Sargent, Nathaniel(born: 1863 - died: 1954)
Kentucky-born slave Nathaniel Sargent was raised by a white family in the North. He was a graduate of the University of Illinois.
Sargent came to Kitsap County, WA in 1882. He worked as a logger and later became a rancher with about 250 acres of land. Sargent was an artist who created oil paintings; he also a writer.
In 1897, he was elected the first African American Justice of the Peace for Seabeck, WA.
For more see "Justice of the Peace for Seabeck - 1897" in Northwest Black Pioneers: a centennial tribute, by R. Hayes; and "Remember When" in the Kitsap Sun (includes photograph of Saregent).