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Touro-Shakspeare Home

Photo © 2015 David Bulit, Touro-Shakspeare Home - New Orleans, Louisiana

Judah Touro was born on June 16, 1775, in New Port, Rhode Island. His family moved to New York in 1780 after the British captured Newport, and then to Kingston, Jamaica in 1782. His father died a year later and his mother moved the family to Boston to live with her brother, Moses Michael Hays,