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INTRODUCTION TO THE WASHINGTON FAMILY

 

John Washington, along with his cousin, Nicholson, was the first of this name in Lenoir County. He first went to Wayne County and then Craven County and appears to have gone back and forth between New Bern and Kinston. He was not a contemporary of Governor Richard Caswell but the families were inter twined both through marriage and land. John married Elizabeth Cobb whose parents were Jesse and Elizabeth Heritage Cobb which made Elizabeth Cobb Washington close kin to Sarah Heritage Caswell the second wife of Gov. Caswell.

 

The Southern Collection at UNC Chapel Hill has the Collection of Elizabeth Heritage Grist Knox, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Cobb Washington which needs to be further abstracted. There are numerous letters that refer to different family members including some of the Caswell grandchildren and they were called “cousin”.

 

John Washington purchased “the Hill” which was the first land grant of Gov. Caswell and where his parents, brother, and probably more members of the family are buried. Numerous members of the Washington family are also buried in the old Caswell cemetery although there is only one stone today and that is for Elizabeth Cobb Washington, even though she was buried in New Bern. John and Elizabeth’s son, John Cobb Washington, inherited “the Hill” and lived there his entire life although when he died, he had lost the property to his sister. Like Caswell, he went from being one of the wealthiest men in Lenoir County to one of the poorest.

 

Vernon Hall, the name most call “the Hill”, is one of the few original land grants that belonged to the Caswell family that can be traced right up to the present time. That information and the intermarriages with the Heritage and Cobb families is why the Washington family was included in this project.

 

Much credit goes to Cindy Brochure for all of her work on the Washington family especially trying to track the lock of President George Washington’s hair given to Dr. James Washington, son of John and Elizabeth Heritage Washington. She lost ownership in the 1900’s but no doubt she will eventually find the current owner.

 

Martha Mewborn Marble

 

 

Descendants of John Washington

 

 

 

 

Generation One

 

 

1. John1 Washington[1] was born in 1767.[2] He married Elizabeth Cobb, daughter of Jesse Cobb and Elizabeth Herritage, on 29 Apr 1799.[3],[4] He died on 21 Aug 1837 in New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, at age ~70.[5] He was buried; Cedar Grove.

 

 

WAYNE COUNTY DEEDS; from microfilm

BOOK 9

P 67;May 1808 - Jesse Langston to John and Nicholas Washington - $10; ½ acre in Waynesboro

 

P 74; 4 April 1808; Bryan Whitfield of Lenoir to John and Nicholas; 20 pds; ½ acres in Waynesboro

Wit Wm. Croom, Jas Eliot

 

BOOK 10

P 224; 1 Jan 1815; firm of John and Nicholson Washington on one part of Wayne Co and John Washington of Kinston on the other part - $660.50; 2 lots of ½ acres in Waynesboro; NOTE: uses word FIRM several times

Signed by John and Nicholson Washington by Nn. Washington

WIT; Richard Washington

 

NOTE: It appears that John was selling out to Nicholson and at this point it appears that Richard went into business with Nicholson

 

BOOK 13

P 481; 9 July 1830; John Smith of Wayne, Joshua Moseley of Lenoir and John and J. C. Washington of Kinston; Smith indebted to John and J. C. for 88 pds, 2 shillings; note dated 1826; tract of land on Bear Creek adj Benj. Best, Ben. Smith and Alex Moseley

 

BOOK 15

P 347; 26 March 1832; John Washington of New Bern to Richard Washington; real and persona estatel belonging to FIRM of John and Richard Washington; several tracts of land bought by John and Richard on 31 March 1828 and set over to sd Richard for $10 by sd Richard to John; SS Neuse, NS Buck Swamp; 410 acres; another tract etc

WIT Nicholas Washington

 

CRAVEN COUNTY

 

Obit in New Bern Spectator, 25 August 1837

John Washington; 25 Aug 1837; The New Bern Spectator; In this town on Monday, the 21st instant, John Washington, Esq. The deceased through a long life maintained a character eminent for probity and integrity etc no additional information

 

 

According to the Graham Papers there was a book written called Descendants of James Washington d 1766 of Northampton Co by William Augustus Graham Clark - copy of genealogical chart in Graham Papers of Southern Historical Collection - he also did a book on the Graham family - indications there were previous connections between the Washington and Graham families.

