About Armistead Burwell
Armistead Burwell lived in the early 19th century in Dinwiddie County, Virginia as a planter. He was a colonel in the War of 1812.
Burwell owned over fifty slaves, one of whom was Elizabeth Keckly, who is best known for being the modiste and close friend to Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln.
Armistead Burwell was the biological father of Elizabeth Keckly.