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Name Birth Death Occupation
Cash, Joseph Joseph Cash was a planter who resided in Fairfax County, Va., in the neighborhood of Mount Vernon.
Chamberlayne, Wilhelmina Byrd 1715 Wilhelmina Byrd Chamberlayne (b. 1715), daughter of Lucy Parke and William Byrd II, was married to Thomas Chamberlayne. In January 1772 GW entered in his accounts, “To Jno. Robinson Esqr. for ... Read More
Charles Alder & Company (firm) In the fall of 1799, the firm Charles Alder & Company shipped two pipes of wine and two boxes of citron to GW. The wine and citron were shipped from Madeira aboard the ship Lavinia, which arrived ... Read More
Chew, Joseph Joseph Chew, who with his wife Mercy Chew operated a tavern in Alexandria.
Chew, Mercy 1755 Mercy Chew owned a tavern in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband Joseph Chew.
Chowning, John In 1763 John Chowning became overseer of the dower plantation called Bridge Quarter, located in York County, Virginia. The following year he began serving as overseer of River farm at Mount Vernon.
Cleveland, Alexander Alexander Cleveland was overseer of Muddy Hole farm in 1765, and was later an overseer at the River farm plantation.
Cleveland, James In 1765 James Cleveland of Loudoun County, Va., began working as the overseer of GW’s River farm on Clifton’s Neck. He served in that capacity until before the Revolution, when Alexander Cleveland ... Read More
Cleveland, Oliver Oliver Cleveland was one of the overseers at the Mount Vernon farms. In December 1774, Cleveland owed GW for the cost the latter had incurred for the fabrication of a coat by a tailor. The amount ... Read More
Clifton, Elizabeth Brent 1773 Elizabeth Brent Clifton (d. 1773) was the daughter of Robert Brent of Woodstock, Stafford County, Va., and the cousin and wife of William Clifton, from whom GW had acquired his Clifton’s Neck land in ... Read More
Clifton, William c. 1704 c. 1770 William Clifton (c.1704-c.1770) was descended from an English Roman Catholic family, several branches of which began leaving England for Maryland and Virginia in the mid-seventeenth century. William ... Read More
Clinton, George 1739 1812 George Clinton (1739–1812), a native of Ulster County, N.Y., and a lawyer by profession, was elected to the Second Continental Congress, where he took his seat with the New York delegation in May ... Read More
Clyman (Clymer, Clymant), Deel Deel Clyman (Clymer, Clymant) of Frederick County, Md., leased, on 17 March 1769, lot no. 19, a 160-acre tract in Fauquier County, Virginia. The lot was part of a 2,682-acre tract in Fauquier and ... Read More
Cockburn, Martin Martin Cockburn was the son of Dr. Thomas and Rachel Moore Cockburn, of Jamaica. He settled in Virginia and owned an estate called Springfield, near Colchester. Cockburn served on the Truro Parish ... Read More
Cockburn, Thomas c. 1769 Dr. Thomas Cockburn, formerly of Jamaica, resided in Fairfax County, Va., during the 1760s. He had at least two sons, Martin and James. Thomas died sometime before 25 Jan. 1769 (see Robert Stewart to ... Read More
Collett, Moses In 1773 Moses Collett leased GW’s Bullskin lot no. 2, containing 200 acres, at an annual rate of £6 for “three lives.” After Collett’s death, which occurred sometime before 1 Oct. 1783, his eldest ... Read More
Colvill, Frances (Francina) 1773 Frances (Francina) Colvill (d. 1773) was the wife of Thomas Colvill and was, along with GW, one of the executors to his estate. In his will, Thomas provided that Frances's niece, Sarah Savin, who ... Read More
Connel (Connell), Zachariah GW frequently used Zachariah Connel in 1765 as a wagoner from his Bullskin plantation.
Connell, James James Connell was a cabinetmaker who worked on GW’s house that had been built on the lot at Pitt and Cameron streets in Alexandria, Virginia. GW had purchased that lot in 1764.
Cook (Cooke), Josias By 1761 Josias Cook (Cooke) was serving as an overseer at Creek farm (also called Creek plantation), which consisted in a farm on Little Hunting Creek that had been turned into a Mount Vernon quarter ... Read More
Coolidge, Judson Captain Coolidge may be Judson Coolidge of Maryland, who in the early 1760s was captain of the ship Wilson. In 1771, some of GW's herring was shipped to Jamaica on board the brig Adventure, which was ... Read More
Corbin, Lettice (Letitia) Lee c. 1715 1768 Lettice, or Letitia, Corbin (c.1715–1768) was the sister of George Lee, Ann Fairfax Washington’s second husband, and the widow of John Corbin (1715–1757) of Portobago, Essex County, Virginia. GW ... Read More
Coulter (Colter), Thomas In October 1763, GW credited a Thomas Colter with 12 shillings, 6 pence that Colter paid in cash for one barrel of corn (see Ledger A, 157, 167). Colter may be the Thomas Coulter who lived in Fairfax ... Read More
Courts, William William Courts kept an inn, commonly called the Stone House, at the ferry landing in Colchester, Virginia. GW occasionally dined at the inn. In late 1772, Courts owed GW 16 shillings and eight pence ... Read More
Cowper, John John Cowper, a merchant in Portsmouth, Virginia, was made the manager at Portsmouth “for receiving and entering subscriptions” to a new Dismal Swamp Company, created in December 1787 by an act of the ... Read More
Cox, Presley 1783 Presley Cox (d. 1783) of Fairfax County, Va., occasionally visited Mount Vernon and made use of the blacksmith there (see Ledger A, 196). Cox, who was married to Elizabeth Cox (d. 1792), was elected ... Read More
Craig (Craik), Charles Charles Craig (Craik) rented a quarter at Mount Vernon from 1756 until 1760.
