Hepzibah

Title

Hepzibah

Description

Negro slave

Contributor

Jackie Dinan

Male or Female

Female

Location or Address

Southold

Enslaver or Household

Captain Benjamin Horton

Baptism Date

December 19, 1793

Misc. Date

May 26, 1814 (manumission certificate approved by overseers of the poor). May 27, 1814 (manumission certificate recorded in town record book by town clerk).

Biographical Notes

Because Hepzibah was an uncommon name, it's probable that she was enslaved as a child by Captain Benjamin Horton and manumitted by his heir Benjamin Horton Jr. (or that Captain Benjamin Horton and Benjamin Horton Jr. were the same person).

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>image 119/340.
Southold Town Records Volume 3: 92.

Files

1793. Hepzibah and Ruth.JPG

Collection

Tags

Citation

“Hepzibah,” Plain Sight Project, accessed December 4, 2022, https://plainsightproject.org/items/show/1680.