Isabel Kaldenbach's Inventory of Black Nantucketers
Sponsored by the Nantucket Historical Association Research Library

Abbreviations: NHA = Nantucket Historical Association, in Peter Foulger Library. NVR = Nantucket Vital Records (in NHA and in Athenaeum). Frank Dorman = unpublished notes from researcher Frank Dorman (in his possession). Negro cemetery = information from headstones in the Coloured or Negro cemetery on Nantucket (near the windmill and behind the Nantucket hospital). "QQ" and "q" simply indicate duplicate entries and are inserted to ease computer data sorting.

Last name First name Occupation Year Source Notes
Amo Phillip   1810 1810 Census - end of alphabet 45, @household of John Simson 21, Clary 27, William 1
Anthony Michael   1804-03 Court 3 p. 89 "Black Man", with force arms "to wit with clubs staves axes swords knives and fists an assault did make on the bodied of David Allen and Daniel Allen two of the Constables of the Town of Nantucket...and did then and there attempt to (refuse???) a prisoner by the name of Jeramiah Virginia. Crim. Ct,  Found guilty, fined $3.33 + court costs of $5.05 and to stand committed until paid. This case immediately followed in the book from Jerry Virginia's case
Anthony Michael   1804-03-29 NVR not id'd. "Michael Antonia" marries Lucy Painter, both of Nantucket
Anthony Michael   1810 1810 Census p. 79 "blk" age 18, living@home Grafton Gardner, wife, 7 children. "Michael Antonia"
Anthony Michael   1828   "coloured man", steals goods from ship. "Michael Antonia"
Anton Andrew   1835-07-12 NVR "Olive Beears" marries Andrew Anton "colored"
Anton Olive   1835-07-12  q NVR "Olive Beears" marries Andrew Anton "colored"  QQ
Antone Andrew   1835-07-12 NVR "Andrew Anton", marries Olive Beers, both "coloured"
Antone Charlotte   1830 1830 Census - black section 19, in household of John Antone QQ
Antone George   1831-07-15 Probate 14 p. 221, 222, 439 not id'd. Writes will leaving all to family in Santa Cruz, Flores, Western Islands.
Antone John   1830 1830 Census - black section 35, head of household with Charlotte 19 there, he is "Alien"
Antone Lucy   1804-03-29  q NVR not id'd. nee Painter. Marries Michael Antone (not id'd)  QQ
Antone Olive   1835-07-12  q NVR nee "Beers", marries "Andrew Anton"  QQ
Antone Peter     Negro cemetery buried near the Godfrey plot but off by himself, no dates readable
Antonia Martin mariner 1828-10 Court 6 p. 625 "coloured man", Commonwealth vs him. B&E on ship owned by Reuben Casby, sloop Union.  "Then and there in the daytime feloniously did take, steal, and carry away the following goods" - 3 white shirts, 3 white handkerchiefs, one waistcoat, 2 pairs mittens, one monkey jacket, 1 check shirt, 1 (unreadable) shirt, 2 colored handkerchiefs, 7 pairs woolen stockings, 1 pair drawers, 1 "Jane Jacket", 1 pair blue trousers, 1 bag, 3 towels - worth $30. Clasby was master of the boat (and it's also listed has his). GJ considers, indicts. He pleads guilty. Ordered that he "be committed to solitary imprisonment three days and confined to hard labor 3 months in the common Gaol." Ct. of Sess
Arnold Violet   1745 backed out from census born, not id'd
Arnold Violet   1810 1810 Census p. 133 "blk" age 65 living@home Charles Russel, wife, 5 kids
Arnold Violet   1830 1830 Census not id'd, in almshouse
Atkins Lucy   1766-01-16  q Frank Dorman married Tobias "Summons"  QQ
Banks John   1829-04-03 NVR citing So. Cong. Church records "Black", marries Sally Borden
Banks John   1829-04-03 NVR citing So. Cong. Church records "black", Sally Borden marries John Banks
Banks John   1830 1830 Census - black section 30, head of household with Sally 25
Banks Sally   1829-04-03  q NVR citing So. Cong. Church records "Black", nee Borden, marries John Banks  QQ
Banks Sally   1829-04-03  q NVR citing So. Cong. Church records "black", Sally Borden marries John Banks  QQ
Banks Sally   1830 1830 Census - black section 25 in household of John 30 QQ
Barber John   1831-05-24 NHA Collection 335 Folder 136 Organization of the African Baptist Church. "The Lord having in his Providence cast the lot of those whose names are hereafter found as the constituent members of the African Baptist Church on this Island, far from the Churches to which some of us formerly belonged we felt it our duty and proceeded to become a distinct Baptist Church." They sent for Seth Emers of MV and Edmund Harris of Hyannis and asked them to help organize the church. In their opinion, after hearing the members relate "Christian Experiences and religions views", they agreed, and they "administered the Lord Supper". Signed John Barber, Charles Godfrey, Rhoda Boston, Sara DeLuce, Charlott Groves, Priscilla Thompson, Mary Marsh, Hanna Boston, Sarah Dennison  QQ
Barbour Ann   1830 1830 Census - black section 28 in household of husband John with Sarah Ann 3 and Rebecca 1 QQ
Barbour Ann   1864-02-27 1830 Census - black section handwritten note: died
Barbour John   1830 1830 Census - black section 30, head of household with Ann his wife 28, Sarah Ann 3, Rebecca 1
Barbour John   1853-12-11 Negro cemetery buried near the Godfrey plot (John Barber)
Barbour John   1853-12-12 1830 Census - black section handwritten note: died
Barbour Rebecca   1830 1830 Census - black section 1, in household of John Barbour 30 and wife Ann 28 and Sarah Ann 3  QQ
Barbour Sarah Ann   1830 1830 Census - black section 3, in household of John Barbour 30 and wife Ann 28, and Rebecca 1 QQ
Barbour Sarah Ann   1835-02-19 Negro cemetery buried near the Godfrey plot, daughter of John and Ann Barber. Age 8 yrs
Barlow ?? mariner 1838-06 Court 8 p. 65 not id'd. James Dennison v. "Barlow mariner defendant". Stole 8 empty barrels, boxes, weights, scales, a show glass, 4 jars, 2 water buckets, & other items.Value is $55 said JD. Def. Default, ct awards $33 + court costs ($15.93) Court of Common Pleas
Barlow Alexander   1803 backing out from Census born, to Isaac and Annis
Barlow Alexander   1830 1830 Census - black section 17, in household of Isaac 50 & Annice 43, Henry 23, Sophronia 20, Alexander 17, Sally 15, Laura Ann 10 Isaac Jr. 9, Sally M (??)  2 QQ
Barlow Annis   1803-02-01 q NVR nee "Corrington", marries Isaac Barlow  QQ
Barlow Annis   1807 back out from census QQ born: son Henry QQ born
Barlow Annis   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 24, in household of Isaac Barlow 32 with wife Annis 24, Henry 3, Sophrona 0, Jacob William 29, George Boag 29, ? Covington 20 QQ
Barlow Annis   1810 back out from census QQ born: daughter Sophronia QQ born
Barlow Annis   1813 back out from census QQ born: son Alexander
Barlow Annis   1815 back out from census QQ born: daughter Sally
Barlow Annis   1820 back out from census QQ born: daughter Laura Ann
Barlow Annis   1821 back out from census QQ born: son Isaac Jr.
Barlow Annis   1828 back out from census QQ born: daughter Sally
Barlow Annis   1830 1830 Census - black section 43, with husband Isaac 50, Henry 23, Sophronia 20, Alexander 17, Sally 15, Laura Ann 10 Isaac Jr. 9, Sally M (??)  2 ("Annice") QQ
Barlow Betsy   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 18, in household of Cato Barlow 70, Judah 22, Judah 1.5, Sally 25 QQ
Barlow Betsy   1811-06-13  q NVR marries "Jery" Peters  QQ
Barlow Cato   1798-10-05 Court 2 p 199 not id'd, plaintiff in suit against Peter Boston QQ
Barlow Cato   1800ish NVR marries "Philis Golding"
Barlow Cato   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 70, head of household with Sally 25, Juday 22, Betsy 18, Judah 1.5
Barlow Henry   1807 backing out from Census born, to Isaac and Annis
Barlow Henry   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 3, in household of Isaac Barlow 32 with wife Annis 24, Henry 3, Sophrona 0, Jacob William 29, George Boag 29, ? Covington 20 QQ
Barlow Henry   1830 1830 Census - black section 23, in household of Isaac 50 & Annice 43, Henry 23, Sophronia 20, Alexander 17, Sally 15, Laura Ann 10 Isaac Jr. 9, Sally M (??)  2 QQ
Barlow Henry   1830-03-09 1830 Census - black section handwritten note: died
Barlow Henry   1838-04-19 Probate 15 p 67, 85-6 Frederick Harris' intestate estate shows a deb to Henry Barlow
Barlow Henry   1838-04-19 Probate 15 p 67, 85-6 mentioned as creditor in Fred Harris' estate QQ
Barlow Henry   1840-10-10 Islander October 10, 1840 has two letters holding for him at post office
Barlow Isaac mariner 1790-10 Court 2 p 56 $ owed to Peter Tolman. Rep'd by atty. Court of Common Pleas
Barlow Isaac mariner 1796-05-11 Court 2 p. ____ "Negro-man" him vs. Elisha Folger, trespass. That Folger "with force & arms (viz) with swords staves fists ropes knives in & upon the sd Isaac Barlow at sea on board the Ship Oliver Branch, Obed Paddock Master, then in the prosecution of a whale Voyage, made an assault and him the sd Isaac then & there did beat wound and evilly treat so that his life was greatly dispaired of." Sues for $200. Is represented by attorney. Not clear how this ends up. Court of Common Pleas
Barlow Isaac   1803-02-01 NVR marries Annis "Corrington"
Barlow Isaac   1807 back out from census QQ born: son Henry
Barlow Isaac   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 32, head of household with wife Annis 24, Henry 3, Sophrona 0, Jacob William 29, George Boag 29, ? Covington 20
Barlow Isaac   1810 back out from census QQ born: daughter Sophronia QQ born
Barlow Isaac   1813 back out from census QQ born: son Alexander
Barlow Isaac   1815 back out from census QQ born: daughter Sally QQ born
Barlow Isaac   1820 back out from census QQ born: daughter Laura Ann QQ born
Barlow Isaac   1821 backing out from Census born, to Isaac and Annis
Barlow Isaac   1821 back out from census QQ born: son Isaac Jr. QQ born
Barlow Isaac   1821-07-06 Deedbook 26 p. 399 not id'd. Heirs of "Godfrey Curranton" (Betsey Guthridge, Isaac Barlow, Annis Barlow, Lydia Pompey, Lurana Penraus - all illliterate except Annis and Lydia) sell to Francis Barnard land in "New Guinea" which Godfrey Curranton had bought from George Freeborn Sept. 24, 1799 and is recorded at Deedbook 17 p. 544
Barlow Isaac   1828 back out from census QQ born: daughter Sally QQ born
Barlow Isaac   1830 1830 Census - black section 50, head of household with Annice his wife 43, Henry 23, Sophronia 20, Alexander 17, Sally 15, Laura Ann 10 Isaac Jr. 9, Sally M (??)  2
Barlow Isaac   1842-08-07 NVR marries Pamela Gardner, "Colord"
Barlow Isaac Jr.   1830 1830 Census - black section 9 in household of Isaac 50 & Annice 43, Henry 23, Sophronia 20, Alexander 17, Sally 15, Laura Ann 10 Isaac Jr. 9, Sally M (??)  2 QQ
Barlow Judah   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 22, in household of Cato Barlow 70, Sally 25, Betsy 18, Judah 1.5 QQ
Barlow Judah (2)   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 1.5, in household of Cato Barlow 70, Sally 25, Judah 22, Betsy 18 QQ
Barlow Laura   1840-10-03 Islander October 3, 1840 has 2 letters holding for her at the post office
Barlow Laura Ann   1820 backing out from Census born, to Isaac and Annis
Barlow Laura Ann   1830 1830 Census - black section 10, in household of Isaac 50 & Annice 43, Henry 23, Sophronia 20, Alexander 17, Sally 15, Laura Ann 10 Isaac Jr. 9, Sally M (??)  2 QQ
Barlow Pamela   1842-08-07  q NVR "colord" Pamela Gardner marries Iaac Barlow  QQ
Barlow Phyllis   1800ish  q NVR "Philis Golding" marries Cato Barlow  QQ
Barlow Sally   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 25, in household of Cato Barlow 70, Judah 22, Betsy 18, Judah 1.5 QQ
Barlow Sally   1815 backing out from Census born, to Isaac and Annis
Barlow Sally   1820-04-29 1807-1829 Town Records in poorhouse, acc. to overseers of poor report
Barlow Sally   1835-04-09  q NVR marries John Vincent, "coloured"  QQ
Barlow Sally (2)   1830 1830 Census - black section 15, in household of Isaac 50 & Annice 43, Henry 23, Sophronia 20, Alexander 17, Sally 15, Laura Ann 10 Isaac Jr. 9, Sally M (??)  2 QQ
Barlow Sally M   1828 backing out from Census born, to Isaac and Annis
Barlow Sally M   1830 1830 Census - black section 2 in household of Isaac 50 & Annice 43, Henry 23, Sophronia 20, Alexander 17, Sally 15, Laura Ann 10 Isaac Jr. 9, Sally M (??)  2 QQ
Barlow Sophronia   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 0, in household of Isaac Barlow 32 with wife Annis 24, Henry 3, Sophrona 0, Jacob William 29, George Boag 29, ? Covington 20 QQ
Barlow Sophronia   1810 backing out from Census born, to Isaac and Annis
Barlow Sophronia   1830 1830 Census - black section 20, in household of Isaac 50 & Annice 43, Henry 23, Sophronia 20, Alexander 17, Sally 15, Laura Ann 10 Isaac Jr. 9, Sally M (??)  2 QQ
Barlow Sophronia     NVR, citing So. Cong. Church "black", married to Patrick Morey, "colored" QQ
Barney Susan   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 33, @household of Essex Boston with wife Sybil 57, George Winslow 12, Lovey Littlefield 7, Paul Littlefield 40, Susan Barney 33, Phillip Tyler 1.5, Robert Hathaway 25, William Davis 35, Sylvia Davis his wife 30
Barrett Lydia   1847-05-23 NVR citing Foulger family records Lydia Barrett marries Henry Bears QQ
Bears Adeline   1830 1830 Census - black section 16, in household with Flora 38 widow, Adeline 16, Braddock 15, Olive 13, Henry 11, Paulina 6, Louisa 3 mos QQ
Bears Adeline   1836-10-02 NVR "colord", marries Manson Morris
Bears Braddock   1830 1830 Census - black section 15, in household with Flora 38 widow, Adeline 16, Braddock 15, Olive 13, Henry 11, Paulina 6, Louisa 3 mos QQ
Bears Braddock   1836-07-24 NVR marries Margaret Gardener "colored"
Bears Braddock mariner 1845-09-06 NVR not id'd, marries Eliza Ann Durfee
Bears Elijah   1840-10-10 Islander October 10, 1840 "Bearse" has letter holding for him at post office
Bears Eliza   1845-09-06  q NVR not id', marries Braddock Bears  QQ
Bears Flora   1813-11-23 NVR "Floro Summons", marries Henry Beers
Bears Flora   1830 1830 Census - black section 38, widow, head of household with Adeline 16, Braddock 15, Olive 13, Henry 11, Paulina 6, Louisa 3 mos.
Bears Flora   1831-09-25 NVR Flora "Bearce" married Francis Martin "colored"
Bears Flora   1869-08-11 1830 Census - black section handwritten note: died
Bears Henry   1789-05-24 NVR born, to John and Olive
Bears Henry mariner 1813-11-23 NVR "Henry Beers", marries Floro Summons
Bears Henry   1817-08-29 NHA 222 folder 1 not id'd."Beers" Power of attorney to wife Floro "Bears"
Bears Henry mariner 1821-05-14 Deedbook 26 p. 337 "Blackman" "Beers" sells dwelling house he bought from Sam Parker and land he bought from John Thomas to Isaac Coffin. Land is in Newtown, neighbors are Laban Russell, Essex Boston
Bears Henry mariner 1821-11 Court 5 p. 461 "mariner black man", Abial Hussey widow v. him, plea of case, promissory note, def. default. $49.08 plus earlier $60. Court of Common Pleas.
Bears Henry (2)   1824 1830 Census - black section born, per handwritten note
Bears Henry (2)   1847-05-23 NVR citing Foulger family records marries Lydia Barrett
Bears Henry (3)   1830 1830 Census - black section 11, in household with Flora 38 widow, Adeline 16, Braddock 15, Olive 13, Henry 11, Paulina 6, Louisa 3 mos QQ
Bears John   1788-09-07 Court 2 weddings [placeholder - may not be black], married Olive Franco, not id'd, spelled Beer
Bears John   1791-06-23 NVR born, to John and Olive
Bears Louisa   1830 1830 Census - black section 3 mos., in household with Flora 38 widow, Adeline 16, Braddock 15, Olive 13, Henry 11, Paulina 6, Louisa 3 mos QQ
Bears Lydia   1847-05-23 NVR citing Foulger family records Lydia Barrett marries Henry Bears QQ
Bears Margaret   1836-07-24 NVR "colored", Margaret Gardner marries Braddock Bears
Bears Olive   1788-09-07 q Court 2 weddings [placeholder - may not be black], John Beer not id'd married Olive Franco  (in NVR she is identified as "Olive Francis")  QQ
Bears Olive   1835-07-12 NVR "Olive Beears" marries Andrew Anton "colored"
Bears Olive   1835-07-12  q NVR nee "Beers", marries "Andrew Anton"  QQ
Bears Olive   1840-10-30 Negro cemetery spells it Bearse, age 80
Bears Olive (2)   1817-03-21 1830 Census - black section born, per handwritten note
Bears Olive (2)   1830 1830 Census - black section 13, in household with Flora 38 widow, Adeline 16, Braddock 15, Olive 13, Henry 11, Paulina 6, Louisa 3 mos QQ
Bears Paulina   1823-06-30 1830 Census - black section born, per handwritten note
Bears Paulina   1830 1830 Census - black section 6, in household with Flora 38 widow, Adeline 16, Braddock 15, Olive 13, Henry 11, Paulina 6, Louisa 3 mos QQ
Bell Amanda   1830 1830 Census - black section 6, in household of Susan Bell QQ
Bell Charlotte   1850-08-30 NHA 84 folder 29 admitted to African Baptist Church QQ
Bell Susan   1830 1830 Census - black section head of household with Amanda 6
Bell Susan   1844-10-30  q NVR (not id'd), married James W. Pompey  QQ
Bennet Lucy   1828ish NVR citing Foulger family records "coloured," marries John Johnson QQ
Bennett John W.   1830 1830 Census - black section 11, @household of John Johnson 27 & wife Lucy 31
Bennett Lucy   1820-04-29 1807-1829 Town Records receives town aid $1.27
Bennett Olive   1830 1830 Census - black section 65, widow, in household alone
Bennett Olive   1840-10-31 1830 Census - black section handwritten note: died "S.Pox" (smallpox?)
Berry Antonia   1810 Court records p. 21 [placeholder - may not be black] - lawsuit of Charlotte Tyler. Only he and his wife, no one else (name is spelled Barey)
Berry Eliza   1834-07-07 Frank Dorman citing deedbook 33 p. 469 William Boston sells his sister Eliza Berry one half of a dwelling house he had inherited from their dad, sells for $300 QQ
Berry Eliza   1834-07-07 Deedbook 33 p. 469 "coloured" wife of Lewis, buys half of dwelling house and land from William Boston QQ
Berry Eliza   1834ish back out from Dorman QQ born: son Lewis
Berry Eliza   1834ish q Frank Dorman nee Boston, married Lewis Berry (Dorman says 1837ish but by 1834 she's referred to as Eliza Berry, I believe)   QQ
Berry Eliza   1836-07-12 Frank Dorman, citing deedbook 35 p. 423 as heirs-at-law of Freeborn Boston, William and his two sisters Eliza Berry and Charlotte Groves, execute an agreement as to distribution of their inheritance QQ
Berry Eliza   1836-08-22 Frank Dorman, citing deedbook 37 p. 404-5 William Boston buys out Eliza Berry's share in the house they had just divvied up, for $300 QQ
Berry Eliza   1841ish back out from Dorman QQ born: son Isaac
Berry Eliza   1843-12-06 back out from Dorman QQ born: daughter Mary
Berry Eliza   1848-07-05 back out from Dorman QQ born: daughter Sarah Ann
Berry Eliza domestic 1860 Frank Dorman, citing Census lives alone on Nantucket, employed as domestic
Berry Eliza servant 1870 Frank Dorman, citing Census live in servant of William Star
Berry Eliza   1877-12-28 Probate 21 p. 54 not id'd. Will.  All to niece and nephew kids of sister Charlotte Groves (Elizabeth Stevens and Phebe Talbot both of Brooklyn, Charles and William Groves "residence unknown"). Joseph Macy exector. Witnesses: Andrew Myrick, Charles Swain, Harriet Kelly
Berry Eliza   1880 Frank Dorman, citing Census living alone, but described as a widow
Berry Eliza   1883-06-19 Frank Dorman died on Nantucket
Berry Eliza     Frank Dorman kids with husband Lewis: Lewis, Isaac, Mary R., Sarah Ann
Berry Isaac   1841ish Frank Dorman, citing 1850 Census born, to Eliza and Lewis Barry
Berry Isaac   1875ish Frank Dorman, citing George Worth's "Reminiscences" vol. 12 p.89 killed his father Lewis Berry in San Francisco QQ
Berry Lewis   1802ish back out from Census born,
Berry Lewis   1830 1830 Census - black section 28, in household of Westly 22, listed as Lewis Barry
Berry Lewis   1837-07-08 NVR "black", married Eliza Boston
Berry Lewis   1837ish Frank Dorman QQ born: son Lewis
Berry Lewis   1841ish back out from Dorman QQ born: son Isaac
Berry Lewis   1842-03-03 Probate 16 p. 33, 47, 50-52, 113, 125, 126, 193, 194, 199, 200, 210-11 gets money from estate of Wiliam Boston for funeral expenses QQ
Berry Lewis mariner 1843-12-06 NVR QQ born: daughter Mary
Berry Lewis labourer 1848-07-04 NVR QQ born: daughter Sarah Ann
Berry Lewis whitewasher 1850 Frank Dorman, citing Census is a whitewasher and owns property worth $500
Berry Lewis   1853-01-12 Probate 19 p. 122-127, 446-449 witnesses Absalom Boston's will QQ
Berry Lewis   1875ish Frank Dorman, citing George Worth's "Reminiscences" died. In the '50s or so he moved to San Francisco, where he worked as a whitewasher, driver, and sexton of Zion Church.  Worth's book says on p.89 of vol. 12: "Louis Berry Killed in Sleep By His Son. Isaac Berry Supposed to be Insane.  The remains of Lewis Berry the aged colored man who was brutally murdered at about 2:00 Tuesday morning by his QQ born: son Isaac, a man 33 years of age, were interred yesterday with the ceremonies befiting the sad occasion. The obsequies were held in the African M.E. Zion church.  The deceased was QQ born and reared in Maryland, but emigrated to Nantucket about 1830 with a brother named Wesley. He resided at that famous old whaling port until 1852. The results of his labors in San Francisco for the first three years after his arrival, amounting to about $2000, were swept away by a business failure.  He subsequently acquired considerable means from his calling, that of whitener. At the time the Unitarian Society sold their church to the Zion church he advanced $2500 of the payment. He leaves his wife and two daughters at Nantucket. Isaac is in San Francisco"
Berry Lewis     Frank Dorman kids with wife Eliza: Lewis, Isaac, Mary R., Sarah Ann
Berry Lewis (2)   1837ish Frank Dorman born, to Lewis and Eliza
Berry Lewis (2)   1877 Frank Dorman, citing George Worth's "Reminiscences" died insane in Stockton, Cal.
Berry Lucy   1810 Court records p. 21 [placeholder - may not be black] - lawsuit of Charlotte Tyler. Only she and husband, no one else. Name is spelled Barey qq
Berry Mary   1843-12-06 NVR born, to Eliza and Lewis Barry
Berry Sarah Ann   1848-07-04 NVR born, to Eliza and Lewis Barry
Berry Susan   1841-06 1837-1884 Court p. 334 not id'd. Title settlement. Thaddeus Coleman v Absalom Boston. West Monomoy land, bounded by Susan Berry. Does not appear to have house. AB loses quitclaim & he and wife are told to sign over the deed + costs (split 50/50 between Coleman and Boston). Coleman objects to having to have a quitclaim, and that's ok'd. Defendant is not recorded as default. CCP QQ
Berry Wesley   1802 back out from census born,
Berry Wesley   1830 1830 Census - black section 22, head of household with Lewis 28, listed as Westly Barry
Berry Wesley   1835-11-08 NVR "coloured", marries Mary Marsh
Berry Wesley   1842-03-05 Inquirer March 5, 1842 Inquirer reprints the text of the resolution offered by Rev. William Serrington. Wesley Berry, William Harris "and others" spoke.  Resolution text: "Resolved, That whereas the law of this Commonwealth, in reference to the privilege of education in our town schools, makes no distinction in relation to the complexion or symmetry of its inhabitants, it is therefore the judgement of the oppressed portion of the citizens of Nantucket, that it is their right, and they ought to claim, and do desire to enjoy, among other rights, the right of having their youth educated in the same schools which are common to the more favored members of this community."  The resolution is advocated by William Robinson, CD Brown, ad others, and unanimously adopted. Then it is voted that a committee of three be appointed to have the proceedings of this meeting, with an address to the citizens of Nantucket, published in the Nantucket Inquirer and Islander, and it is
Berry Wesley   1846   runs for selectman
Berry Wesley   1848-07-05 Probate 17 p. 354 executes Edward Pompey's will QQ
Berry Wesley   1883-04-25 NHA 37 folder 118 unidentified clipping carries report of his death on April 25, 1883.  Was from NJ, came with borther Lewis (who weas killed by insane son in San Francisco. Kept sailor boarding house, zelous antislavery writer
Berry Wesley   1885-06-21 Probate 21 p. 553-4 Not id'd. Will.  Has real estate in an upland lot and wants it sold to pay expenses. All rest, including house, to wife Mary Berry during her life. After her death Mary Ann Crocker (niece) gest use of house adjoining dwelling as well as kitchen privileges. Main part of dwelling goes to Mary Ann's daughter Sarah Rebecca Crocker. She also gets furnishings to own after wife dies. If Sarah Rebecca survives her mother, marries and has kids, she gets the hole of estate. If she dies before her mom and has kids, her heirs get all. If she dies before her mom and has no kids, Town of Nantucket gets it all.  "My will is that this property shal not be liable for the debts of said Mary Ann Crocker or Sarah Rebecca Crocker, but go to the descendants of either if any. I feel that I have not enough property to give anything to Joseph Simmons or Richard Simmons brothers to Mary Ann Crocker". Executor and Witnesses: nothing significant
Blush Delia   1830 1830 Census among blacks listed in asylum at Quayse, age 12
Blush Larinda   1830 1830 Census among blacks listed in asylum at Quayse, age 25
Blush Sally   1810 1810 Census p. 13 "blk", age 9, living@home Thomas Barnard, wife, 5 kids
Blush William   1830 1830 Census among blacks listed in asylum at Quayse, age 7
Boag George   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 29, @household of Isaac Barlow 32 with wife Annis 24, Henry 3, Sophrona 0, Jacob William 29, George Boag 29, ? Covington 20
Boaz William   1727-03-28 _______ Court, p. ____ "an Indian" laborer is defendant in a case brought by Moses Nahinimons, another Indian in a plea of case. Court of Common Pleas. Maybe related to George Boag?
