There were at least two women named Peg in Waterbury and
The first was a girl enslaved by Westbury's Rev. John
Trumbull, who died in 1787. Trumbull owned several slaves,
some of whom may have been Peg's family. Trumbull bequeathed
Peg to his daughter Sarah, wife of Hartford's Dr. Caleb
Perkins. In his will, Trumbull noted that Peg was already
living with the Perkins.
The second Peg was enslaved in the household of Waterbury's
Congregational minister, Rev. Mark Leavenworth, along with
a woman named Phyllis. The 1790 census shows only one person
enslaved by the Leavenworths; it is not known if this was
Peg or Phyllis. By the 1800 census, both women were in the
Leavenworth household. Peg died June 13, 1806, when she
was 54. She was probably buried in the Grand Street Cemetery.