2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 7, 2018 1:35 PM by LOC Manuscript Division

    African-American man living in New York in the period  1777 to 1812

    Tony Montague Newbie

      This is my first Post. I'm looking for any records or references to an African-American man who was, I believe, living in New York in the period  1777 to 1812. I have his name but no other information other than that he came from New York (City I think). He may have been a sailor, as he joined the British navy towards the end of the Napoleonic Wars. I don't know if he was formerly a slave or a free man. What online and other resources are available? I'm not an academic but can access university resources.