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WHO WAS HEMPSTED MINER?
Hempsted Miner lived in Stonington. He appears to not have been very successful. He was the grandson of Joshua Hempsted of New London, who died in 1758. Joshua Hempsted’s house is now a museum where you can learn about the life of another enslaved person, Adam Jackson.
This is a recreation of the attic space where Adam Jackson may have slept in the Hempsted House in New London. Joshua Hempsted lived from 1678 to 1758. He kept a diary from 1711 to 1758. He recorded purchasing Jackson in 1727. Jackson was enslaved for more than 30 years. He became free in 1760 and died in 1764. photo: Tom Bombria, Connecticut Landmarks
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