Descendants of Slaves in Culpeper, Rappahannock, and Madison Counties, Virginia Prior to the End of the Civil War in 1865
The initial information posted here documents people who were enslaved by Thomas and Malinda Kilby. Thomas was a grandson of John Kilby of Culpeper County, Virginia, who was born in 1715. THOMAS KILBY (Father – JAMES, Grandfather -JOHN) was born about 1787 in Culpeper County, Virginia, and died about 1834 in Culpeper County, Virginia. He married MALINDA HAWKINS January 02, 1817 in Culpeper County, Virginia. She was born about 1800 in Culpeper County, Virginia, and died after 1871.
Thomas purchased an enslaved woman, Sarah, from the estate of James Hawkins in 1833. Sarah had a child, Juliett Ann, between 1833 and 1834. Juliett Ann’s descendants are eligible for a Kilby Family scholarship. You may find what we know today of Juliett’s descendants by searching for her name on the Kilby Genealogy Community Website and then examining her descendants shown there.
On-going research is continuing to discover other people who were enslaved by John Kilby of Culpeper County, Virginia (1715 – 1772), and by his lineal descendants, who were enslavers, and people who are descendants of those enslaved people. The most up-to-date genealogical information on European American Kilbys descended from John Kilby is found on the Kilby Genealogy Community Website. As additional research is completed on persons enslaved by Kilbys, it will be posted on this A Common Grace genealogy page.
Website administrators will keep documentation of other persons enslaved in Culpeper, Rappahannock and Madison counties, Virginia, prior to the end of the Civil War in 1865 and their descendants, as descendants of those enslaved persons supply their genealogical data. Descendants of persons enslaved by Kilbys are given priority for scholarships, but descendants of other persons enslaved in Culpeper, Rappahannock and Madison counties, Virginia, may be eligible secondarily.