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Metcalfe House

Privacy Level: Open (White)
Date: 1810 to 1870
Location: Forest, Bedford County, Virginiamap
Surnames/tags: Metcalfe, Calloway, Griffin ForestVA
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Pauline Griffin and youngest children were enslaved from an unknown date until Emancipation/end of hostilities. House built c. 1810 by Vernon Metcalfe and wife Katherine Catlett Metcalfe; Vernon died 1817; son James Metcalfe inherited but was constrained by guardian until age of majority c. 1824. He married Margaret Harrison; she had one daughter Katie, who died young. Margaret sued for divorce on grounds of verbal and physical cruelty and won her case. James died in 1869.

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