Bond Francis   1821-08-26 NVR "Colored", marries Remembrance Cuff
Bond Remembrance   1821-08-26 q NVR Remembrance Cuff marries Francis Bond, "colored" QQ
Borden Catherine     Negro cemetery daughter Nathaniel and Deborah Borden
Borden Deborah   1834-10-19  q NVR nee Cook, marries Nathaniel Borden  QQ
Borden Elizabeth   1798ish  q NVR not id'd, "Elizabeth Capee", marries "Simon Burden"  QQ
Borden Elizabeth   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 42, in household of Simeon Borden 37 with wife Elizabeth 42, John Kapee 23, Joseph Kapee 22, Lydia Borden 10, Sukey Borden 7, Sally M 5, Elisa 3, Simeon 2, George Carter 50 QQ
Borden Elizabeth   1830 1830 Census - black section 61, widow, head of household with Nathaniel 22 and William A. 19
Borden Elizabeth     Negro cemetery buried in Warren/ Brown/Tasco/Harris/Borden/Dennison plots
Borden Elysa   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 3, in household of Simeon Borden 37 with wife Elizabeth 42, John Kapee 23, Joseph Kapee 22, Lydia Borden 10, Sukey Borden 7, Sally M 5, Elisa 3, Simeon 2, George Carter 50 QQ
Borden Eunice   1826-06-25 q NVR not id'd, marries Manuel Enos ("a Porgueuese of Floris"), daughter of Henry and Abigail Guild
Borden George   1830 1830 Census - black section 50, living alone
Borden Lucretia   1835-08-16  q NVR William Borden marries Lucretia Cuff "coulard"  QQ
Borden Lydia   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 10, in household of Simeon Borden 37 with wife Elizabeth 42, John Kapee 23, Joseph Kapee 22, Lydia Borden 10, Sukey Borden 7, Sally M 5, Elisa 3, Simeon 2, George Carter 50 QQ
Borden Nathaniel   1830 1830 Census - black section 22, in household of Elizabeth Borden widow 61 with William 19 QQ
Borden Nathaniel   1834-10-19 NVR not id'd, marries Deborah Cook
Borden Nathaniel   1836-05-14 1836-05-14 Inquirer is secretary of the colored temperence meeting at the African Baptist Meeting House
Borden Sally   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 5, in household of Simeon Borden 37 with wife Elizabeth 42, John Kapee 23, Joseph Kapee 22, Lydia Borden 10, Sukey Borden 7, Sally M 5, Elisa 3, Simeon 2, George Carter 50 QQ
Borden Sally   1829-04-03  q NVR citing So. Cong. Church records "Black", marries John Banks  QQ
Borden Simon   1789 NVR not id'd, "Elizabeth Capee", marries "Simon Burden"
Borden Simon blacksmith 1804-05-26 Deedbook 22 p. 341 not id'd. Buys land in West Monomoy shares from Richard and Josiah Coffin, Christopher Coffin. Neighbors are own land, commons. sold May 26, 1804 but not recorded until August 20, 1813
Borden Simon blacksmith 1807-04-10 Deedbook 22 p. 10 not id'd. Buys land "a little to the southward of Timothy Swains Mill and...adjoining the South Side of the Burying Ground that belongs to the Black People or People of Color" from William Worth. Sale is made April 10, 1807 but not recorded until Sept. 17, 1811
Borden Simon   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 37, head of household with wife Elizabeth 42, John Kapee 23, Joseph Kapee 22, Lydia Borden 10, Sukey Borden 7, Sally M 5, Elisa 3, Simeon 2, George Carter 50. "Simeon"
Borden Simon blcksmith 1813-08-20 Deedbook 22 p. 341 sells to Richard Mitchell land he bought from Coffins in West Monomoy. Wife (illiterate) also signs -- good example of quitclaiming dower rights too
Borden Simon   1819-11 Court 5 p. 285 "blackman" [need to look up]
Borden Simon (2)   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 2, in household of Simeon Borden 37 with wife Elizabeth 42, John Kapee 23, Joseph Kapee 22, Lydia Borden 10, Sukey Borden 7, Sally M 5, Elisa 3, Simeon 2, George Carter 50 QQ
Borden Simon (2)   1810 1810 Census - end of alphabet (no age) @household of Daniel Garlow 44 wife Anstress 42, Sukey 14, Rowland 12, Simon Borden (no age), Joseph 8, George 6, James 4, Nathaniel 20, Daniel 18.
Borden Sukey   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 7, in household of Simeon Borden 37 with wife Elizabeth 42, John Kapee 23, Joseph Kapee 22, Lydia Borden 10, Sukey Borden 7, Sally M 5, Elisa 3, Simeon 2, George Carter 50 qq
Borden William   1830 1830 Census - black section 19, in household of Elizabeth Borden widow 61 with Nathaniel 22 QQ
Borden William   1835-08-16 NVR William Borden marries Lucretia Cuff "coulard"
Borden William ? 1836-02-04 Deedbook 34 p. 507 not id'd, buys land in West Monomoy from James Dennison QQ
Boston Absalom   1785ish Frank Dorman born, to Seneca and Thankfull Boston on Nantucket. Married 1st Mary Sprywood, 2nd Phebe (Williams) Spriggins, 3rd Hannah Cooke
Boston Absalom   1808-01-07 NVR married 1st wife Mary Sprywood
Boston Absalom   1809 Frank Dorman, citing Stackpole collection folder 1013 ships out on whaleship Thomas
Boston Absalom   1809 NHA oversize, collection 381 Absalom Boston listed in to be crew of Thomas
Boston Absalom   1809 NHA 335 folder 1013 Absalom Boston listed in crew of whaleship Thomas, 1809-1811
Boston Absalom   1809-11-3 Frank Dorman mentioned in Freeborn Boston's estate divvying up QQ
Boston Absalom   1809ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: son Charles
Boston Absalom   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 25, head of household with wife Polly 22, Charles 1.
Boston Absalom mariner 1812-03-07 Deedbook 22 p. 168 Division among Freeborn's heirs: Mary Douglas, Reuben, Absalom, Thomas, Joseph Boston ("Black men") tract of land and house in Newtown that Seneca Boston built and where Mary Douglas now lives. QQ
Boston Absalom mariner 1812-03-12 Deedbook 22 p.69 "Black man" buys from Thomas Boston a tract of land "in the middle of one of the shares of West Monomoy in New Town" which had been owned by brother Freeborn and exchanged for land of Seneca's estate
Boston Absalom mariner 1812-03-12 Deedbook 22 p. 71 "Black Man" buys land from Reuben Boston on West Monomoy Shares where dad Seneca had built dwelling house. Adjoins own lad, Thomas Boston
Boston Absalom   1812-03-13 Frank Dorman citing deed 22 p. 69, 71 purchases two lots in West Monomoy shares from his brothers Reuben and Thomas for a total of $56
Boston Absalom   1812-04-02 Probate 5 p. 274 Because his prime heir Freeborn is dead before his estate is all settled, Seneca Boston's real estate is divided up among Thomas Boston, Absalom Boston, Reuben Boston, Maria Boston
Boston Absalom   1814-01-09 NVR citing So. Cong. Church married Phebe Spriggins "black" as his 2nd wife, she's nee Williams and he's her 2nd husband.
Boston Absalom   1815ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: son Henry
Boston Absalom   1817-2 backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Caroline
Boston Absalom crewman 1820 Frank Dorman citing Stackpole Collection folder 994 was a crewman on the whaling ship Independence
Boston Absalom   1820-01-06 Frank Dorman citing deedbook 25 p. 387 sells land bounded by Mary Douglass to John Macy for $300. One exception to this contract is the land his wife Phebe inherited from her mother Priscilla Paul QQ
Boston Absalom   1820-01-06 Deedbook 28 p. 419 Not id'd. John Macy quitclaims land from Absalom for payment of promissory note
Boston Absalom   1820-01-06 Deedbook 26 p. 386-7 witnesses deed from Philip Tyler to John Macy
Boston Absalom mariner 1820-09-14 Deedbook 26 p. 155 Absalom Boston, not id'd, lends a mortgage to Daniel Gardner for house and land in New Guinea owned by late father Daniel Gardner.  Made Sept. 14, 1820, discharged Feb. 22, 1823
Boston Absalom   1820-10 1807-1879 County Commsn. Rec. p. 99 not id'd. Petitions for license to keep public house.  No objection being made, it is granted. It appears it's a three way deal -- Absalom "recognized in sum 66-66 2/3, and David Giles and Uriah Gardner each 33-33 1/3 - (huh??)
Boston Absalom   1821 NHA 335 folder 996 William Sirley signs lay over to Absalom Boston
Boston Absalom   1822? (undated) NHA 335 folder 994 Poem about the Industry
Boston Absalom   1822-05-12 Frank Dorman Industry sails with all black crew. Ship returns in 6 months  but with only 70 barrels of oil. The voyage didn't pay for itself and Industry had to be auctioned to pay debts.  Frank Dorman says that after this, Boston left whaling and devoted rest of life to commercial activities on land
Boston Absalom   1822-10-01 Inquirer Oct. 1, 1822 letter is holding for him
Boston Absalom   1823 NHA 335 folder 994 is listed as crew in the wharf book of Independence, which sailed 1820-1823
Boston Absalom   1823-02-22 Deedbook buys land from Daniel Gardner that previously belonged to John Pompey
Boston Absalom   1825-03-26 Deedbook Jeffrey Simmons deeds land to Trustees of Afrcan School (Absalom & Peter Boston, Michael DeLuce, Charles Godfrey) QQ
Boston Absalom   1826 NHA 334 folder 119 Ship Indepndence, 1826-1829, lists an "indenture" with Absalom Boston (what does that mean?)
Boston Absalom   1826-05 NHA 335 folder 59 contract with a number of whites (maybe proprietors?) to drive cows every day from May through October. Signed
Boston Absalom   1826-11-10 NHA Collection 334 folder 119 Absalom Boston purchases a quarter share of Joseph Peterson's lay for $45. Peterson is illiterate, signs with a Mark. Peterson is to go on a whaling voyage on Independence, bound for Cape Horn.  The signing over of lays is so standardized that there are printed forms with blanks to fill in.
Boston Absalom   1827-08-25 NVR married Hannah Cooke as his 3rd wife
Boston Absalom   1827ish Court 6 Court p. 334 Thaddeus Coleman v. him. (Court of Common Pleas?)
Boston Absalom   1827ish Court 6 p. 556 not id'd, vs. Daniel Gardner. (Court of Common Pleas?)
Boston Absalom   1828ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Phebe Ann
Boston Absalom   1829-06-24 NHA 56 folder 15 witnesses several signings of crew onto shipping papers of "Enterprise"
Boston Absalom   1830 1830 Census 44, head of household with Hannah his wife (33), Charles 22, Henry 15, Caroline 12, Phebe Ann 2
Boston Absalom   1830 NHS 118 folder 37 signs as surety for subpoena
Boston Absalom ? 1830-05-14 Deedbook 31 p. 159 buys land in Newtown from Barnabas Coffin & Barnabas Swain
Boston Absalom   1830-07-07 NHA 37 folder 118 Absalom and Charles Boston sign as sureties for Manual (also later called Emmanual) Simons. Trial to be held in dwelling house of Judge John Conway, plea of case. All sign
Boston Absalom   1830-09-09 Frank Dorman, citing 1830-09-9 Inquirer Whaling ship Loper returns, with an almost all black crew, carrying 2,280 barrels of oil.  Absalom Boston and Samuel Harris "mounted on horses and carrying boarding knives for swords, led a parade, followed by the crew, shouldering harpoons, whale-spades, lances and other tools of the trade"
Boston Absalom   1831 NHS 118 folder 37 signs as surety for subpoena
Boston Absalom ? 1831-02-16 Deedbook 31 p. 158 buys land in Newtown from Obed Macy
Boston Absalom ? 1831-02-16 Deedbook 31 p. 160 buys land in W. Monomoy from Husseys, Folgers, Bunkers, Russell
Boston Absalom   1831-04-25 NHA 37 folder 118 Signs surety for "cullord man" mariner Nathan Phillips, plea of case
Boston Absalom yeoman 1831-10 Court 7 p.160 not id'd. Summons, Marsh, Cooper, Tyler, Harris, Valentine, Peters all trustees of African Baptist Church vs Boston, Godfrey, Deluce. Trespass. On Aug. 29, "with force and arms broke and entered the Church ...there being in that part of Nantucket called New Town, bounded west by Pleasant Street, North by home of John and Davis Gorham, East by land of Michael Douglas, and South by small highway, and broke and destroyed the Lock...and kept the plaintiffs from the use, possession and improvement of said church." Plaintiffs default. Court of Common Pleas (NOT Ct. of Sess)
Boston Absalom   1832-08-03 Deedbook 32 p. 396-397 not id'd. Sells land in Newtown to Thomas Macklin adjoining Macklin's property that he had bought from Frederick Quoin
Boston Absalom   1832ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: son AF
Boston Absalom trader 1833-07-08 Deedbook 33 p. 87 not id'd. buys homestead of deceased Daniel Gardner, in Newtown, from James Gardner
Boston Absalom trader 1835-06 NHA __ folder __, unidentified clipping Official notice of the intent to divide land he owns as tenant in common in Newtown (neighbor Samuel harris, highways, Zaccheus Hussey) -- he owns 3/7 of it (must be Freeborn division)
Boston Absalom   1835-06  ?? Court 7 p. 437 not id'd, vs. Daniel Gardner. $60 debt, def default. $78.09 to Boston and court fees of $9.25. (Court of Common Pleas?)
Boston Absalom Master Mariner" 1835-08-03 Deedbook 34 p. 287 not id'd, buys land in Newtown from Edward Macy
Boston Absalom   1836 backed out from census QQ born: son Oliver
Boston Absalom   1836 ?? NHA 334 folder 61 witnesses signing on of Abel Norcross (black?) onto the ship "Charles & Henry" that sailed 1836-1840
Boston Absalom merchant 1836-09-15 Deedbook 36 p. 4 not id'd, buys land in Newtown from George Gardner
Boston Absalom   1836ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: son Oliver
Boston Absalom   1837? Deedbook 37 p. 310 [sells land to Isiah Nicholson - did not have time to investigate]
Boston Absalom   1837? Deedbook 37 p. 283 [buys land from Samuel Tuck - did not have time to investigate]
Boston Absalom trader 1837-10 Court 8 p. 5 not id'd. Petition for partition of tenancy in common of tract of land "in that part of Nantucket called Newtown. Bounded by lands of Samuel Harris, Zacheus Hussey, heirs of Daniel Gardner and unknown others on the other side. Who's he asking to sever from? Don't know. AB promulgates notice and they decide he gets that land, plus 3/7th of the "dwelling house consisting Chamber, West Room and Sinque (??) room beginning at the east side of the north door with a privilege of said door and stairs to the West chamber." (Court of Common Pleas?)
Boston Absalom   1837ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: son Thomas
Boston Absalom   1838-04-19 Probate 15 p 67, 85-6 mentioned as creditor in Fred Harris' estate
Boston Absalom   1839 Deedbook 39 p. 233 [sells land to Henry Weaver - did not have time to investigate]
Boston Absalom   1839-02-11 Town records p. 118 not id'd, runs for selectman, gets one vote
Boston Absalom   1839-02-11 Town records p. 118 on same day as he runs for Selectman, also runs for school committee. Gets one vote
Boston Absalom trader 1839-10-04 Deedbook 39 p. 492 not id'd buys land from Sam Colburn in Newtown
Boston Absalom merchant 1840-06 Court 8 p. 218 not id'd. v. Isaiah Nicholson merchant. Case. Promissory note $53.43 + interest. Def default, AB gets $53.43. Court of Common Pleas
Boston Absalom yeoman 1841-06 Court 7 p. 334 not id'd. Title settlement. Thaddeus Coleman v him. West Monomoy land, bounded by Susan Berry. Does not appear to have house. AB loses quitclaim & he and wife are told to sign over the deed + costs (split 50/50 between Coleman and Boston). Coleman objects to having to have a quitclaim, and that's ok'd. Defendant is not recorded as default. Court of Common Pleas
Boston Absalom   1841ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Sarah
Boston Absalom   1842-03-03 Probate 16 p. 33, 47, 50-52, 113, 125, 126, 193, 194, 199, 200, 210-11 gets money from estate of William Boston for funeral expenses QQ
Boston Absalom   1845 Frank Dorman petitions to have daughter admitted to high school; she is admitted but died four years later QQ
Boston Absalom   1845-09-3 Town Records 1845-1846 p. 53-54 Town Meeting is called "To see what order the Town will take, in relation to an action brought by Phebe Ann Boston, by her father and next friend, for depriving her of the advantages of Public School Instruction."  No action, though usual resolutions offered by John Shaw and Andrew Macy to try to get town on record as racist.
Boston Absalom   1853-01-12 Probate 19 p. 122-127, 446-449 Will.  All to wife Hannah for her life, use and disposal. After her death any property remaining to be divided equally among his kids. But if wife marries again, she takes her dower at law and the rest is divided equally among his kids. Executrix: wife Hannah. Witnesses Barz. Burdett, Lewis Berry, Geo. Cobb. Probated June 10, 1855. Caroline Clough, Thomas Boston, Oliver Boston ask to be appointed executors. Appraisial of estate has two houses with outhouses and land, A Store, mowing lot, and garden, all on York or Pleasant Streets. Furniture includes household furnishings
Boston Absalom   1853-06-06 Frank Dorman died
Boston Absalom   1855-06-2 1810 Census handwritten note: died
Boston Absalom   1855-06-23 1855-06-23 Inquirer letter is holding for him
Boston Absalom (2)   1832ish Frank Dorman born, to Absalom and Hannah
Boston Absalom (2)   1836-04-3 Frank Dorman died
Boston Absalom (2)   1858-12-30 Probate 20 p. 11 appears to have no real estate.  Sale of furniture is done for his estate
Boston Absalom (2)     Negro cemetery son of AF Boston
Boston Alice   1826-04-13 q Frank Dorman nee Howard, married William Boston in New Bedford. She's from New Bedford  QQ
Boston Alice   1826ish Frank Dorman QQ born: son Olando
Boston Alice     Frank Dorman children with husband William: Olando, Male
Boston Amy   1811-06-09 q Frank Dorman Amy Gardner married Essex Boston, his 3rd wife  QQ
Boston Amy   1814 Frank Dorman died on Nantucket in the spring, age 64
Boston Ann   1832-09-23 q Frank Dorman nee ___, married Benajah Boston (her 2nd husband), her first was Nathaniel Martin  QQ
Boston Ann   1834ish Frank Dorman born, to Benajah and Ann
Boston Ann   1850 Frank Dorman, citing Census was living with family of Francis M. Gardner on Nantucket (maybe a servant)
Boston Ann   1857-09-08 q Frank Dorman nee Boston, married Robert Tweedy (not id'd)  QQ
Boston Ann   1857-09-28 q Frank Dorman married Robert Tweedy  QQ
Boston Ann     Frank Dorman kids with husband Benajah: Benajah C., Ann L.
Boston Anna   1869 q Frank Dorman nee ______, married Thomas Boston  QQ
Boston Avalina   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 14, in household of Reuben 39 & wife Sylva 40, Avalina 14, Henry 10, Maria 7, Susan 4, Emmely 3 QQ
Boston Benajah   1799 Frank Dorman born, on Nantucket to Peter and Rhoda Boston
Boston Benajah   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 11, in household of Peter 48 & Rhoda 37, Prissilla 8, Mahala 7, Mary Ann 3, Joseph Bennett 23 QQ
Boston Benajah   1824-09-21 Deedbook 28 p. 99 witnesses Peter Boston's deed QQ
Boston Benajah   1824-09-21 Deedbook 28 p. 99 witnesses deed from Peter Boston to Isaac Coffin QQ
Boston Benajah mariner 1827-07-30 Deedbook 29 p. 301 not id'd. Sells her piece of his house which he'd bought from Essex Boston
Boston Benajah mariner 1827-08-15 Deedbook 29 p. 305 not id'd. Mortgages land in Newtown to Peleg Ray. Peter Boston now lives there.  Discharged in 1830 or 1831 (notation is barely readable
Boston Benajah   1830 1830 Census 31, in household of Peter (68) and wife Rhoda (56) QQ
Boston Benajah trader 1832 Frank Dorman, citing deedbook 32 p. 24-25 Peter Boston buys property owned by son Benajah for $800, then resells that same property to his daughter Priscilla Thompson for same amount QQ
Boston Benajah   1832-09-23 Frank Dorman married Ann Martin on Nantucket
Boston Benajah   1834-09-13 Frank Dorman, citing military records enlists in New Bedford for 3 years in Navy as Ordinary Seman.  Served on Receiving Ships Ohio and North Carolina, as well as USS Brooklyn, King Philip and Wyandanch. Was discharged as Ordinary Seaman on July 31, 1865
Boston Benajah   1834ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Ann
Boston Benajah   1837-04-30 NVR citing So. Cong. Church "coloured" married Lydia Pompey, 2nd wife, on Nantucket
Boston Benajah   1838? Deedbook 38 p. 149 [sells land to Frederick Quinn - did not have time to investigate] QQ
Boston Benajah   1838? Deedbook 38 p. 149 Frederick "Quoin" [buys land from Rhoda Boston, Benajah Boston, Mahala Collins - did not have time to investigate] QQ
Boston Benajah   1838-1 backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Lydia
Boston Benajah coaster 1850 Frank Dorman, citing Census listed
Boston Benajah   1854-12-04 Frank Dorman died on Nantucket, buried in colored cemetery
Boston Benajah     Frank Dorman kids with wife Ann: Benajah C., Ann L.
Boston Benajah     Frank Dorman kid with wife Lydia: Lydia H.
Boston Benajah     Negro cemetery  
Boston Benajah (2)   1834ish Frank Dorman born, to Benajah and Ann
Boston Benajah (2)   1865-07-31 Frank Dorman, citing military records discharged from Navy
Boston Benajah (2)   7/15/1914 Frank Dorman applies for military pension, lives in NY
Boston Benajah (2)   5/3/1926 Frank Dorman died in Rock Island, IL
Boston Caroline   1770ish Frank Dorman born, to Essex and Tabitha Boston
Boston Caroline   1796-05-14 q NVR citing So. Cong. Church married Rodolphus Harden  QQ
Boston Caroline (2)   1810 1810 Census 12, in household of Absalom 44 and wife Hannah 33, Charles 22, Henry 15, Phebe Ann 2  QQ
Boston Caroline (2)   1810 1810 Census handwritten note id's her as "Clough"
Boston Caroline (2)   1818ish Frank Dorman born, to Absalom and Phebe (??? This must be a mistake, is older than that and alive in 1810 - unless there are two)
Boston Caroline (2)   1839-07-18 q NVR citing Am Soc. of Friends (church) "coloured" married James Clough   QQ
Boston Charles   1809-03-28 Frank Dorman born, on Nantucket to Absalom and Mary (date of birth from 1810 Census). "Charles Frederick"
Boston Charles   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 1, in household with Absalom 25 & wife Polly 22.  QQ
Boston Charles   1830 1830 Census - black section 22, in household of Absalom 44 and wife Hannah 33, Henry 15, Caroline 12, Phebe Ann 2 QQ
Boston Charles   1830-07-07 NHA 37 folder 118 With Absalom signs as surety for Manual/Emanual Simons QQ
Boston Charles   1830-11-04 NVR citing So. Cong. Church married Hannah Capey "black"
Boston Charles   1833-07-18 Probate 13 p. 456-7 dies intestate. Absalom Boston appointed to probate his estate
Boston Charles     Negro cemetery son of AF Boston
Boston Charles (2) seaman 1850 Frank Dorman listed in Census
Boston Charlotte   1770ish Frank Dorman born, to  Essex and Tabitha Boston
Boston Charlotte   1797-06-29 q NVR married Philip Winslow  QQ
Boston Charlotte (2)   1809ish Frank Dorman born, daughter of Mary and Freeborn
Boston Charlotte (2)   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 2, in Mary Boston's household 42, with Lettice 14, William 6, Eliza 4, Charlott 2, Thankful 56 (widow of Seneca), Thomas 27, Joseph 21 QQ
Boston Charlotte (2)   1827-12-27 q NVR "black" married Charles Groves  QQ
Boston Eliza   1806ish Frank Dorman born, daughter of Mary and Freeborn
Boston Eliza   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 4, in Mary Boston's household 42, with Lettice 14, William 6, Eliza 4, Charlott 2, Thankful 56 (widow of Seneca), Thomas 27, Joseph 21 QQ
Boston Eliza   1830 1830 Census - black section 24, @"at PH Folgers"
Boston Eliza   1830ish Frank Dorman QQ born: daughter Harriet and son William
Boston Eliza   1834ish q NVR "black" married Lewis Berry  QQ
Boston Eliza     Frank Dorman kids: Harriet, William
Boston Eliza (2)     Frank Dorman married Joseph Boston, nee unknown, not id'd, and year unknown
Boston Eliza (2)     Frank Dorman kids with husband Joseph: Harriet and William
Boston Elizabeth   1828-01-11 Deedbook 29 p. 389 not id'd.  Mary and Michael Douglas and William and Elizabeth Boston sell land in Newtown to Charles and Charlotte Groves. Neighbors are Absalom Boston, Gorhams, Jeff Summons, commons QQ
Boston Elizabeth   1852-09-03 NHA 84 folder 29 admitted to African Baptist Church
Boston Emmely   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 3, in household of Reuben 39 & wife Sylva 40, Avalina 14, Henry 10, Maria 7, Susan 4, Emmely 3 QQ
Boston Essex   1741-07-08 Frank Dorman and manumission document born, on Nantucket to Boston and Maria, married 1st wife Tabitha Cuff, 2nd Sable Littlefield, 3rd Amy Gardner
Boston Essex   1744 Frank Dorman admitted to 1st Congregational Church with future wife Amy Gardner
Boston Essex   1760-07-31 Deedbook 6, p. 264. Text is also in "African Americans on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket", p. 232-233, citing Inquirer of August 22, 1885 "The deed of Manumission given by William Swain releasing his negro slaves from bondage under certain conditions, is to be found on record in our County Registry of deeds." The paper then cites the document: "Be it Known to all People that I William Swain...in the County of Nantucket...yeoman for and in Consideration of the Many good & faithful Services by my Negro Slaves Boston & Maria his wife Done Me.  I hereby have Manumitted Quitted & Set free My said Negro slaves Boston & Maria together with all their Children under the following Restricktions that is to Say their children to Serve until they arrive to twenty Eight years of age their births to be accounted as follows - Toby, 9 May 1739; Essex 8 July 1741; Seneca 17 March 1744; Patience, 13 March 1747; Prince 15 March 1750; Silas, 28 June 1752; George 20 June 1755; their youngest Son Boston to Remain free with his father and Mother.  Nothwithstanding any thing above Written if Toby serves faithfully until he arrives to twenty five years old he Shall then be free absolutely and I hereby discharge, manumit & Sett free my Negro slaves above Mentioned according to the Specified Conditions...I hereunto Set My hand Seal this thirty-first Day of July, one Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty" QQ
Boston Essex   1770-01-14 NVR married Tabitha Cuff
Boston Essex   1770ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Jane
Boston Essex   1770ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: son John
Boston Essex   1770ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Caroline
Boston Essex   1770ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Charlotte
Boston Essex   1770ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Lettice
Boston Essex   1775ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: son Peter
Boston Essex   1778-10-09 Deedbook 10 p. 1 "Negro" buys land from Barnabas Coleman for "one and a half of Spanish mild dollars" in hand.  Description of land based on neighbor (Toby Wilcock). Free and clear title
Boston Essex   1790-10-04 Deedbook 12 p. 83 not id'd.  Buys land tract from John and Ann Coleman "att a place called Newtown". Neighbors are Jonathan Russel, Barnabas Coleman
Boston Essex   1795-12-20 Frank Dorman, citing deedbook 16 p. 92 sells land to John Boston, Tabitha Boston cosigns
Boston Essex   1796 Frank Dorman appears on  tax assessment
Boston Essex   1796-06-02 Probate 4 p. 79-83, 184-5 White butcher Henry Clark dies with accounts due from Essex Boston, Seneca Boston, Tobias Simons, Joseph Harris, Paul Cuff, Reuben Perry. None are id'd
Boston Essex cordwainer 1799-12-02 Deedbook 16 p. 92 he and wife sell land in Newtown to John Boston, free title.  Had been bought from John Coleman. Next to land Essex owns. John now occupies it. Essex Signs, wife Tabitha makes her mark
Boston Essex   1802-08-31 Probate 15 p. 12-16 creditor in Peter Boston's estate QQ
Boston Essex   1803-12-29 NVR married Sable Littlefield
Boston Essex   1804-10 Court 3 p. 125 Witness in Dorcas Mingo's criminal case, where she is charged With force and arms "upon the body of one Huldy Price...then and there did beat and wound & ill treat her and other wrongs then and there did all which is to the great damage of the sd Huldy".  Appears, pleads guilty.  Essex Boston appears as witness, as does James Plato. Fined $2 to the State, or else 5 stripes "on the naked back" + $5.84 ct costs QQ
Boston Essex cordwainer 1808-06-06 Frank Dorman, citing deedbook 20 p. 443 sells prop in New Guinea to Senaca Boston, for $30
Boston Essex cordwainer 1808-06-06 Deedbook 20 p. 443 "black man" sells to Seneca Boston land in New Guinea, near Freeborn Boston, EB's own land. Mortgage deed is done.
