Role in Ravensworth: Owner Parcels, and

Oscar Newman was born about May 1850 into slavery. He was listed on the 1856 Estate Inventory of Richard Fitzhugh. He was listed as Oscar, value $300.

Oscar married Mary (last name unknown) and had eight children.

In 1874 he purchased three acres of land from Ann Battaile, in 1882 an adjacent one acre from Meade Battaile, and in 1886 another adjacent one acre from Roxalina Jackson. (See division of Parcel

Oscar Newman died after 1900.1


  1. Before and After Emancipation: African Americans in the Oak Hill Community, unpublished document presented at Oak Hill History Day, October 16, 2010, by Maddy McCoy, developer and curator of Fairfax County Slavery Inventory database, and John Browne. African American history and biographical information by Maddy McCoy; maps and landownership analysis by John Browne.