Meet People

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 Worker
Work:Nailer

Ben

b. 1785
Male Enslaved Worker
Work:Nailer

Cary

ca. 1785–sold 1803
Male Enslaved Worker
Work:Charcoal-burner, Nailer

Brown Colbert

1785–after 1831
Male Enslaved Worker
Work:Nailer

Burwell Colbert

1783–1862
Male Enslaved Worker
Work:Nailer

Davy

b. 1785
Male Enslaved Worker
Work:Charcoal-burner, Nailer, Sawyer

Dolly

b. 1794
Female Enslaved Worker
Work:Weaver

Eliza

b. 1805
Female Enslaved Worker
Work:Quiller

Joseph Fossett

1780–1858
Male Enslaved Worker
Work:Blacksmith, Nailer

Frank

1757-1809
Male Enslaved Worker
Work:Charcoal-burner

Agnes Gillette

1798–1817
Female Enslaved Worker
Work:Spinner

Barnaby Gillette

1783–after 1827
Male Enslaved Worker
Work:Cook, Nailer

Israel Gillette

1800–c. 1879
Male Enslaved Worker
Work:Carder

George Granger, Jr.

1759–1799
Male Enslaved Worker
Work:Blacksmith, Manager, Nailer

George Granger, Sr.

1730–1799
Male Enslaved Worker
Work:Overseer
Male Enslaved Worker
Work:Blacksmith, Nailer, Tinsmith

Ursula Granger

1737–1800
Female Enslaved Worker
Work:Cook, Dairymaid, Laundress, Nursemaid

Critta Hemings

b. 1769
Female Enslaved Worker
Work:

Elizabeth (Betty) Hemings

1735–1807
Female Enslaved Worker
Work:Domestic Servant

Eston Hemings

1808-1856
Male Enslaved Worker
Work:Joiner

Harriet Hemings

1801–after 1822
Female Enslaved Worker
Work:Spinner

James Hemings

b. 1787
Male Enslaved Worker
Work:Nailer

Madison Hemings

1805–1877
Male Enslaved Worker
Work:Joiner

Nance Hemings

1761–post 1827
Female Enslaved Worker
Work:Brewer, Cook, Weaver

Peter Hemings

1770–after 1834
Male Enslaved Worker
Work:Brewer, Cook, Spinner, Tailor

Sally Hemings

b. 1773–1835
Female Enslaved Worker
Work:Domestic Servant

John Hemmings

1776–1833
Male Enslaved Worker
Work:Carpenter, Joiner

Priscilla Hemmings

ca.1776–1830
Female Enslaved Worker
Work:Nursemaid

Cretia Hern

b. 1779
Female Enslaved Worker
Work:Spinner

David Hern, Jr.

1784–after 1829
Male Enslaved Worker
Work:Blacksmith, Charcoal-burner, Nailer, Wagoner

John Hern

b. 1800
Male Enslaved Worker
Work:Carder

Mary Hern

b. 1780
Female Enslaved Worker
Work:Weaver

Moses Hern

1779–after 1832
Male Enslaved Worker
Work:Blacksmith, Field Laborer, Nailer

Randall Hern

b. 1802
Male Enslaved Worker
Work:Carder

Ben Hix

1784–1799
Male Enslaved Worker
Work:Nailer

Kit Hix

b. 1786
Male Enslaved Worker
Work:Nailer

Phil Hubbard

1786–1819
Male Enslaved Worker
Work:Nailer, Sawyer

James Hubbard

1783–after 1812
Male Enslaved Worker
Work:Charcoal-burner, Nailer, Stonecutter

Wormley Hughes

1781–1858
Male Enslaved Worker
Work:Coachman, Gardener, Hostler

Isabel

1800–1822
Female Enslaved Worker
Work:Spinner

Isaiah

b. 1800
Male Enslaved Worker
Work:Carder

Jenny

Female Enslaved Worker
Work:

John

b. 1785
Male Enslaved Worker
Work:Nailer

Jupiter

1743–1800
Male Enslaved Worker
Work:Coachman, Hostler, Stonecutter, Valet

Lewis

1758/60–1822
Male Enslaved Worker
Work:Carpenter, Field Laborer, Joiner

Lewis

b. 1788
Male Enslaved Worker
Work:Nailer

Maria

b. 1798
Female Enslaved Worker
Work:Spinner

Nanny

b. 1799
Female Enslaved Worker
Work:Spinner

Sally

b. 1797
Female Enslaved Worker
Work:Weaver

Shepherd

b. 1782
Male Enslaved Worker
Work:Nailer

Suck

b. 1758
Female Enslaved Worker
Work: