Zipporah 

  • Age at death: 80
  • Age at death: 10/7/1795
  • Master / Mistress: Anne Burnham
  • 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)
  • 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.”

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