Craik, James 1730 1814 James Craik (1730–1814), a native of Scotland, studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, and subsequently went to the West Indies as a British army surgeon. Thereafter, he moved to Norfolk, Va ... Read More
Crawford, Hannah Vance Hannah Vance Crawford was married to William Crawford (1732-1782), GW's personal friend and business associate who had served with GW in the French and Indian War. William's death and the ... Read More
Crawford, Valentine 1777 Valentine Crawford (d. 1777), who lived for a time near GW's Bullskin plantation in Frederick County (later Berkeley County, Va. [now W.Va.]), was the brother of Col. William Crawford (1732–1782 ... Read More
Crawford, William 1732 1782 William Crawford (1732-1782), brother of Valentine Crawford and husband to Hannah Vance Crawford, was, in 1755, commissioned an ensign in the company of scouts attached to the Virginia Regiment. ... Read More
Crook, John John Crook, who began renting a farm in the original Mount Vernon tract in 1755, continued as GW's tenant until 1767.
Crosbies & Trafford The firm of Crosbies & Trafford consisted of William Trafford and John Crosbie, who were merchants in Pool Lane, Liverpool, England. GW shipped tobacco to the firm by the snow Virginian, which ... Read More
Crow, Hiland Hiland Crow was hired in 1790 as overseer of Ferry and French's farm.
Crump, Turner Turner Crump was the overseer of GW’s slave carpenters. According to GW's account with Crump in Ledger A, 121, Crump was entitled to £30 for “your hire for looking after my Carpenters one year ... Read More
Crump, William William Crump lived for a time at Clifton's Neck, Va., but moved out soon after GW purchased it in 1760.  Crump made some use of the blacksmith at Mount Vernon in the early 1760s. In June 1763 GW ... Read More
Custis, John Parke 1754 1781 John Parke Custis (1754–1781), called Jack or Jacky by his relatives and friends, was Martha Washington’s son by her first marriage and the principal heir to the large Custis estate. GW became Jacky’ ... Read More
Custis, Martha Parke ("Patsy") 1756 1773 Martha Parke (Patsy) Custis (1756–1773) was the daughter of Martha Dandridge Custis (later Martha Washington) and her first husband, Daniel Parke Custis. Patsy, along with her brother John Parke ... Read More
Dandridge, Bartholomew 1737 1785 Bartholomew Dandridge (1737–1785), was the brother of Martha Washington, and the son of John and Frances Jones Dandridge. He lived in New Kent County, Va., with his second wife Mary Burbidge ... Read More
Dandridge, Frances Jones 1710 1785 Frances Jones Dandridge (1710-1785), widow of John Dandridge (1700-1756), was the mother of Martha Washington and Bartholomew Dandridge (1737-1785). She lived at Chestnut Grove, in New Kent County, ... Read More
Dangerfield, William From 3 May 1762 to 26 Oct. 1763, GW employed William Dangerfield's (Daingerfield) slave, Guy, as a bricklayer. GW paid for Guy's room and board, but billed Dangerfield for a trowel and clothing ... Read More
Dansie, Thomas Thomas Dansie ran an ordinary on the Pamunkey River in Virginia, and GW often stopped there when he was traveling between Mount Vernon and Williamsburg. Dansie also had a wharf on the King William ... Read More
Darrell, Sampson 1777 Sampson Darrell (d. 1777) was from Fairfax County, Va., where he served for a time as sheriff. He had also served with the rank of captain in the Fairfax County militia during the French and Indian ... Read More
Davis, Thomas (weaver) Thomas Davis was a weaver at Mount Vernon. GW’s account of the weaving done under the supervision of Davis, found in DLC:GW, runs from 1 Jan. 1767 until 30 March 1771. In 1767 Davis was responsible ... Read More
Dawson, Elizabeth c. 1709 1779 Elizabeth Churchill Bassett Dawson (c.1709–1779), the daughter of Col. William and Elizabeth Churchill, married in 1729 Col. William Bassett (1709–c.1743) of Eltham, by whom she had at least five ... Read More
Deermont, James 1786 James Deermont (d. 1786) was a tenant on GW's lot no. 17 in Fauquier County, Va., which tract had previously been rented by Thomas Loyd, before his lease was assigned to Deermont. Deermont remained a ... Read More
Digges, Dudley 1718 1790 Dudley Digges (1718–1790) of York County and Williamsburg, Va., was a member of the committee appointed in 1756 to supervise the expenditure of funds for the Virginia Regiment. The Virginia statute ... Read More
Digges, George 1743 1792 George Digges (1743–1792) of Warburton Manor, Prince George’s County, Md., lived directly across the Potomac from Mount Vernon and frequently visited GW. GW's account with Digges shows that in ... Read More
Dinson, James James Dinson leased from GW a 140-acre lot in Fauquier County, Virginia.
Dinwiddie, Robert 1693 1770 Robert Dinwiddie (1693–1770) was born in Glasgow, Scotland. After a brief career as a merchant in Glasgow, he went to Bermuda where he opened a mercantile and shipping business. In 1721 he was ... Read More

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