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Name Birth Death Occupation
slave, Moses (at Pamocra; New Kent County, Va.; 2) Moses was one of two slaves by that name purchased from the Bartholomew Dandridge Estate in 1788. On 24 April of that year, GW had Burwell Bassett, Jr., purchase 33 slaves and some stock from the ... Read More
slave, Ned (at Pamocra; New Kent County, Va.) Ned was one of the 33 slaves purchased from the Bartholomew Dandridge Estate in 1788. On 24 April of that year, GW had Burwell Bassett, Jr., purchase 33 slaves and some stock from the estate of ... Read More
slave, Onez (at Pamocra; New Kent County, Va.) Onez was one of the 33 slaves purchased from the Bartholomew Dandridge Estate in 1788. On 24 April of that year, GW had Burwell Bassett, Jr., purchase 33 slaves and some stock from the estate of ... Read More
slave, Phillis (at Pamocra; New Kent County, Va.) Phillis was one of the 33 slaves purchased from the Bartholomew Dandridge Estate in 1788. On 24 April of that year, GW had Burwell Bassett, Jr., purchase 33 slaves and some stock from the estate of ... Read More
slave, Pleasant (at Pamocra; New Kent County, Va.) Pleasant was one of the 33 slaves purchased from the Bartholomew Dandridge Estate in 1788. On 24 April of that year, GW had Burwell Bassett, Jr., purchase 33 slaves and some stock from the estate of ... Read More
slave, Sall (at Pamocra; New Kent County, Va.) Sall was one of the 33 slaves purchased from the Bartholomew Dandridge Estate in 1788. On 24 April of that year, GW had Burwell Bassett, Jr., purchase 33 slaves and some stock from the estate of ... Read More
slave, Seilla (at Pamocra; New Kent County, Va.) Seilla was one of the 33 slaves purchased from the Bartholomew Dandridge Estate in 1788. On 24 April of that year, GW had Burwell Bassett, Jr., purchase 33 slaves and some stock from the estate of ... Read More
slave, Sukey (at Pamocra; New Kent County, Va.) Sukey was one of the 33 slaves purchased from the Bartholomew Dandridge Estate in 1788. On 24 April of that year, GW had Burwell Bassett, Jr., purchase 33 slaves and some stock from the estate of ... Read More
slave, [unknown; child of Kate] (at Pamocra; New Kent County, Va.) On 24 April 1788, GW had Burwell Bassett, Jr., purchase 33 slaves and some stock from the estate of Bartholomew Dandridge, Sr. While the acquired slaves and stock belonged to GW, they were left at ... Read More
Smith & Douglass (firm) Smith & Douglass was an Alexandria firm that purchased shad and herring from GW. On 10 May 1786, the firm bought from him 118,280 herrings and 1,342 shad for a total of £43.0.1. In return the ... Read More
Smith, Mary Smith Ball Lee Mary Smith Ball Lee Smith, the daughter of J. Philip Smith, had been married first to Jesse Ball (1716–1747) of Lancaster County, Va., and then to Col. John Lee (1724–1767) of Essex and Westmoreland ... Read More
Stone, Caleb On 8 Feb. 1773 GW signed a one-year agreement with Caleb Stone, of Prince William County, Va., as overseer of his slave carpenters. Stone worked as a carpenter at Mount Vernon until 1776.
Tarpley, James James Tarpley was a merchant in Williamsburg, Va., in partnership with different people at various times. He was a partner in the firm of Tarpley & Knox, which operated a store in Williamsburg.
Thornton, John 1777 John Thornton (d. 1777) resided near Fredericksburg and represented Spotsylvania County in the House of Burgesses. He was a close associate of the Washington family, and during the French and Indian ... Read More
Tobacco Like many Virginia planters, GW grew tobacco on his lands on the Potomac and on his dower holdings (the Custis estate) on the York River, and was heavily involved in the British tobacco trade. ... Read More
Triplett, William 1730 1803 William Triplett (1730–1803) lived at Round Hill, about four miles northwest of Mount Vernon. In 1758, when GW was having extensive repairs and improvements made on his mansion house and outbuildings ... Read More
Tunnicliff, William On 21 May 1799 William Tunnicliff, who had been operating the Eastern Branch Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue between 8th and 9th streets, S.E., announced the opening of his Washington City Hotel near ... Read More
Valentine, Joseph 1771 Joseph Valentine (d. 1771), who was in charge of all the Custis estates when GW married Martha Dandridge Custis in 1759, stayed on as the “Common Steward” for both John Parke Custis’s inherited ... Read More
Van Braam, Jacob 1725 1784 Jacob Van Braam (1725-1784) was born in Holland and came to America in 1752. By 1753 he had settled in Fredericksburg where, with GW, he was a member of the Fredericksburg Masonic Lodge. In that year ... Read More
Vestal, John Key’s (Keyes’) ferry on the Shenandoah River, about four miles east of Happy Retreat, had been authorized by the General Assembly in 1748 to run between William Fairfax’s land on the east bank and ... Read More
Vine, James James Vine made use of the blacksmith at Mount Vernon (see Ledger A, 116).
Violet (Violette), Edward 1773 Edward Violet (Violette; d. 1773) was overseer at Muddy Hole until he moved to the Bullskin plantation in 1762.
Violet (Violette), Elinor Elinor Violet managed the dairy and made butter at Muddy Hole farm, of which her huband, Edward, was overseer of at the time.
