Zipporah 

  • Record ID #: 495
  • Ancestry tree: Zipporah Family Tree
  • Confidence Level: Highly Confident
  • gender: Female
  • Race/ethnicity: Black
  • Race / Ethnicity / Tribe of Father: People
  • Age at death: 80
  • Date of death: 10/7/1795
  • Master / Mistress: Anne Burnham
  • Ancestry tree - Master/Mistress: Buckingham/Burnham Tree (Slaveholders)
  • Manumission date: 08/23/1764
  • Occupation: Servant
  • Additional Relationships: Lived with Cato, Prime (transcribed incorrectly as Lume or Quame) and Nunny
  • Most recent residence: Hartford, CT
  • Longest place of residence: perhaps Lebanon if she belonged to Anne Burnham's son Joseph Buckingham
  • Notes: Anne Burnham freed the servants; "Zipporah, a Negro Woman. [died of] Old Age. Dropsy. 80 years." on October 7, 1795. On the last page of Joseph Buckingham's (d. 1761) papers on Ancestry.com it lists Cato, Zipporah, Nunny and an infant, and Paul, as being Joseph's slaves. Since he never married or had children, his mother Anne inherited his estate. The First Church record of her burial says, "Siperah Negro, Burlal charges the Town."
  • Bibliographic sources: CPCR (Anne Burnham's will, 1764); HSCC, 381; CTCHRec, Reel 505, records and papers, 54 (spelled Siperah)