The Slave Quarters at the Isaac Samuels Home - "Green Hope"

Location: Three miles south of Edinburg, Virginia, across the Shenandoah River.

Built: about 1785


Settlement 6 Sep 1831: Isaac Samuels, deceased, 1819, Joseph H. Samuels is appointed administrator.

11 Sep 1852: Joseph H. Samuels to Joseph M. Allen

16 Dec 1907: Cora Grandstaff bequeaths to her husband, Alonzo F. Grandstaff.

1 Dec 1920: Heirs of Alonzo F. Grandstaff to Flora V. Fravel.

Physical Description

In the large back yard of the large brick house stands an old log cabin in good state of repair. It has four rooms with a large stone chimney in the middle and a fireplace diagonally across one corner of the living room.

Historical Significance

This log house was called the Slave Quarters at "Green Hope", as this place was called for a long time. Green Berry Samuels who was born here 1 Feb 1806, and died Jan 1850, made provision for his slaves in his will, that they must be sold by private contract to good owners.

Source: Virginia W.P.A. Historical Inventory Project, 1937

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Created October 15 2001