Vobe, Jane c. 1789 Jane Vobe (died c.1789) operated a well-furnished tavern in Williamsburg on Waller Street near the theater, and according to a traveler who had stopped there four years earlier, it was a place “where ... Read More
Vowell, Thomas Thomas Vowell was an Alexandria wholesale merchant. In 1787 he sold clothes and dry goods at a store on King Street near Royal Street. Vowell had a store on Harper's Wharf in 1790, during which year ... Read More
Wade, Miss There were three Miss Wades who lived on a tract of land adjoining GW’s Mill farm—Valinda, Sarah, and Eleanor. These were the daughters of Valinda and Zephaniah Wade. In 1770, GW today completed a ... Read More
Wade, Valinda Valinda Wade was married to Zephaniah Wade. After his death, she was living as widow with her three daughters on a tract of land adjoining Mount Vernon’s Mill farm. In 1761, she owed 12s. 9d. to GW ... Read More
Wagener, Peter 1717 1774 Peter Wagener (1717–1774) migrated to Virginia c.1738 from England and settled in Prince William County, where he practiced law and became county clerk (1742–1752). In 1752 he moved to the clerkship ... Read More
Waite, William c. 1787 William Waite (died c.1787), a builder from Fauquier County, made repairs on GW’s chimneys in 1760.
Wake, John In October 1754 GW purchased a slave "at Publick Sale" from John Wake (see Ledger A, 10).  
Waldron, John 1770 John Waldron (d. 1770) was a watchmaker in Cornhill, London.  In 1766, Waldron repaired a gold chain for GW and put a new gold case on his watch.  In June 1766, GW gave Benjamin Sebastian, Jr., the ... Read More
Wales, Andrew c. 1737 1799 Andrew Watts Wales (c.1737–1799) was a brewer in Alexandria, Virginia. Wales owned a brewery and distillery on South Water Street and a tavern on Union Street in Alexandria.
Walke, Anthony 1692 1768 Anthony Walke (1692–1768) and his son Anthony Walke, Jr. (1726–1782), were merchants in Norfolk who imported rum and sugar from the West Indies.
Walker, Richard Burnet Richard Burnet Walker, whose tenure at Mount Vernon began in 1783, was a “House keeper,” or steward. When hired to work at Mount Vernon in 1783, he went by the name of Richard Burnet. While it is ... Read More
Walker, Thomas 1715 1794 Dr. Thomas Walker (1715–1794), a physician, merchant, land speculator, experienced explorer, and storekeeper in Fredericksburg. Walker had extensive landholdings and business interests throughout ... Read More
Ward, John John Ward's wife, Mary, had done weaving for GW.
Washington, Augustine 1720 1762 Augustine (“Austin”) Washington (1720–1762) of Pope's Creek, Westmoreland County, Virginia, was GW’s half brother. He was married to Ann Washington.
Washington, Charles 1738 1799 Charles Washington (1738–1799) was GW's younger brother and a leading citizen of Fredericksburg, being both a vestryman of St. George's Parish and a Spotsylvania County justice. In 1757, ... Read More
Washington, George Augustine c. 1758 1793 George Augustine Washington (c.1758–1793) was the oldest son of GW’s brother Charles. He served as a major in the Continental army and as Lafayette’s aide during the Revolution. In 1785 he married ... Read More
Washington, George Steptoe c. 1773 1809 George Steptoe Washington (c.1773 - 1809) was the son of Samuel Washington and his fourth wife Anne Steptoe Washington, and the brother of Lawrence Augustine Washington. George Washington helped to ... Read More
Washington, Harriot 1776 1822 Harriot (Harriet) Washington (1776–1822), GW’s niece, was the daughter of GW’s brother Samuel and his fourth wife, Ann Steptoe Washington.
Washington, John 1740 1777 John Washington (1740–1777), the brother of Lund Washington, was resident overseer of the Dismal Swamp Land Company’s operations in the swamp.  Before the Revolutionary War John Washington resided in ... Read More
Washington, John Augustine 1736 1787 GW's younger brother John Augustine Washington (1736–1787), who lived at Bushfield in Westmoreland County, Virginia, had inherited land in Frederick County which lay near GW's Bullskin ... Read More
Washington, Lawrence c. 1718 1752 Lawrence Washington (c.1718-1752) was GW's eldest living half brother, the son of Augustine Washington (1694-1743) and his first wife, Jane Butler Washington. He attended Appleby School in England ... Read More
Washington, Lawrence Augustine 1775 1824 Lawrence Augustine Washington (1775–1824) was the son of Samuel Washington and his fourth wife Anne Steptoe Washington, and the brother of George Steptoe Washington. George Washington helped to care ... Read More
Washington, Lund 1737 1796 Lund Washington (1737–1796), a distant cousin of GW, was the son of Townshend and Elizabeth Lund Washington, of the Chotank area, where GW spent part of his youth. Lund had managed the Ravensworth ... Read More
Washington, Samuel 1734 1781 Samuel Washington (1734–1781), the eldest of GW’s three younger brothers, left Ferry Farm in the mid–1750s and settled on a 600–acre plantation in the Chotank district of Stafford County, Va., that ... Read More
Washington, Samuel (c.1770-1831) c. 1770 1831 Samuel Washington (c.1770–1831) of Berkeley County, Va. (now W.Va.), was the son of GW’s brother Charles and his wife, Mildred Thornton Washington. He was the younger brother of George Augustine ... Read More
Wathing, Edward Edward Wathing (Wathen), a cobbler, lived near Mount Vernon. He occasionally made shoes for GW's slaves and in return had work done at GW's blacksmith shop.
Watson, Joseph 1773 Joseph Watson (d. 1773) in 1758–59 was a business partner of John Kirkpatrick in Alexandria, Virginia.

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