaper

The Ariel

Place of Publication

Natchez, Mississippi

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

9-19-1825

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

9-12-1825

Language (of the Original Document)

English

Runaway Name

Bob

Individual ID

ms00179

Gender

M

Age

34; 35

Height

5'4"; 5'5"

Color/Skin

Yellow

Injury/Trama

Piece missing from left ear

Chains

No

Literacy

Not Mentioned

Owner Name

Gill, R. M.

Owner Home

Woodville, Mississippi

Previous Residencies

Walnut Hills, Mississippi; Kentucky

Previous Owner

Yes

Forced Migration

Interstate slave trade

Origin of Escape

Woodville, Mississippi

Companions

Fled or captured as an individual

Armed

No

Means of Escape

None mentioned

Capture Location

Adams County, Mississippi

Capture Date (in MM-DD-YYYY format)

September 1825

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 Adams county by Justice Boyer as a runaway on the 15th instant, a negro Man named BOB, says he belongs to R. M. GILL of Woodville, Wilkinson county this state, this boy is about five feet four or five inches high, 34 or 35 years of age, says he was stolen from SHADRICK ROBISON, living near the Walnut Hills, says he was taken up to Kentucky and there sold to JOSHUA LEE, Lee sold him to WILLIAM STEWART, Stewart sold him to Mr. Gill; he is of a yellowish complexion, has a piece taken off his left ear, has on coarse linnen [sic] pantaloons, striped roundabout and coarse cotton shirt. The owner of the above negro is requested to comply with the law and take him out of jail. R. H. MAY, Jailor, A.C. Gum Jail near Washington.

Document Type

Article

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