|By 1720, 5,740 enslaved
individuals lived in the colony of New York (16% of the total population) and
about half that number lived in New Jersey. By the mid-1700s slavery was
deeply entrenched in New York. In 1750, the enslaved population of New York
was 11,014 (14% of the total population), nearly double the figure of 1720.
It would be another fifty years before the number of enslaved Africans began
to decrease rather than increase.
|There is a series of books
about the genealogy of Orange County black families by Robert Brennan.