ethnicity

Black

Unknown origins, but listed as a person of color
There are 437 posts in this category.
Aaron, Wife of
(Record # 2)
Notes: The index on the microfilm gives the incorrect page number
Abbot, Flora
(Record # 3)
Aaron
(Record # 1)
Absalom, Child of
(Record # 6)
Alford, Alpheus
(Record # 9)
Notes: Former owner, Elisha Butler, quitclaimed Alford land and buildings in Hartford; Butler died insolvent in 1783.
Amos
(Record # 12)
Anderson, John
(Record # 13)
Notes: 05/11/1776 Gov. Cuff resigned and Anderson took over as Black Governor. The transition was controversial.
Andrew
(Record # 14)
Notes: Richard Lord (d. 1711) inherited Andrew from his father's estate; he was valued in inventory at £45; in HCFC: May 18, 1721 "Andrew, negro, married Tamar, negro."
Atis, Kitt
(Record # 15)
Notes: Kitt, born circa 1777, was purchased from Holland Weeks of Litchfield in 1789 at age 12. Weeks may have been going to work with Mr. Timothy Swan in VT to study music.
Avery, Unnamed
(Record # 16)
Notes: Drowned. Age not provided in the newspaper, but is in the church record. Census: appears as the 1 slave of John Avery. This enslaved man worked for the owner of a tavern and inn. US Supreme Court Justice John Jay stayed at the inn while riding circuit. Jay's diary has entries for Oct. 11, 13-15 and 17.
Barney
(Record # 17)
Notes: Barney was given a severe punishment for sexually maiming the 6 year old son of his master; he was whipped twice with 39 lashes and castrated. It is doubtful he could have survived the castration and the second whipping.
Bartes, John
(Record # 18)
Notes: Bartes, John, petition with others showing that they are free black men who are still held in slavery & praying for emancipation. Conn. Arc. June ( May seas.) 1797 I: 109
Bete
(Record # 23)
Notes: Burial charged to Joseph Woodbridge
Beckwith, Peter
(Record # 19)
Bell, Sophia
(Record # 20)
Notes: Died of Tussis
Betty
(Record # 25)
Notes: Baptised in Middletown but described in ch rec as "free Negro woman of Hartford"
Betty
(Record # 26)
Notes: In 1742 Edwards removed to his native town of Hartford where he opened another law office. He practiced law and entered public service.
Bilhah
(Record # 27)
Notes: Baptized by Rev. Daniel Wadsworth, 1st Church
Black, Jack
(Record # 29)
Notes: Two persons in the household in 1800. His last name is not actually "Black." He was designated "black" in the census, but people have transcribed it as a surname in secondary sources.
Boardman, Jack
(Record # 30)

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