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Roxa was one of two daughters born to Fortune and Dinah. She was born on April 30, 1792, and would have become free on her 24th birthday. Roxa was five or six years old when her father died.

It is not known what happened to Roxa after Fortune died in 1798. She does not appear to have been in the Porter household in 1800; the census data for that year records only two African Americans, probably Dinah and a young man named Luke, who appear in Porter's estate inventory taken in 1804.

Connecticut legislation prevented the sale of slaves outside of the state after 1788; if the Porters sold Roxa, she would most likely have remained in Connecticut.

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