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1818- May 18th Born to Daniel Rose and Elizabeth Singleton

1818- (after May 18th) Death of Father

1838- March 31st Marries Samuel Lyman Hinckley

1838- December 20th Birth of Son Henry Rose Hinckley

1838- December 30th Dies in Northampton MA

There is very little documentation of Henrietta. She is the only ancestor in this project from whom I have no writing samples. I was unable to find her voice and have had to rely on her experience as accounted for by others. Her father died when she was an infant, and she died young as well, after having moved from South Carolina to Massachusetts, from complications after childbirth. 

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The portrait on the left was labeled as Henrietta, the portrait on the right was not. There is some debate as to whether this is a portrait of Henrietta or her mother Elizabeth. 

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The Text

Henrietta's Father's Will
Read by his 4x great-grandson Nathaniel Hinckley

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The Hidden Layer

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Henrietta was born in Sumter SC, immersed in the institution of chattel slavery. While both of her parents were enslavers, her mother's side of the family had been enslavers for multiple generations. Her hidden layer is a map of Sumter from 1825, when Henrietta would have been 7 years old. Property owned by her family is labeled on this map just south of Sumterville. In my research, I found only a few mentions of this property in the will of Henrietta's grandfather. This plantation would have relied on forced labor to grow crops such as indigo, peanuts, and cotton. In census records Henrietta's father is listed as a shopkeeper, he would have relied on forced labor to run his buisness. 

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