Elaw [née Panco; other married name Shum], Zilpha
- Kimberly D. Blockett
Elaw [née Panco; other married name Shum], Zilpha (1793?–1873), preacher and author, was born in Bristol Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, a community of mostly white and some free African American families. Zilpha was one of three children who survived her mother’s twenty-two childbirths. When she was twelve years old, ...