Boston Essex   1809-09-02 Probate 5 p. 214-15, 274 appears as witness in Seneca Boston will QQ
Boston Essex   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 69, head of household with wife Sybil 57, George Winslow 12, Lovey Littlefield 7, Paul Littlefield 40, Susan Barney 33, Phillip Tyler 1.5, Robert Hathaway 25, William Davis 35, Sylvia Davis his wife 30
Boston Essex   1810 Frank Dorman, citing US Census head of family of 10
Boston Essex   1810-10 Court 4 p ____ not id'd. Appears as witness in Dorcas Mingo's assault & battery case. QQ
Boston Essex   1810-11-03 Probate 5 p. 295-340 "Black Man" Tobias Simmons dies intestate. Inventory lists furniture, household goods, and a "note of hand" from Essex Boston
Boston Essex   1811-06-09 NVR and also 1st Cong. Ch cited in NVR married Amy Hazard or Amy Gardner - records are different. 1st Cong. Church has Amy Gardner. Is she black?
Boston Essex   1811-12-06 Deedbook 22 p. 118 not id'd. Mortgages property to Thomas Macy. Property is "at a place called New Guinea" that is a lot near his dwelling house. Made Dec. 6, 1811, but not recorded until March 18, 1812, discharged April 5, 1819
Boston Essex   1812-06-17 Frank Dorman, deedbook 22 p. 307 loans $100 as mortgage to Reuben Boston to be paid 1815, see deeds
Boston Essex   1816-02-17 Frank Dorman, deedbook 23 p. 398 sells property to Benjamin Winslow for $28, see deed records
Boston Essex cordwainer 1816-02-21 Deedbook 23 p. 399 "Black man" buys land from Reuben Boston in Newtown QQ
Boston Essex cordwainer 1816-02-21 Deedbook 23 p. 398 "Black man" sells land formerly belonging to Reuben Boston to Benjamin Winslow (not id'd)
Boston Essex cordwainer 1821-04-20 Deedbook 26 p. 324 "Man of colour" sells land in New Guinea to John and Davis Gorham (not id'd). Neighbors: Isaac Coffin, John Gardner
Boston Essex   1822 Frank Dorman, citing Society for Propagation of the Gospel Collection, Box 1, Peabody Essex Museum he and others write the following letter:  "We hereby certify that there are among the coloured people of this place remains of the Nantucket Indians, and that nearly every family in our village are partly descended from the original inhabitants of this and neighboring places."
Boston Essex yeoman 1822-11-05 Deedbook 27 p. 291 "coloured man" mortgages property in Newtown to John Davis, not id'd. Neighbors are John Gorden, John and Davis Gorham, Isaac Coffin, Grafton Gardner, Samuel Barker. Made Nov. 5, 1822, recorded Nov. 25, 1882, discharged Sept. 23 1824
Boston Essex   1824-09-21 Frank Dorman, deedbook 28 p. 100 sells prop worth $300 to Benajah Boston
Boston Essex shoemaker 1824-09-21 Deedbook 28 p. 100 "Coloured man", sells land to his brother Benajah in that part of town "called New Guinea or Guiney Hill or Newtown". Neighbors: Miacomet Pond, Isaac Coffin, Jonathan Jenkin's heirs, John and Davis Gorham. Dwelling house and land.
Boston Essex   1825-08-3 Frank Dorman, citing probate p. 16-17, 29-31, 80, 261, 270, 274 named in John Thomas' will as executor QQ
Boston Essex   1825-08-3 Frank Dorman, citing probate p. 16-17, 29-31, 80, 261, 270, 274 executes John Thomas' will QQ
Boston Essex   1827-01-25 1830 Census - black section mentioned in handwritten note not in enumeration, but has having died 1827-01-25, aged 86
Boston Essex     Frank Dorman, deedbook 12 p. 83 buys land from John Coleman
Boston Essex     Frank Dorman kids: Jane, Peter, John, Caroline, Charlotte, Lettice
Boston Falla   1761ish q Frank Dorman married Tobias Boston on Nantucket  QQ
Boston Falla   1765-03-20 backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Priscilla
Boston Falla   1767-02-13 backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Phyllis
Boston Falla   1768-03-20 NVR citing 1st Meth. Episc. Church daughter Priscilla is baptized QQ
Boston Falla   1770ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Mary
Boston Falla   1771-11-10 NVR citing 1st Meth. Episc. Church daughter Phebe is baptized QQ
Boston Falla   1773ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Phebe
Boston Falla   1774-07-17 backed out of Frank Dorman materials daughter Lucy is baptized qq
Boston Falla   1777-03-23 backed out of Frank Dorman materials son Prince is baptized qq
Boston Falla   1781-03-03  q NVR married  Silas Boston  QQ
Boston Falla     Frank Dorman kids: Priscilla, Hannah, Phyllis, Mary, Phebe, Lucy, Prince
Boston Freeborn   1770 Frank Dorman born, to Seneca and Thankful Boston on Nantucket, married Mary (Boston) Summons
Boston Freeborn mariner 1802-05-15 Deedbook 17 p.18 "Black man" buys land from dad Seneca in Newtown, land formerly belonging to Barnabas Coffin. Neighbors are Boyles, Chase, Whippey. 24 sq. rods and house where he now lives, plus shop, fences, outhouses QQ
Boston Freeborn   1802-06 ?? Deedbook 17 p. 36 buys land from John and Abial Barney, as cited in his later sale to Reuben Boston
Boston Freeborn mariner 1802-06-05 Deedbook 17 p. 30 "Black man". Buys house lot in Newtown from Joseph Barney. Neighbors are Whippeys, Freeborn's land, commons
Boston Freeborn mariner 1802-11-12 Frank Dorman, citing deedbook 17 p. 133 sells property to brother Reuben for $355
Boston Freeborn mariner 1802-11-12 Deedbook 17 p. 133 "black man"  to Reuben Boston (not id'd) in Newtown, land and dwelling "which my father Seneca Boston built" with outhouse and fences. Also land next door he had bought from John and Abial Barney
Boston Freeborn   1804-10-07 NVR married Mary Summmons nee Boston then Douglas
Boston Freeborn   1805ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: son William
Boston Freeborn mariner 1807-03-02 Deedbook 20 p. 13 not id'd. Buys from John Gardner "a certain piece of land called the West Monomoy Share" which is in the same neighborhood where Freeborn's father's dwelling house now stands
Boston Freeborn   1808ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Eliza
Boston Freeborn   1809-09-2 Probate 5 p. 214-15, 274 gets remains of estate after Joseph/Hannah/mom in dad Seneca's will, as long as he lives in house and cares for mom for rest of life QQ
Boston Freeborn   1809-11-3 Frank Dorman when dad died, Freeborn inherits a ton of his estate, but he had already died so his share of property was divided among brothers, and duty to care for mom is taken over by brother Reuben
Boston Freeborn   1809-11-3 Frank Dorman Died on Nantucket.  By the time dad Seneca died Nov. 3 1809, Freeborn who set to inherit land is dead and his heirs are: siblings Joseph, Absalom, Reuben, Thomas. Also heirs: Essex and Lydia Boston, and Mary Douglas.
Boston Freeborn   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section he is dead by 1810, when his wife Mary is id'd as a widow
Boston Freeborn   1812 backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Charlotte
Boston Freeborn   1812-04-02 Probate 5 p. 274 Because his prime heir Freeborn is dead before his estate is all settled, Seneca Boston's real estate is divided up among Thomas Boston, Absalom Boston, Reuben Boston, Maria Boston QQ
Boston Freeborn   1836-07-12 Deedbook 35 p. 423 heirs of Freeborn divide up land -- see xerox
Boston Freeborn     Frank Dorman Freeborn and Mary kids: William, Elizabeth, Charlotte
Boston George   1755-06-20 Deedbook 6 p. 264 born, to Boston and Maria. See Joseph Boston note -- since his name doesn't appear on other records, there may be confusion between him and Joseph Boston
Boston George   1760-07-31 Deedbook 6, p. 264. Text is also in "African Americans on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket", p. 232-233, citing Inquirer of August 22, 1885 "The deed of Manumission given by William Swain releasing his negro slaves from bondage under certain conditions, is to be found on record in our County Registry of deeds." The paper then cites the document: "Be it Known to all People that I William Swain...in the County of Nantucket...yeoman for and in Consideration of the Many good & faithful Services by my Negro Slaves Boston & Maria his wife Done Me.  I hereby have Manumitted Quitted & Set free My said Negro slaves Boston & Maria together with all their Children under the following Restricktions that is to Say their children to Serve until they arrive to twenty Eight years of age their births to be accounted as follows - Toby, 9 May 1739; Essex 8 July 1741; Seneca 17 March 1744; Patience, 13 March 1747; Prince 15 March 1750; Silas, 28 June 1752; George 20 June 1755; their youngest Son Boston to Remain free with his father and Mother.  Nothwithstanding any thing above Written if Toby serves faithfully until he arrives to twenty five years old he Shall then be free absolutely and I hereby discharge, manumit & Sett free my Negro slaves above Mentioned according to the Specified Conditions...I hereunto Set My hand Seal this thirty-first Day of July, one Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty" QQ
Boston Hannah   1770ish Frank Dorman born, to Tobias and Falla Boston
Boston Hannah   1790-09-16 q Court 2 weddings and NVR not id'd, married Thomas Dunn QQ
Boston Hannah   1831-05-24 NHA Collection 335 Folder 136 Organization of the African Baptist Church. "The Lord having in his Providence cast the lot of those whose names are hereafter found as the constituent members of the African Baptist Church on this Island, far from the Churches to which some of us formerly belonged we felt it our duty and proceeded to become a distinct Baptist Church." They sent for Seth Emers of MV and Edmund Harris of Hyannis and asked them to help organize the church. In their opinion, after hearing the members relate "Christian Experiences and religions views", they agreed, and they "administered the Lord Supper". Signed John Barber, Charles Godfrey, Rhoda Boston, Sara DeLuce, Charlott Groves, Priscilla Thompson, Mary Marsh, Hanna Boston, Sarah Dennison
Boston Hannah   1840-10-03 Islander October 3, 1840 has letter holding for her at the post office
Boston Hannah   1848-04-19 NHA 84 folder 29 28 people wishing to be invited an Ecclesiastical Council to hear their Christian experiences and examine them re. Bible doctrine, with a view to be organized into a regular Baptist church. Council includes Summer Street Church representatives (Reuben Jeffrey, Alex Swain, Watson Holmes, Stephen Easton, William Folger) as well as delegations from Tisbury, Barnstable, Mashpee. They are accepted and organized into what the Council hopes they will call themselves, the Pleasant Street Baptist Church. Original members Harris, Ross, Mumford, Shorter, Burns,More, Nahafi, Frazier, Leires, Cambress, Coles, Tweedy, Wheeler, Collins, Harper, West, Russel, Groves, Pompey, Williams, Cooper, Miller, Ross, Hannah Boston, Crawford, Porte, Ottabarte, Cooper
Boston Hannah   1848-04-23 NHA 84 folder 29 Original members of African Baptist church, baptized
Boston Hannah   1855-06-10 Probate 19 p. 122-127, 446-449 given property in husband Absalom's will, loses it if she marries QQ
Boston Hannah (2)   1778ish Frank Dorman born, to Seneca and Thankful Boston on Nantucket
Boston Hannah (2?)   1790-09-16 NVR "black," married Thomas Dunn
Boston Hannah (3)   1800ish q Frank Dorman married John Thomas  QQ
Boston Hannah (4)   1830-11-04 q NVR Citing So. Cong. Church nee "Capey" "Black", married Charles F. Boston   QQ
Boston Hannah (4)   1836-02-28 Frank Dorman died of consumption, age 26
Boston Hannah (5)   1809-09-2 Probate 5 p. 214-15, 274 gets $10 in dad Seneca Boston's will QQ
Boston Hannah (Cook)   1827-08-25  q NVR Hannah Cooke marries Absalom Boston  QQ
Boston Hannah (Cook)   1830 1830 Census - black section 33, in household of Absalom 44, with Charles 22, Henry 15, Caroline 12, Phebe Ann 2
Boston Hannah (Cook)   1855-06-16 Frank Dorman, citing probate p. 122-127, 446-449 Absalom Bostom will is probated. Hannah Boston is Executrix, and inventory includes 3 houses and a store on York street, as well as mowing lot QQ
Boston Hannah (Cook)   1857 1830 Census - black section handwritten note: died
Boston Hannah (Cook)   1857-12-06 Frank Dorman died on Nantucket
Boston Harriet   1830ish Frank Dorman born, to Joseph and Eliza Boston, some time after 1830
Boston Harriet   1838-09-15 Frank Dorman died - same day as brother Joseph
Boston Henry   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 10, in household of Reuben 39 & wife Sylva 40, Avalina 14, Henry 10, Maria 7, Susan 4, Emmely 3 QQ
Boston Henry S.   1815ish Frank Dorman born, son of Absalom and Phebe
Boston Henry S.   1830 1830 Census - black section 15, in household of Absalom 44 and wife Hannah 33, Charles 22, Caroline 12, Phebe Ann 2 QQ
Boston Henry S. mariner 1844-08-11 Frank Dorman died of consumption, buried in Colored cemetery
Boston Henry S.     Negro cemetery son of Absalom and Hannah [check this, because the years don't work out, should be Phebe]
Boston Jane   1770ish Frank Dorman born, daughter Essex and Tabitha Boston
Boston Jane   1793-06-23 q NVR married Benjamin Roberts  QQ
Boston John   1770ish Frank Dorman born, son Essex and Tabitha Boston
Boston John   1795-12-20 Frank Dorman buys land from Essex Boston, Tabitha Boston cosigns QQ
Boston John   1795-12-3 NVR married Sally Way
Boston John   1796 Frank Dorman appears on list of Nantucket assessment
Boston John   1799-12-02 Deedbook 16, p. 92 buys land from Essex Boston in Newtown. QQ
Boston John   1800 Frank Dorman, citing Census 2 separate John Bostons appear, with a total of 5 people in their households
Boston John     Frank Dorman kids with wife Eliza: Harriet and William
Boston John (2)   1789ish Frank Dorman born, on Nantucket, son of Seneca and Thankful
Boston Joseph   1753ish Frank Dorman died Aug. 9, 1850 at age of 98 of dropsy. Possibly he was George Boston or else there was confusion with a later Joseph Boston (per Frank Dorman). Note his name does not appear on the deed of manumission
Boston Joseph   1809-11-3 Frank Dorman mentioned in Freeborn Boston's estate divvying up QQ
Boston Joseph mariner 1812-03-07 Deedbook 22 p. 168 Division among Freeborn's heirs: Mary Douglas, Reuben, Absalom, Thomas, Joseph Boston ("Black men") tract of land and house in Newtown that Seneca Boston built and where Mary Douglas now lives. QQ
Boston Joseph   1818-11-17 Frank Dorman, citing deedbook 25, p. 92 sold property for $35 to Isaac Coffin
Boston Joseph mariner 1818-11-17 Deedbook 25 p. 92 "coloured man mariner" sells Newtown/West Monomoy shares land to Isaac Coffin. Neighbors are Simon Borden's land now owned by Freeborn heirs, and land was acquired by him from SEneca Boston's estate
Boston Joseph   1830ish Frank Dorman QQ born: daughter Harriet and QQ born: son William
Boston Joseph   1850 Frank Dorman, citing death records born, son of Boston and Maria
Boston Joseph   1850-08-09 Frank Dorman died at age 98 of dropsy
Boston Joseph     Frank Dorman kids: Harriet, William
Boston Joseph (2)   1789ish Frank Dorman born, son of Seneca and Thankfull Boston
Boston Joseph (2)   1809-09-2 Probate 5 p. 214-15, 274 gets desk in dad Seneca's will QQ
Boston Joseph (2)   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 21, in Mary Boston's household 42, with Lettice 14, William 6, Eliza 4, Charlott 2, Thankful 56 (widow of Seneca), Thomas 27, Joseph 21 QQ
Boston Joseph (2)   1830 1830 Census - black section 41, in household of Reuben 59 QQ
Boston Joseph (2)     Frank Dorman married Eliza (unknown name)
Boston Lettice   1770ish Frank Dorman born, daughter of Tabitha and Essex Boston
Boston Lettice   1799 Frank Dorman, alluded to in NVR married Charles Weeden
Boston Lettice   1799  q Frank Dorman nee Boston, married Charles Weeden  QQ
Boston Lettice   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 14, in Mary Boston's household 42, with Lettice 14, William 6, Eliza 4, Charlott 2, Thankful 56 (widow of Seneca), Thomas 27, Joseph 21 QQ
Boston Lucy   1774-07-17 Nantucket VR citing 1st Meth. Episc. Church records daughter Tobias and Falla, baptized 17 July 1774
Boston Lydia   1809-11-3 Frank Dorman mentioned in Freeborn Boston's estate divvying up QQ
Boston Lydia   1838-09-11 Frank Dorman died
Boston Lydia   1838-1 Frank Dorman born, to Benajah and Lydia
Boston Lydia (Pompey)   1837-04-30 q Frank Dorman nee Pompey, married Benajah Boston  QQ
Boston Lydia (Pompey)   1854 Frank Dorman died, buried in colored cemetery
Boston Lydia (Pompey)     Frank Dorman kid with husband Benajah: Lydia H.
Boston Lydia (Pompey)     Negro cemetery wife Ben. Boston
Boston Mahala   1803ish Frank Dorman born, to Peter and Rhoda Boston on Nantucket
Boston Mahala   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 7, in household of Peter 48 & Rhoda 37, Benajah 11, Mary Ann 3, Joseph Bennett 23 QQ
Boston Mahala   1825-08-25 q NVR citing So. Cong. Church "black" married William Collins on Nantucket  QQ
Boston Male   1828ish Frank Dorman born, to William and Alice
Boston Male   1837-04 Frank Dorman died
Boston Maria   1771-05-09 q Court 1 not id'd, married Pompey via justice of peace. 1st husband was Boston  QQ
Boston Maria   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 7, in household of Reuben 39 & wife Sylva 40, Avalina 14, Henry 10, Maria 7, Susan 4, Emmely 3 QQ
Boston Maria   1812-04-02 Probate 5 p. 274 Because his prime heir Freeborn is dead before his estate is all settled, Seneca Boston's real estate is divided up among Thomas Boston, Absalom Boston, Reuben Boston, Maria Boston QQ
Boston Mary   1768-09-09 NVR citing 1st Meth. Episc. Church born, to Tobias and Falla
Boston Mary   1770 Frank Dorman born, on Nantucket to Tobias and Falla on Nantucket
Boston Mary   1788-09-06 NVR married Sam Johnson  QQ
Boston Mary   1789-08-09 q Court 2 weddings Mary "Botson" married Cesar Summons, not id'd  QQ
Boston Mary   1804-10-07 q NVR nee Boston then Summons, married Freeborn Boston (3rd husband is Michael Douglas)  QQ
Boston Mary   1805ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: son William
Boston Mary   1808-01-07 q Frank Dorman nee Sprywood, married Absalom Boston as his 1st wife  QQ
Boston Mary   1808ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Eliza
Boston Mary   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 42, widow of Freeborn - head of household with Lettice 14, William 6, Eliza 4, Charlott 2, Thankful 56 (widow of Seneca), Thomas 27, Joseph 21
Boston Mary   1810-05-16 Deedbook 21 p. 250 Mary Boston "black woman" widow of Freeborn. With Phebe Lucas (wife of William Lucas Mariner) they sell to John Williams "black man" land in Newtown next door to where he already lives and their part of a dwelling house that had been owned by dad Tobias Boston
Boston Mary   1811-03-28 q NVR married Michael Douglass (nee Boston, then Summons, then Boston again) on Nantucket  QQ
Boston Mary   1812 backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Charlotte
Boston Mary   1812-01-29 Deedbook 22 p. 83 When Seneca dies and wife Thankful is insane and can't act for self. Executors Francis Joy and Nathaniel Starbuck contract with Mary Boston (widow of Freeborn) to care for Thankful for life and so Mary gets a part of dwellinghouse "being in that part of the town called Newtown and standing on the West Monomoy Share No __" (left blank).  Mary Boston may be Mary Douglas -- is called both. QQ
Boston Mary     Frank Dorman Freeborn and Mary kids: William, Elizabeth, Charlotte
Boston Mary Ann   1808ish Frank Dorman born, to Peter and Rhoda Boston
Boston Mary Ann   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 3, in household of Peter 48 & Rhoda 37, Benajah 11, Mahala 7, Joseph Bennett 23, Prissilla 8 qq
Boston Mary Ann   1822-12-31 Inquirer Dec. 31, 1822 letter is holding for her
Boston Mary Ann   1829ish q NVR married David Jackson  QQ
Boston Olando   1826ish Frank Dorman born, to William and Alice ("Olando")
Boston Olando   1836-11-24 Frank Dorman died, buried in colored cemetery
Boston Olando     Negro cemetery son William Boston (name is hard to read, may be Olando or may be something else)
Boston Olive   1872-02-28 1830 Census - black section handwritten note: died in New Bedford, aged 36 years. He's listed in the Absalom Boston family right under Charles, but only as handwritten note
Boston Oliver   1836 backed out from census born, to Absalom Boston
Boston Oliver   1836ish Frank Dorman born, to Absalom and Hannah (Oliver C.)
Boston Oliver   1855-06-10 Probate 19 p. 122-127, 446-449 asks to be appointed executor of Abalom Boston's will QQ
Boston Oliver mariner 1862-10-30 Frank Dorman married Sarah Seals in New Bedford
Boston Oliver armed forces 1863-07-14 Frank Dorman, citing military records enlists as steward in US Navy for one year, serving on receiving ship Ohio, in So. Atlantic Squadron, and on USS Philadelphia before being discharged from the Princeton August 28, 1864
Boston Oliver armed forces 1864-08-28 Frank Dorman, citing military records discharged from Navy
Boston Oliver   1872-01-28 Frank Dorman died in New Bedford. After serving on board ships and listing address as New Bedford, he lived in Boston and returned to New Bedford. No kids found
Boston Patience   1747-03-13 Frank Dorman, citing deedbook 6 p. 264 daughter Boston and Maria, born, on Nantucket. 1st husband Prince Limus, 2nd George Phenix
Boston Patience   1760-07-31 Deedbook 6, p. 264. Text is also in "African Americans on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket", p. 232-233, citing Inquirer of August 22, 1885 "The deed of Manumission given by William Swain releasing his negro slaves from bondage under certain conditions, is to be found on record in our County Registry of deeds." The paper then cites the document: "Be it Known to all People that I William Swain...in the County of Nantucket...yeoman for and in Consideration of the Many good & faithful Services by my Negro Slaves Boston & Maria his wife Done Me.  I hereby have Manumitted Quitted & Set free My said Negro slaves Boston & Maria together with all their Children under the following Restricktions that is to Say their children to Serve until they arrive to twenty Eight years of age their births to be accounted as follows - Toby, 9 May 1739; Essex 8 July 1741; Seneca 17 March 1744; Patience, 13 March 1747; Prince 15 March 1750; Silas, 28 June 1752; George 20 June 1755; their youngest Son Boston to Remain free with his father and Mother.  Nothwithstanding any thing above Written if Toby serves faithfully until he arrives to twenty five years old he Shall then be free absolutely and I hereby discharge, manumit & Sett free my Negro slaves above Mentioned according to the Specified Conditions...I hereunto Set My hand Seal this thirty-first Day of July, one Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty" QQ
Boston Patience   1772-11-05 q Court 1 not id'd, married Prince Limus via justice of peace  qq
Boston Peter   1762-06-08 Frank Dorman, citing pension record son Boston and Maria, born, on Nantucket
Boston Peter seaman 1778-07-1 Frank Dorman, citing pension documents serves as a seaman on Oliver Cromwell, a privateer out of New London commanded by Captain Seth Harding and Captain Hoyt.  In southern waters his ship catpures the Weymouth en route from West Indies to Liverpool. They then join up with the warship Defense of the Continental Navy and catpure two more prizes, sent to Charleston SC. Trip lasts for 3 months
Boston Peter   1779-07-12 Frank Dorman, citing pension documents with brother Silas serves on the Hazard, 10 guns and 100 men, commanded by John Williams and operating out of Boston.  The ship was part of the fleet that participated in the largest naval engagement of the American Revolution.  The purpose of the ill-fated Penobscot Expedition was to capture a British fort near Castine, Maine. Due to incompetent leadership, it ended in total defeat for the Americans.  Most of the 46 armed ships and troop transports, including the Hazard, had to be run ashore and burned by their crews to avoid capture by the British. The troops were mostly Maine militia who simply went home after the disaster but the seamen from MA including Peter and Silas Boston had to find their way from Maine to Boston on foot, led by Penobscot Indians who didn't know the way (says Peter's pension application).  Every detail of his application is confirmed by a historical paper written in 1976 (The Penobscot Expedition). All per and largely quoting Frank Dorman
Boston Peter   1780 Frank Dorman For 3 months he ships onboard the Confederacy, commanded by Capt. Seth Harding (2nd trip with him)
Boston Peter   1781-06-16 Frank Dorman Serves on Aurora, privateer commanded by Capt. David Porter. He's reported as 22 years old, 5'9" (quoted in Mass Soldiers and Sailors of Revolution)
Boston Peter   1795-11-05 NVR married Rhoda Jolly on Nantucket
Boston Peter   1796 Frank Dorman Appears on list of Nantucket assessments
Boston Peter   1798-10-05 Court 2 p 199 not id'd. Cato Barlow v. him. Plea of case, neither party appears. Continued in 1799 term (p. 199), finally dismissed 5/5/00 Court of Common Pleas
Boston Peter   1799ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: son Benajah
Boston Peter   1800 Frank Dorman cited in Census as free person of color with a family including wife, son, and 2 other people
Boston Peter mariner 1800-03-07 Deedbook 16 p. 130 not id'd. Sells tract of land "near Mill Hills" to Seth Bunker. Neighbor is Joseph Painter, prior owner Joseph Toby. Wife Rhoda co-signs, she's illiterate and signs with mark
Boston Peter mariner 1801-09-08 Deedbook 16 p. 449 "black man" buys land from Hezekiah Bunker and Reuben Hussey, at Mill Hillls with house where he now lives. Same land PB sold Seth Bunker last year. Neighbor is Joseph Painter
Boston Peter   1802ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Priscilla
Boston Peter   1803ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Mahala
Boston Peter   1808ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Mary Ann
Boston Peter   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 48, head of household with wife Rhoda 37, Benajah 11, Prissilla 8, Mahala 7, Mary Ann 3, Joseph Bennett 23
Boston Peter mariner 1811-05-02 Deedbook 21 p. 479 "Black man" mortgages land and dwelling house north of Mill HIlls to Isaac Coffin.
