Black History in Wethersfield

From the pages of Connecticut’s 1790 census spring the names of Wethersfield’s 5 free black families.  From this same document comes the enumeration of 87 other people listed simply as slaves.  Slaves in Wethersfield?  Most assuredly.  The earliest known record of slave ownership in Wethersfield appears in the 1662 will of John Latimer.  His household […]