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Re: [VA] Durrett's slaves in Virginia
In Response To: [VA] Durrett's slaves in Virginia ()
Thanks for responding to my post. I truly would appreciate it if you could help with my "brick wall." I'm hoping to find further information about three individuals, the oldest ancestors I could find in Caroline County, VA. I'm hoping eventually to learn the names of their parents, siblings, and unknown spouses. I'd like to know if they or their parents had ever been held in bondage to any members of the Durrett family. Any possible clues would be most welcome!
1. Letty Flippo Hart, born about 1800, or sometime between 1798 and 1811, according to her estimated age in recorded documents. Apparently she lived her entire life in Caroline County, VA where she still lived as late as 1900. In 1866 her "last owner" was Albert R. Flippo. I don't know the names of Letty's parents or her first husband. (John Holmes apparently was a later spouse in 1866. They had no children together.) Letty gave birth to at least two children. I only know the name of one daughter, Patsy Williams Taliaferro (see below). An individual named Letty is listed in a slave inventory in the 1811-12 will of George Durrett of Caroline County, VA. There seem to be connections linking the slave-holding Burruss, Durrett, Goodloe, Coleman, Flippo, Taliaferro, Williams, and Wright families who were neighbors in Caroline County, VA.
2. Patsy Williams Taliaferro/Tolliver, born about 1815, or sometime between 1811 and 1825, according to her estimated age in recorded documents. She was the mother of about twelve children, born between 1836 and 1855. In 1870 Patsy worked as a laundress, "washing and ironing." In 1866 Patsy's "last owner" was A. Flippo or Albert R. Flippo. Patsy is Letty's daughter. Both were still living in Caroline County, VA in 1900, in the household of Letty's great-grandson Robert Toliver/Tolliver/Taliaferro.
3. Walker Taliaferro/Tolliver, a farm laborer, born sometime between 1807 and 1814, according to his estimated age in recorded documents. He and Patsy Williams Taliaferro were parents of about a dozen children. Apparently he also lived his entire life in Caroline County, VA where he died between 1870 and 1880. In 1866 his "last owner" was Horace Wright.