A letter from Mildred Chenoweth Stites to her cousin, William Marshall Bullitt, dated February 27th, 1912. Mildred mentions that she had a photograph of a person formerly enslaved by the Bullitt family. The "Grandmammy" she describes is most likely Louisiana Taylor, and she states that Helen was five months old at the time of the photograph. The Filson Historical Society has this photograph in our collections, see "Photograph of Louisiana Taylor and Helen Stites, August 12th, 1879."
A letter from Mildred Chenoweth Stites to her cousin, William Marshall Bullitt, dated February 23rd, 1912. Mildred signs the letter as "Cousin Nan." Mildred Chenoweth goes into great detail about what she remembers about growing up at Oxmoor plantation, including the farm work, her grandparents, William Christian Bullitt and Mildred Ann Bullitt, and the daily lives of the people they enslaved. She mentions Louisiana Taylor and Aunt Caroline, two women who were enslaved by the Bullitt family, and refers to Louisa as "Teush" or "Grandmammy." She also describes a wedding between people who were enslaved, and argues that many of the enslaved people at Oxmoor were "cared for" after the Civil War and Emancipation.