First known identified deaf African. Also known as Wah; brought to Baltimore from Cape Palma, Liberia, by a missionary; sent to the New York Institution for the Deaf for an education. After less than a year, died of "consumption", attributed to the climatic differences between hot and humid Liberia and cold and wintry New York. Younger brother, also deaf, was Harvey Prindle Peet [II] (q.v.).
Notable Deaf Persons, p.108; American Annals of the Deaf and Dumb, v.10 no.3, July 1858, p.191.
1845?-2 June 1856