Hepzibah - HEPZ1

Title

Hepzibah - HEPZ1

Description

Negro slave

Contributor

Jackie Dinan

Location or Address

Southold

Enslaver or Household

Captain Benjamin Horton

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.

Male or Female

Female

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).

Files

1793. Hepzibah and Ruth.JPG

Collection

Tags

Citation

“Hepzibah - HEPZ1,” Plain Sight Project, accessed March 5, 2024, https://plainsightproject.org/items/show/1680.