Cato 

  • Record ID #: 50
  • Ancestry tree: Cato Negro Family Tree
  • Confidence Level: Highly Confident
  • gender: Male
  • Race/ethnicity: Black
  • Date of death: 11/13/1769
  • Master / Mistress: Samuel Woodbridge (d. 1746)
  • Ancestry tree - Master/Mistress: Lord and Woodbridge Family Tree (Hartford, CT)
  • Occupation: Servant
  • Additional Relationships: With other enslaved people in S. Woodbridge's will: Silvi, Prime, Tony and Cato
  • Most recent residence: Hartford, CT
  • Notes: The entry in the church record for Cato's death says "Cato Negro", and not "Cato, A Negro." Although no master is identified, the dates suggest this is the same Cato who belonged to the late Samuel Woodbridge--someone known to the Church; In the will of S. Woodbridge, valued with Tony @ £250 for both.
  • Bibliographic sources: CTCHRec, Reel 505, records and papers, 19; CTPP (Samuel Woodbridge)
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