Original Author: R. R. Prentis, Trustee
Created: October 6, 1871
Medium: Broadside

Sale of Property Owned by Black Landowners

This broadside published on October 6, 1871, announces the impending sale of 243 acres of farmland in Albemarle County, about three miles from Earlysville. The land had been jointly purchased in 1868 by two Black couples—Burkley and Mary Ann Washington Bullock and William and Caroline Brown. An economic downturn in the county and state left the joint owners unable to make final payment on the money they had originally borrowed to buy the farmland. R. R. Prentis, the trustee for the lender, announced the sale of the "valuable" land on November 10, 1871. He also advertised that on the following day he would sell the house and lot in Charlottesville "whereon the said Wm. Brown lives."