The Enslaved of Sully District - Chantilly

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Title

The Enslaved of Sully District - Chantilly

Date

1817-1863

Description

In 1818, the estate of Charles Calvert Stuart, owner of Chantilly included 23 enslaved people. On December 31, 1854, Trolious Riley, Henry Riley, and Douglas Riley, and a man named Vincent, escaped from Chantilly farm in a bid for freedom. They were captured near Point of Rocks and soon after sold south to prevent them from liberating themselves again.

Source

“Unsuccessful Bid for Freedom: Plight of the Rileys.” Debbie Robison, February 8, 2008, published in Northern Virginia History Notes
http://www.novahistory.org/Freedom_Seekers.htm
“Chantilly, ca. 1817.” Debbie Robison, October 23, 2007, published in Northern Virginia History Notes
http://www.novahistory.org/Chantilly.html

Site Location Item Type Metadata

Location

North side of Route 50 across from the Chantilly Regional Library (Stringfellow Road)

Additional Notes

Demolished

Collection

Citation

“The Enslaved of Sully District - Chantilly,” Fairfax County African American History Inventory, accessed April 19, 2024, https://fairfaxaahi.centerformasonslegacies.com/items/show/181.