Daniel Proffitt

Daniel travels alone in the Book of Negroes by the time of the Birchtown Muster he is listed with Elizabeth, whom it is assumed is his wife (she is not in the BON) and two people who it is assumed are their children Abram and Peggy, Both are listed in the Birchtown muster with no last name or age - probably indicating that they were infants. Daniel could also be the son of Dick Profit who also travels in the Book of Negroes aged 57.
Daniel Proffitt Relationships
  • Relative: Lydia Carey, Assumed [ Proximity In The Ship, Proximity In Musters Common Owner ] , Source: Birchtown Muster of Free Blacks
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1759

Born

7/ Nov
1775

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Lord Dunmore's Proclamation - Norfolk

  • John Murray, Lord Dunmore -

    John Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore (1732 – 25 February 1809), was the  colonial governor of Virginia at the outbreak of the American Revolution.

Source for this event: Lord Dunmore's Proclamation

1776

Small Pox outbreak - Gwynn's Island

  • Small Pox -

    In January 1776  smallpox made an appearance in Virginia. Although smallpox had been present in the colony at times before there had never been such a serious and widespread outbreak.

1776

Ran

1782

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Treaty of Paris - Paris France

  • Treaty of Paris -

    In November 1782 a provisional peace treaty was hammered out between the British and the Americans in Paris.

Source for this event: Treaty of Paris

1783

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Evacuation of New York - New York

  • Evacuation of New York -

    In April 1783 the first evacuation fleet left for Nova Scotia. A week later  the British Commander, Sir Guy Carleton, sailed up the Hudson River to Orangetown for a conference with General Washington to discuss the evacuation. As the victorious commander, Washington opened the meeting by reiterating the resolution of Congress regarding “the delivery of all Negroes and other property.”

Source for this event: The Book of Negroes
Vessel Names and their Commanders Where Bound Names Age Description Names of the Person in whose Possession they now are Remarks
L'Abondance - July
Master: Lt. Philips
Port Roseway Daniel Proffitt 24 stout fellow Formerly Slave to Joseph Jolly [Jolliff], Norfolk. Left 7 years ago.

1784

Birchtown Muster - Birchtown

Source for this event: Birchtown Muster of Free Blacks
Name Age Occupation Families they lived with Companies they belong to Remarks Company They Are Now With
Daniel Prophet, the 25 Sawyer Col. Blucke
Daniel Prophet, the's Relationships

1785

Patriot claims for losses to the British

Source for this event: Patriot claims for losses to the British
[We have assumed that claimed Daniel Proffitt]