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James Robinson House

  • 6511 Sudley Road
  • Manassas, VA 20109

James Robinson was a prominent individual born to an African American mother and a white father (probably Landon Carter Jr., a wealthy and influential Virginia planter). Robinson carved out a modest life as a free Black Virginian living in the Antebellum period. Although married, since his wife was enslaved the marriage was not officially recognized as a legal marriage and all of Robinson’s children inherited the status of their mother: enslaved. Nonetheless, Robinson was able to get most of his family to reside with him at the house near his half-sister Judith Henry’s residence at Henry House Hill, site of severe fighting at the First Battle of Manassas

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