Cato 

  • Age at death: 11/13/1769
  • Master / Mistress: Samuel Woodbridge (d. 1746)
  • 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)
  • 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.

  • Confidence Level - confidence_level - Highly Confident
  • Ethnicity/Race/Tribal Affiliation: Black (defined as Unknown origins, but listed as a person of color)
  • Gender: Male