The index on the microfilm gives the incorrect page number
Flora Abbot was born in 1765 and once lived in Springfield
Listed only as “Child of Abigail, an Indian Woman.”
Jeremiah Alfred was a free man born in 1783; issued SPC on 12/25/1805 (listed as colored)
John Alfred was born in 1791. John was free. SPC issued 10/24/1806 (listed as Negro)
Former owner, Elisha Butler, quitclaimed Alford land and buildings in Hartford; Butler died insolvent in 1783.
Described as “mulatto”; died with sibling
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.”
05/11/1776 Gov. Cuff resigned and Anderson took over as Black Governor. The transition was controversial.
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.
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 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, 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
Died of Tussis