Casey Farm - Credits and Research Sources

By Jane Hennedy, Site Manager for Historic New England at Casey Farm, and Hannah Francis, PhD candidate in history at Rice University

Research Sources

1. Christy Clark-Pujara, Dark Work: the Business of Slavery in Rhode Island (New York: New York University Press, 2016), 49.
2. “Casey Farm (c. 1750),” Historic New England, 2022, https://www.historicnewengland.org/property/casey-farm/. Joseph Morey, will dated May 22, 1716, p. 210, Jamestown Probate Records, Jamestown, RI.
3. Mary Morey, will dated 1717, p. 261, Jamestown Probate Records, Jamestown, RI.
4. Joseph Morey, will dated May 22, 1716, p. 207, Jamestown Probate Records, Jamestown, RI. Daniel Coggeshall, will dated May 13, 1717, p. 194, 195, 197, Portsmouth Probate Records, Portsmouth, RI.
5. ¬¬Daniel Coggeshall, will dated May 13, 1717, p. 194, 195, 197, Portsmouth Probate Records, Portsmouth, RI.
6. Mary Morey, will dated 1717, p. 261, Jamestown Probate Records, Jamestown, RI.
7. Daniel Coggeshall, jr., Intestate Probate Record dated March 11, 1776, p. 181-183, North Kingstown Probate Records, North Kingstown, RI. James Newell Arnold. Rhode Island Vital Extracts, 1636–1850, p. 19. Providence, R.I.: Narragansett Historical Publishing Company, 1891–1912. Digitized images from New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts from Ancestry.com.
8. Deputy Sheriff Elijah Johnson of Kent County, RI, Silas Casey’s purchase of Wat dated October 26, 1765, Casey Family Papers, Historic New England Archives, Otis House, Boston, MA. Deputy Sheriff Elijah Johnson of Kent County, RI, Silas Casey’s purchase of Ezekiel dated April 26, 1766, Casey Family Papers, Otis House. Deputy Sheriff Elijah Johnson of Kent County, RI, Silas Casey’s purchase of Moses dated December 27, 1766, Casey Family Papers, Otis House.
9. Henry Rice, Silas Casey’s use of Walter and Moses as security for a loan dated September 3, 1768, Casey Family Papers, Otis House. Mildred M. Chamberlain, The Rhode Island Military Census, 1777 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1985), 121. Silas Casey, Shipping Records for the Schooner Sexton dated December 16, 1779, Casey Family Papers, Otis House. Silas Casey, Shipping Records for the Sloop Polley dated July 23, 1780, Casey Family Papers, Otis House. Silas Casey, Shipping Records for the Brig Abigail dated August 22, 1782, Casey Family Papers, Otis House. Silas Casey, Shipping Records for the Schooner Sally dated June 25, 1783, Casey Family Papers, Otis House.
10. First Census of the United States, Washington County [Rhode Island], https://sites.rootsweb.com/~rigenweb/census/1790pg46.jpg, 1790, 46.
11. Christy Clark-Pujara, Dark Work: the Business of Slavery in Rhode Island (New York: New York University Press, 2016), 4, 26.
12. Clark-Pujara, Dark Work, 28-29.
13. Silas Casey, Shipping Records, “Schooner Sally in Account with her Owners,” Casey Family Papers, Otis House. Silas Casey, Shipping Records, “Sloop Rhoda Voyage to the West Indies,” dated 1769, Casey Family Papers, Otis House. Silas Casey, Shipping Records, “Brigatine Abigail to Silas Casey for her outfits to Cape François,” dated 1783, Casey Family Papers, Otis House.
14. Wanton Casey, “Letter to Silas Casey,” (Nantes, October 20, 1780) in the Casey Family Papers, Otis House. Mark Wilde-Ramsing and Linda F. Carnes-McNaughton, Blackbeard’s Sunken Prize: the 300-year Voyage of Queen Anne’s Revenge (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2018), 22.
15. Wanton Casey, “Letter to Silas Casey,” (Nantes, October 20, 1780) in the Casey Family Papers, Otis House. Wanton Casey, Shipping Records for Sally dated March 18, 1781, Casey Family Papers, Otis House. Wanton Casey, “Letter to Silas Casey,” (Nantes, October 20, 1780) in the Casey Family Papers, Otis House.
16. Wanton Casey, Shipping Records for the Schooner Dolphin dated November 26, 1806, Casey Family Papers, Otis House.
17. “Casey Farm (c. 1750),” Historic New England, 2022, https://www.historicnewengland.org/property/casey-farm/.
18. Clark-Pujara, Dark Work, 26.
19. Clark-Pujara, Dark Work, 3.
20. Clark-Pujara, Dark Work, 76 – 80.
21. Caitlin Galante-DeAngelis Hopkins, “Object Lesson: Pompe Stevens, Enslaved Artisan,” Common Place: The Journal of Early American Life, The American Antiquarian Society and Omohundro Institute of Early American History, Spring 2013, http://commonplace.online/article/object-lesson-pompe-stevens/. “About Us,” John Stevens Shop, 2022, https://www.johnstevensshop.com/about-us/.
22. Myron O. Stachiw and Dawn Castiglia, “Summary Report: Casey Family Manuscript Survey and Research for Casey Farm, North Kingstown, Rhode Island,” Historic New England Library and Archives, Otis House, Boston, MA, 1992, Table 4.
23. Jennifer Pustz, “Orchard Walls, ‘Lost Days,’ and Elections: African American Stories at Casey Farm,” Historic New England, Summer 2014, 31.
24. Clark-Pujara, Dark Work, 94.
25. Pustz, “Orchard Walls, ‘Lost Days,’ and Elections: African American Stories at Casey Farm,” 31.
26. Ann-Eliza Lewis, “Defining and creating African-American identity: An archaeological study of ethnicity at Casey Farm, Saunderstown, Rhode Island, 1790-1820,” (PhD dissertation, Boston University, 1998), 12, 103, 105, 196, 203, 209, and 217.

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