DESCRIPTION: negro boy
INFERRED BIRTH: 1776
AGE AT TIME OF SALE: about 16
DATE OF SALE: November 10, 1792
SOLD TO: Gershom Bradley
NOTE: Sold with his “waring apparel”
SOURCE: sales contract (FMHS MS 12, box II, folder O)
INVENTORY (Gershom Bradley): March 12, 1795
DESCRIPTION: Negro boy
NOTE: Very likely Jeffrey, as this individual is valued at the same amount as the slave in the bill of sale, and the fact that Jeffrey is not specifically mentioned in Gershom Bradley’s inventory.
SOURCE: (Ancestry.com) Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999 Fairfield Probate Records, Vol 24-25, 1787-1798 Pg. 475
NOTE: Weston breaks away from Fairfield in 1787, but given that Jeffrey was born prior to this split, and that the people who owned him owned other slaves in this database, it makes sense to include him here.