Phyllis

Title

Phyllis

Description

African descent

Contributor

Jackie Dinan

Male or Female

Female

Location or Address

Southold

Enslaver or Household

Ezra L'Hommedieu

Birth Date

Between 1767–1785, calculated from information provided by Ezra L'Hommedieu's 1789 will.

Marriage Date

August 19, 1806

Death Date

June 22, 1807.

Misc. Date

April 27, 1807 (manumission certificate approved by overseers of the poor).

Biographical Notes

Phyllis was named in an early will of Ezra L'Hommedieu, dated December 28, 1789. "...to my kindsman Samuel L'Hommedieu the time and service of my negro boy Robin and my Negro girl Phillis till they arrive to the age of twenty-two years at which time thy be made free, and that he my said kindsman learn them to read."

She married Prince (#1498). They had one known child, HIram (#1544). She may have died in childbirth.

Source/s

Southold Town Records Volume 3: 46.
For original record see URL southoldtownny.gov=>Weblink/Laserfiche=>Town Clerk>Town Record Books>Liber D 1683-1832>image 25/238.

Ezra L'Hommedieu's 1789 will is located at New York University/Fales Special Collections/Sylvestor Manor Archive/Record Group II: L'Hommedieu Family/Box 16/Folder 3.

Original death record at Ancestry.com>U.S. Presbyterian Church Records 1701-1970> New York>Southold>First Presbyterian Church>Baptisms, Marriages, Deaths>1749-1832>image 248/340. Her death was also recorded in the Salmon Records, page 72.

Files

1807.Phyllis_LHommedieu.JPG
1806.MARR Prince and Phillis_Lhomme.JPG
1807.DEA.Phillas wife of Prince.JPG

Collection

Tags

Citation

“Phyllis,” Plain Sight Project, accessed November 30, 2022, https://plainsightproject.org/items/show/1660.