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date: 11 November 2019

Elaw [née Panco; other married name Shum], Zilphalocked

(1793?–1873)
  • Kimberly D. Blockett

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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, ...

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