Betsey Stockton – Hawaii, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Canada; served 1822 – 1865

Born into slavery in 1798, Betsey Stockton was an African-American educator and missionary. A servant to Robert Stockton, president of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), Betsey was formally freed in 1817. ¬†She remained in the service of the the family as paid household help and was able to take advantage of their … Continue reading Betsey Stockton – Hawaii, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Canada; served 1822 – 1865