Anne Burnham freed the servants; “Zipporah, a Negro Woman. [died of] Old Age. Dropsy. 80 years.” on October 7, 1795. On the last page of Joseph Buckingham’s (d. 1761) papers on it lists Cato, Zipporah, Nunny and an infant, and Paul, as being Joseph’s slaves. Since he never married or had children, his mother Anne inherited his estate. The First Church record of her burial says, “Siperah Negro, Burlal charges the Town.”

Willson, Priscilla

In the first manuscript Church record she was referred to only as “Eli Willson’s wife”; died of consumption. In the transcription, she is referred to as “Wife of Eli. Negro.” Eli Willson may have been a white man from Windsor.


Executed at Hartford for murder of her husband at Stonington; friends and relatives allowed to claim her body, so not sure if she is in HABG