From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

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).

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NKAA Source: Northwest Black pioneers: a centennial tribute

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“Sargent, Nathaniel,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed June 19, 2021, https://ukscrc001.net/nkaa/items/show/1794.

Last modified: 2021-01-11 20:06:49