African Americans

The 1835 Gazetteer of Virginia listed the population of “135 whites and 50 blacks”. These African Americans were freed slaves, skilled laborers who owned land, homes and slaves in the 1790s. One former slave who worked in the Buckland Distillery named himself ‘Ned Distiller’ and is listed on the 1810 census as freed.

1810 Census Buckland

1810 Census Buckland

 

Ned Distiller House

Ned Distiller House

 

Ned Distiller House

Ned Distiller House

 

Emancipation -Celia King

Emancipation -Celia King