Drusus 

  • Record ID #: 91
  • Ancestry tree: Drusus Family Tree
  • Confidence Level: Slightly Confident
  • gender: Male
  • Race/ethnicity: Native
  • Master / Mistress: Lieutant Zachariah Sandford (d. 1710)
  • Ancestry tree - Master/Mistress: Bunce/Flagg Family Tree
  • Indenture date: Before 1710; still had time on his indenture; willed to Sandford's son-in-law Jonathan Bunce (d. 1717). Not mentioned in Bunce's will, so indenture must have expired.
  • Occupation: Apprentice
  • Additional Relationships: Fellow apprentice was James Jarrell; Sandford was an innholder; was charged with nightwalking in August 1710 with Joseph Bull's Indian man named Jecovons, Samuel Howard's Indian man named Benn, Nathaniel Hooker's Negro man named Ismael, an Indian woman named Lydia (a widow), Mr. Caleb Watson's Negro maid and William Washington's Negro maid, all of Hartford.
  • Most recent residence: Hartford, CT
  • Notes: With other Indians and Negro slaves were summoned to answer charges of nightwalking on November 10, 1710. The name Drusus was not the Native American name. It is a Roman name, the Father of the Emperor Claudius. It was common to use names from antiquity for Native American or African servants and enslaved people.
  • Bibliographic sources: Manwaring, vol. 2, p. 263; CT. Arc, Misc, ser 1, II:32;
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