Location: Fauquier, Virginia, United States
Surnames/tags: Dulany Willis Peters
Slaves of Henry Grafton Dulany
Oakley was the home of Henry Grafton Dulany, his wife Mary Eliza "Ida" Powell Dulany, and their three children starting in the mid-1850s. The property is located in the very northern part of Fauquier County along the Ashby's Gap Turnpike (modern Route 50) outside of Upperville, Fauquier County, Virginia. Dozens of enslaved men, women, and children worked and lived on the property.
List of Known Slaves
- Old Tom
- Old Reed
- Old Daniel
- Old Polly
- Billy Peters
- Eliza Peters
- Horace Peters
- Patsey Peters
- Julia Peters
- Richard Peters
Below is a transcription of two pages from the Dulany family bible which includes the names of eighty (80) enslaved people and their years of birth. Some of the entries are organized by the mother and her children.
|First Name||Surname||Birth Year||First Name||Surname||Birth Year|
|First Name||Surname||Birth Year|
- ↑ "030-0046 Oakley," Virginia Landmarks Register and National Register Listings, Virginia Department of Historic Resources, (https://www.dhr.virginia.gov/historic-registers/030-0046: accessed 1 February 2022).
- ↑ Henry Grafton Dulany & Mary Eliza "Ida" Powell Family Bible Records, 1855-2023, The Holy Bible (New York: American Bible Society, 1854), "Oakley servants"; privately held by Joseph Roby, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2023. Passed down through Henry & Ida Dulany's son Henry Rozier Dulany, his son Henry Rozier Dulany, Jr., his son Benjamin Weems Dulany, then to his daughter [living], then to her cousin, Joseph Roby. Most of the family records in the bible are in different handwriting and inks, however the two pages with the "servants" names are in the same handwriting and ink. Because of the dates, handwriting, and known facts, it is probable that Ida Powell Dulany wrote those two pages of names c. 1860.
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