- Stolen Away: Slave Children
April 12, 1841 POWHATAN, Virginia African-Americans, Economy, Migration/Transportation, Race-Relations, Slavery, Women
Beverly Randolph of Powhatan, Virginia carefully planned her last will and testament to divide equally her assets amongst her children. In the late 1830s, Mrs. Randolph divided ownership of several plantations and a considerable number of slaves in her will. The bulk of her slaves went to her son Charles, but Beverly spent extra time dividing slave children to her other designated heirs,...