Residence (at time of interview): Washington, D.C.
Ereselle Brooke and four other descendants of Monticello gatekeeper Eliza Tolliver Coleman were interviewed together in 1995. All live in the Washington, D.C., area and work (or worked) in various departments of the federal government. They shared their memories of Eliza Coleman’s daughters Lucy Coleman Barnaby Page and Grace Coleman Harris and recalled summers spent at the Monticello gatehouse. Members of the extended Coleman family lived at Monticello for more than a century—far longer than any of the property’s owners.
28 Apr. 1995, Mitchellsville, MD Interviewees: Maxcine Sterling, Anne Slaughter, Ozella Harvey, Barbara Graves, Ereselle Mercer Brooke Also present: Karen Branson-Butler, Jay Slaughter
“She would do anything for anyone”
Ereselle Brooke describes her grandmother Grace Coleman Harris and her sewing skills.