Job, Son of Solliman Dgiallo, High Priest of Bonda in the Country of Foota, Africa; Willam Ansah Sessarakoo, Son of John Bannishee Corrantee Ohinnee, of Anamaboe

Description

The first portrait is of Job Ben Solomon (c. 1701—1773), also known as Ayuba Suleiman Diallo. He was Muslim, literate in Arabic and a slave owner. He was Fulbe (or Fulani, Peule) and born in Bundu in the Fuuta Jallon in the Senegambia region. On a trade mission hundreds of miles from his homeland to sell two enslaved people to the British, he was captured, sold to an English captain and shipped from the Gambia River to Annapolis, Maryland, where he worked on tobacco farms for about a year. After, he went to England and ultimately found employment with the Royal African Company in Gambia, where he died in 1773 at about 72 years old. The second portrait is of William Ansah Sessarakoo (c. 1736–1770) was Fante and born in Annamaboe in the Voltaic region. His father, John Correntee, was the head of Annamaboe's government. He was enslaved and taken to Barbados. See also images I019 for more information on Job Ben Solomon and I028 for William Ansah Sessarakoo.

Source

Gentleman's Magazine (June, 1750), vol. 20, facing p. 272. Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library.

Date Created

1750

Language

English

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

gentmag

Spatial Coverage

Africa--Senegambia
Africa--Voltaic

Citation

"Job, Son of Solliman Dgiallo, High Priest of Bonda in the Country of Foota, Africa; Willam Ansah Sessarakoo, Son of John Bannishee Corrantee Ohinnee, of Anamaboe", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed February 27, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2650
The first portrait is of Job Ben Solomon (c. 1701—1773), also known as Ayuba Suleiman Diallo. He was Muslim, literate in Arabic and a slave owner. He was Fulbe (or Fulani, Peule) and born in Bundu in the Fuuta Jallon in the Senegambia region. On a trade mission hundreds of miles from his homeland to sell two enslaved people to the British, he was captured, sold to an English captain and shipped from the Gambia River to Annapolis, Maryland, where he worked on tobacco farms for about a year. After, he went to England and ultimately found employment with the Royal African Company in Gambia, where he died in 1773 at about 72 years old. The second portrait is of William Ansah Sessarakoo (c. 1736–1770) was Fante and born in Annamaboe in the Voltaic region. His father, John Correntee, was the head of Annamaboe's government. He was enslaved and taken to Barbados. See also images I019 for more information on Job Ben Solomon and I028 for William Ansah Sessarakoo.
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