Nova Scotia Archives

Halifax and Its People / 1749-1999

"Gabriel Hall, 94 years old (Mar. 92), came to this country on board the Chesapeake [and] was a slave", 1892

Hall was listed as a farmer in Preston when he was enumerated for the Dominion Census of 1871. The Chesapeake was an American frigate captured by HMS Shannon and brought triumphantly into Halifax as a war prize in 1813, during the War of 1812.

Photographer: Geo. H. Craig

Date: 1892

Reference: J.J. Stewart Nova Scotia Archives  Photo Drawer - People - Hall, Gabriel  / negative: N-0728

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