John Randall was born a slave at Oak Hill Plantation 10 JUL 1839. He was a nephew of Dilsy Washington and a cousin of William Henry Jones. Sarah Mitchell v. Eliza Carroll, et. al., 1920-0482, Charles City County Chancery Cases; List of slave birth dates, Major-Marable Family Papers, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg, box 7 folder 1.