Dr. Edythe Ann Quinn credits Zingo Stout as being the African founding father of The Hills. "Interestingly, among Hills residents from 1810 forward, most have Christian or English common names and surnames; an exception being Zingo Stout who retained his African given name."
United States Census Bureau
The Hills Harrison New York
Government Printing Office
Quinn, Edythe Ann. Freedom Journey: Black Civil War Soldiers and The Hills Community, Westchester County, New York, Albany: State University of New York Press, c2015, p.158.
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Original data: Third Census of the United States, 1810. (NARA microfilm publication M252, 71 rolls). Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
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United States Census Bureau, “Zing(o) Stout,” Harrison Remembers, accessed August 13, 2022, https://www.harrisonpl.org/harrison-remembers/items/show/90.