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Lemmon was one of several African Americans enslaved by Westbury's Rev. John Trumbull. When Trumbull died in 1787, he bequeathed Lemmon to his widow, Sarah Whitman Trumbull. Sarah Trumbull moved to West Hartford shortly afterwards and may have taken Lemmon with her.

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Rev. John Trumbull's Will
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Rev. John Trumbull's Will, 1787
The second page of Trumbull's will. Lemmon was given to Trumbull's widow, and provisions were made for Lemmon should she become a financial burden to his estate. Collection of the Connecticut State Library, State Archives.
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