Harriet E. Wilson entry: Overview screen.
1807 or 1808
According to the US census of 1860 (for Massachusetts), Harriet Adams (later HEW) was born in Fredericksburg
18 August 1859
HEW entered the copyright of her startlingly-titled novel Our Nig
at the Clerk's office of the District Court of Massachusetts.
5 September 1859
HEW published her sentimental autobiographical novel Our Nig; or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black, in a Two-Story White House, North, Showing that Slavery's Shadows Fall Even There
By summer 1860
HEW may have died in the same year as her son, since she is not listed in the Massachusetts
census records of this year. Alternatively, her death may not have been traced.