Zilpah [Tilpah]

Title

Zilpah [Tilpah]

Description

African descent

Contributor

Jackie Dinan

Male or Female

Female

Location or Address

Southold

Status

Enslaved

Enslaver or Household

Ezra L'Hommedieu

Birth Date

1780, calculated from her reported age (25 years) at the time of her manumission.

Misc. Date

December 25, 1804 (manumission certificate approved by overseers of the poor). January 30, 1805 (manumission certificate recorded in town record book).

Source/s

Southold Town Records Volume 3: 43-44 (published transcription).
For original document see URL southoldtownny.gov=>Weblink/Laserfiche=>Town Clerk>Town Record Books>Liber D 1683-1832>images 23/238 and 24/238.

Biographical Text

Her name was transcribed as Tilpah in the published record book, but an examination of the original documents suggests her name was actually Zilpah.

"...his Negro, a female slave..."

Files

1804.MAN.Zilpah_LHommedieu.1.JPG
1805.Zilpah_LHommedieu.JPG

Collection

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Citation

“Zilpah [Tilpah],” Plain Sight Project, accessed November 30, 2022, https://plainsightproject.org/items/show/1659.