In Cornwall, a woman named Peg, who was enslaved by the town’s Congregational minister, Rev. Hezekiah Gold, and subsequently by his son, Joseph Wakeman Gold, gained her freedom in 1792. Although she was too old to qualify for freedom under the Gradual Emancipation law, having been born about 1760, Peg was nevertheless able to persuade Gold and the Town of Cornwall to grant her freedom. One week after becoming free, Peg married a Litchfield man, Caesar Barber. Joseph Wakeman Gold left Cornwall in 1796, moving to the town of Pompey, NY, where he continued to keep at least one person, a man named Prince, enslaved in his household.