Boston Peter mariner 1824-09-21 Deedbook 28 p. 99 "coloured man" sells land north of Mill Hills to Isaac Coffin. Neighbors are Daniel Barney, Joseph Painter. Witness includes Benajah Boston. John Smith "coloured man" currently occupies the house "and hath been for a long time"  Wife Rhoda signs, is illiterate
Boston Peter   1825-03-26 Deedbook Jeffrey Simmons deeds land to Trustees of Afrcan School (Absalom & Peter Boston, Michael DeLuce, Charles Godfrey) QQ
Boston Peter   1830 1830 Census - black section 68, head of household with Rhoda his wife (56) and Benajah (31)
Boston Peter   1830 Frank Dorman citing 1830 Census head of household with family of ten (??? check USCensus??)
Boston Peter   1832 Frank Dorman, citing deedbook 32 p. 24-25 Peter Boston buys property owned by son Benajah for $800, then resells that same property to his daughter Priscilla Thompson for same amount
Boston Peter mariner 1832-01-04 Probate 13 p. 12-16 not id'd in will but is "colored man" in probate note. Makes will. Rhoda Boston is executrix and gets everything during her life, then when she dies it goes to his children Priscilla, Mahala, Mary Ann, and Benajah. Witnesses Josiah Hussey, Thomas McCleve, David Worth. Will is probated Nov. 9, 1837. Appraisal notes House and outbuildings, household furntiure, and pigs
Boston Peter     Frank Dorman, citing deedbook 14 p. 1830 buys land in New Town from Joseph Tobey
Boston Peter     Frank Dorman, citing deedbook 16 p. 449 buys land from Reuben Hussey
Boston Peter       kids: Benajah, Priscilla, Mahala, Mary Ann
Boston Peter (2)   1775ish Frank Dorman QQ born: son Essex and Tabitha Boston, married Phyllis Gilbert on Nantucket
Boston Peter (2)   1798-10-25 NVR married Phyllis Gilbert
Boston Peter (2) mariner 1802-08-31 Probate 15 p. 12-16 "Blackman" dies insolvent. Essex Boston administers his estate but when he makes report of insolvency court appoints Josiah Barker, James Coffin, and Josiah Hussey to appraise estate. Creditors claiming from Peter: whites including E.May Hinckley, Daniel Barney, as well as Tobias Simons, Essex Boston
Boston Peter (2)   1802ish Frank Dorman, citing probate records died, dad administers estate
Boston Phebe   1771-11-10 NVR citing 1st Meth. Episc. Church born, (actually, baptized) daughter Tobias and Falla
Boston Phebe   1773 Frank Dorman born, on Nantucket, daughter Tobias and Falla Boston
Boston Phebe   1793-06-09 q NVR married 1st Cesar Godfrey (2nd was William Lucas)  QQ
Boston Phebe   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 22, in household with husband Absalom, 25, Charles 1.  ("Polly") QQ
Boston Phebe   1826-08-13 Frank Dorman died (Phebe Williams Spriggins)
Boston Phebe (2)   1814-01-09 q Frank Dorman nee Williams then Spriggins, married Absalom Boston  QQ
Boston Phebe (2)   1820-01-06 Frank Dorman citing deedbook 25 p. 387 Absalom Boston sells land bounded by Mary Douglass to John Macy for $300. One exception to this contract is the land his wife Phebe inherited from her mother Priscilla Paul QQ
Boston Phebe Ann   1828 back out of census born, daughter of Absalom Boston
Boston Phebe Ann   1830 1830 Census - black section 2, in household of Absalom 44 and wife Hannah 33, Charles 22, Henry 15 Caroline 12 QQ
Boston Phebe Ann   1845 Frank Dorman Absalom Boston petitions to have daughter Phebe admitted to high school; she is admitted but died four years later
Boston Phebe Ann   1845-09-3 Town Records 1845-1846 p. 53-54 Town Meeting is called "To see what order the Town will take, in relation to an action brought by Phebe Ann Boston, by her father and next friend, for depriving her of the advantages of Public School Instruction."  No action, though usual resolutions offered by John Shaw and Andrew Macy to try to get town on record as racist. QQ
Boston Phebe Ann   1849-08-23 1830 Census - black section handwritten note: died
Boston Phyllis   1767-02-13 Frank Dorman born, on Nantucket, daughter Tobias and Falla Boston
Boston Phyllis   1800 Frank Dorman, citing Census head of household of 4 free persons of color on Nantucket
Boston Phyllis   1801-11-19 q NVR married 1st Thomas Monroe (2nd Prince Stafford, 3rd Bristol Wright) on Nantucket  QQ
Boston Phyllis (2)   1798-10-25 q NVR nee Gilbert, married Peter Boston  QQ
Boston Prince   1750-03-15 Frank Dorman, citing deedbook 6 p. 264 born, on Nantucket to Boston and Maria
Boston Prince   1760-07-31 Deedbook 6, p. 264. Text is also in "African Americans on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket", p. 232-233, citing Inquirer of August 22, 1885 "The deed of Manumission given by William Swain releasing his negro slaves from bondage under certain conditions, is to be found on record in our County Registry of deeds." The paper then cites the document: "Be it Known to all People that I William Swain...in the County of Nantucket...yeoman for and in Consideration of the Many good & faithful Services by my Negro Slaves Boston & Maria his wife Done Me.  I hereby have Manumitted Quitted & Set free My said Negro slaves Boston & Maria together with all their Children under the following Restricktions that is to Say their children to Serve until they arrive to twenty Eight years of age their births to be accounted as follows - Toby, 9 May 1739; Essex 8 July 1741; Seneca 17 March 1744; Patience, 13 March 1747; Prince 15 March 1750; Silas, 28 June 1752; George 20 June 1755; their youngest Son Boston to Remain free with his father and Mother.  Nothwithstanding any thing above Written if Toby serves faithfully until he arrives to twenty five years old he Shall then be free absolutely and I hereby discharge, manumit & Sett free my Negro slaves above Mentioned according to the Specified Conditions...I hereunto Set My hand Seal this thirty-first Day of July, one Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty" QQ
Boston Prince   1773-10 African Americans on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket", p. 234 Historian's view of Prince Boston case.  In 1760 William Swain lets his slave ship out as crew on Friendship.  Upon Return, Captain of ship (Folger) pays Prince his wages.  John Swain, William's son, believes that the wages should have belonged to him. Swain sues in court for wages. Swain's attorney argues that since Prince belonged to him (dad had died in 1770), he was entitled to earnings. Jury ruled in favor of Folger's action, and Prince gets to keep his wages. Boston presses on and petitions for his freedom, and the magistrates do that.  Swain appealed but when it became clear that Prince's supporters were about to bring John Adams in on Boston's side, swain dropped the case.  Given this experience, Swain then frees brother Silas Boston in 1774
Boston Prince   1773-10 Court 2 p. 297 "Negro servant".  John Swain v Elisha Folger, plea of trespass on the case.  "Elisha at Sherborn the tenth day of November last past AD 1772 by his special issuance and request shipped the said Johns Negro Servant man named Prince Boston to proceed with him the said Elisha on a whaling voyage on board the Sloop Friendship the sd Elisha then being master of said Sloop from Nantucket to the West Indied and back to Nantucket for which service the said Elisha promised and engaged the sd John to allow and pay him one thirty second part of all the oyl and head matter said Sloop should obtain during the Voyage and after the said Prince being so shipped by the said John with the said Elisha the said Prince did actually proceed on said voyage till said Sloop returned to Nantucket." Complaint says it brought back 120 barrels of "oyl" and head matter, amounting to 749-01-8 (so John's share should have been 23-07-6. Elisha never paid. Elisha summoned and appears via attorney Timothy Folger. Denies having made the promise. Jury trial. For defendant. Court costs are to be paid by John (7-6). Swain appeals to Superior Court, in Boston.
Boston Prince   1777-03-23 Frank Dorman born, to Tobias and Falla Boston, on Nantucket. Baptized 3-23-1777
Boston Prince   1822-02-14 Frank Dorman Nantucket Inquirer has a story on Prince Boston
Boston Priscilla   1765 Frank Dorman daughter Tobias and Falla, born, on Nantucket
Boston Priscilla   1768-03-20 NVR citing 1st Meth. Episc. Church born, (actually, baptized) daughter of Tobias and Falla
Boston Priscilla   1768-03-20 Frank Dorman baptized on Nantucket
Boston Priscilla   1785-08-28 q NVR nee Boston, married on Nantucket to 1st husband William Pompey. 2nd John Williams, 3rd Andrew Paul. Possible kids: Ezekiel Pompey, John Pompey. Also the mother of Phebe Williams  QQ
Boston Priscilla   1797-07-01 q NVR married John Williams QQ
Boston Priscilla   1827-07-30 Deedbook 29 p. 301 not id'd. Bought piece of house from Benajah Boston QQ
Boston Priscilla (2)   1802 Frank Dorman QQ born, on Nantucket to Peter and Rhoda Boston, married John ThompQQ born: son 1st and Frederick Quinn 2nd
Boston Priscilla (2)   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 8, in household of Peter and wife Rhoda 37, Benajah 11, "Prissilla" 8, Mahala 7, Mary Ann 3, Joseph Bennett 23 qq
Boston Priscilla (2)   1818-02-12 q NVR, citing records of S.Cong. Ch. married John "Tommas" 1st ( Frederick  quinn 2nd husband)  QQ
Boston Reuben   1771ish Frank Dorman born, son of Seneca and Thankful Boston, born
Boston Reuben   1795-12-10 NVR married Zilpha Currington on Nantucket
Boston Reuben   1796 Frank Dorman appears on  list of Nantucket assessments
Boston Reuben   1802 Frank Dorman, citing deed 17 p. 133 buys property from brother Freeborn for $355
Boston Reuben mariner 1802-11-12 Deedbook 17 p. 133 not id'd buys land from Freeborn Boston with house that Freeborn's father Seneca Boston built" with outhouse and fences. Also land next door Freeborn had bought from John and Abial Barney QQ
Boston Reuben mariner 1807-10 Court 4 p. 74 "black man and mariner". Daniel Barney v. him. Plea of case, prom. note, def. defaulted. Daniel Barney v. him. $3.65 Court of Common Pleas
Boston Reuben   1807-10-31 Frank Dorman citing deedbook 20 p. 214 property is attached by sheriff for money owed Daniel Barney
Boston Reuben   1808-01-12 Court 4 p. 170 not id'd. Daniel Barney v. him. Executing prior judgement, sets off part of Boston's house. Court of Common Pleas
Boston Reuben   1809-11-3 Frank Dorman when dad died, Freeborn inherits a ton of his estate, but he had already died so his share of property was divided among brothers, and duty to care for mom is taken over by brother Reuben QQ
Boston Reuben   1809-11-3 Frank Dorman mentioned in Freeborn Boston's estate divvying up QQ
Boston Reuben   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 39, head of household with wife Sylva 40, Avalina 14, Henry 10, Maria 7, Susan 4, Emmely 3
Boston Reuben mariner 1812-03-07 Deedbook 22 p. 168 Division among Freeborn's heirs: Mary Douglas, Reuben, Absalom, Thomas, Joseph Boston ("Black men") tract of land and house in Newtown that Seneca Boston built and where Mary Douglas now lives. QQ
Boston Reuben mariner 1812-03-12 Deedbook 22 p. 71 "Black Man" sells land on West Monomoy where dad had built to Absalom Boston QQ
Boston Reuben   1812-03-13 Frank Dorman citing deed 22 p. 69, 71 Absalom Boston purchases two lots in West Monomoy shares from his brothers Rebuen and Thomas for a total of $56 QQ
Boston Reuben   1812-04-02 Probate 5 p. 274 Because his prime heir Freeborn is dead before his estate is all settled, Seneca Boston's real estate is divided up among Thomas Boston, Absalom Boston, Reuben Boston, Maria Boston QQ
Boston Reuben   1812-06-17 Frank Dorman, citing deedbook 22 p. 307 borrows $100 mortgage from Essex Boston QQ
Boston Reuben mariner 1816-02-21 Deedbook 23 p. 399 "Black Man" sells to uncle Essex Boston. Quitclaim for land in Newtown "where my dwelling house formerly stood", land he'd bought from borther Freeborn who'd bought from dad Seneca.
Boston Reuben   1820-04-29 1807-1829 Town Records are in poorhouse, acc. to overseers of poor report
Boston Reuben   1830 1830 Census - black section 59, head of household with Joseph 41
Boston Reuben   1832-07 Frank Dorman died on Nantucket, age 61
Boston Rhoda   1762 q Frank Dorman nee Jolly, married Peter Boston  QQ
Boston Rhoda   1795-11-05 q NVR nee Jolly, married Peter Boston  QQ
Boston Rhoda   1799ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: son Benajah
Boston Rhoda   1800-03-07 Deedbook 16 p. 130 sells tract of land with husband, near Mill Hills. QQ
Boston Rhoda   1802ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Priscilla
Boston Rhoda   1803ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Mahala
Boston Rhoda   1808ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Mary Ann
Boston Rhoda   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 37, in household of husband Peter 48, Benajah 11, Prissilla 8, Mahala 7, Mary Ann 3, Joseph Bennett 23 qq
Boston Rhoda   1830 1830 Census - black section 56, in household of husband Peter (68) and with Benajah (31) QQ
Boston Rhoda   1831-05-24 NHA Collection 335 Folder 136 Organization of the African Baptist Church. "The Lord having in his Providence cast the lot of those whose names are hereafter found as the constituent members of the African Baptist Church on this Island, far from the Churches to which some of us formerly belonged we felt it our duty and proceeded to become a distinct Baptist Church." They sent for Seth Emers of MV and Edmund Harris of Hyannis and asked them to help organize the church. In their opinion, after hearing the members relate "Christian Experiences and religions views", they agreed, and they "administered the Lord Supper". Signed John Barber, Charles Godfrey, Rhoda Boston, Sara DeLuce, Charlott Groves, Priscilla Thompson, Mary Marsh, Hanna Boston, Sarah Dennison QQ
Boston Rhoda   1838? Deedbook 38 p. 149 Frederick "Quoin" [buys land from Rhoda Boston, Benajah Boston, Mahala Collins - did not have time to investigate] QQ
Boston Rhoda   1849-07-15 NHA 84 folder 29 admitted to African Baptist Church ("Rhoday" Boston)
Boston Rhoda   1850 Frank Dorman, citing Census head of household with Benjamin and Nancy Lewis
Boston Rhoda   1856-05 1830 Census - black section handwritten note: died
Boston Rhoda   1856-10-04 Probate 19 p. 305, 331-333, 354, 379 dies intestate. Permission to sell real estate (house and land on Union Street, where she last dwelt) is requested and granted. Estate settled.  Among settlements, Mahala Collins gets "cash advanced by compromise"
Boston Rhoda   1856-11-17 Frank Dorman died of consumption on Nantucket. Had been receiving widow's pension since husband's death
Boston Rhoda       kids: Benajah, Priscilla, Mahala, Mary Ann
Boston Sable   1803-12-29 q Frank Dorman married, 2nd wife Essex Boston, nee Littlefield  QQ
Boston Sable   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 57, head of household with wife Sybil 57, George Winslow 12, Lovey Littlefield 7, Paul Littlefield 40, Susan Barney 33, Phillip Tyler 1.5, Robert Hathaway 25, William Davis 35, Sylvia Davis his wife 30. ("Sybil")
Boston Sable   1811ish Frank Dorman died
Boston Sally   1795-12-3 q NVR nee Way, married John Boston  QQ
Boston Sarah   1863-10-30 q Frank Dorman nee Seals, married Oliver C. Boston in New Bedford  QQ
Boston Sarah   1874 Frank Dorman died in New Bedford of consumption. No kids found
Boston Sarah W.   1841ish Frank Dorman born, to Absalom and Hannah
Boston Sarah W.   1846-04-30 Frank Dorman died, buried in colored cemetery
Boston Sarah W.     Negro cemetery  
Boston Seneca   1744-03-17 Frank Dorman and manumission document son of Boston and Maria, born, on Nantucket
Boston Seneca   1760-07-31 Deedbook 6, p. 264. Text is also in "African Americans on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket", p. 232-233, citing Inquirer of August 22, 1885 "The deed of Manumission given by William Swain releasing his negro slaves from bondage under certain conditions, is to be found on record in our County Registry of deeds." The paper then cites the document: "Be it Known to all People that I William Swain...in the County of Nantucket...yeoman for and in Consideration of the Many good & faithful Services by my Negro Slaves Boston & Maria his wife Done Me.  I hereby have Manumitted Quitted & Set free My said Negro slaves Boston & Maria together with all their Children under the following Restricktions that is to Say their children to Serve until they arrive to twenty Eight years of age their births to be accounted as follows - Toby, 9 May 1739; Essex 8 July 1741; Seneca 17 March 1744; Patience, 13 March 1747; Prince 15 March 1750; Silas, 28 June 1752; George 20 June 1755; their youngest Son Boston to Remain free with his father and Mother.  Nothwithstanding any thing above Written if Toby serves faithfully until he arrives to twenty five years old he Shall then be free absolutely and I hereby discharge, manumit & Sett free my Negro slaves above Mentioned according to the Specified Conditions...I hereunto Set My hand Seal this thirty-first Day of July, one Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty" QQ
Boston Seneca   1770-01-04 NVR married Thankfull Micah
Boston Seneca   1770ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: son FreeQQ born
Boston Seneca   1771ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: son Reuben
Boston Seneca   1774-09-13 Deedbook 10 p. 390 buys land from Barnabas Coffin in Newtown
Boston Seneca weaver 1774-09-13 Deedbook 10 p. 319 "Negro" Buys 24 square rods of land in that part of town "known by the name of Newtown", bounded by Barnabas Bayles, Isaac Chase, James Whippy. Bought Sept. 13, 1774 but not recorded until July 4, 1784
Boston Seneca   1775ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: son Thomas
Boston Seneca   1778ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Hannah
Boston Seneca   1785ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: son Absalom QQ
Boston Seneca   1789ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: son Joseph
Boston Seneca   1796 Frank Dorman appears on Nantucket assessments
Boston Seneca   1796-06-02 Probate 4 p. 79-83, 184-5 White butcher Henry Clark dies with accounts due from Essex Boston, Seneca Boston, Tobias Simons, Joseph Harris, Paul Cuff, Reuben Perry. None are id'd QQ
Boston Seneca   1799-10 Town Records, October Term 1799. not id'd, taxed for dog. Same day a lot of people are taxed. "Seneca Boston complains that he was taxed Two Dollars for a dog, which he killed as she was acquainted with the law respecting Dogs."
Boston Seneca   1800 Frank Dorman appears in 1800 Census as head of household of 6 people
Boston Seneca mariner 1802-05-15 Deedbook 17 p.18 "Black man" sells land to Freeborn his son in Newtown, land formerly belonging to Barnabas Coffin. Neighbors are Boyles, Chase, Whippey. 24 sq. rods and house where he now lives, plus shop, fences, outhoses QQ
Boston Seneca   1804 Frank Dorman, citing account books collection AB 59-60 NHA Was on two-year whaling voyage 1804-1806, onboard the Alligator
Boston Seneca weaver 1807-03-02 Deedbook 20 p. 13 "black man" buys land from Essex Boston in New Guinea, borrows to do it via a mortgage from Essex QQ
Boston Seneca   1808-06-06 Frank Dorman buys land in New Guinea from Essex Boston QQ
Boston Seneca   1809-09-02 Probate 5 p. 214-15, 274 writes a will witnessed by Essex Boston, Daniel Coffin and Joseph Pointer. Leaves his wife Thankful 11/24ths of his estate, leaves son Joseph a desk,  daughter Hannah Thomas gets $10, and the rest goes to Freeborn if he lives in his dad's house and cares for mom (Thankfull) for rest of her life. Will was written two days before it was recorded
Boston Seneca   1809-11-3 Frank Dorman died on Nantucket
Boston Seneca   1812-01-29 Deedbook 22 p. 83 "Black Man" deceased, wife Thankful is insane and can't act for self. Executors Francis Joy and Nathaniel Starbuck contract with Mary Boston (widow of Freeborn) to care for Thankful for life and so Mary gets a part of dwellinghouse "being in that part of the town called Newtown and standing on the West Monomoy Share No __" (left blank).  Mary Boston may be Mary Douglas -- is called both.
Boston Seneca   1812-04-02 Probate 5 p. 274 Because his prime heir Freeborn is dead before his estate is all settled, Seneca Boston's real estate is divided up among Thomas Boston, Absalom Boston, Reuben Boston, Maria Boston QQ
Boston Seneca       kids: Reuben, Thomas, Hanna, Absalom F., Joseph, Freeborn
Boston Silas   1752-06-28 Frank Dorman and deed of manumission born, on Nantucket to Boston and Maria
Boston Silas   1760-07-31 Deedbook 6, p. 264. Text is also in "African Americans on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket", p. 232-233, citing Inquirer of August 22, 1885 "The deed of Manumission given by William Swain releasing his negro slaves from bondage under certain conditions, is to be found on record in our County Registry of deeds." The paper then cites the document: "Be it Known to all People that I William Swain...in the County of Nantucket...yeoman for and in Consideration of the Many good & faithful Services by my Negro Slaves Boston & Maria his wife Done Me.  I hereby have Manumitted Quitted & Set free My said Negro slaves Boston & Maria together with all their Children under the following Restricktions that is to Say their children to Serve until they arrive to twenty Eight years of age their births to be accounted as follows - Toby, 9 May 1739; Essex 8 July 1741; Seneca 17 March 1744; Patience, 13 March 1747; Prince 15 March 1750; Silas, 28 June 1752; George 20 June 1755; their youngest Son Boston to Remain free with his father and Mother.  Nothwithstanding any thing above Written if Toby serves faithfully until he arrives to twenty five years old he Shall then be free absolutely and I hereby discharge, manumit & Sett free my Negro slaves above Mentioned according to the Specified Conditions...I hereunto Set My hand Seal this thirty-first Day of July, one Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty" QQ
Boston Silas   1774-09-07 Deedbook 9 p. 102 John Swain manumits "Cyrus" after one more whaling village. "Whereas William Swain...deceased father of the John Swain by his Deed of manumission...did manumit and declare a freeman his slave Cyrus Boston after Said Cyrus should arrive at the full age of twenty-eight years...Whereas also the sd will Swain decased did afterward give his son John Swain aforesaid the time Labor & Service of sd Cyrus Boston until he should arrive at the age afsd the sd Cyrus being at the time of the date there...about twenty-two years old.  Now know ye that the sd John Swain for the consideration of one certain obligation signed & sealed by the sd Cyrus Boston...covenants to whale for sd John Swain in one voyage to the coast of Guinea or else wherever...John Swain...discharge and forever quit claim to the sd Cyrus Boston or any work labor or services hereafter to be done...so tht the sd Cyrus Boston shall forever thereafter bee held reputed & estemeed a freeman to all Intents & Purposes."
Boston Silas   1779-07-12 Frank Dorman, citing book listed in "Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolution, v. 2 p. 295" he appears on a descriptive list of the officers and crew of a privateer, the Hazard, a 10-gun brig commanded by Captain John Williams operating July 12, 1779 to Sept. 6 1779. Described as 5'9" tall. Brother Peter also on this expedition.  This ship was part of the fleet that took part in the ill-fated Penobscot Expedition, where all 46 American ships were captured or burned by British and crew members had to find way back from Maine to Boston on foot guided by Penobscot Indians. QQ
Boston Silas   1781 Frank Dorman married Falla Boston (his brother's widow)
Boston Susan   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 4, in household of Reuben 39 & wife Sylva 40, Avalina 14, Henry 10, Maria 7, Susan 4, Emmely 3 QQ
Boston Tabitha   1741-07-08 q Frank Dorman nee Cuffe, 1st wife Essex Boston  QQ
Boston Tabitha   1799-12-02 Deedbook 16 p. 92 with husband Essex sells land to John Boston. Makes mark, is illiterate. QQ
Boston Tabitha     Frank Dorman kids: Jane, Peter, John, Caroline, Charlotte, Lettice
Boston Thankful   1770-01-04 q NVR QQ born: son FreeQQ born
Boston Thankful   1771ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: son Reuben
Boston Thankful   1775ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: son Thomas
Boston Thankful   1778ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Hannah
Boston Thankful   1785ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: son Absalom QQ
Boston Thankful   1789ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: son Joseph
Boston Thankful   1812-01-29 Deedbook 22 p. 83 When Seneca dies and wife Thankful is insane and can't act for self. Executors Francis Joy and Nathaniel Starbuck contract with Mary Boston (widow of Freeborn) to care for Thankful for life and so Mary gets a part of dwellinghouse "being in that part of the town called Newtown and standing on the West Monomoy Share No __" (left blank).  Mary Boston may be Mary Douglas -- is called both. QQ
Boston Thankfull   1770ish q Frank Dorman nee Micah, maybe an Indian, married Seneca Boston  QQ
Boston Thankfull   1809-09-2 Probate 5 p. 214-15, 274 gets 11/24ths of estate plus use of house for life in husband Seneca Boston's will QQ
Boston Thankfull   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 56, @Mary Boston's household 42, with Lettice 14, William 6, Eliza 4, Charlott 2, Thankful 56 (widow of Seneca), Thomas 27, Joseph 21
Boston Thankfull       kids:  Reuben, Thomas, Hannah, Absalom, Freeborn
Boston Thomas   1775ish Frank Dorman born, to Seneca and Thankful Boston on Nantucket
Boston Thomas   1809-11-3 Probate 5 p. 214-15, 274 mentioned in Freeborn Boston's estate divvying up QQ
Boston Thomas   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 27, @Mary Boston's household 42, with Lettice 14, William 6, Eliza 4, Charlott 2, Thankful 56 (widow of Seneca), Thomas 27, Joseph 21
Boston Thomas mariner 1812 Frank Dorman cited in "a deed"
Boston Thomas mariner 1812-03-07 Deedbook 22 p. 168 Division among Freeborn's heirs: Mary Douglas, Reuben, Absalom, Thomas, Joseph Boston ("Black men") tract of land and house in Newtown that Seneca Boston built and where Mary Douglas now lives. QQ
Boston Thomas mariner 1812-03-12 Deedbook 22 p.69 "Black man" sells land in New Town to Absalom Boston QQ
Boston Thomas   1812-03-13 Frank Dorman citing deed 22 p. 69, 71 Absalom Boston purchases two lots in West Monomoy shares from his brothers Rebuen and Thomas for a total of $56 QQ
Boston Thomas   1855-06-10 Probate 19 p. 122-127, 446-449 asks to be appointed executor of Abalom Boston's will QQ
Boston Thomas (2)   1837ish Frank Dorman born, to Absalom and Hannah
Boston Thomas (2)   1865 Frank Dorman, citing DC City Directory first appears in directory as laborer working at Treasy Dept.  Soon after,he's called an assistant cashier in the Freeman's Savings Bank
Boston Thomas (2)   1869 Frank Dorman married Anna_____
Boston Thomas (2)   1869 Frank Dorman, citing Inquirer story his fashionable wedding off-island is described, attended by well known whites including General Oliver O. Howard. Article also notes that Professor Boston was well-known musician who furnished music for dancing parties.
