Cuff 

  • Occupation: Servant; Black Governor (1766-1776)
  • Most recent residence: Hartford, CT
  • Notes: Cuff became governor when Mr. Wyllys's Black servant died; 05/11/1776 Gov. Cuff resigned and Anderson took over as Black Governor. The transition was controversial. Note: Nothing is known about Cuff, but it is possible he was the Cuff mentioned in Sarah Edwards' inventory, married to Kate, with three children.
  • Bibliographic sources: Hinman, 32-33, note.
  • Cuff became governor when Mr. Wyllys’s Black servant died; 05/11/1776 Gov. Cuff resigned and Anderson took over as Black Governor. The transition was controversial. Note: Nothing is known about Cuff, but it is possible he was the Cuff mentioned in Sarah Edwards’ inventory, married to Kate, with three children.

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