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This is the advertisement and its receipt for a slave auction. Mr. Robert M. Kent states that he is auctioning off nineteen slaves, consisting of men, boys, girls, women and children. He states that at the same time, he will also auction off thirteen…


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…

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…

Taxable Personal Property List_ 1782_1.24_p1.jpg
A list of the personal property taxes paid by citizens in different districts of Fluvanna County in 1782. Although these lists do not give a full list of all persons living in Fluvanna County, they do provide invaluable information on some of the…

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…
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