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Name Birth Death Occupation
Hagan, Charles GW signed a contract with Charles Hagan on 5 Jan. 1788 (DLC:GW), in which the latter agreed to begin work as a brickmaker at Mount Vernon that spring. In addition to making bricks, Hagan was to " ... Read More
Hagan, Frank Frank Hagan appears to be among the laborers who were paid in 1774 for hauling seine (see Ledger B, 141).     
Haims, Robert In March 1762, GW bought from his brother Samuel the indenture of Robert Haims, a white servant, who worked for a time as a ditcher at Mount Vernon. Haims, whom GW employed again in 1763, 1766, and ... Read More
Hamilton, Baptiste Baptiste Hamilton (referred to in one entry as "Tenison Baptist Hamilton") was a shoemaker who made shoes for the slaves at Mount Vernon, especially during the mid-1780s and early 1790s (see Ledger B ... Read More
Hamp, Benjamin Benjamin A. Hamp was a merchant of Alexandria, Virginia. He sold a variety of items at his store, including woolens, linens, hats, glass, saddlery, and jewelry (see Miller, Artisans and Merchants of ... Read More
Hardin (Harden), Thomas Thomas Hardin (Harden) appears to have been an overseer of a plantation near Mount Vernon, which had been part of the estate of James Steptoe. Hardin ocasionally made use of the blacksmith at Mount ... Read More
Harle, Sarah In September 1765 Sarah Harle, probably the daughter of William Harle (d. 1750) of Fairfax County, went to work for GW at Mount Vernon and remained in his employ at the house for more than two years ... Read More
Harrison, Lawrence Lawrence Harrison owned the 234½-acre tract at Great Meadows, and in late 1770 GW directed William Crawford to purchase that tract for him. Harrison agreed to sell his rights to the tract to GW for ... Read More
Harvey, John John Harvey was one of the ditchers who helped to dig GW's millrace in 1770. On 1 May of that year, GW recorded in his diary that "John Harvey went to Ditchg. on my Mill Race at 1/3 pr. Rod" (Diaries ... Read More
Hawkins, George Fraser c. 1741 1785 George Fraser Hawkins (c.1741–1785) had a home in Prince Georges County, Md., directly across the Potomac from Alexandria.
Henry, Michael In 1772 Michael Henry was residing on GW's 120–acre lot no. 3 in Fauquier County, Va., which by that year was "assign'd" to him (see Ledger B, 69).  Henry remained a tenant on that tract through 1784 ... Read More
Herndon, Benjamin Benjamin Herndon resided in King George County, Va., though he may have for a time lived in King William County (see Ledger A, 236).  In 1766 GW lent him £5 in the purchase of Marmaduke Norfleet’s ... Read More
Hickman, John John Hickman of King William County, Virginia, was the son of William Hickman.
Hickman, Joseph Joseph Hickman was a tenant on GW's Frederick lands.
Hopkins, John c. 1757 1827 John Hopkins (c.1757–1827) was a businessman of Richmond, Va., and served for a time as a clerk in the Virginia treasurer’s office. He was appointed commissioner of Continental loans for Virginia in ... Read More
Hopkins, William William Hopkins made use of the blacksmith at Mount Vernon. GW's account with Hopkins shows that the latter owed him four shillings and six pence, and that Hopkins apparently did not settle his debt ... Read More
Hume, James In December 1764 GW paid 10 shillings for a "year’s Ferriage," which he left with his mother, Mary Ball Washignton, for James Hume of Fredericksburg (Ledger A, 189, 202).
Hunt, William William Hunt worked as a ditcher at Mount Vernon in 1767. In GW's account with Hunt, he noted that in October 1767 Hunt was employed in "ditching—& cleansing the old Race at" GW ... Read More
Hunter, John (militia colonel) John Hunter served for a time as justice of the Elizabeth City County, Va., court and as colonel of the county’s militia. He lived near Hampton, where he was also a merchant. During the French and ... Read More
Hunter, John (physician) Dr. John Hunter was a physician in Alexandria, Virginia. He occasionally made use of the blacksmith at Mount Vernon (see Ledger A, 76). In September 1760 GW paid Hunter 10 shillings to bleed Martha ... Read More