Lemmon was one of several African Americans enslaved
by Westbury's Rev. John Trumbull. When Trumbull died in
1787, he bequeathed Lemmon to his widow, Sarah Whitman
Trumbull. Sarah Trumbull moved to West Hartford shortly
afterwards and may have taken Lemmon with her.
The second page of Trumbull's will. Lemmon was given to
Trumbull's widow, and provisions were made for Lemmon
should she become a financial burden to his estate. Collection
of the Connecticut State Library, State Archives.