Boston Thomas (2)   1870s Frank Dorman he and his wife live in Washington DC and then Chicago, she is listed as teacher and he is alternately a cashier and a laundry worker, musician, music teacher, clerk, commercial traveler and salesman.  He gives piano recitals in Cleveland, and he is listed as a dignatary in 1890s in Chicago
Boston Thomas (2)   1915 Frank Dorman, citing Joseph Farnham p. 140 Joseph Farnham names him in a 1915 memoir as one who took "special pride in his appearance, was a dandy but not a fop, and was ever faultless and neat in his dress.  He was well liked by the school and social associates of his age, and respected by all of his fellow citizens"
Boston Tobias   1739-05-09 Frank Dorman and manumission document born, to Boston and Maria on Nantucket
Boston Tobias   1740-11-11 Probate 1 p. 39 ,43 Samuel Barker's estate includes four slaves: "Negroman" Primus, "Negrowoman" Zubinah, "One negro Child" Boston, "One Mulatto" Nero.  Lists them right after the gingerbread. Zubinah is worth the most and is easily the most valuable property in estate, with Primus a close second.  Boston's worth less than half the value of the cow/calf combination and half the supply of boards.  Zubinah is freed by executrix wife, but what happens to the others isn't clear.  Identity of Boston child isn't clear, but since Tobias is the oldest, it might be him -- though Tobias would only be one year old
Boston Tobias   1760-07-31 Deedbook 6, p. 264. Text is also in "African Americans on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket", p. 232-233, citing Inquirer of August 22, 1885 "The deed of Manumission given by William Swain releasing his negro slaves from bondage under certain conditions, is to be found on record in our County Registry of deeds." The paper then cites the document: "Be it Known to all People that I William Swain...in the County of Nantucket...yeoman for and in Consideration of the Many good & faithful Services by my Negro Slaves Boston & Maria his wife Done Me.  I hereby have Manumitted Quitted & Set free My said Negro slaves Boston & Maria together with all their Children under the following Restricktions that is to Say their children to Serve until they arrive to twenty Eight years of age their births to be accounted as follows - Toby, 9 May 1739; Essex 8 July 1741; Seneca 17 March 1744; Patience, 13 March 1747; Prince 15 March 1750; Silas, 28 June 1752; George 20 June 1755; their youngest Son Boston to Remain free with his father and Mother.  Nothwithstanding any thing above Written if Toby serves faithfully until he arrives to twenty five years old he Shall then be free absolutely and I hereby discharge, manumit & Sett free my Negro slaves above Mentioned according to the Specified Conditions...I hereunto Set My hand Seal this thirty-first Day of July, one Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty" QQ
Boston Tobias   1761ish Frank Dorman married Falla on Nantucket
Boston Tobias   1762 Frank Dorman supposed to be freed May 9, 1764, he is instead freed two years early (1762). No cite given
Boston Tobias   1765-03-20 backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Priscilla
Boston Tobias   1767-02-13 backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Phyllis
Boston Tobias   1768-03-20 NVR citing 1st Meth. Episc. Church daughter Priscilla is baptized QQ
Boston Tobias   1770ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Mary
Boston Tobias   1771-11-10 NVR citing 1st Meth. Episc. Church daughter Phebe is baptized QQ
Boston Tobias whale fisherman 1772-10-14 Deedbook 8 p. 177 "Negro Man" buys land from John Eldrad on Monomoy shares with a house and 14 square rods. 7th Lot of West Monomoy shares. Previously belonged to Zaccheus Macy
Boston Tobias laborer 1773-09-24 Deedbook 9 p 13 "Negro laborer" Tobias Boston sells land and dwelling house to Tobias Summons "mustee and laborer". Formerly belonged to William Swain. Recorded April 25, 1774
Boston Tobias   1773ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Phebe
Boston Tobias   1774-07-17 NVR citing 1st Meth. Episc. Church daughter Lucy is baptized qq
Boston Tobias   1777-03-23 NVR citing 1st Meth. Episc. Church son Prince is baptized qq
Boston Tobias   1791-03-31 Deedbook 13 p. 132 Jethro Mitchell sells land to "heirs of Tobias Boston," "a certain dwelling house" in West Monomoy plus 14 rods of land, "it being the same house and land I bought of said Tobias Boston as may be seen on record references thereto being made." [a mortgage?]
Boston Tobias     Frank Dorman kids Priscilla, Hannah, Phyllis, Mary, Phebe, Lucy, Prince
Boston William   1805ish Frank Dorman, citing deedbook 35 p, 423 born, son of Mary and Freeborn
Boston William   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 6 in Mary Boston's household 42, with Lettice 14,William 6, Eliza 4, Charlott 2, Thankful 56 (widow of Seneca), Thomas 27, Joseph 21 QQ
Boston William   1826-04-13 Frank Dorman married Alice Howard in New Bedford
Boston William   1826ish Frank Dorman QQ born: son Olando
Boston William   1828 Frank Dorman, citing deedbook 29 p. 388 he and Alice (mistakenly called Eliza) are in a deed
Boston William   1828-01-11 Deedbook 29 p. 389 not id'd.  Mary and Michael Douglas and William and Elizabeth Boston sell land in Newtown to Charles and Charlotte Groves. Neighbors are Absalom Boston, Gorhams, Jeff Summons, commons QQ
Boston William   1830 1830 Census - black section 25, head of household alone
Boston William   1834-07-07 Frank Dorman citing deedbook 33 p. 469 William Boston sells his sister Eliza Berry one half of a dwelling house he had inherited from their dad, sells for $300
Boston William trader 1834-07-07 Deedbook 33 p. 469 Sells half of dwelling house and land that had been Seneca Boston and Father Freeborn's, to Eliza Barry
Boston William   1836-07-12 Frank Dorman, citing deedbook 35 p. 423 as heirs-at-law of Freeborn Boston, William and his two sisters Eliza Berry and Charlotte Groves, execute an agreement as to distribution of their inheritance
Boston William trader 1836-08-22 Frank Dorman, citing deedbook 37 p. 404-5 William Boston buys out Eliza Berry's share in the house they had just divvied up, for $300
Boston William trader 1838-09-01 Deedbook 39 p. 139 not id'd, gets power of attorney from Frederick "Quoin" to manage his prop. QQ
Boston William   1838-09-15 Frank Dorman died - same day as sister Harriet
Boston William   1842-02-01 1830 Census - black section handwritten note: died
Boston William trader 1842-02-01 Frank Dorman, citing probate 16 p. 33, 7, 50-53, 113, 125-6, 193-4, 199-200, 210-211 died intestate of consumption.  Henry Worth is administrator. Inventory shows 1/3 interest in a house on York Street abutting the African Church. Personal worth is $458 but his debts are such that the estate is declared insolvent and house sold to pay off debts. When he died, William owed $2.12 to the National Anti-Slavery Standard, an abolitionist newspaper published in NY
Boston William   1842-03-03 Probate 16 p. 33, 47, 50-52, 113, 125, 126, 193, 194, 199, 200, 210-11 not id'd. Dies intestate.  Costs of estate are below assets. Extensive assets.  Appraisers are Charles Whitman, Peleg Macy, George Worth. A lot of personal stuff, furniture, clothes.  Much cloth and needleworking materials (lots of silk, calico, linen, flannel, etc). Also a lot of "lots" of things like bottles, and several boxes of cigars. Looks like he was a shopkeeper.  Had a "house and land in Newtown on York Street" as well as a "lot of land on Guinea Essex Street". Debts are largely in the form of notes, to whites and to Frederick Quoin. Also owes money to Anti-Slavery Standard, Islander. Funeral charges are paid to Absalom Coffin, F Worth, Lewis Berry, and Phebe Lucas gets money for having been a "nurse". Creditiors are paid cents on the dollar
Boston William     Frank Dorman children with wife Alice: Olando, Male
Boston William (2)   1830ish Frank Dorman born, to Joseph and Eliza Boston, some time after 1830 (William A)
Boston Zilpha   1795-12-10 q NVR nee "Currington", married Reuben Boston  QQ
Boston Zilpha   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 40, in household of husband Reuben 39, Avalina 14, Henry 10, Maria 7, Susan 4, Emmely 3 ("Sylvia") QQ
Boston     1817-2 Frank Dorman unnamed child born, to Absalom and Phebe
Boston     1818-04-13 Frank Dorman unnamed child of Absalom and Phebe died
Briggs Henry   1850-08-09 NHA 84 folder 29 admitted to African Baptist Church QQ
Brock Robbin   1810 1810 Census - end of alphabet 85, @household of Jeffrey Simmons 54 with wife Nancy 47, Malthia 19 ("at U. Swain"), Ezra 14, Noah 12, Benjamin 9, Clara 7, George W 4,  Robbin Brock 85
Brooks Elizabeth   1839-07-21  q NVR "Colored", Elizabeth Williams marries Hanson Brooks of Baltimore  QQ
Brooks Hanson   1839-07-21 NVR marries Elizabeth Williams, "colored"
Brooks Nancy     Frank Dorman nee Pompey, married ____ Brooks
Brooks       Frank Dorman married Nancy Pompey
Brooks (??) Moses mariner 1807-10 Court 4 p. 67 "mariner and black man." Silvanus Hussey Cordwainer v. him. Debt for "sundry goods and merchandize,"  $279.33. defendant defaulted. Court of Common Pleas
Brown Andrew cordwainer 1807-10 Court 4 p. 71 "black man and cordwainer." Solomon Macy boatbuilder v. him, promissory note, def. defaulted. $17.43. Court of Common Pleas
Brown Ann   1839-07-23  q NVR "both colored", Randolph Cooper marries Ann Brown (from NY)  QQ
Brown Charlotte   1830-10-03 NVR "coullard",  Charlotte Johnson marries Jeremiah Brown QQ
Brown Elizabeth   1858ish q Frank Dorman married Jacob Stevens (2nd husband) -- nee Boston, but probably in NY by then  QQ
Brown Jeremiah   1806 Negro cemetery buried in Warren/ Brown/Tasco/Harris/Borden/Dennison plots
Brown Jeremiah   1830-10-03 NVR "coullard" marries Charlotte Johnson
Brown Julie   1825-07-09  q NVR "Julia Ann Brown" marries Levi Freeman, "culered"  QQ
Brown Oliver   1851-09-1 Frank Dorman married Elizabeth Boston (1st husband), her 2nd husband is Jacob Stevens
Brown Oliver mariner 1853-07-07 Frank Dorman died on Nantucket of consumption
Brown Sally   1830 1830 Census - black section 28 "widow James Ross", in household alone
Bryant Amanda   1872-02-04 Frank Dorman married Edward Godfrey (2nd wife), in California
Bunker Charlotte   1828-03-28 NHA 84 folder 29 admitted to African Baptist Church QQ
Burns Margaret   1848-04-23 NHA 84 folder 29 Original members of African Baptist church, baptized QQ
Cambress Elizabeth   1848-04-23 NHA 84 folder 29 Original members of African Baptist church, baptized QQ
Capey Elizabeth   1798ish  q NVR not id'd, "Elizabeth Capee", marries "Simon Burden"   QQ
Capey Elizabeth (2)   1830 1830 Census - black section 11, in household of Hannah Capa 20, Mary 9. "Elizabeth Capa" QQ
Capey Hannah   1810ish Frank Dorman probably born, to John and Polly Swift Capey
Capey Hannah   1830 1830 Census - black section 20, head of household with Elizabeth 11, Mary 9. No widow notation or husband, though. "Hana Capa"
Capey Hannah   1830-11-04 q NVR citing So. Cong. Church "Hannah Capey" "black" married Charles Boston "colored"  QQ
Capey John   1808-09-22 NVR marries Polly Swift
Capey John   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 23, @household of Simeon Borden 37 with wife Elizabeth 42, John Kapee 23, Joseph Kapee 22, Lydia Borden 10, Sukey Borden 7, Sally M 5, Elisa 3, Simeon 2, George Carter 50
Capey Joseph   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 22, @household of Simeon Borden 37 with wife Elizabeth 42, John Kapee 23, Joseph Kapee 22, Lydia Borden 10, Sukey Borden 7, Sally M 5, Elisa 3, Simeon 2, George Carter 50
Capey Mary   1830 1830 Census - black section 9, in household of Hannah Capa QQ ("Mary Capa")
Capey Mary   1849-05-06  q NVR Mary Capy marries Joseph Wilson  QQ
Capey Polly   1808-09-22  q NVR Polly Swift marries John Capey  QQ
Capy Margaret   1804-04-05  q NVR "Margaret Capy" marries Joseph Painter  QQ
Carrington ?   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 20 @household of Isaac Barlow 32 with wife Annis 24, Henry 3, Sophrona 0, Jacob William 29, George Boag 29, "Covington" 20
Carrington Annis   1803-02-01 q NVR marries Isaac Barlow  QQ
Carrington Betsey   1802-03-03  q NVR "Betsey Corrington" marries Mordecai Warren  QQ
Carrington Betsey   1802-06-05  q NVR "Betsey Corrington" marries "Mike Gudridge"  QQ
Carrington Betsey   1820-04-29 1807-1829 Town Records receives town aid $1.27, as "Betsey Goodrich" (nee "Corrington")
Carrington Betsey   1830 1830 Census among blacks listed in asylum at Quayse, age 62, "widow"
Carrington Godfrey   1799-09-24 Deedbook 17 p. 544, as referenced at Deedbook 26 p, 399 buys land in New Guinea from George Freeborn
Carrington Godfrey   1821-07-06 Deedbook 26 p. 399 not id'd. Heirs of "Godfrey Curranton" (Betsey Guthridge, Isaac Barlow, Annis Barlow, Lydia Pompey, Lurana Penraus - all illliterate except Annis and Lydia) sell to Francis Barnard land in "New Guinea" which Godfrey Curranton had bought from George Freeborn Sept. 24, 1799 and is recorded at Deedbook 17 p. 544 QQ
Carrington Lydia   1811-02-07 q NVR married Ezekiel Pompey, died Lydia Green (listed as "Corrington")  QQ
Carrington Zilpha   1795-12-10 q NVR married Reuben Boston ("Zilpha Currington") on Nantucket. She's from Falmouth  QQ
Carter Florence     Negro cemetery buried as Florence C. Smith
Carter George   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 50, @ household of Simeon Borden 37 with wife Elizabeth 42, John Kapee 23, Joseph Kapee 22, Lydia Borden 10, Sukey Borden 7, Sally M 5, Elisa 3, Simeon 2, George Carter 50
Carter John mariner 1803 Court 3 p. 163 "Black Man" victim in assault & battery at sea Him v John Brown (not id'd), Court of Common Pleas, plea of trespass.  "With force and arms viz with Swords Staves fists knives ropes & Pump bolts in and upon the said John Carter at Conception Bay in South America on board the ship Edward viz at Nantucket aforesaid made an assault and him the said John Carter then and there did beat wound and evilly entreat so that his life was greatly despaired of" -- that happened in April 1803.  And then October 10, 1803 "with force and arms viz with swords Staves fists knives ropes Pumb Bolts and Cord wood in and upon the said John Carter at sea in the Pacific Ocean viz at Nantucket aforesaid made an assault and him the said John Carter then and there did beat wound and evilly treat so that his life was greatly despaired of". Sues for $1k.  JB appears says not guilty. Pltf appears by J Sproot "his attorney" [disposition is cross hatched out...need to find]
Carter John   1810 1810 Census p. 52 [placeholder - may not be black] not id'd, 40 yrs, with wife Dorcas 26, Mary Ann 3, Violet Fair 60
Carter John     Negro cemetery buried in Carter plot
Christian Lucretia   1850-08-30 NHA 84 folder 29 admitted to African Baptist Church QQ
Clough Amelia   1842ish Frank Dorman born, to Caroline and James
Clough Amelia   1850 Frank Dorman appears in the census of that year living with her mom and grandparents on Nantucket QQ
Clough Amelia   1860 Frank Dorman, citing census is living with mom Caroline QQ
Clough Amelia   1870 Frank Dorman, citing census is yet again living with mom Caroline
Clough Caroline   1828-03-28 NHA 84 folder 29 admitted to African Baptist Church QQ
Clough Caroline   1830 1830  Census - black section handwritten note id's Caroline Boston in the Absalom Boston household
Clough Caroline   1839-07-18 q NVR citing Am Soc. of Friends (church) "colored" nee Boston, married James Clough   QQ
Clough Caroline   1850 Frank Dorman appears in the Census of that year living with her parents on Nantucket with her daughter
Clough Caroline   1855-06-10 Probate 19 p. 122-127, 446-449 asks to be appointed executor of Abalom Boston's will QQ
Clough Caroline   1857 Frank Dorman, citing probates p. 122-127, 446-449 when stepmom Hannah Boston died, Caroline and her two surviving half-brothers petition the court to appoint James Cobb to administer her father's estate. Caroline was head of a family, employed as domestic, with real estate worth $400
Clough Caroline   1860 Frank Dorman, citing census is living with daughter Amelia
Clough Caroline   1870 Frank Dorman, citing census is living with daughter Amelia
Clough Emilia   1828-03-28 NHA 84 folder 29 admitted to African Baptist Church QQ
Clough James   1839-07-18 NVR citing Am Soc. of Friends (church) "coloured" married Caroline Boston
Coles Jane   1848-04-23 NHA 84 folder 29 Original members of African Baptist church, baptized QQ
Collins Lucretia   1828ish Frank Dorman born, to William and Mahala
Collins Lucretia   1830 1830 Census - black section 2, in household of William 23 and Mahala 27 QQ
Collins Lucretia   1848-04-23 NHA 84 folder 29 Original members of African Baptist church, baptized QQ
Collins Lucretia   1850ish q Frank Dorman married Joseph Wilkes (not id'd), before 1st child 1851  QQ
Collins Mahala   1825-08-25  q NVA, citing So. Cong. Church "black" nee Boston, married William Collins on Nantucket  QQ
Collins Mahala   1830 1830 Census - black section 27, in household of William 23 and Lucretia 2 QQ
Collins Mahala   1836 Deedbook 36 p. 406 [buys land from Fred Quinn - did not have time to investigate] QQ
Collins Mahala   1838? Deedbook 38 p. 138 [sells land to Frederick Quinn - did not have time to investigate] "Quoin" QQ
Collins Mahala   1838? Deedbook 38 p. 149 Frederick "Quoin" [buys land from Rhoda Boston, Benajah Boston, Mahala Collins - did not have time to investigate] QQ
Collins Mahala   1850-08-30 NHA 84 folder 29 admitted to African Baptist Church
Collins Mahala   1856-10-04 Probate 19 p. 305, 331-333, 354, 379 gets cash advanced "by compromise" from Rhoda Boston's estate
Collins Mahala   1860 Frank Dorman, citing Census living with daughter Lucretia Wilkes
Collins Mahala washerwoman 1870 Frank Dorman widow living alone
Collins Mahala   1873-06-24 1830 Census - black section handwritten note: died
Collins Mahala   1874-06-24 Frank Dorman died on Nantucket age 70 years, 10 months, 7 days
Collins Mahala     Frank Dorman kid with husband William: Lucretia
Collins William   1825-08-25 NVR citing So. Cong. Church "black", married Mahala Boston on Nantucket
Collins William   1830 1830 Census - black section 23, head of household with Mahala 27 and Lucretia 2
Collins William     Frank Dorman kid with wife Mahala: Lucretia
Colville       Frank Dorman married Mercy Freeman (nee Pompey) as her 2nd husband
Conner William     Court 7 p. 551  [placeholder - may not be black] not id'd, Cmlth v. him, case summarily dispatched. (Ct. of Sess?)
Cook Deborah   1830 1830 Census - black section 22, living alone
Cook Deborah   1834-10-19  q NVR marries Nathaniel Borden  QQ
Cook George   1809 NHA 335 folder 1013 black man", under contract to ship on crew of whaleship Thomas
Cook Hannah   1827-08-13 q NVR married Absalom Boston (3rd wife) (Hannah "Cooke"). Is from Dartmouth  QQ
Cooper Ann   1830 1830 Census - black section 25, @ household of John Cooper 33 & wife Sophia 41, and with her husband Thomas Cooper 30
Cooper Ann   1839-07-23  q NVR "both colored", Randolph Cooper marries Ann Brown (from NY)  QQ
Cooper Arthur   1822-10-22 Inquirer Oct. 22, 1822 A correspondent informs us that very early on Thursday morning last, there was observed an unusual commotion among the blacks who inhabit that quarter of the town called New Guinea".  When the correspondent arrived with the magistrate, "he found a large collection of coloured men, women and children gathered round four 'gentlemanly-looking men' who informed him that they were come with an intention to carry to Virginia a man and his family as runaway slaves. The whole body of blacks were so exceeddingly incensed against the measure that they were with difficulty restrained from committing violence on the four strangers."  Magistrate advises them to get "'get his errand'" (warrant?) and while this is going in "it is found that they [the alleged slaves] had escaped into the swamps, where it is supposed they remained concealed among the vast subterranean vaults which have been made by peat diggers". Newspaper asks if there is such a statute of the US that compels return of fugitive slaves
Cooper Arthur   1825-01-03 Inquirer Jan. 3, 1825 established Zion Methodist Episcopal Church in 5 corners -- done by Bristol Wright, Arthur Coooper, John Cooper. Article reads:  "An edifice at Newtown, for the purpose of accomodating the colored population, will be consecrated as a house of worship tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Seats will be provided for those who chose to attend sermon by their preacher, Mr. Lake. A contribution will be taken up after service, to be appropriated towards defraying the expenses of completingi the house." (Note "their" preacher, note incomplete building, and note no address is included)
Cooper Arthur   1827-10-09 NVR not id'd, marries Lucinda Gorden
Cooper Arthur   1830 1830 Census - black section 40, head of household with wife Lucy 50, Cyrus 18, Eliza 21, Randolph 20, Robert 12, Arthur 8
Cooper Arthur   1830 1830 Census - black section 8, in household of Arthur 40 & Lucy 50, Cyrus 18, Eliza 21, Randolph 20, Robert 12, Arthur 8 QQ
Cooper Arthur   1832-07-11 Deedbook 32 p. 183 not id'd. James Ross to Bristol Wright, Arthur Cooper, John Cooper "as Agents for the persons who will be hereafter mentioned."  They are "to hold in charge for the persons of color who intend building an African Methodist Episcopal Church" a piece of land in Newtown he bought from Edward Pompey. Neighbors are Edward Pompey, Samuel Harris, highway. 12 rods of land, no house mentioned. James and Sally Ross both leave marks. Witnesses include the mark of Bristol Wright - illiterate QQ
Cooper Arthur   1833-05-25 Deedbook 33 p. 563 not id'd, buys land near Mill HIlls from Levi Starbuck
Cooper Arthur labourer 1836-12-16 Deedbook 36 p. 268 Text of responses to interrogatories regarding service performed by John Robinson Jr., asked by father John Robinson. Questions were all about whether AC had shipped young Robinson on the ship "Three Brothers," and for what pay, and at whose request (answer: father John Robinson's request
Cooper Arthur   1853-01-03 Probate 18 p. 399-400 not id'd. Will...  Life estate to wife Lucinda. After her death, division equally among children. Lucinda is executrix.  Arthur is illiterate - signs with mark. Witnesses: Barzillai Burdett, Barzillai R. Burdett, George Cobb.
Cooper Arthur     Negro cemetery "Art Cooper" buried in fenced in Cooper plot
Cooper Cyrus   1830 1830 Census - black section 18, in household of Arthur 40 & Lucy 50, Cyrus 18, Eliza 21, Randolph 20, Robert 12, Arthur 8 QQ
Cooper Cyrus   1830 1830 Census - black section 16, @home of John Green 37 & wife Lydia (no age), Christina 11, James 10, and Marsah (no age) & Cyrus Cooper 16
Cooper Cyrus mariner 1833-11-08 NVR QQ born: son William
Cooper Cyrus   1837-05-24 NVR "coloured", married Maria Pompey
Cooper Cyrus     Frank Dorman kids with wife Marie: Cyrus and William
Cooper Cyrus (2)   1843ish Frank Dorman born, to Cyrus and Maria
Cooper Cyrus (2)   1860 Frank Dorman, citing Census mom Maria lives in home ofThomas Macy as servant, he lives with grandmother Lydia Green QQ
Cooper Eliza   1830 1830 Census - black section 21, in household of Arthur 40 & Lucy 50, Cyrus 18, Eliza 21, Randolph 20, Robert 12, Arthur 8 QQ
Cooper Elizabeth   1833-05-08 q NVR not id'd, John Cooper marries Elizabeth Gardner QQ
Cooper Elizabeth   1874-05-22 Probate 32 p. 358 "widow of late John Cooper." Not id'd. Will.  All to Rachel Lynch, widow of Edward Lynch, and daughter of her deceased husband John Cooper. Rachel Lynch executor. Illiterate, signs with mark. Witnesses: James Crawford, Rebecca Crawford, William Macy
Cooper Elizabeth     Negro cemetery buried near Cooper plot
Cooper J??   1851-05-01 NHA 84 folder 29 Pleasant St. Baptist Church grants the request of Sister Cooper to withdraw from the church, and unanimously adopts reslution "that any member of this Church who shall neglect the ordinances  (?? hard to read)  of the Lord's Supper for two months shall give a satisfactory reason for so doing. In as much as they refuse to comply with this resolve, they shall be excluded by a vote of the Church at any regular meeting."
