Slaves in New Jersey – 1882

Chronicling America
Nov 1882

Slaves in New Jersey

Biography of two people who were born in slavery in New Jersey, as they told it to the newspaper reporter.

See below for Link to full article.

Slave Story from New Jersey 1882 001

Slave Story from New Jersey 1882

Thank You.
Jose from Clarkston, Michigan

original newspaper link:

Sacramento daily record-union. (Sacramento [Calif.]), 20 Nov. 1882. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.

By Jose A Munoz

Retired General Motors designer who now works on subjects dealing with genealogy. I create trees using items I find in old Google News Archive newspapers and I contact other tree owners notifying them about the news item concerning their relative and send them a link to the tree I created. I post a screen print of the news item on the tree for others to copy, so that my work will benefit others. Occasionally, I will post about the tree I created or the item that I found, always with a "how to" in-bedded in the post. I want my blog posts to help others with their family trees or with their genealogy experiences.


  1. Wow, what a fascinating article! I didn’t know that the northern Dutch had slaves. These first person accounts are so important. Gosh, this ought to be part of a collection like those compiled during the 30s, some of them collected in Julis Lester’s book To Be a Slave.

    1. I was thinking of you when I first read their story because of your family line. All families had slaves or were slaves; you just have to go back a bit further for some family lines.

      Thanks for stopping by and for the comment.
      Jose from Clarkston, Michigan

      1. It is interesting to think that culture might have had a hand in the slave trade but the following book seems to give a good account of what really drove the trade. —– When I said we all have family ties to slaves; holding or being one I was looking at the larger picture going back dozens of generations.

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