In a self-written sketch of his life, John C. Bullitt describes the people his family enslaved at Oxmoor plantation, including their daily lives, their work. John goes into detail about Jack Coleman, referred to as "Uncle Jack." Jack Coleman was a musician known for playing the fiddle, and was enslaved by the Bullitt family. He also mentions Williams, another musician, who played the clarinet and was enslaved as well. It is unclear who Williams's enslavers were. It is likely that this item is a 1919 reprint of John C. Bullitt's writing, first published in 1905, three years after his death in 1902.
A flyleaf copy of Henry M. Bullitt's recollection of Oxmoor, written in 1906. Six original pages are also in the folder. This document skips from page six to page forty-three, once it gets to Uncle Jack’s obituary. Bullitt writes extensively about the marriage of some enslaved people at Oxmoor. He writes that his mother gave Eliza to his sister Susan, but Eliza's husband Jim Sanders was owned by John Burke so Susan bought John from Mr. Burke for $1500 so the couple could stay together. Henry also wrote that "The negroes regarded their marriage as sacred and generally lived in harmony." All names of enslaved persons included are: Titus, John Gordon, Frank Taylor, “Uncle” Big Bill, Eliza (and her husband Jim Sanders), George Washington (usually called “Wash”), Little Bill, Nathan, Samuel, Caroline, Williams, Harry Jones, “Aunt Dinah,” and Jake Miller.