Cooper James   1832-07-11 Deedbook 32 p. 183 not id'd. James Ross to Bristol Wright, Arthur Cooper, John Cooper "as Agents for the persons who will be hereafter mentioned."  They are "to hold in charge for the persons of color who intend building an African Methodist Episcopal Church" a piece of land in Newtown he bought from Edward Pompey. Neighbors are Edward Pompey, Samuel Harris, highway. 12 rods of land, no house mentioned. James and Sally Ross both leave marks. Witnesses include the mark of Bristol Wright - illiterate QQ
Cooper John   1825-01-03 Inquirer Jan. 3, 1825 established Zion Methodist Episcopal Church in 5 corners -- done by Bristol Wright, Arthur Coooper, John Cooper QQ
Cooper John   1830 1830 Census - black section 33, head of household with wife Sophia 41 and Thomas Cooper 30 and wife Ann 25 QQ
Cooper John   1833-05-08 NVR not id'd, John Cooper marries Elizabeth Gardner
Cooper John   1842-04-3 1830 Census - black section handwritten note: died
Cooper Lucinda   1827-10-09 q NVR not id'd, Lucinda Gorden marries Arthur Copper QQ
Cooper Lucy   1830 1830 Census - black section 50, in household of Arthur 40 & Lucy 50, Cyrus 18, Eliza 21, Randolph 20, Robert 12, Arthur 8
Cooper Lucy     Negro cemetery buried in fenced in cooper plot
Cooper Maria   1837-05-24 q Frank Dorman nee Pompey, married Cyrus Cooper  QQ
Cooper Maria domestic 1860 Frank Dorman, citing Census live in servant@ Thomas Macy, her son Cyrus lives with grandmother Lydia Green
Cooper Maria   1885-02-17 Negro demetary died age 70 years 11 months, buried next to mom in Colored cemetery near Porte section
Cooper Maria     Frank Dorman kids with husband Cyrus: Cyrus and William
Cooper Mary     Negro cemetery buried as wife of Art Cooper in fenced in Cooper plot
Cooper Patience   1860-11 "African Americans on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket", p. 238 arrested and charged with murderling elderly white woman Phoebe Fuller. Fuller lived near New Guinea. Her murder is described in November 22's issue of Inquirer. Fuller identified a white man as assailant before she died, but Patience Cooper is arrested, charged, and then released. Re indicted in June 1862, she is convicted of manslaughter.  Attorney Arthur Gardner appeals her case to Mass. Supreme Court, one of the grounds being Fuller's propensity for mistestimony about black people. Sent down for retrial, Cooper is reconvicted and sentenced to 10 years. Dies mentally ill at asylum for insane.
Cooper Rachel   1848-04-23 NHA 84 folder 29 Original members of African Baptist church, baptized QQ
Cooper Rachel     Negro cemetery buried as Rachel LYnch
Cooper Randolph   1830 1830 Census - black section 20, in household of Arthur 40 & Lucy 50, Cyrus 18, Eliza 21, Randolph 20, Robert 12, Arthur 8 QQ
Cooper Randolph   1839-07-23 NVR "both colored", Randolph Cooper marries Ann Brown (from NY)
Cooper Robert   1830 1830 Census - black section 12, in household of Arthur 40 & Lucy 50, Cyrus 18, Eliza 21, Randolph 20, Robert 12, Arthur 8 QQ
Cooper Robert   1848-04-23 NHA 84 folder 29 Original members of African Baptist church, baptized QQ
Cooper Robert   1852-02-16 NHA 84 folder 29 Annual report, "Interesting remarks" made regarding history of the church for the last four years. James Crawforred reappointed at $275/year salary. Officers: Robert Cooper, Clerk; Wm. Harris, Deacon; Wm. Porte Assistant Clerk QQ
Cooper Robert mariner   NVR not id'd, son of Arthur and Lucy, marries Janetta Miller (I forgot to write down year)
Cooper Sophia   1830 1830 Census - black section 41, in household of John Cooper 33 with Thomas Cooper 30 and wife Ann 25 QQ
Cooper Thomas   1830 1830 Census - black section 30, in household of John Cooper 33 & wife Sophia 41, and with his wife Ann 25 QQ
Cooper Thomas   1831-10 Court 7 p.160 not id'd. Summons, Marsh, Cooper, Tyler, Harris, Valentine, Peters all trustees of African Baptist Church vs Boston, Godfrey, Deluce. Trespass.  On Aug. 29, "with force and arms broke and entered the Church ...there being in that part of Nantucket called New Town, bounded west by Pleasant Street, North by home of John and Davis Gorham, East by land of Michael Douglas, and South by small highway, and broke and destroyed the Lock...and kept the plaintiffs from the use, possession and improvement of said church. Plaintiffs default. CCP (NOT Ct. Sess) QQ
Cooper William   1844-11-08 NVR born, to Cyrus
Cope Elizabeth   1830 1830 Census - black section 26, in household of James Cope 25 QQ
Cope James   1830 1830 Census - black section 25, head of household with Elizabeth 26
Correia Anna   1941 Negro cemetery  
Cowet Gad mariner 1821-11 Court 5 p. 464 "mariner & black man", Daniel Gardner v. Gad or Jad Cowet. Prom. note, signed with "his mark", $35.93 + interest _ $6.50 prior, def. default. Court of Common Pleas
Craft Sally   1807 q NVR not id'd, William Davis marries Sylvia Craft QQ
Crawford Ann   1848-04-23 NHA 84 folder 29 Original members of African Baptist church, baptized QQ
Crawford Ann     Negro cemetery wife of JE Crawford
Crawford Diana     Negro cemetery wife of JE Crawford
Crawford James   1849-06-08 NHA 84 folder 29 Ordained minister of African Baptist church
Crawford James   1850-03-11 NHA 84 folder 29 African Baptist Church annual report. Reappoints Rev. Crawford at same salary, $275/yr
Crawford James   1852-02-16 NHA 84 folder 29 Annual report, "Interesting remarks" made regarding history of the church for the last four years. James Crawforred reappointed at $275/year salary. Officers: Robert Cooper, Clerk; Wm. Harris, Deacon; Wm. Porte Assistant Clerk
Crawford James   1874-05-22 Probate 358 p. 358 witnesses will of Elizabeth Cooper QQ
Crawford James     Negro cemetery "J.E. Crawford"
Crawford James     Grace Brown Gardner scrapbook purchases freedom of members of family - susan and wife's niece, or maybe second wife and daughter (the latter comes from Susan Birns "Nineteenth Century Black Life"
Crawford Julia   1828-03-28 NHA 84 folder 29 admitted to African Baptist Church QQ
Crawford Julia   1861-09-22 q Frank Dorman married Edward Godfrey (1st wife)  QQ
Crawford Julianna     Negro cemetery daughter JE Crawford, buried as wife of Edward Godfrey
Crawford Mary     Negro cemetery  
Crawford Rebecca       witnesses will of Elizabeth Cooper QQ
Cuff Lucretia   1830 1830 Census "Lucretia Cuffe" among blacks listed in asylum at Quayse, age 27, died Aug 2 1840
Cuff Lucretia   1835-08-16  q NVR William Borden marries Lucretia Cuff "coulard"  QQ
Cuff Mary   1830 1830 Census - black section 35, living alone
Cuff Mary   1855 1830 Census - black section handwritten note: died. Looks like "Spox" again
Cuff Nancy   1841-01-02 Islander January 2, 1840 letter holding for her at post office
Cuff Paul mariner 1778-08-31 NHA 222 folder 1 Court of Common Pleas bond, "blackman", illiterate
Cuff Paul   1796-06-02 Probate 4 p. 79-83, 184-5 White butcher Henry Clark dies with accounts due from Essex Boston, Seneca Boston, Tobias Simons, Joseph Harris, Paul Cuff, Reuben Perry. None are id'd QQ
Cuff Paul   1843-06-17 1830 Census - black section handwritten note: died. Not enumerated in this Census, just handwritten note
Cuff Paul     "African Americans on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket", p. 243 Paul Cuffe (note different spelling) was a powerful black merchant in Westport Mass, lived 1759-1817.  His boats were captured by pirates in Buzzards Bay/Nantucket area, he hit sandn barges on Nantucket -- he had lots of ventures on Nantucket.  Five are known, with varying degrees of success including running aground all the way to making massive profits.  "Cuffe sailed with all Black crews," say the authors, p. 243
Cuff Paul     NHA 222 folder 1 clipping of unknown origin describes Cuff''s arrival in Liverpool having just arrived from Sierra Leone. Ship is under command of Paul Cuffee, son of negro slave named Cuffee. "Her mate and all her crew are negroes or immediate descendants of negroes"  Cuff lives in New Bedford with wife and 6 kids. Is a Quaker. (Reverse of clipping makes it appear this is from a Boston paper)
Cuff Remembrance   1821-08-26 q NVR marries Francis Bond , "colored" QQ
Cuff Tabitha   1770-01-14 q Frank Dorman marries Essex Boston as his 1st wife  QQ
Cuffee Mary   1848-11-13 NHA 84 folder 29 joins African Baptist Church as member
Darsy Betsey   1830 1830 Census - black section 15, @"at William Hadwins"
Davis John   1830 1830 Census - black section 30, head of household with Sophia 25
Davis Sally   1807 q NVR not id'd, William Davis marries Sylvia Craft QQ
Davis Sophia   1830 1830 Census - black section 25, in household of John Davis 30 QQ
Davis Sylvia   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 30, @household of Essex Boston with wife Sybil 57, George Winslow 12, Lovey Littlefield 7, Paul Littlefield 40, Susan Barney 33, Phillip Tyler 1.5, Robert Hathaway 25, William Davis 35, Sylvia Davis his wife 30
Davis William   1807 NVR not id'd, William Davis marries Sylvia Craft
Davis William   1810 1810 Census - end of letter section 35, @household of Essex Boston with wife Sybil 57, George Winslow 12, Lovey Littlefield 7, Paul Littlefield 40, Susan Barney 33, Phillip Tyler 1.5, Robert Hathaway 25, William Davis 35, Sylvia Davis his wife 30
Del Yard Martes   1810 1810 Census p. 82 "blk" age 23 living@home Amaziah Yard, wife, 3 children
Delano Jeffrey   1810 1810 Census p. 55 [placeholder - may not be black] not id'd, age 41, wife Sarah 39, Eunice 14, Ebenezer 12, Andrew 6, Reuben 1
DeLuce Mary   1830 1830 Census - black section 60, in household of husband Michael 65 QQ
DeLuce Mary   1856-08 1830 Census - black section handwritten note: died
DeLuce Michael   1825-03-26 Deedbook Jeffrey Simmons deeds land to Trustees of Afrcan School (Absalom & Peter Boston, Michael DeLuce, Charles Godfrey) QQ
DeLuce Michael   1830 1830 Census - black section 59, head of household with Mary his wife 60
DeLuce Michael   1831-10 Court 7 p.160 not id'd. Summons, Marsh, Cooper, Tyler, Harris, Valentine, Peters all trustees of African Baptist Church vs Boston, Godfrey, Deluce. Trespass.  On Aug. 29, "with force and arms broke and entered the Church ...there being in that part of Nantucket called New Town, bounded west by Pleasant Street, North by home of John and Davis Gorham, East by land of Michael Douglas, and South by small highway, and broke and destroyed the Lock...and kept the plaintiffs from the use, possession and improvement of said church. Plaintiffs default. CCP (NOT Ct. Sess) QQ
DeLuce Michael   1850-05-2 1830 Census - black section handwritten note: died at age 82
DeLuce Sarah   1831-05-24 NHA Collection 335 Folder 136 Organization of the African Baptist Church. "The Lord having in his Providence cast the lot of those whose names are hereafter found as the constituent members of the African Baptist Church on this Island, far from the Churches to which some of us formerly belonged we felt it our duty and proceeded to become a distinct Baptist Church." They sent for Seth Emers of MV and Edmund Harris of Hyannis and asked them to help organize the church. In their opinion, after hearing the members relate "Christian Experiences and religions views", they agreed, and they "administered the Lord Supper". Signed John Barber, Charles Godfrey, Rhoda Boston, Sara DeLuce, Charlott Groves, Priscilla Thompson, Mary Marsh, Hanna Boston, Sarah Dennison  QQ
DeLuce Sarah   1850-08-09 NHA 84 folder 29 admitted to African Baptist Church
Denison James   1836-02-04 Probate 14 p. 277, 508, 615, 619 and Probate 15 p. 109, 121, 328, 322 owes rent to George Summons', listed in GS' estate QQ
Denison James   1838-06-07 Probate 15 p. 109, 121, 328, 322 rented land from Geo. Simmons, as indicated in Simmons' estate settlement QQ
Denison Susan   1828-03-28 NHA 84 folder 29 admitted to African Baptist Church QQ
Dennison James   1827ish Court 6 p. 161 not id'd, debt for goods, $250. (Court of Common Pleas?)
Dennison James   1828-07-03 NVR "coloured," James Dennison marries Sally Thompson
Dennison James mariner 1828-11-05 Deedbook 30 p. 31 not id'd. Sells land in West Monomoy next to land owned by John Skinnaman, lot he bought from Tim Coffin Nov. 4, 1822
Dennison James trader 1829ish Court 7 p. 471 not id'd, Caleb Dyer v. him, debt, prom. note $42.84.  Def. default. Court of Common Pleas
Dennison James   1830 1830 Census - black section 33, head of household with wife Sarah 28, and twins Reuben and John (no age)
Dennison James   1831-10-17 Deedbook 32 p. 345 not id'd. Mortgages to William and George Gardner two pieces of property: A "water lot" with a three story building on it, bounded by Gideon Gardner's heirs and the highway to old S. Wharf as well as by Whale Street. And a piece of land in Newtown (neighbors Absalom Boston, Michael Douglas). Newtown land was bought from Peleg Macy on October 17, 1831
Dennison James mariner 1832-01-17 Deedbook 33 p. 442 not id'd. sells West Monomoy land bought from Timothy Coffin on Nov. 4, 1828 (Deedbook 30 p. 463) to John Banks. Sally Denison cosigns, good example of dower language
Dennison James ? 1832-09-22 Deedbook 32 p. 375 not id'd. Water lot bought from William Gardner, near South Wharf
Dennison James ? 1832-10-04 Deedbook 32 p. 351 not id'd.  Sells land in Newtown to Emiliana Mundreau
Dennison James trader 1834-06 Court 7 p. 269 not id'd, replevin case, him vs Peleg Folger, sheriff. Judgement vs. Dennison is overturned. (Court of Common Pleas?)
Dennison James   1835 Deedbook 34 p. 495 [sells land to William Gardner - did not have time to investigate]
Dennison James   1836 Deedbook 36 p. 18 [sells land to William Gardner - did not have time to investigate]
Dennison James   1836 Deedbook 36 p. 305 [buys land from William Borden - did not have time to investigate]
Dennison James   1836 Deedbook 36 p. 306 [sells land to David Parker - did not have time to investigate]
Dennison James mariner 1836-02-04 Deedbook 34 p. 507 not id'd, with wife Sally sells land in West Monomoy to William Borden
Dennison James trader 1838-06 Court 8 p. 65 not id'd. v. "Barlow mariner defendant". Stole 8 empty barrels, boxes, weights, sclaes, a show glass, 4 jars, 2 water buckets, & other items.Value is $55 said JD. Def. Default, ct awards $33 + court costs ($15.93) CCP QQ
Dennison James   1840-11-14 Islander November 14, 1840 son Oliver C. Smith dies of consumption on Nantucket
Dennison John   1830 1830 Census - black section in household of James 33 & wife Sarah 28, with twin brother Reuben (no ag e) QQ
Dennison Peggy   1772-11-1 q Court 1 [placeholder - may not be black], not id'd, married James Sherman via justice of peace  QQ
Dennison Reuben   1830 1830 Census - black section in household of James 33 & wife Sarah 28, with twin brother John (no a QQge) QQ
Dennison Reuben     Negro cemetery buried in Warren/ Brown/Tasco/Harris/Borden/Dennison plots
Dennison Sally   1828-07-03 q NVR "coloured," James Dennison marries Sally Thompson QQ
Dennison Sally   1830 1830 Census - black section 28, in household of husband James, with twins Reuben and John (no age) "Sarah" QQ
Dennison Sally   1831-05-24 NHA Collection 335 Folder 136 Organization of the African Baptist Church. "The Lord having in his Providence cast the lot of those whose names are hereafter found as the constituent members of the African Baptist Church on this Island, far from the Churches to which some of us formerly belonged we felt it our duty and proceeded to become a distinct Baptist Church." They sent for Seth Emers of MV and Edmund Harris of Hyannis and asked them to help organize the church. In their opinion, after hearing the members relate "Christian Experiences and religions views", they agreed, and they "administered the Lord Supper". Signed John Barber, Charles Godfrey, Rhoda Boston, Sara DeLuce, Charlott Groves, Priscilla Thompson, Mary Marsh, Hanna Boston, Sarah Dennison  QQ
Dennison Sally seamstress 1834-07-03 Deedbook 33 p. 520 not id'd, buys land in Newtown from Nicholas Meader
Dennison Sally   1834-08-22 Deedbook 33 p. 547 not id'd, buys land in Newtown from Stephen Coleman
Dennison Sally     Negro cemetery buried in Warren/ Brown/Tasco/Harris/Borden/Dennison plots "Sarah"
Dixon Lewis   1821-05 Court 5 p. 448 "Black man". Trespass. Dixon is charged with taking Prince Tweedy's wife Susan (neither Prince or Susan are ID'd) with force and arms and carnally knowing her, depriving Prince of the comfort of his wife. Def default. $500 damages. Dixon is now living in New Bedford. Court of Common Pleas. Note - not crim charges. Rape or running off with her? Is she back? Not clear
Douglas Mary   1809-11-3 Frank Dorman mentioned in dividing up Freeborn Boston's estate (Mary Douglass), no mention of husband QQ
Douglas Mary   1811-03-21 q Frank Dorman married Michael Douglass, nee Boston then Simmons  QQ
Douglas Mary   1811-03-28 q NVR married Michael Douglass (nee Boston, then Summons, then Boston again) on Nantucket  QQ
Douglas Mary   1812-01-18 Frank Dorman citing probate she is conveyed Seneca Boston's property if she takes care of widow
Douglas Mary   1812-03-07 Deedbook 22 p. 168 Division among Freeborn's heirs: Mary Douglas, Reuben, Absalom, Thomas, Joseph Boston ("Black men and mariners") tract of land and house in Newtown that Seneca Boston built and where Mary Douglas now lives.
Douglas Mary   1820-01-06 Frank Dorman citing deedbook 25 p. 387 Absalom Boston sells land bounded by Mary Douglass to John Macy for $300. One exception to this contract is the land his wife Phebe inherited from her mother Priscilla Paul
Douglas Mary   1828-01-11 Deedbook 29 p. 389 not id'd.  Mary and Michael Douglas and William and Elizabeth Boston sell land in Newtown to Charles and Charlotte Groves. Neighbors are Absalom Boston, Gorhams, Jeff Summons, commons QQ
Douglas Mary   1830 1830 Census - black section 60, in household of husband Michael 65 QQ
Douglas Mary   1834-07-04 Frank Dorman died 
Douglas Mary     Negro cemetery listed as Mary Boston, wife of "Mikel" Douglas
Douglas Michael   1809-11-05 q NVR not id'd, Michael Douglas marries Sally Smith QQ
Douglas Michael   1810 1810 Census p. 55 [placeholder - may not be black] not id'd, no age, single person in household
Douglas Michael   1810 1810 Census - end of alphabet no age, head of household with Sally (no age) (spelled Mikael)
Douglas Michael   1811-03-28 NVR married Mary Boston (nee Boston then Summons)
Douglas Michael   1828-01-11 Deedbook 29 p. 389 not id'd.  Mary and Michael Douglas and William and Elizabeth Boston sell land in Newtown to Charles and Charlotte Groves. Neighbors are Absalom Boston, Gorhams, Jeff Summons, commons
Douglas Michael   1830 1830 Census - black section 65, head of household with Mary his wife 60
Douglas Michael   1836-03-16 Frank Dorman died, was a Portugese from the Cape Verde Islands born around 1766. Died by drowning
Douglas Sabrina   1816-10-10 q NVR citing So. Cong. Church "black", Simon Douglas marries Sabrina Stafford QQ
Douglas Sally   1809-11-05 NVR not id'd, Michael Douglas marries Sally Smith
Douglas Sally   1810 1810 Census - end of alphabet no age, in household of Mikael (no age) QQ
Douglas Simon   1816-10-10 NVR citing So. Cong. Church "black", Simon Douglas marries Sabrina Stafford
Duckrey Isabel     Negro cemetery buried near Carter plot
Duckrey James     Negro cemetery buried near Carter plot
Dunn Hannah   1790-09-16 q Court 2 weddings and NVR "black", Hannah Boston, married Thomas Dunn on Nantucket  QQ
Dunn Thomas   1790-09-16 Court 2 weddings and NVR [placeholder - may not be black] married Hannah Boston, not id'd
Durfee Eliza   1845-09-06  q NVR not id', marries Braddock Bears  QQ
Dyer Charles   1810 1810 census - end of alphabet In household of Sampson Dyer 37 and wife Patience 33, Charles 18, Tralena 13, Charlotte 11, Harriet 8, Sampson 3, Samuel Harris 31, Philip Lylan 40 QQ
Dyer Charlotte   1810 1810 census - end of alphabet [placeholder - may not be black] aged 38 with husband James
Dyer Charlotte   1810 1810 census - end of alphabet In household of Sampson Dyer 37 and wife Patience 33, Charles 18, Tralena 13, Charlotte 11, Harriet 8, Sampson 3, Samuel Harris 31, Philip Lylan 40 QQ
Dyer Charlotte   1815-12-02 q NVR not id'd, "Charlottee" Dyer marries Philip Tyler QQ
Dyer Charlotte   1816-11 1813-1823 Court p. 199 not id'd. Philip Tyler v Antonia Barey. Charlotte Tyler, then unmarried and under the name Charlotte Dwyer, had "found and provided for Lucy Barney the wife of said Antonio meat, drinking, washing, lodging, apprel and other necessaries" foro which Antonia promised to pay her but never did. Def. default. Recovery: $82.71 + court costs $7.30 QQ
Dyer Harriet   1810 1810 census - end of alphabet In household of Sampson Dyer 37 and wife Patience 33, Charles 18, Tralena 13, Charlotte 11, Harriet 8, Sampson 3, Samuel Harris 31, Philip Lylan 40 QQ
Dyer James   1810 1810 census - end of alphabet placeholder - aged 44 in home with Charlota  his wife 38
Dyer James   1816-10-03 Probate  6 p. 67 Identified as "Indian"
Dyer Patience   1810 1810 census - end of alphabet In household of Sampson Dyer 37 and wife Patience 33, Charles 18, Tralena 13, Charlotte 11, Harriet 8, Sampson 3, Samuel Harris 31, Philip Lylan 40 QQ
Dyer Sampson   1810 1810 census - end of alphabet 37, head of household with Patience his wife 33, Charles 18, Tralena 13, Charlotte 11, Harriet 8, Sampson 3, Samuel Harris 31, Philip Lylan 40
Dyer Sampson (2)   1810 1810 census - end of alphabet In household of Sampson Dyer 37 and wife Patience 33, Charles 18, Tralena 13, Charlotte 11, Harriet 8, Sampson 3, Samuel Harris 31, Philip Lylan 40 QQ
Dyer Tralena   1810 1810 census - end of alphabet In household of Sampson Dyer 37 and wife Patience 33, Charles 18, Tralena 13, Charlotte 11, Harriet 8, Sampson 3, Samuel Harris 31, Philip Lylan 40 QQ
Easton ??   1830 1830 Census - black section in household of Isaac Easton 40 & Sophia 35, but she doesn't have name QQ
Easton Isaac   1830 1830 Census - black section 40, head of household with Sophia 35 and unnamed daughter, 17
Easton Sophia   1830 1830 Census - black section 35, in household of Isaac Easton 40, with unnamed daughter 17 QQ
Enas Eunice   1826-06-25 q NVR [placeholder] not id'd, "A Portuguese of Floris" marries Eunice Borden
Enas George   1816 NVR [placeholder] QQ born: "a portugese"
Enas George   1826-06-25 NVR [placeholder] not id'd, "A Portuguese of Floris" marries Eunice Borden
Enas George   1830 1830 Census - black section 20, living alone [placeholder]
Enas George   1842-02-02 NVR [placeholder] "A portugese of the Western Islands" marries Sally Caton (relative of Coffins)
Enas George   1842-12-18 Probate 20 p. 491 Will. Leaves all to Sally Maria Enas, his wife. No notable witnesses/executor
Enas Jose   1859-06-07 Probate 20 p. 51, 72-3, 111-112, 161, 283-4 [placeholder] not id'd. Dies intestate. Sole property is "cash from the owners of the ship Three Brothers". Call for creditors, not much of interest
Enas Joseph   1833-06-25 NVR citing private Foulger documents [placeholder] born,
Enas Manuel   1803-02-25 NVR citing private Foulger documents [placeholder] "A Portugese of Flores" marries Eunice Boden
Enas Manuel trader 1836-01-20 Deedbook 34 p. 484 [placeholder] not id'd. Buys land in Newtown from Nathan Cartland
Enas Sally Maria   1870-06-04 Probate 21 p. 158 [placeholder] not id'd. Will. Executor is Joseph Barney. Leaves "a special charity" to be given from year to year to deserving poor, "either among my own relations or others"  Probated May 8, 1873. No one of interest in witnesses
Epot Nicholas   1810 1810 Census p. 82 "blk" age 17 living@home Rowland Geltson, wife 2 kids, 2 teens, 1 other black
Esop Dorcas   1792-05-17 q NVR "blacks", Dorcas Esop marries Isaac Freeman QQ
Esop Sarah   1804-3 Court 3 p.91 "Black woman", victim of breaking and entering by Jenny Fenix QQ
Fairfield Abram   1810 1810 Census - end of alphabet @ household of John Skinneman 33 with wife Peggy 24, Lucretia 2, Charlott 0, Boarders Abram Fairfield and John Fosbury (no ages)
Fenix David   1810 1810 Census p. 82 not id'd, age 11, lives@home Mike Gudley 60, Abram Quarys no age, "Wigwarm" no age. David "Phenix"
Fenix George yeoman 1799-03-28 Court 2 p. 217 not id'd. Grand Jury v. him, A&B vs wife Jane.  "Did make an assault and her the said Jane then and there did beat would and ill treat so that her life was greatly dispaired of". Warrant for arrest issued. Plds not guilty, jury finds guilty. Whipped 15 stripes + cost of prosecution (undefined) + "find sureties for his good behavior" and is to stand committed until sentence is performed. Ct. of Sess.
