- Birth Date
- About 1798
- Death Date
Vilate was an enslaved African American woman who traveled with the Crosby family.
Vilate's age was listed as 50 in "John Brown's company of 10, report, 1848 June."
The book, The Story of the Negro Pioneer, states that Elizabeth Coleman Crosby owned a slave named Vilate. However, "John Brown's company of 10, report," did not list a "Vilate" with Elizabeth. In the same record, and in the 1850 Slave Inhabitant Schedule, an enslaved woman named Vilet/Vilate appears in the household of William Crosby. It is interesting to note that Elizabeth Coleman Crosby was the mother of William Crosby. At this time, it is believed that the Vilate listed in The Story of the Negro Pioneer is the same Vilet/Vilate enslaved by William Crosby.
- Age at Departure: 50
- Carter, Kate B. The Story of the Negro Pioneer. (Salt Lake City: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, 1965), 5, 22, 31.
- John Brown's company of 10, report, 1848 June in Camp of Israel schedules and reports 1845-1849.
- Mississippi company, report, 1848 May in Camp of Israel schedules and reports, 1845-1849.
- "Slave Inhabitants in Utah County, Deseret," 1850 Utah Census, Utah County.