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STORYTELLER: My father LOCATION: New York City YEAR TOOK PLACE: 1819
TELLER'S PLACE OF ORIGIN: Long Island, NY HOW HEARD: Oral history

My father said his father's family were never slaves and were mixed with Shinnecock Indian ancestry. The NY Historical Society exhibit, Slavery in NY, displays a list of jurors in 1819 that includes my father's great-grandfather's name. The source of the list of jurors is the NYC Municipal Archives.





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