Fenix George   1799ish Frank Dorman sometime before this, married Jenny (see court record for her)
Fenix George   1806-02-15 Frank Dorman married Patience Limus (nee Boston) on Nantucket. Must be his second marriage
Fenix George   1810 1810 Census - end of alphabet 54, head of household with wife Patience 61. Spelled Phenix
Fenix George   1810   QQ born: son George Phenix
Fenix George   1813ish   QQ born: son John QQ born South Sea islands
Fenix George   1817-04-22 Frank Dorman died on Nantucket
Fenix George     Frank Dorman possible kids George and Patience Phenix: George Phenix born 1810 (and appears 1840 Census age 30), John Phenix born South Sea Islands about 1813 and died in Nantucket of lung fever 17 June 1844
Fenix George (2)   1810   born, to George and Patience
Fenix Jenny   1799ish q Frank Dorman married George (see court record for her)  QQ
Fenix Jenny   1804-3 Court 3 p. 91 "blackwoman" wife of George Fenix. Crim ct. Charged with force and arms entering the dwellinghouse of Sarah Esop (not id'd) and stealing 1 Iron Pot (value of $1), pewter basin valued 33 cents, pewter platter worth 50 cents, 2 earthen pots valued 22 cents, one hat valued $1, one "coffee pot full of Rice" valued 50 cents, one small tub of flour value 50 cents, one "handkerchief of sundries" worth $2 for handkerchief and $1 worth of goods, "a quantity of cottonwool" valued 84 cents -- total value of $8. Jury trial. Guilty. 10 Stripes, Fine of $5 to commonwealth + ct. costs $1785 + treble damages
Fenix Jenny   1815-06-15 q NVR citing So Cong. Church "black" marries William Freeman QQ
Fenix Jenny   1822-09-10 Inquirer Sept. 10, 1822 "coloured woman", stealing with Dorcas Wither. Says they were taken to court but no records. (Listed as "Jane").  Thomas Twede was walking to the Poor House ("his place of abode") when he "fell in with a foreignor by the name of Nathaniel Rice, who was then in a state of intoxication" and couldn't walk without assistance. Twede takes him to his apartment at Poor House and puts him to bed. On waking the next morning, Rice finds he's been robbed. After making some inquires, "he learnt that Thomas Twede, Jane phenix, and Dorcas Wither (coloured women) had been in the room during the first part of the night, which (with some other circumstances" led him to suspect that they were guilty of the robbery." They are apprehended, brought to court, Dorcas has the handkerchief and Jane confesses and they are jailed. Twede is released on lack of evidence
Fenix John   1813ish   born, South Sea islands to George and Patience
Fenix John   1844-06-17   died on Nantucket of lung fever
Fenix Patience   1806-02-15 q Frank Dorman married George Phenix (2nd husband), 1st was Prince Limus  QQ
Fenix Patience   1810   QQ born: son George Phenix
Fenix Patience   1810 1810 Census - end of alphabet 61, in household of George Phenix QQ
Fenix Patience   1813ish   QQ born: son John QQ born South Sea islands
Fenix Patience     Frank Dorman possible kids George and Patience Phenix: George Phenix born 1810 (and appears 1840 Census age 30), John Phenix born South Sea Islands about 1813 and died in Nantucket of lung fever 17 June 1844
Fish Rachel   1800 1800 Census p. 13 [placeholder - may not be black] not id'd, no age, living@home of Rebecca Burrage aged 76. Only Burrage, Rachel Fish, and the Wolf Girls live  there
Fortune Absalom   1767-07-06 NVR QQ born: child of Cuffy and Ruth
Fortune Absalom   1813-11 Court 4 p. 149 Polly Fortin, a "widow of Absolom Forting...a coloured woman plaintiff" v. Benjamin Warsaw "black man mariner". $28.60 debt "being the balance of accounts subsisting between them it being for boarding and working done for him". Default QQ
Fortune David   1764-06-20 NVR QQ born: child of Cuffy and Ruth
Fortune David   1810 1810 Census - end of alphabet 12, @household with Tobias Simons
Fortune Peggy   1820-11-23 q NVR, citing S. Cong Pegga Fortin" "black" marries John "Frazer" or "Franer" QQ
Fortune Polly boarding 1813-11 Court 4 p. 149 "widow of Absolom Forting...a coloured woman plaintiff" v. Benjamin Warsaw "black man mariner". $28.60 debt "being the balance of accounts subsisting between them it being for boarding and working done for him". Default. Court of Common Pleas
Fortune Polly   1814-01-08 q NVR Polly "Forton" marries Jube Freeman, neither id'd QQ
Fosbury John boardinghouse 1810 1810 Census - end of alphabet @household of John Skinneman 33 with wife Peggy 24, Lucretia 2, Charlott 0, Boarders Abram Fairfield and John Fosbury (no ages)
Fowler Peter   1830 1830 Census - black section 22, lives @household of Bristol Wright 57 &  Bristol's wife Sarah 47
Francis Phebe   1830 1830 Census not id'd, is in almshouse
Francis Rosanna   1830 q Frank Dorman married Emanuel Simmons  QQ
Franco Olive   1788-09-07  q NVR "Olive Francis" marries Henry "Beers"  QQ
Frazier Harriet   1848-04-23 NHA 84 folder 29 Original members of African Baptist church, baptized QQ
Frazier John   1820-11-23 NVR, citing S. Cong Pegga Fortin" "black" marries John "Frazer" or "Franer"
Frazier John   1849-05-03 NHA 84 folder 29 admitted to African Baptist Church
Frazier Peggy   1820-11-23 q NVR, citing S. Cong Pegga Fortin" "black" marries John "Frazer" or "Franer" QQ
Freeman Dorcas   1792-05-17 q NVR "blacks", Dorcas Esop marries Isaac Freeman QQ
Freeman Dorcas   1801-04-30 q NVR not id'd, Dorcas Freeman marries Bill Williams QQ
Freeman Isaac   1792-05-17 NVR "blacks", Dorcas Esop marries Isaac Freeman
Freeman Isaac   1830 1830 Census - black section 24, head of household with Mercy  21 and Jane 32
Freeman Isaac   1830-06-02 NVR "coloured", marries Mercy Pompey
Freeman Jane   1830 1830 Census - black section 32, living in home of Isaac Freeman 24 and Mercy 21 QQ
Freeman Jenny   1815-06-15 q NVR citing So Cong. Church "black", Jenny Phenix marries William Freeman QQ
Freeman Jube   1814-01-08 NVR Polly "Forton" marries Jube Freeman, neither id'd
Freeman Julie   1825-07-09  q NVR "Julia Ann Brown" marries Levi Freeman, "culered man"  QQ
Freeman Levi   1825-07-09 NVR "Julia Ann Brown" marries Levi Freeman, "culered man"
Freeman Lucy   1818-10-13 q NVR citing So Cong. Church "black", marries John B. Record
Freeman Mercy   1830 1830 Census - black section 21 living in home of Isaac Freeman 24 and Jane 32 QQ
Freeman Mercy   1830-06-02 q NVR Mercy Pompey marries Isaac Freeman ("coloured") QQ
Freeman Mercy   1830ish q Frank Dorman nee Pompey, married Isaac Freeman  QQ
Freeman Mercy     Frank Dorman nee Pompey, married ____ Colville (2nd husband), 1st was Isaac Freeman
Freeman Polly   1814-01-08 q NVR Polly "Forton" marries Jube Freeman, neither id'd QQ
Freeman William   1815-06-15 NVR citing So Cong. Church marries Jenny Phenix
Furman Mary     Negro cemetery buried near Wilkes and Crawford plots
Gardner Almira   1830 1830 Census - black section 25, living with husband George 25, Oliver Appleton 5, and James D. (no age) QQ
Gardner Amy   1774 Frank Dorman admitted to 1st Congregational church with future husband Essex Boston
Gardner Amy   1811-06-09 q Frank Dorman married Essex Boston, 3rd wife  QQ
Gardner Amy     Henry Cadbury accounts member of 1st Congregational Church
Gardner Anstrid   1830 1830 Census - black section 60, widow of Daniel, living alone
Gardner Creamer   1805ish Frank Dorman QQ born: son George on Nantucket
Gardner Daniel mariner 1811-03 Court 4 Need to look this up. Assault case black vs black. Crim? Civ? who else implicated? qq
Gardner Daniel trader 1819-03-29 Deedbook 25 p. 194 "Coloured men and traders" Daniel Gardner and John Pompey sell Isiah NIcholson and Davis Gorham land in "New Town or New Guinea" that they had bought from Coffin. Also sell dwelling house JP lives in and adjoining land JP ahad bought of William Hammet and recorded by county. Dan's wife Olive signs but no wife of JP (good example of dowerage language in deed) QQ
Gardner Daniel mariner 1819-03-29 Deedbook 25 p. 193 "mariners people of color" Daniel Gardner and John Pompey buy land from Isaac Coffin in Newtown/Guinea next to a building they already erected QQ
Gardner Daniel mariner 1820-09-14 Deedbook 26 p. 155 not id'd. Gets a mortgage from Abs. Boston for land he owns in New Guinea that he'd acquired from his dad. Made Sept. 14, 1820, discharged Feb. 22, 1823 QQ
Gardner Daniel   1830 1830 Census - black section Anstrid is listed as his widow in the black section of the Census. Was he black?
Gardner Dorcas   1830 1830 Census - black section 37, head of household (no husband or widow notation) with Robert 4
Gardner Elizabeth   1830ish q Frank Dorman nee Gardner, married John Gorden  QQ
Gardner Elizabeth   1833-05-08 q NVR not id'd, John Cooper marries Elizabeth Gardner QQ
Gardner Elizabeth   1835-12-24 q Frank Dorman nee Thomas, married George Gardner  QQ
Gardner Elizabeth   1840-05-15 Probate 15 p. 345-6, 448-9 "coloured"  "George Washington Gardner", not id'd in will but is id'd in margin note.  House is to be sold for income to support wife Elizabeth for her life until she marries or dies; if either happens, son James Gardner gets it all, free and clear. Simon Barney and David Joy are named executors. Inventory includes "House on ___ Street" (left blank) and land adjoining, a lot of personal items of cookware, furnishings, clothing, "2 pair fine dogs".  Will is dated March 10, 1840,  probate is May 15, 1840 QQ
Gardner George   1805ish Frank Dorman QQ born: son George on Nantucket
Gardner George   1830 1830 Census - black section 25, head of household with Almira his wife 25, Oliver Appleton 5 and James D no age
Gardner George   1830 1830 Census - black section 13, "A" , and @"at GB Uptons"
Gardner George   1835-12-24 Frank Dorman not id'd, married Elizabeth Thomas (2d wife), 1st wife was Almira
Gardner George laborer 1840-05-15 Probate 15 p. 345-6, 448-9 "coloured"  "George Washington Gardner", not id'd in will but is id'd in margin note.  House is to be sold for income to support wife Elizabeth for her life until she marries or dies; if either happens, son James Gardner gets it all, free and clear. Simon Barney and David Joy are named executors. Inventory includes "House on ___ Street" (left blank) and land adjoining, a lot of personal items of cookware, furnishings, clothing, "2 pair fine dogs".  Will is dated March 10, 1840,  probate is May 15, 1840
Gardner Hannah   1885-02-1 Frank Dorman died on Nantucket, nee Monroe
Gardner James   1828-03-28 NHA 84 folder 29 admitted to African Baptist Church QQ
Gardner James   1830ish Frank Dorman born, to George and Almira
Gardner James   1840-05-15 Probate 15 p. 345-6, 448-9 "coloured"  "George Washington Gardner", not id'd in will but is id'd in margin note.  House is to be sold for income to support wife Elizabeth for her life until she marries or dies; if either happens, son James Gardner gets it all, free and clear. Simon Barney and David Joy are named executors. Inventory includes "House on ___ Street" (left blank) and land adjoining, a lot of personal items of cookware, furnishings, clothing, "2 pair fine dogs".  Will is dated March 10, 1840,  probate is May 15, 1840 QQ
Gardner John   1810 1810 Census p. 74 [placeholder - may not be black] not id'd, no age, single person in household
Gardner Margaret   1836-07-24 NVR "colored" marries Braddock Bears
Gardner Olive   1830 1830 Census - black section 33, in household of Ruth Gardner 27, with John Gorden 41, Elizabeth Gorden 36, George Gorden 16, Jack  and Harry  (both have "A" and "Sandwich Islands" and no ages next to name. Olive is @ "at Samuel Mitchels"
Gardner Oliver   1825ish Frank Dorman born, son of Almira and George
Gardner Oliver   1840ish Frank Dorman died before 1840, not mentioned in dad George's will
Gardner Pamela   1842-08-07  q NVR "colord", marries Isaac Barlow  QQ
Gardner Robert   1830 1830 Census - black section 4, in household of Dorcas Gardner 37 QQ
Gardner Ruth   1830 1830 Census - black section 27, head of household with Olive Gardner  33 ("at Samuel Mitchels"), John Gordon 41, Elizabeth Gorden 36, George Gorden 16, Jack  and Harry  (both have "A" and "Sandwich Islands" and no ages next to name)
Gardner Sophia   1817-12-31 q Frank Dorman married Charles Godfrey  QQ
Gardner Temperance   1830 1830 Census - black section 53, widow, living alone. "Tempe"
Gardner Temperance     Frank Dorman born, to Temperance and Creamer, on Nantucket
Garlow Anstress   1810 1810 Census - end of alphabet 42, in household of Daniel Garlow 44 wife Anstress 42, Sukey 14, Rowland 12, Simon Borden (no age), Joseph 8, George 6, James 4, Nathaniel 20, Daniel 18. "Anstress lives in Falmouth" is handwritten QQ
Garlow Daniel   1810 1810 Census - end of alphabet 44, heads up household with wife Anstress 42, Sukey 14, Rowland 12, Simon Borden (no age), Joseph 8, George 6, James 4, Nathaniel 20, Daniel 18.
Garlow Daniel   1810 1810 Census - end of alphabet 18, in household of Daniel Garlow 44 wife Anstress 42, Sukey 14, Rowland 12, Simon Borden (no age), Joseph 8, George 6, James 4, Nathaniel 20, Daniel 18. QQ
Garlow George   1810 1810 Census - end of alphabet 6, in household of Daniel Garlow 44 wife Anstress 42, Sukey 14, Rowland 12, Simon Borden (no age), Joseph 8, George 6, James 4, Nathaniel 20, Daniel 18. QQ
Garlow James   1810 1810 Census - end of alphabet 4, in household of Daniel Garlow 44 wife Anstress 42, Sukey 14, Rowland 12, Simon Borden (no age), Joseph 8, George 6, James 4, Nathaniel 20, Daniel 18. QQ
Garlow Joseph   1810 1810 Census - end of alphabet 8, in household of Daniel Garlow 44 wife Anstress 42, Sukey 14, Rowland 12, Simon Borden (no age), Joseph 8, George 6, James 4, Nathaniel 20, Daniel 18. QQ
Garlow Lucretia   1810 1810 Census p. 82 "dr. of Daniel Blk" age 16 living@home Rowland Geltson, wife, 2 kids, 2 teens, 1 other black (Nicholas Edo)
Garlow Nathaniel   1810 1810 Census - end of alphabet 20, in household of Daniel Garlow 44 wife Anstress 42, Sukey 14, Rowland 12, Simon Borden (no age), Joseph 8, George 6, James 4, Nathaniel 20, Daniel 18. QQ
Garlow Rowland   1810 1810 Census - end of alphabet 12 in household of Daniel Garlow 44 wife Anstress 42, Sukey 14, Rowland 12, Simon Borden (no age), Joseph 8, George 6, James 4, Nathaniel 20, Daniel 18. QQ
Garlow Sukey   1810 1810 Census - end of alphabet 14, in household of Daniel Garlow 44 wife Anstress 42, Sukey 14, Rowland 12, Simon Borden (no age), Joseph 8, George 6, James 4, Nathaniel 20, Daniel 18. QQ
George Winslow mariner     "blackman" of Mashpee, debt, Elisha Hinckley v him
Gilbert Eva   1877 1867-1884 Probate p. 362 was given bequest in will of Diana Jones "in consideration of her kind care of me in view of my age and infirmities"
Gilbert Phyllis (2)   1798-10-25 q NVR not id'd, married Peter Boston   QQ
Godfrey Adelaide   1871-06 q Frank Dorman nee Phillip, married Joseph Godfrey in California  QQ
Godfrey Amanda   1872-02-04 q Frank Dorman nee Bryant, is 2nd wife of Edward Godfrey. Married in California  QQ
Godfrey Cesar   1793-06-09 NVR married Phebe Boston on Nantucket
Godfrey Cesar   1800 Frank Dorman, citing Census free person of color, head of family of four
Godfrey Cesar     Frank Dorman child with wife Phebe: Charles
Godfrey Charles   1795ish Frank Dorman born, to Phebe and Cesar
Godfrey Charles   1810 1810 Census p. 12 "blk" age 16 living@home Oliver Bartlett, wife 5 kids, maybe 2 aunts
Godfrey Charles   1817-12-31 Frank Dorman married Sophia Gardner
Godfrey Charles   1818ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Phebe
Godfrey Charles   1825-03-26 Deedbook Jeffrey Simmons deeds land to Trustees of Afrcan School (Absalom & Peter Boston, Michael DeLuce, Charles Godfrey) QQ
Godfrey Charles   1826ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Sophia
Godfrey Charles   1828ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: son Nathaniel
Godfrey Charles   1830 1830 Census - black section 35, head of household with Sophia 32, Sophia 4, Nathaniel 2
Godfrey Charles   1831-05-24 NHA Collection 335 Folder 136 Organization of the African Baptist Church. "The Lord having in his Providence cast the lot of those whose names are hereafter found as the constituent members of the African Baptist Church on this Island, far from the Churches to which some of us formerly belonged we felt it our duty and proceeded to become a distinct Baptist Church." They sent for Seth Emers of MV and Edmund Harris of Hyannis and asked them to help organize the church. In their opinion, after hearing the members relate "Christian Experiences and religions views", they agreed, and they "administered the Lord Supper". Signed John Barber, Charles Godfrey, Rhoda Boston, Sara DeLuce, Charlott Groves, Priscilla Thompson, Mary Marsh, Hanna Boston, Sarah Dennison  QQ
Godfrey Charles   1831-10 Court 7 p.160 not id'd. Summons, Marsh, Cooper, Tyler, Harris, Valentine, Peters all trustees of African Baptist Church vs Boston, Godfrey, Deluce. Trespass.  On Aug. 29, "with force and arms broke and entered the Church ...there being in that part of Nantucket called New Town, bounded west by Pleasant Street, North by home of John and Davis Gorham, East by land of Michael Douglas, and South by small highway, and broke and destroyed the Lock...and kept the plaintiffs from the use, possession and improvement of said church. Plaintiffs default. CCP (NOT Ct. Sess) QQ
Godfrey Charles   1832ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: son Charles
Godfrey Charles   1834ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: son Joseph
Godfrey Charles   1840ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: son Edward
Godfrey Charles   1842 backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: son Prince
Godfrey Charles laborer 1850 Frank Dorman, citing Census he and wife Sophia plus 5 children and 2 in-laws are listed
Godfrey Charles   1854 Frank Dorman QQ born: daughter Sarah
Godfrey Charles truckman 1860 Frank Dorman, citing Census with wife and kids, listed
Godfrey Charles   1870 Frank Dorman, citing Census with wife, married daughter, youngest son Prince
Godfrey Charles   1871-06-10 Frank Dorman died and buried in colored cemetery
Godfrey Charles     Negro cemetery not buried near Nathaniel Godfrey
Godfrey Charles     Frank Dorman kids with Sophia: Phebe, Sophia, Nathaniel, Charles G., Joseph D., Edward J., Prince B.
Godfrey Charles (2)   1832ish Frank Dorman born, to Charles and Sophia
Godfrey Charles (2) mariner 1850 Frank Dorman, citing Census living on his own in Nantucket boarding house with other seamen
Godfrey Charles (2) mariner 1860 Frank Dorman, citing Census was living with his parents
Godfrey Charles (2)   1860-10-15 Frank Dorman married Sarah Johnson (1st wife)
Godfrey Charles (2)   1861-10-30 Frank Dorman, citing military records enlists in Boston for 3 years as a cook in the US Navy. After serving on receiving ships Ohio and North Carolina, as well as on USS Keystone State. Discharged from Savannah on November 22, 1864
Godfrey Charles (2)   1862-02-13 Frank Dorman married Maria Wood (2nd wife) on New Bedford. His 1st wife and their daughter lives on Nantucket
Godfrey Charles (2)   1864-11-22 Frank Dorman, citing military records discharged from Savannah after 3 years of service
Godfrey Charles (2) cooper, laborer 1878 Frank Dorman, listing city directory resident of Cambridge MA, cooper and then laborer
Godfrey Charles (2)   1879-12-17 Frank Dorman, citing probate #519A 1st wife asks to have her husband declaired deceased and have the court appoint her the administratix of his estate. She hasn't heard from him since he was in Liverpool England in 1872. The court agrees. Doesn't know of his second marriage -- he is still alive and well!
Godfrey Edward   1828-03-28 NHA 84 folder 29 admitted to African Baptist Church QQ
Godfrey Edward   1840-10-31 NVR citing private Foulger recrds born, to Charles and Sophia
Godfrey Edward   1861-09-22 Frank Dorman married 1st wife Julia Crawford
Godfrey Edward   1862ish Frank Dorman after death of wife Julia he leaves Nantucket for San Francsico, leaves son James to live with his Crawford grandparents (per Census)
Godfrey Edward   1872-02-04 Frank Dorman married 2nd wife Amanda Bryant, in California
Godfrey James   1870 Frank Dorman, citing Census son of Julia and Edward he stays living with Crawford grandparents after dad leaves for California
Godfrey Joseph   1856 Frank Dorman by this time he has arrived in California, where he'll be a saloonkeeper, waiter, steward, widower
Godfrey Joseph   1871-06 Frank Dorman married Adelaide Phillip in California
Godfrey Julia   1861-09-22 q Frank Dorman nee Crawford, married Edward Godfrey (1st wife)  QQ
Godfrey Julia   1868-09-23 Frank Dorman nee Crawford, she died on Nantucket following childbirth, even though she and husband are both living in Boston by then
Godfrey Julia     Negro cemetery wife of Edward Godfrey, buried in Crawford family plot ("Julianna")
Godfrey Maria   1862-02-13 q Frank Dorman nee Wood, 2nd wife of Charles G. Godfrey. Marry on New Bedford. Wife #1 (Sarah) thinks he is dead  QQ
Godfrey Nathaniel   1828ish Frank Dorman born, to Sophia and Charles
Godfrey Nathaniel   1830 1830 Census - black section 2, in household of Charles 35 & Sophia 32, and Sophia 4 QQ
Godfrey Nathaniel barber 1850 Frank Dorman listed as a barber
Godfrey Nathaniel   1852ish Frank Dorman married Rebecca ______, sometime before 1852 when their child. Rebecca was born in Mass. around 1829 and her mother was born in Ireland
Godfrey Nathaniel   1855 Frank Dorman Mass. state Census has Nathaniel and Rebecca living on Nantucket with a 1 year old daughter
Godfrey Nathaniel miner 1860 Frank Dorman listed as living in California, alone, a miner
Godfrey Nathaniel barber 1880 Frank Dorman in California, has a houseful of children and is back to barbering
Godfrey Nathaniel     Frank Dorman children with wife Rebecca: Nathaniel, Sarah, Sophia, Barbara, Ann, Nathaniel A., Mabel, Adelaide [didn't pursue next generation]
Godfrey Nathaniel     Negro cemetery buried near the Godfrey plot
Godfrey Nathaniel (2)   1852-12-24 Frank Dorman born, to Nathaniel and Rebecca, on Nantucket
Godfrey Nathaniel (2)   1853-07-17 Frank Dorman died on Nantucket
Godfrey Phebe   1793-06-09 q NVR nee BosTon, married Cesar Godfrey on Nantucket (1st husband -- second husband Wm Lucas)  QQ
Godfrey Phebe   1806-07-24 q Frank Dorman nee Boston, married William Lucas (2nd husband) on Nantucket  QQ
Godfrey Phebe     Frank Dorman child with husband Cesar: Charles
Godfrey Phebe (2)   1818ish Frank Dorman born, to Charles and Sophia
Godfrey Phebe (2)   1840-01-16 q Frank Dorman married William Harris  QQ
Godfrey Prince   1842ish Frank Dorman born, to Charles and Sophia
Godfrey Prince seaman 1870 Frank Dorman, citing Census lives with parents, employed as seaman
Godfrey Rebecca   1852ish Frank Dorman children with husband Nathaniel: Nathaniel, Sarah, Sophia, Barbara, Ann, Nathaniel A., Mabel, Adelaid [didn't pursue next generation]
Godfrey Rebecca   1860 Frank Dorman while husband is listed as living in Cal. alone, mining, she is on Nantucket has 2 more daughters before she too moves to Cal.
Godfrey Rebecca   1880 Frank Dorman in California with houseful of children QQ
Godfrey Rebecca   1896 Frank Dorman, citing Census she's listed as a widow in San Francsico city directory
Godfrey Rebecca     Frank Dorman nee ____, married Nathaniel Godfrey. She was born in 1829ish and her mother had been born in Ireland
Godfrey Sarah   1854 Frank Dorman QQ born: daughter Sarah
Godfrey Sarah   1860-10-15  q Frank Dorman nee Johnson, married Charles G. Godfrey (1st wife)  QQ
Godfrey Sarah   1879-12-17 Frank Dorman, citing probate #519A she asks to have her husband declared deceased and have the court appoint her the administratix of his estate. She hasn't heard from him since he was in Liverpool England in 1872. The court agrees. Doesn't know of his second marriage -- he is still alive and well! QQ
Godfrey Sarah   1880 Frank Dorman, citing Census She is living apart from husband Charles Godfrey with their daughter Sarah
Godfrey Sarah   1893-07-3 Frank Dorman, citing pension records using her maiden name of Bell she applies for widow pension for Charles Godfrey. Not realizing he's alive and remarried. Her claim is ignored as premature
Godfrey Sarah   1900 Frank Dorman, citing Census lives on Nantucket, alone, owns her house free of mortgage
Godfrey Sarah   1910 Frank Dorman, citing Census lives on Nantucket on Orange Street
Godfrey Sarah   9/23/1915 Frank Dorman died on Nantucket
Godfrey Sarah (2)   1854 Frank Dorman born, to Sarah and Charles
Godfrey Sarah E.B.   1854ish Frank Dorman born, to Sarah and Charles
Godfrey Sarah E.B.   1892-03-11 Frank Dorman died
Godfrey Sophia   1817-12-31 q Frank Dorman nee Gardner, married Charles Godfrey  QQ
Godfrey Sophia   1818ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Phebe
Godfrey Sophia   1826ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Sophia
Godfrey Sophia   1828ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: son Nathaniel
Godfrey Sophia   1830 1830 Census - black section 32, in household of Charles 35, with Sophia 4 and Nathaniel 2 QQ
Godfrey Sophia   1832ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: son Charles
Godfrey Sophia   1834ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: son Joseph
Godfrey Sophia   1840ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: son Edward
Godfrey Sophia   1842 backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: son Prince
Godfrey Sophia   1850 Frank Dorman, citing Census with husband Charles plus 5 children and 2 relatives are listed QQ
Godfrey Sophia   1860 Frank Dorman, citing Census with husband and kids, listed QQ
Godfrey Sophia   1870 Frank Dorman, citing Census with husband Charles, married daughter, youngest son Prince QQ
Godfrey Sophia   1874-01-22 1830 Census - black section handwritten note: died
Godfrey Sophia     Frank Dorman kids with Charles: Phebe, Sophia, Nathaniel, Charles G., Joseph D., Edward J., Prince B.
