The 1835 Gazetteer of Virginia listed the Buckland population of “135 whites and 50 blacks.” The African Americans included several who were free, skilled laborers who owned land, homes and slaves of their own. Samuel King is listed with four other free household members and owning four slaves, including his wife Celia and perhaps other family members. He freed Celia and others in 1811. Celia operated the Fauquier and Alexandria Turnpike tollgate at Buckland and sold horse-shaped molasses cookies there for many years. Rather than assume the name of another, one former slave who must have been proud of his work in the Buckland Distillery, called himself “Ned Distiller.” He is listed on the 1810 federal census owning two slaves, perhaps family members. Free Sarah is listed with one other free household member. Beginning in 1814, Ned Distiller was taxed as the owner of town Lot 13, on which he built a house five years later. Samuel King was taxed on Lot 38. Samuel died before 1840 and Celia continued to pay the lot taxes through at least 1877.