Member of Talcott Street Church, Teacher, School Founder
Rebecca Primus was a member of the Talcott Street Congregational Church and may have been a teacher at the black school located in its basement before she left for Maryland to found a school for newly emancipated blacks in Maryland after the Civil War. Born in 1836, Rebecca was the oldest of four children in an economically secure Hartford family. The Primus’ were socially prominent and active in the small black community and in Talcott Street Church. She was married in 1872. She passed on February 21, 1932.