Lived at Cedar Grove: 1840
An unnamed, free, Black woman was listed on the 1840 census as living here at the property as a laborer. Based on her age range and New York State laws, she was very likely born as an enslaved person between 1741 and 1785 (slavery was legal in New York State until 1827). She was likely a live-in laborer at the property, as the census accounts for people where they lay their head. She may have labored in cooking, cleaning, laundering, or caring for the children, dairying, and/or other essential work.
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