Mother and Child
Enslaved women in Lexington could and did have their children
taken away and sold as property. Margaret Tulip and Venus
Munroe were women who were considered property rather than
free people, and both were separated from their mothers.
Margaret was brought to Lexington, Venus was taken from
Lexington. To date, research has found many enslaved
Lexington women, including: Peggy, Violet, Dinah, Lucy,
Charity, Deborah, Pegg, Zilpah, Betty, Phillis, Margaret and
Floral. Research continues.
Burlington Vital Records, 1799-1844, entry
Connection to Lexington:
Link to page in Notable American Women:
Inclusion in the Lexington
Historical Society Exhibit?