|Family History Notes||1. Sarah Donalson, born say 1734, the spinster servant of Abigail Wilson, admitted to the Somerset County court in March 1757 that she was guilty of "Inordinate Copulation" by having a child by a slave the prior month. The court ordered that she be sold for seven years and bound her daughter Sarah to James Wilson until the age of thirty-one. In June 1763 she confessed that she had a "Negro Bastard" child by "Negro Bristo," a slave of Elizabeth Waters, and the court bound their daughter Rhoda to James Wilson for thirty-one years and ordered Sarah to be sold for seven years after the completion of her service [Judicial Record 1757-60, 2-3]. She was the mother of i. Rhoda, born 20 December 1762. 2 ii. ?Bridget, born say 1752. iii. Sarah, born February 1757. 2. Bridget Donaldson, born say 1752, the "free Mulatto" servant of James Wilson, admitted to the Somerset County court that she had a child by a "Negro slave." The court ordered her sold for seven years and sold her son Levin to her master until the age of thirty-one [Judicial Record 1769-72, 139]. She was the mother of i. Levin, born in 1770.|
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