As part of the Telling All of Our Stories project, a database was created to record every reference to a named slave. The goal was to provide a source for locating ancestors or certain individuals and learning more about the people who were enslaved at Oatlands and Bellefield.
The first phase consists of names extracted from George Carter's will, written in 1842, and Elizabeth O. Carter's diary, kept from 1860 through 1873. The database contains over 900 entries, and there are approximately 120 distinctly different names. Information from or questions raised by Oatlands researchers are recorded in the Notes column. Future phases will include names from family wills, ledger books, and other primary and secondary source documents. The database is in PDF (Portable Document File) format.
Click here for the database sorted by given (first) name.