Tony 

  • Record ID #: 459
  • Ancestry tree: Tony Family Tree
  • Confidence Level: Somewhat Confident
  • gender: Male
  • Race/ethnicity: Black
  • Date of death: 01/24/1761
  • Birthplace / Origin: Africa, Windward Coast
  • Master / Mistress: Dr. Norman Morison (d. 1761)
  • Ancestry tree - Master/Mistress: Morison Family Tree
  • Occupation: Servant
  • Additional Relationships: On Jan. 7, Normand Morison's son, Allen, died of smallpox; on April 10, Dr. Morison died of small pox. Both Dr. Morison and Allen are buried on Market St. where the doctor had a home, and Tony could have been buried there as well. Morison had himself and his son interred in what he intended as a permanent memorial. It is walled in, with an iron fence now. Allen's footstone is embedded in the wall; his headstone is lost. Tony's grave, whether in the ancient burying ground or Morison's homelot, is unmarked.
  • Most recent residence: Hartford, CT
  • Notes: There appears to have been a smallpox epidemic, as a number of people perished between January and March, 1761. Many of Morison's slaves came on a voyage of Timothy Miller's schooner, the Speedwell. The only documented voyage is July, 1761, but there were earlier ones based on Morison's will in which he mentions others. The documented voyage is #36995.
  • Bibliographic sources: HCFC, 267; CTCHRec, Reel 505, records and papers, 10; CTPP (Marison aka Morison); Transatlantic Slave Trade Database (36995).
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