Citizens All: African Americans in Connecticut 1700-1850
Transatlantic Slave TradeConnecticut StoriesAbout The Project
Connecticut Stories
 
Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and AbolitionYale University
Enslaved Africans in the Colony of Connecticut
 
Jeremiah Anderson Will (excerpt)
Greenwich, CT 1788
Stamford CT Probate Record, Book II 1790-1799
Courtesy, Stamford Probate Court Records, Stamford, CT

Jeremiah Anderson (born 1704) was a farmer and one of the early landowners in Greenwich. His will mentions his wife Susannah, three nephews, and several cousins, and also grants freedom to his "Negro man Sim," who is provided a yearly subsidy of seven pounds.