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Martin and Martha Johnson appear in the Freedman’s Bureau marriage records for Louisa County – he is 42 and she is 39.

Barbara is listed as the daughter of Martin Johnson and Martha Johnson in a 1850 slave list.
In the 1900 census, Barbara…

Henry Brown was born about 1815 in Louisa County at a plantation known as “The Hermitage,” located about two miles from Cuckoo (shown in this photo as it appears in 2011). His master, John Barret, was a Revolutionary war veteran and a former…

John Mercer Langston was born on December 14, 1829 to a freed slave, Lucy Langston, and a white man of “extreme old age," Ralph Quarles. At the time of Langston's birth, Virginia law specified that all children would be born into a “free or bond…