Godfrey Sophia (2)   1828ish Frank Dorman born, to Charles and Sophia
Godfrey Sophia (2)   1830 1830 Census - black section 4, in household of Charles 35 & Sophia 32, and Nathaniel 2 QQ
Godfrey Sophia (2)   1845-01-30 q Frank Dorman married William West  QQ
Gold Richard   1816-09 Frank Dorman married Jane Golden nee Simmons
Golden Abijah   1800 1800 Census p. 31 "Negro" 15 yrs old living@home James Coffin 2d, w/9 Coffins. Only non-Coffin there (and name is spelled "Goulden")
Golden Abijah mariner 1811-03 Court 4 Need to look this up. Assault case black vs black. Crim? Civ? who else implicated? qq
Golden Cloe   1830 1830 Census among blacks listed in asylum at Quayse, age 89
Golden Cloe   1840-07 1830 Census note - died July 1840
Golden Jane   1816-09 q Frank Dorman nee Simmons, married "Richard Gold"  QQ
Golden Richard   1816 Frank Dorman not id'd, married Jane Simmons ("Richard Gold") QQ
Golding Phyllis   1800ish   q NVR marries Cato Barlow  QQ
Goodrich Alice   1818 q Frank Dorman not id'd, married Ezra Simmons ("Alice Gutridge")  QQ
Goodrich Betsey   1802-06-05  q NVR "Betsey Corrington" marries "Mike Gudridge"  QQ
Goodrich Betsey   1820-04-29 1807-1829 Town Records receives town aid $1.27 QQ
Goodrich Betsey   1821-07-06 Deedbook 26 p. 399 not id'd. Heirs of "Godfrey Curranton" (Betsey Guthridge, Isaac Barlow, Annis Barlow, Lydia Pompey, Lurana Penraus - all illliterate except Annis and Lydia) sell to Francis Barnard land in "New Guinea" which Godfrey Curranton had bought from George Freeborn Sept. 24, 1799 and is recorded at Deedbook 17 p. 544 QQ
Goodrich Mike   1802-06-05 NVR "Betsey Corrington" marries "Mike Gudridge"
Goodrich Sarah   1845-12-23 Negro cemetery Age 23. daughter of Joseph and Martha
Gorden Charles   1830-06-15 Probate 13 p. 131, 168, 169, 170, 171 mentioned in will of aunt "Lettice Summons" QQ
Gorden Charlotte   1829ish Frank Dorman born, to Lettice and John (not in dad's will)
Gorden Charlotte   1830 1830 Census - black section 11, in household with Philip Gordon QQ
Gorden Charlotte   1831-10-16 Probate 13 p. 221-2, 284, 319, 331-333, 354, 379 John Gorden's will is probated. Leaves all to second wife Elizabeth and if she died, estate to pass to son George.  Will was written May 20, 1829. Edward Pompey and Jeffrey Simmons are executors. They end up receiving permission from court to sell land to pay debts of estate.  Although daughter Charlotte had been mentioned in Lettice Simmons will earlier, she is absent from this will. QQ
Gorden Charlotte   1831-10-16 Probate 13 p. 221-2, 284, 319, 331-333, 354, 379 not mentioned in dad John Gorden's will QQ
Gorden Elizabeth   1829-05-29 Probate 13 p. 221-2, 284, 319, 331-333, 354, 379 inherits from John Gorden's will QQ
Gorden Elizabeth   1830 1830 Census - black section 36, living @home of Ruth Gardner 27 and Olive Gardner 33 ("at Samuel Mitchels") with  John Gorden 41, Elizabeth Gorden 36, George Gorden 16, Jack A and Harry A (Both have  "Sandwich Islands" and "A" next to name and may be aliens, also have no ages
Gorden Elizabeth   1830ish q Frank Dorman nee Gardner, married John Gorden  QQ
Gorden Elizabeth   1831-10-16 Probate 13 p. 221-2, 284, 319, 331-333, 354, 379 John Gorden's will is probated. Leaves all to second wife Elizabeth and if she died, estate to pass to son George.  Will was written May 20, 1829. Edward Pompey and Jeffrey Simmons are executors. They end up receiving permission from court to sell land to pay debts of estate.  Although daughter Charlotte had been mentioned in Lettice Simmons will earlier, she is absent from this will. QQ
Gorden Elizabeth   1831-10-16 Probate 13 p. 221-2, 284, 319, 331-333, 354, 379 inherits from husband John Gorden's will QQ
Gorden George   1814ish Frank Dorman born, to John and Lettice
Gorden George   1829-05-29 Probate 13 p. 221-2, 284, 319, 331-333, 354, 379 inherits from John Gorden's will QQ
Gorden George   1830 1830 Census - black section 16, living @home of Ruth Gardner 27 and Olive Gardner 33 ("at Samuel Mitchels") with  John Gorden 41, Elizabeth Gorden 36, George Gorden 16, Jack A and Harry A (Both have  "Sandwich Islands" and "A" next to name and may be aliens, also have no ages
Gorden George   1831-10-16 Probate 13 p. 221-2, 284, 319, 331-333, 354, 379 John Gorden's will is probated. Leaves all to second wife Elizabeth and if she died, estate to pass to son George.  Will was written May 20, 1829. Edward Pompey and Jeffrey Simmons are executors. They end up receiving permission from court to sell land to pay debts of estate.  Although daughter Charlotte had been mentioned in Lettice Simmons will earlier, she is absent from this will. QQ
Gorden George   1831-10-16 Probate 13 p. 221-2, 284, 319, 331-333, 354, 379 inherits from dad John Gorden's will QQ
Gorden George   1836-07-3 Frank Dorman married Leah Lewis Wells
Gorden John   1811-03-21 Frank Dorman not id'd, married Lettice Simmons
Gorden John mariner 1822-06-04 Deedbook 27 p. 94 not id'd. Sell to Isiah Nicholson house and land in Newtown which belongs to "Lydia Gorden my wife" (Lettice in one place, Lydia in another, and he does say "belongs") as well as land he bought from Essex Boston. Lettice leaves her mark, is illiterate, but he signs
Gorden John trader 1829-05-29 Probate 13 p. 221-2, 284, 319, 331-333, 354, 379 will leaves all to wife Elizabeth for her life, then to George Gorden. If he is dead, Elizabeth Gorden's heirs get it all. Witnesses: William Coffin, Samuel Harris, Stephen Pompey. Executor not named but court appoints Edward Pompey. Pompey finds no real estate (later documents identify Gorden as "colored man, deceased" during these proceedings). Possessions include furniture, kitchen utensils, and some "sundries in shop". Will is probated Oct.16, 1831
Gorden John   1830 1830 Census - black section 41, living @home of Ruth Gardner 27 and Olive Gardner 33 ("at Samuel Mitchels") with  John Gorden 41, Elizabeth Gorden 36, George Gorden 16, Jack A and Harry A (Both have  "Sandwich Islands" and "A" next to name and may be aliens, also have no ages
Gorden John   1831-05-05 Frank Dorman citing probate records p. 196 his children are beneficiaries of the will of Lettice Simmons (aunt of his wife) in 1831; and then on this date John Gorden is appointed guardian of his kids. QQ
Gorden John   1831-10-16 Probate 13 p. 221-2, 284, 319, 331-333, 354, 379 Will is probated. Leaves all to second wife Elizabeth and if she died, estate to pass to son George.  Will was written May 20, 1829. Edward Pompey and Jeffrey Simmons are executors. They end up receiving permission from court to sell land to pay debts of estate.  Although daughter Charlotte had been mentioned in Lettice Simmons will earlier, she is absent from this will.
Gorden John     Frank Dorman kids with wife Lettice: George and Charlotte
Gorden Leah   1836-07-3 q Frank Dorman married George Gorden  QQ
Gorden Lettice   1830-06-15 Probate 13 p. 131, 168, 169, 170, 171 mentioned in Lettice Simmons' will as already dead by then, will leaves money to this Lettice's surviving children George and Charlotte Gorden. Lettice Simmons is called "Lettice Gorden" QQ
Gorden Lettice   1831ish Frank Dorman citing probate records p. 131, 168-171 has died by now.  Lettice Simmons mentions her deceased neice Lettice Gorden in her 1831 will where she mentions the children of her deceased niece
Gorden Lettice     Frank Dorman kids with husband John: George and Charlotte
Gorden Lettice (2)   1811-03-21 q Frank Dorman nee Simmons, married John Gorden  QQ
Gorden Lucinda   1827-10-09 q NVR not id'd, marries Arthur Cooper QQ
Gorden Philip   1830 1830 Census - black section 46, head of household with Charlotte 11, spelled Gordon
Gorden ? Harry   1830 1830 Census - black section no age, living @home of Ruth Gardner 27 and Olive Gardner 33 ("at Samuel Mitchels") with  John Gorden 41, Elizabeth Gorden 36, George Gorden 16, Jack A and Harry A (Both have  "Sandwich Islands" and "A" next to name and may be aliens, also have no ages
Gorden ? Jack   1830 1830 Census - black section no age, living @home of Ruth Gardner 27 and Olive Gardner 33 ("at Samuel Mitchels") with  John Gorden 41, Elizabeth Gorden 36, George Gorden 16, Jack A and Harry A (Both have  "Sandwich Islands" and "A" next to name and may be aliens, also have no ages
Gordon Charlotte   1830-06-15 Probate 13 p. 131, 168, 169, 170, 171 mentioned in will of aunt "Lettice Summons" QQ
Gorham David   1821-04-20 Frank Dorman not id'd, buys land in New Guinea from Essex Boston with John Gorham QQ
Gorham Davis   1831-10 Court 7 p.160 not id'd. Summons, Marsh, Cooper, Tyler, Harris, Valentine, Peters all trustees of African Baptist Church vs Boston, Godfrey, Deluce. Trespass. On Aug. 29, "with force and arms broke and entered the Church ...there being in that part of Nantucket called New Town, bounded west by Pleasant Street, North by home of John and Davis Gorham, East by land of Michael Douglas, and South by small highway, and broke and destroyed the Lock...and kept the plaintiffs from the use, possession and improvement of said church." Plaintiffs default. CCP (NOT Ct. Sess) QQ
Gorham John   1821-04-20 Frank Dorman not id'd, buys land in New Guinea from Essex Boston with Davis Gorham
Gorham John   1831-10 Court 7 p.160 not id'd. Summons, Marsh, Cooper, Tyler, Harris, Valentine, Peters all trustees of African Baptist Church vs Boston, Godfrey, Deluce. Trespass. On Aug. 29, "with force and arms broke and entered the Church ...there being in that part of Nantucket called New Town, bounded west by Pleasant Street, North by home of John and Davis Gorham, East by land of Michael Douglas, and South by small highway, and broke and destroyed the Lock...and kept the plaintiffs from the use, possession and improvement of said church." Plaintiffs default. CCP (NOT Ct. Sess) QQ
Grant Charles     Negro cemetery buried near Grant plots
Grant Charles S.     Negro cemetery buried near Grant plots
Grant Fred Lewis     Negro cemetery son of Charles and Rachel Grant, buried near Grant plots
Grant Will B.     Negro cemetery son of Charles and Rachel Grant, buried near Grant plots
Green Adeline   1830 1830 Census - black section 14,  @Elizabeth Elkins'
Green Christina   1830 1830 Census - black section 11, in home of John Green 37 & wife Lydia (no age), Christina 11, James 10, and Marsah (no age) & Cyrus Cooper 16 QQ
Green James   1830 1830 Census - black section 10, in home of John Green 37 & wife Lydia (no age), Christina 11, James 10, and Marsah (no age) & Cyrus Cooper 16 QQ
Green John   1830 1830 Census - black section 37, head of household with wife Lydia (no age), Marsah & Cy7us Cooper 16, Christina 11, James 10
Green Lydia   1811-02-07 q Frank Dorman nee Carrington, married Ezekiel Pompey, died Lydia Green  QQ
Green Lydia   1826-10-19  q Frank Dorman Lydia Pompey marries John Green (was nee Corrington)  QQ
Green Lydia   1830 1830 Census - black section no age, in household of husband John 37, Marsah & Cyrus Cooper 16, Christina 11, James 10 QQ
Green Lydia   1860 Frank Dorman, citing Census lives with grandson Cyrus Cooper
Green Lydia   1880 Negro cemetery Age 87 years 11 months, buried next to daughter Maria Cooper in Porte section
Green Marsah   1830 1830 Census - black section no age, in home of John Green 37 & wife Lydia (no age), Christina 11, James 10, and Marsah (no age) & Cyrus Cooper 16 QQ
Groves Charles   1827-12-27 Frank Dorman not id'd, married Charlotte Boston
Groves Charles   1828 Frank Dorman QQ born: daughter Elizabeth
Groves Charles   1828-01-16 Deedbook 29 p. 391 not id'd. Mortgages land to Caleb Dwyer. Neighbors are Absalom Boston, Jeff Summons, commons, and the Gorhams. Discharged April 11, 1833
Groves Charles   1830 1830 Census - black section 24, head of household with Charlotte 21, Elizabeth 2
Groves Charles   1831-10-15 Frank Dorman QQ born: daughter Elizabeth
Groves Charles   1835 Deedbook 35 p. 403 [sells land to Harrison Dunham - did not have time to investigate]
Groves Charles   1841 Frank Dorman QQ born: son Charles
Groves Charles   1844-04-20 Frank Dorman QQ born: daughter Phebe
Groves Charles   1877-12-28 Frank Dorman, citing probate #118 Eliza Berry died and leaves equal legacies to the kids of her sister Charlotte Groves (Elizabeth Stevens, Phebe Talbot, Charles Groves, William Groves) all who live in Brooklyn NY. Gertrude Groves witnessed the signature of William Groves (maybe was his wife)  QQ
Groves Charles mariner   Frank Dorman and NVR kids with wife Charlotte: Elizabeth, Charles, Phebe C., William M. (NVR only records Phebe and William)
Groves Charles (2)   1841 Frank Dorman born, to Charlotte and Charles
Groves Charles (2)   1851-04-2 1830 Census - black section handwritten note: died
Groves Charlotte   1827-12-27 q Frank Dorman nee Boston, married Charles Groves  QQ
Groves Charlotte   1828 Frank Dorman QQ born: daughter Elizabeth
Groves Charlotte   1830 1830 Census - black section 21, in household with Charles 24 and Elizabeth 2 QQ
Groves Charlotte   1831-05-24 NHA Collection 335 Folder 136 Organization of the African Baptist Church. "The Lord having in his Providence cast the lot of those whose names are hereafter found as the constituent members of the African Baptist Church on this Island, far from the Churches to which some of us formerly belonged we felt it our duty and proceeded to become a distinct Baptist Church." They sent for Seth Emers of MV and Edmund Harris of Hyannis and asked them to help organize the church. In their opinion, after hearing the members relate "Christian Experiences and religions views", they agreed, and they "administered the Lord Supper". Signed John Barber, Charles Godfrey, Rhoda Boston, Sara DeLuce, Charlott Groves, Priscilla Thompson, Mary Marsh, Hanna Boston, Sarah Dennison  QQ
Groves Charlotte   1831-10-15 Frank Dorman QQ born: daughter Elizabeth
Groves Charlotte   1836-07-12 Frank Dorman, citing deedbook 35 p. 423 as heirs-at-law of Freeborn Boston, William and his two sisters Eliza Berry and Charlotte Groves, execute an agreement as to distribution of their inheritance QQ
Groves Charlotte   1841 Frank Dorman QQ born: son Charles
Groves Charlotte   1844-04-20 Frank Dorman QQ born: daughter Phebe
Groves Charlotte   1851-04-04 Frank Dorman died on Nantucket
Groves Charlotte     Frank Dorman kids with husband Charles: Elizabeth, Charles, Phebe C., William M.
Groves Elizabeth   1828 backed out from census born, to Charlotte and Charles
Groves Elizabeth   1830 1830 Census - black section 2, in household with Charles 24 and Charlotte 21 QQ
Groves Elizabeth   1848-04-23 NHA 84 folder 29 Original members of African Baptist church, baptized QQ
Groves Elizabeth   1851-09-1 Frank Dorman married Oliver Brown (1st husband), then Jacob Stevens (2nd husband)
Groves Phebe   1828-03-28 NHA 84 folder 29 admitted to African Baptist Church QQ
Groves Phebe   1844-04-20 Frank Dorman born, to Charlotte and Charles
Groves Phebe domestic 1860 Frank Dorman, citing Census employed as a live in domestic @ Freeman Parker on Nantucket
Groves Phebe     Frank Dorman married ____ Talbot
Groves William   1844-04-20 Frank Dorman born, to Charlotte and Charles
Groves William   1877-12-28 Frank Dorman, citing probate #118 Eliza Berry died and leaves equal legacies to the kids of her sister Charlotte Groves (Elizabeth Stevens, Phebe Talbot, Charles Groves, William Groves) all who live in Brooklyn NY. Gertrude Groves witnessed the signature of William Groves (maybe was his wife)  QQ
Gurrel Abigail   1810 1810 Census p. 81 [placeholder - may not be black] age 32 wife of John but he's not listed here, but it doesn't say widow.
Gurrell Abigail   1811-03 Court 4 p. 399 [placeholder - may not be black], keeping a house in Wesco, for blacks as well as whites
Hall George   1821-11-04 Frank Dorman married Phebe Lucas
Hall Phebe   1821-11-04 q Frank Dorman nee Lucas, married George Hall  QQ
Harden Caroline   1796-05-14 q NVR citing So. Cong. Church nee Boston, married Rodolphus Harden  QQ
Harden Rodolphus   1796 NVR citing So. Cong. Church appears on Nantucket assessment list
Harden Rodolphus   1796-05-14 Frank Dorman not id'd, married Caroline Boston
Harper Maria   1848-04-23 NHA 84 folder 29 Original members of African Baptist church, baptized QQ
Harris Charles   1843-09-09 NVR born, to Phebe Ann and William
Harris Frederick   1830 1830 Census - black section 15, in household of Samuel 43 & Patience 44, James 20, Samuel 12 QQ
Harris Frederick trader 1837-07-13 Probate 14 p. 613-4, 631 not id'd. Dies intestate.  Inventory is very little. Personal items, kitchen items. What he does have a lot of are notes receivable from many people (Henry Moses, Charles Douglas, David Ponet, James Williams, Charles Cook, William Dyer, etc). Also has land in Newtown he bought from George Myrick that inventory lists as under mortgage to Barzillai Burdett. [Was "trader" in this case credit-maker - since he doesn't seem to have inventory?]
Harris Frederick   1838-04-19 Probate 15 p 67, 85-6 "coloured man", intestate, insolvent. Owes debts to Isaac Austin, Isaac Thompson, Samuel Jenks, AF Boston, JF Lawrence, D Parker Jr., Zimri Cleveland, Henry Barlow, Thomas Macy
Harris Frederick   1839 Deedbook 39 p. 102 [sells land to Charles Whitman - did not have time to investigate]
Harris James   1830 1830 Census - black section 20, in household of Samuel 43 & Patience 44, Frederick 15, Samuel 12 QQ
Harris Mabel     Negro cemetery  
Harris Patience   1830 1830 Census - black section 44, in household of husband Samuel 43, with James 20, Frederick 15, Samuel 12 QQ
Harris Patience   1860-04-10 1830 Census - black section handwritten note: died
Harris Phebe   1841ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: son William
Harris Phebe   1843-09-09 backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: son Charles F.
Harris Phebe   1846-03-07 backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Susan M. is QQ born
Harris Phebe   1848-03-11 backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Sophia
Harris Phebe   1849-3 backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Phebe Ann
Harris Phebe (2)   1851 Frank Dorman born, to William and Phebe
Harris Phebe Ann   1840-01-16 q Frank Dorman nee Godfrey, married William Harris  QQ
Harris Phebe Ann   1849 Frank Dorman born, to Phebe Ann and William, in Sandwich Islands
Harris Phebe Ann   1850-04-27 1830 Census - black section handwritten note: died at "Sandwich Island" age 32 - not listed in 1830 Census, just handwritten note.
Harris Phebe Ann   1861-02-13 1830 Census - black section handwritten note, died at age 10 & 10 mos., daughter of Phebe Ann and William Harris. Not enumerated in Census, just handwritten note.
Harris Phebe Ann     Frank Dorman children Phebe Ann and William Harris:  William B., Charles F., Susan M. Sophia M., Phebe Ann (Born in Sandwich Islands)
Harris Samuel   1810 1810 census - end of alphabet @household of Sampson Dyer 37 and wife Patience 33, Charles 18, Tralena 13, Charlotte 11, Harriet 8, Sampson 3, Samuel Harris 31, Philip Lylan 40
Harris Samuel laborer 1825-06-06 Deedbook 28 p. 303 "Man of culler" buys land from Folgers, Worths, Russels, Swains, had been land of Barnabas Coleman. In Newtown
Harris Samuel ? 1827-05-18 Deedbook 31 p. 86 "man of color" buys land in Newtown, formerly B. Coleman's from Husseys, Folgers, Russell, Bunkers. Buys it May 18, 1827 but not recorded until Dec. 23, 1830
Harris Samuel   1829-05-29 Probate 13 p. 221-2, 284, 319, 331-333, 354, 379 witnesses John Gorden's will QQ
Harris Samuel   1830 1830 Census - black section 43, head of household with wife Patience 44, James 20, Frederick 15, Samuel 12
Harris Samuel   1830-09-05 Nathaniel Philbrick, Away Off Shore p. 254 citing Inquirer 9-05-30 African American toasts recorded in dialect "De ship Loper and her crew -- strong as de lion, meek as de ram, catch de whales when he can see him, who do dat? -- Tune, Keep a look out there. Our Nantucket Carmen and Butchers -- no more like de Boston gentleman than Aunt Philis Painter's nose like a bunch of Horse radish.  Tune -- Pitman's march.  Misser President Jackson -- No more like Misser Henry Clay than Sam. Harris fiddle like a roll of blackball. Whale Captains of Nantucket and N. Bedford -- nore more like Capt. Starbook, than horse-foot like elephant. Woahoo -- Glad he cant speak no cuckold telltale, den all our captains go by him jus like ship Loper.  Absalom Boston is recorded as saying "To Misser General Lafayette - He freed de poor Frenchmen - hope he come 200 years ago and free poor darky to de South"  and "To Peoples of Color - may de enemy of our celebration and of African freedom, hab 'ternal itch and no benefit of scratch so long as he lib." And "To City of Boston - Where seed ob liberty come from - Washington plant him, Lafayette till him, may African reap him." QQ
Harris Samuel   1830-09-09 Frank Dorman, citing 1830-09-9 Inquirer Whaling ship Loper returns, with an almost all black crew, carrying 2,280 barrels of oil.  Absalom Boston and Samuel Harris "mounted on horses and carrying boarding knives for swords, led a parade, followed by the crew, shouldering harpoons, whale-spades, lances and other tools of the trade" QQ
Harris Samuel ? 1830-10-29 Deedbook 31 p. 85 "man of color" buys land  formerly B. Coleman's, unclear location, from Husseys, Folgers, Russell, Bunkers. Buys it May 18, 1827 but not recorded until Dec. 23, 1830 QQ
Harris Samuel ? 1831-08-17 Deedbook 31 p. 393 "man of culler" buys land in Newtown from Husseys, Folgers, Russel, Bunkers
Harris Samuel mariner and trader 1833-10-12 Deedbook 33 p. 179 not id'd. Sells land to Jonas Garfield identified by neighbors only -- John Moores, others. Near Gardners Mill, however.
Harris Samuel     Negro cemetery buried in Warren/ Brown/Tasco/Harris/Borden/Dennison plots
Harris Samuel (2)   1830 1830 Census - black section 12, in household of Samuel 43 & Patience 44, James 20, Frederick 15 QQ
Harris Sophia   1848-03-11 NVR born, to Phebe Ann and William
Harris Susan   1830 1830 Census - black section 39, in household of husband William 42, William 14  QQ
Harris Susan   1846-03-07 Frank Dorman born, to Phebe Ann and William
Harris Susan   1848-04-23 NHA 84 folder 29 Original members of African Baptist church, baptized QQ
Harris Susan   1872-02-10 1830 census - black section handwritten note: died
Harris William   1788 backed out from census born,
Harris William victualler 1824-11-18 Deedbook 28 p. 308 not id'd. Buys land from Isaac Whitman in Newtown. Neighbors are Nicholas Meader, Jonathan Swain, Johnathan Coleman and others
Harris William   1828-03-28 NHA 84 folder 29 admitted to African Baptist Church QQ
Harris William   1830 1830 Census - black section 42, head of household with wife Susan 39, William 14
Harris William   1831-10 Court 7 p.160 not id'd. Summons, Marsh, Cooper, Tyler, Harris, Valentine, Peters all trustees of African Baptist Church vs Boston, Godfrey, Deluce. Trespass.  On Aug. 29, "with force and arms broke and entered the Church ...there being in that part of Nantucket called New Town, bounded west by Pleasant Street, North by home of John and Davis Gorham, East by land of Michael Douglas, and South by small highway, and broke and destroyed the Lock...and kept the plaintiffs from the use, possession and improvement of said church. Plaintiffs default. CCP (NOT Ct. Sess) QQ
Harris William   1832-07-13 Deedbook 32 p. 189 "Col. man" buys land from Susannah Coleman in south part of town near William Gorham, George Austin, Benj Slade
Harris William   1839 Deedbook 39 p. 477 sells land to William Harris. Neither is id'd
Harris William barber 1839-09-08 Deedbook 39 p. 427 not id'd, sells land on North York to Peleg Macy
Harris William   1841-01-06 Islander Jan 6, 2842 The Committee appointed by the (colored) legal [??] voters in Nantucket to superintend their Reading Room beg leave to return their grateful acknowledgements to all who so kindly contributed their aid in erecting the above named establishment." Signed William Harris, William H. Harris, Henry Wheeler, William W. Morris Sec'y QQ
Harris William   1841-04-10 Islander, April 10, 1841 letter holding at post office
Harris William   1841ish backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: son William
Harris William   1842-02-03 Frank Dorman, citing Nantucket Inquirer article reports that William H. Harris Jr. has been the chairman of a meeting of colored citizens which addressed a petition to the town regarding integration of public schools
Harris William barber 1843-09-09 NVR QQ born: son Charles F.
Harris William   1846-03-07 backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Susan M.
Harris William barber 1848-03-11 backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Sophia
Harris William   1848-04-23 NHA 84 folder 29 Original members of African Baptist church, baptized. Elected Deacon July 24, 1848 QQ
Harris William   1849-3 backed out of Frank Dorman materials QQ born: daughter Phebe Ann
Harris William   1852-02-16 NHA 84 folder 29 Annual report, "Interesting remarks" made regarding history of the church for the last four years. James Crawforred reappointed at $275/year salary. Officers: Robert Cooper, Clerk; Wm. Harris, Deacon; Wm. Porte Assistant Clerk QQ
Harris William   1861 1830 Census - black section handwritten note: died. Not enumerated in 1830 Census, just handwritten note. Had wife Phebe Ann who died at 1850 at age 32, and daughter Phebe Ann 1850 died 1861. Separate notation from Wm Harris who was married to Susan
Harris William   1861