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Excerpts from "Recollections of Oxmoor," September 14th 1906.

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Title

Excerpts from "Recollections of Oxmoor," September 14th 1906.

Description

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.

Source

Manuscript Collection, Bullitt Family Papers, The Filson Historical Society

Publisher

The Filson Historical Society, Special Collections

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Contributor

Johansen, Emma

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Mss_A_B937c-0130_001

Citation

Dr. Henry Massie Bullitt, “Excerpts from "Recollections of Oxmoor," September 14th 1906.,” The Filson Historical Society Digital Projects, accessed March 2, 2024, https://filsonhistorical.omeka.net/items/show/3249.