Zipporah

Title

Zipporah

Description

Negro woman

Contributor

Jackie Dinan

Sex

Female

Location or Address

Southold

Enslaver or Household

The Landon family. First by Samuel Landon, then his son Jared, then his grandson Henry.

Birth Date

1763, calculated from her reported age (81 years) at her death.

Marriage Date

August 4, 1785

Death Date

January 11, 1844.

Misc. Date

October 7, 1804. Admitted to full church membership.

Biographical Notes

She married Cyrus Osborn (#1508). They had two known children: Cyrus (#1509) and Keturah (#1510). The will of Jared Landon (Suffolk County Surrogate Court Liber D:20; written in 1815, proved in 1816) gave instructions to free Zipporah and Keturah.

Oral tradition says she cooked for Judge Samuel Landon (Wayland Jefferson, "Southold and Its People in the Revolutionary Days (1932)," page 16). Because her name was uncommon, she may have been the daughter of Pomp an Dorcas, who was baptized at Mattituck in 1770 (#474).

Source/s

Original Southold parish register accessed at Ancestry.com under the collection entitled, U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701–1970>New York>Southold>First Presbyterian Church>Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths>1749-1832>images 286/340 (marriage) and 327/340 (full church membership).

Deed of Gift transcription from Grania B. Marcus, Discovering the African-American Experience in Suffolk County, 1620–1860 (1995, 1988): 108. Original at the East Hampton Library, Long Island Collection.

Files

1785.MARR.Cyrus and Zipporah.JPG
1804.ADM.Zipporah_Landon.JPG
1817.Landon deed of gift.pdf

Collection

Tags

Citation

“Zipporah,” Plain Sight Project, accessed October 17, 2021, https://plainsightproject.org/items/show/1507.