Billings, Joseph

title
Lieut.
first name
Joseph
last name
Billings
gender
male
birth, death year
1700, 1783
role
enslaver
race
white
location(s)
Deerfield, MA  

Bio

lived in Hatfield, MA; an original proprietor of that town; his slave Amos Newport unsuccessfully sued Billings for his freedom in 1766. Newport had charged that on Dec. 1, 1765, Billings made "an assault upon him...and...falsely imprisoned and restrained [him] of his lawfull liberty..."

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