Keturah

Title

Keturah

Description

Negro slave

Contributor

Jackie Dinan

Sex

Female

Location or Address

Southold

Enslaver or Household

The Landon family.

Birth Date

1789, calculated from her reported age (28 years) at the time of her manumission which is close to a calculated birth year based on her reported age at death.

Baptism Date

October 7, 1804

Death Date

January 30, 1867

Misc. Date

August 10, 1816 (manumission certificate approved by overseers of the poor). October 3, 1817 (manumission certificate recorded by town clerk).

Biographical Notes

She was the daughter of Cyrus Osborn (#1508) and Zipporah (#1507). Her only known sibling was Cyrus (#1509). At some time, she moved from the Landon household to the Horton household after Mary Landon married Silas Horton in 1827. She appeared in the Silas Horton household in the 1850 and 1860 Federal censuses, as well as the 1865 New York State census.

Source/s

Southold Town Records Volume 3:94.
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>image 299/340 (baptism).

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

1804.BAP.Keturah_dau of Zipporah.JPG
1817.Landon deed of gift.pdf

Collection

Tags

Citation

“Keturah,” Plain Sight Project, accessed November 30, 2022, https://plainsightproject.org/items/show/1510.