Born into slavery, one of the first members of the African American Plane St. Church and active in the church. Her obituary (see: Black Power 19th Century) said she was “well known to the negroes of this city and to many white people for her piety and good works”. She was able to purchase a house at 11 Hackett St.
“A Reminder of Slavery Days” Newark News, 11-14-1902 (Photo here)
Williams, Noelle Lorraine. Black Power 19th Century.
Hester, Alfred Miller. Story of A Slave, 1903.