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VIRGINIA SLAVERY: An Introduction


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LINKS
VA Genweb: General Virgina genealogical information.
The A.A. Heritage Database Project: searchable databse containing 34 plantations, cemetaries, and historic homes in Virginia.
Slavery in Virginia: Lists many informative links




VIRGINIA SLAVE WORKPLACES
Listed by County and Workplace Title Followed by Owner(s). Workplaces with unknown titles are listed as the owner's name (itallicized, first name in parenthesis).

ALBEMARLE CO.

(David) Anderson's Plantation: Anderson
Ash Lawn-Highland Plantation: Monroe

BEDFORD CO.

Poplar Forest

BUCKINGHAM CO.

Rosny

BRUNSWICK CO.

Belmont Plantation: Wilkins

CHARLES CITY CO.

Berkeley: Harrison
Carter's Grove
(George) Davidson's Plantation: Davidson
Edgewood: Harrison, Rowland
Evelynton: Ruffin
North Bend: Harrison
Piney Grove at Southall's Plantation: Southall, Vaiden, Stubblefield, Saunders
Sherwood Forest: Harrison, Tyler
Shirley: Carter, Hill
Westover: Byrd

CHARLOTTE CO.

Greenfield
Ridgeway Plantation: Carrington
Westview Plantation: Elam

CHESTERFIELD CO.

Black Walnut Plantation
Richmond & Falls

HALIFAX CO.

Berry Hill: Byrd, Bland, Harrison, Coles, Carrington, Bruce
Black Walnut
Brandon
Glenmary: Gerst, Glenn
Little
Oak Grove
Redfeild
(Bird) Rogers Farm: Rogers
Tarover: Bruce

HANOVER CO.

Spring Garden Plantation: Roane

HENRICO CO.

Curles Neck

Henrico Co. Links

HENRY CO.

Beaver Creek (variant name: Hairston's Bottom): Hairston
Camp Branch: Hairston
Chatmoss: Hairston
Hordsville: Hairston
Leatherwood: Hairston
Magna Vista: Hairston
Marrowbone: Hairston
Shawnee: Hairston

ESSEX CO.

Edenatta: Waring
Glencairn: Waring
Greenfeild: Waring
Port Micon: Waring
Thomas Neck: Waring

FAIRFAX CO.

Belmont Plantation: Washington
Dogue Run Farm: Washington
Ferry Farm: Washington
Gunston Hall
Mansion House Farm (at Mount Vernon): Washington
Muddy Hole Farm: Washington
River Farm: Washington
Rose Hill Plantation: Talbutt
Union Farm: Washington

FORREST CO.

Statford Hall

FREDERICK CO.

Capricorn Plantation: Carter
Libra Plantation: Carter
Scorpio Plantation: Carter
Virgo Plantation: Carter

FRANKLIN CO.

Basham Roanoke Plantation: Basham

GLOUCESTER CO.

Whitemarsh Plantation: Burwell

HALIFAX CO.

(John) Rogers Plantation: Rogers

KING GEORGE CO.

Mt. Stuart Plantation

KING & QUEEN CO.

KING WILLIAM CO.

Chelsea Plantation: Moore
Endfield Plantation
Sweethall Plantation
Trenton Plantation
White House Plantation

LOUISA CO.

Prospect Hill: Overton

LOUNDON CO.

Elgin Plantation: Elgin
Hurst Plantation: Hurst
Leo Plantation (Manassas City): Carter, Chinn
Oatlands Plantation: Carter
Liberia Plantation (Manassas City): Carter, Weir
Sudley Plantation (Manassas City)
(The) Wilderness (aka The Commons): Lee

Loundon Co. Links

LUNENBURG CO.

(Lawyer) Woodson Plantation: Woodson

MATTHEWS CO.

Auborn

MECKLENBURG CO.

Hendrick Plantation: Hendrick
Park Forest: Alexander

NANSEMOND CO.

Lee Plantation: Lee

NELSON CO.

Tye River Quarter

NOTTAWAY CO.

Pleasant Hill Plantation: Irby

ORANGE CO.

Cedar Grove
(David H.) Harris Plantation: Harris
Hawfeild
Mayhurst
Willow Grove

PITTSYLVANIA CO.

Berry Hill: Hairston
Oak Hill: Hairston
Pocket
Royal Oak: Hairston
Windsor: Hairston

POWHATTAN CO.

Scotts Hill Plantation: Palmore

PRINCE EDWARD CO.

Hermitage

PRINCE WILLIAM CO.

Belle Aire
Ben Lomond Farm: Chinn
Cancer Plantation: Carter
Cancer Farm: Chinn, Marders
Helm Plantation: Helm
Roe Plantation: Chinn

Prince William Co. Links

RICHMOND CO.

Edge Hill: Chinn

ROANOKE CO.

(Richard) Terrell Farm: Terrell

ROCKINGHAM CO.

Deep Plantation

SOUTHAMPTON CO.

Harris and Phipps Plantation: Drewry

SPOTSYLVANIA CO.

Arlington Plantation: Custis
La Vista Plantation
Romancoke Plantation: Custis
White House Plantation: Custis

STAFFORD CO.

Chatham Plantation: Fitzhugh

WARREN CO.

River Bend Farm: Hurst

WASHINGTON CO.

(Jonathan) Draper's Place: Draper

WESTMORELAND CO.

Aries Plantation: Carter
Nomini/Nominy Hall: Carter


WHERE TO FIND VIRGINIA SLAVERY RECORDS

  • The African-American (A.A.)Heritage Program of Virginia: has a great site that includes The A.A. Heritage Database Project. The Database is searchable and lists the names of 34 plantations in Virginia. The database also lists Cemetaries and Historic homes of interest to African-Americans. http://www.virginia.edu/vfh/aahv/data.html
  • Afro-American Sources in Virginia, A Guide To Manuscripts: http://www.upress.virginia.edu/plunkett/PluAfro16.html List of several manuscripts at the University of VA that contain plantation accounts, letters that mention slaves, slave sales, and treatment of slaves in Virginia.
  • Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations From the Revolution Through the Civil War Series M: Selections from the Virginia Historical Society Part 2: Virginia's Northern Neck; also Maryland http://www.lexis-nexis.com/cispubs/guides/southern_hist/plantations/plantm2.htm
 

MORE VIRGINIA SLAVERY RESOURCES

Loundon Co.

  • Duncan, Patricia B. Abstracts of Loudoun County Virginia Register of Free Negroes 1844-1861. Willow Bend Books, Westminster Maryland, 2000. (this book has a wealth of info on slaves - since many of the people listed were freed in wills - details of emancipation are there as well as detailed physical descriptions)
  • Duncan, Patricia B. Loudoun County Birth Register 1880-1896. Willow Bend Books, Westminster, MD 1999 (post-emancipation data - but most of the parents listed are ex-slaves)
  • Duncan, Patricia B., Frain, Elizabeth. Loudoun County, Virginia Marriages After 1850 Volume I 1851-1880. Willow Bend Books, Westminster Maryland, 2000
  • Frain, Elizabeth R., Hiatt, Mary. Loudoun County Death Register 1853-1896. CGRS Willow Bend Books 1998