Randall, John (Jack)
John (Jack) Randall, a farmer of color, was born in the household of Captain Roswell Randall of Stonington, Connecticut on January 1, 1795, perhaps son of the slave that appears in the Captain's census enumeration in 1800.
Jack Randall may have been freed at the death of his master in 1815. He appears with a household of five in the 1820 Stonington census and eight in North Stonington's 1830: a boy under 10, an adult male aged 24-35 (presumably Randall), two females, aged 10-23, a woman aged 24-35 (his wife Lucinda), and another aged 36-54. In the next decade, he and his wife had Judith (bc. 1820 Rosalie (bc. 1822) and John (bc. 1822). By 1840, Randall, now 36-54, and his wife, also 36-54, having Lucinda (bc. 1836) and Jane (bc. 1838), the census counted their family as now consisting of two girls under 10, two young men and two young women aged10-23 and a woman of color, aged 55-99. One of the persons aged 14-24 was deaf and mute.
In December of 1845 and May of the following year, Elias Hewitt, the Eastern Pequot's overseer, reimbursed Randall for keeping Philena, a member of that community. He was paid for mending boots for the tribe in January 1850. Later that year, he is listed in the North Stonington census with his wife Lucinda, both aged 55, their daughters Judith (30), Rosalie (28), Lucinda (14), and Jane (12).
Jack Randall disappears from the documentary record after August 22, 1850, the date of the census recording.
Brown and Rose, Black Roots, 335. Federal Enumeration of Connecticut (Stonington, 1820; North Stonington, 1830, 1840, 1850), Ancestry. Sources for this biography come from the Related Digital Heritage Items listed below.