Caesar 1702- 1806
Caesar was born in Guinea, in 1702. He was captured and brought to America. He was sold as a slave to Isaac Drake. He worked on the 111 acre Drake Farm in Plainfield. Caesar like many slaves, had no last name. He was freed from slavery in 1769 .
In 1776, the 13 colonies began their War of Independence from Great Britain. Caesar realized the importance of freedom, and at the age of 74 he wanted to help in the fight for independence !
He was a patriot, and became a teamster, driving supply wagons to troops stationed at the Blue Hills Fort and Camp in Plainfield.
Soldiers from this fort fought in the Battle Of The Short Hills.