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Enslaved Workers

The enslaved men, women, and children who lived and worked on Mulberry Row were part of the larger landscape of slavery on Jefferson’s plantations -- hundreds of men, women, and children labored on Jefferson’s landholdings between the 1770s and 1831. Members of several enslaved families, including the Grangers, Gillettes, Hemingses, Herns, and Fossetts, lived on Mulberry Row and worked in its workshops or in the main house. Some slaves worked in Jefferson’s household as domestic servants—seamstresses, chambermaids, house parlor maids, valets, cooks, wet nurses, and laundresses. Others worked directly on Mulberry Row as skilled artisans—tinsmiths, blacksmiths, nailers, carpenters, sawyers, house joiners, charcoal-burners, hostlers, weavers, and spinners.
Bartlet
b. 1786
Male
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Nailer
Ben
b. 1785
Male
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Nailer
ca. 1785–sold 1803
Male
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Charcoal-burner, Nailer
1785–after 1831
Male
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Nailer
Burwell Colbert
1783–1862
Male
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Nailer
Davy
b. 1785
Male
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Charcoal-burner, Nailer, Sawyer
Dolly
b. 1794
Female
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Weaver
Eliza
b. 1805
Female
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Quiller
1780–1858
Male
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Blacksmith, Nailer
Frank
1757-1809
Male
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Charcoal-burner
Israel Gillette
1800–c. 1879
Male
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Carder
Agnes Gillette
1798–1817
Female
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Spinner
1783–after 1827
Male
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Cook, Nailer
1737–1800
Female
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Cook, Dairymaid, Laundress, Nursemaid
1730–1799
Male
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Overseer
1775–1846
Male
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Blacksmith, Nailer, Tinsmith
1759–1799
Male
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Blacksmith, Manager, Nailer
Critta Hemings
b. 1769
Female
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Elizabeth (Betty) Hemings
1735–1807
Female
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Domestic Servant
Eston Hemings
1808-1856
Male
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Joiner
James Hemings
b. 1787
Male
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Nailer
Harriet Hemings
1801–after 1822
Female
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Spinner
1770–after 1834
Male
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Brewer, Cook, Spinner, Tailor
Madison Hemings
1805–1877
Male
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Joiner
Sally Hemings
b. 1773–1835
Female
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Domestic Servant
1761–post 1827
Female
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Brewer, Cook, Weaver
1776–1833
Male
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Carpenter, Joiner
ca.1776–1830
Female
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Nursemaid
1779–after 1832
Male
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Blacksmith, Field Laborer, Nailer
Cretia Hern
b. 1779
Female
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Spinner
Randall Hern
b. 1802
Male
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Carder
Mary Hern
b. 1780
Female
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Weaver
John Hern
b. 1800
Male
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Carder
1784–after 1829
Male
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Blacksmith, Charcoal-burner, Nailer, Wagoner
Ben Hix
1784–1799
Male
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Nailer
Kit Hix
b. 1786
Male
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Nailer
Phil Hubbard
1786–1819
Male
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Nailer, Sawyer
1783–after 1812
Male
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Charcoal-burner, Nailer, Stonecutter
1781–1858
Male
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Coachman, Gardener, Hostler
Isabel
1800–1822
Female
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Spinner
Isaiah
b. 1800
Male
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Carder
Jenny
Female
Enslaved Workers
Work:
John
b. 1785
Male
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Nailer
1743–1800
Male
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Coachman, Hostler, Stonecutter, Valet
1758/60–1822
Male
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Carpenter, Field Laborer, Joiner
Lewis
b. 1788
Male
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Nailer
b. 1798
Female
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Spinner
Nanny
b. 1799
Female
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Spinner
Sally
b. 1797
Female
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Weaver
Shepherd
b. 1782
Male
Enslaved Workers
Work:
Nailer
Suck
b. 1758
Female
Enslaved Workers
Work:

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