Sarah and Levi Jones

Description:

In 1844 Sarah and Levi Jones purchased 14 acres of land in eastern Arlington along Four Mile Run to farm and build a home. Their property, labeled "Jones," can be seen at the center of the map above. Throughout the decades before and after the Civil War, the Jones family expanded their farm, sold land to fellow African Americans to help create the Green Valley neighborhood, and became community leaders.

Little is known about Sarah's life before 1844, but Levi was born free in Fairfax, Virginia. His parents, Davy and Evy, were enslaved on George Washington's Mount Vernon plantation.

Collection:

Neighborhoods


Date:

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Creator:

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Source:

US Department of the Army, Map of Virginia Fort and Roads, 1865. Maps Division, Library of Congress.

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Citation

“Sarah and Levi Jones,” Built By the People Themselves, accessed December 17, 2017, http://lindseybestebreurtje.org/arlingtonhistory/items/show/66.

Geolocation

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