I am a docent at Sully Historic House in Fairfax County, VA. We are beginning the search for the descendants of Sully's enslaved. One of the enslaved was named Clio or Cleo who belonged to Phebe Haight of Sully Plantation. She was reportedly bought around 1852 near Aldie VA when she was 8 years old. Mrs. Haight gave Clio her freedom in 1862 and sent her to Ohio where her mother, a runaway slave, was living. Clio sent a picture of herself shortly after the war was over. We have searched all the documents that we can think of but cannot find her without knowing a last name. If this story sounds familiar to your family, please e-mail me and I will send you a copy of the photo.


“[Untitled],” , , , Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery, accessed August 14, 2020, http://informationwanted.org/items/show/3620.

Output Formats


Allowed tags: <p>, <a>, <em>, <strong>, <ul>, <ol>, <li>