June 29, 2010

Belvale, Fairfax County, VA

Home of George Johnston [Johnson] circa 1760.















Photos taken by Maddy McCoy, March 2010.
Maddy McCoy
Fairfax County, Virginia
Slavery Inventory Database

Woodlawn, Fairfax County, VA

...in the morning




































Maddy McCoy
Fairfax County, Virginia
Slavery Inventory Database

June 14, 2010

Rockledge, Occoquan, Prince William County, VA










Maddy McCoy
Fairfax County, Virginia
Slavery Inventory Database

June 13, 2010

James Webb Cabin, Caroline County, MD

The State of Maryland publishes a map entitled "Finding a Way to Freedom Driving Tour, The Underground Railroad in Dorchester and Caroline Counties in the 1850s."

Photograph accompaning the entry for the Webb Cabin, date unknown:






From the driving tour text: "This cabin (c.1852) is the only [known?] surviving log dwelling on the Eastern Shore known to have been built by a free black man (James Webb). The structure is typical of the housing of most African Americans during that period. Built on ballast stones from ships, it stands near the Choptank River, Hog Creek and several roads, including Harriet Tubman's possible Underground Railroad route from Poplar Neck."

The day I was at the site (June 2010) it was clear that a major preservation effort was underway.






Descendants of Henney Webb [not complete, citations available upon request]
Generation No. 1
1. Henny Webb was born Abt. 1785 in Maryland.
More About Henney Webb:
Name 2: Harriett Webb
Date born 2: 1785, Maryland
Residence 1: 1820, Caroline, Maryland
Residence 2: 1860, Caroline, Maryland
Residence 3: 1880, Kent Island, Queen Annes, Maryland
Children of Henney Webb are:

+ 2 James Webb, born Abt. Feb 1820 in Maryland.

+3 Unknown Webb, born Bet. 1806 - 1820.

Generation No. 2
2. James Webb (Henney) was born Abt. Feb 1820 in Maryland. He married Mary Ann. She was born Abt. 1826 in Maryland.
More About James Webb:
Date born 2: Abt. 1820, Maryland
Date born 3: 1821, Maryland
Date born 4: 1821, Maryland
Date born 5: 1822
Occupation: Farmer
Residence 1: 1850, Caroline, Maryland
Residence 2: 1860, Caroline, Maryland
Residence 3: 1870, District 4, Caroline, Maryland
Residence 4: 1880, Harmony, Caroline, Maryland
Residence 5: 1900, Preston, Caroline, Maryland
Value of Personal Estate: 1860, $260.
Value of Real Estate: 1860, $400.

More About Mary Ann:
Name 2: Mary A.
Name 3: Mary
Date born 2: Abt. 1824, Maryland
Date born 3: Jan 1825, Maryland
Date born 4: Abt. 1830, Maryland
Residence 1: 1850, Caroline, Maryland
Residence 2: 1860, Caroline, Maryland
Residence 3: 1880, Harmony, Caroline, Maryland
Residence 4: 1900, Preston, Caroline, Maryland

Children of James Webb and Mary Ann are:

4. John R. Webb, born Abt. Sep 1850 in Maryland. He married Amelia; born Abt. 1860 in Maryland.
More About John R. Webb:
Name 2: John Webb
Date born 2: 1850, Maryland
Date born 3: 1850, Maryland
Date born 4: Abt. 1851, Maryland
Occupation: 1880, School Teacher
Residence 1: 1850, Caroline, Maryland
Residence 2: 1860, Caroline, Maryland
Residence 3: 1870, District 4, Caroline, Maryland
Residence 4: 1880, Harmony, Caroline, Maryland
5. Charles Webb, born Abt. 1849 in Maryland.
More About Charles Webb:
Residence: 1850, Caroline, Maryland

6. Ann L. Webb, born Abt. 1853 in Maryland.
More About Ann L. Webb:
Name 2: Ann Webb
Residence 1: 1860, Caroline, Maryland
Residence 2: 1870, District 4, Caroline, Maryland























































































Looking up into the attic space:






















Maddy McCoy
Fairfax County, Virginia
Slavery Inventory Database

Greenwood, DE




Maddy McCoy
Fairfax County, Virginia
Slavery Inventory Database

Graham A.M.E. Church, Greenwood, DE

Dedicated in 1902.
28 congregants "on the books" today. [June 2010]
It's a good Sunday if 15 or 16 attend services....nice people.




















Unfortunately, the church was recently vandalized.



Maddy McCoy
Fairfax County, Virginia
Slavery Inventory Database