 

DEEDS

 

BOOK 9

P 97; first entry for John Washington; 15 Sept 1812; John Washington of Kingston bought land in New Bern

 

BOOK 54; p 85

Division of Land of John Washington; included 70 acres of land in Caswell Co from D. Caswell

 

 

 

 

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MATTIE KENNEDY PARROTT COLLECTION

 

Date: 6 Jan., 1819

Nature of document: Quit claims deed

Grantor: Benjamin Allen of the county of Lenoir

Grantee: John Washington of Kinston

Land relinquished: ". . . that part of the lands lying in Contentney Neck which by the last will and testament of my father Joseph Allen were devised to me and which he the said John Washington has since purchased of my brother Joseph Allen to whom I had. . .. conveyed them"

In consideration of: 5 shillings

Enrolled: 4 July, 1820

Registrar: D. Caswell

 

 

 

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JOHN HERITAGE BRYAN Collection at UNC

 

No date but a note at the top says CA 1838; To the Judges of the Superior Court of Craven; Petition of JOHN C. WASHINGTON, JAMES A. WASHINGTON, ELIZA GRIST, JAMES W. BRYAN & ANN his wife, WILLIAM A. GRAHAM & Hyraw; name not readable; his wife, GEORGE WASHINGTON by his guardian, JAMES W. BRYAN, & MARY WASHINGTON by JNO C. WSHINGTON her guard. --- JOHN WASHINGTON late of the town of New Bern died intestate on the ___ day of August 1837 leaving your petitioners, his children & heirs; Said WASHINGTON in posession of several tracts lying in different counties; land held by heir subject to an estate in dower for ELIZABETH the widow; following tracts in Craven Co; the Eggpt & Rasset ?? lands containing 1300 acres on Nuse River near Fort Barnwell; the tract formerly belonging to JAMES G. STANLY on Brices Creek, the Bell and other lands near New Bern containing about 1000 acres; The following lands in Lenoir Co; tract adj Kinston of 1000 acres; the Robison tract of 200 acres; the Jones land of 250 acres, Branton land of 300 acres, Witherington land of 250 acres, the Allen, Croom and Jordan racts of 1500 acres; following land in Pitt; Croom and Blount land of 2500 acres, Caswell track of 100 acres; and also land in Johnston and Jones Counties; (not identified)

Petitioners wish to have land divided

 

Signed by JOHN H. BRYAN

 

Letter from Wm. BOYD of New York to JAMES BRYAN - 16 June 1836 Refers to Broad Street near Wall Street burning Refers to SUSAN WASHINGTON marrying WM. GRAHAM - John Heritage Bryan Collection

 

FOLDER 12 - 1837

 

Letter from MRS. ELIZABETH GRIST to JAMES BRYAN - 11 Aug 1839 - Refers to SUSAN, brothers WILLIAM and FRANKLIN, cousin EMMA, cousin JOHN, cousin WILLIAM WASHINGTON, cousins BETSY and MARY

 

In 1837 James W. Bryan's father-in-law, John Washington, a New Bern merchant, died intestate, leaving James and his brother-in-law, John C. Washington, to handle the estate. There are many letters to James from John C. Washington and between other Washington family members concerning the settlement of the estate and the growing suspicion that both James and especially John were delaying settlement to their own advantage. James had apparently borrowed $10,000 from his father-in-law to buy into the partnership with Heard and the Boyds.

 

Other correspondents and subjects of note during this time include: Eliza H. (Washington) Grist (later Knox), James's sister-in-law, who wrote of Washington and Graham family news;

 

the sudden death of James W. Bryan's brother-in-law, James A. Washington, a physician of New York City, in September 1847;

 

the legal and financial affairs of Elizabeth (Cobb) Washington, James W. Bryan and William A. Graham's mutual mother-in-law;

 

FOLDER 710; 1842

No date - This appears to be the division of the lands of JOHN WASHINGTON of Craven Co; who also owned land in Lenoir Co

 

Lot #1; to JOHN WASHINGTON;

866 ½ acres adj Kinston

Lots No 28, 27, 26, 25,35,34,33,32

Lot 29 in Kinston

100 acres D ??adler land

96 acres in Caswell County

 

Lot #1 will pay to No 3 $117

 

LOT #2; to JAMES W. BRYAN and wife

1054 acres Egypt plantation

146 acres - WILLIAM RUPELS

Lot #2 will pay to LOT #3 $1452, Lot #4 $1257 and Lot #5 $444 ??

 

LOT #3; to GEORGE WASHINGTON

377 ½ acres B. ROBINSONS

42 acres R. MOORE

870 ½ acres ALLEN Lands

Lots 52, 58,5,6,7,8, in Kinston

Lot #1 will pay to #3 - $117

Lot # 2 will pay $1451

 

LOT #4; to ELIZA H. GRIST

8 1/3 acres of marsh on Trent

5 1/8 acres; Wallace’s land

250 acres F. Hawks’s land

604 acres J. BELLS land

____ acres Marsh on Neuse River

630 acres; M. A. Pasteurs

446 acres Coom land in Lenoir

75 acres M. Jordan in Lenoir

135 acres R. JONES in Lenoir

115 acres T. JONES, Lenoir

360 acres; A. J. ? HANBY

 

No 2 will pay #4 $1257

 

LOT #5; to A. WASHINGTON (double check initial)

Lots # 81 &83 in Waynesboro

300 acres Branton lands

298 acres R. WETHERINGTON land

Lot #34 in Smithfield

 

No 5 will receive from No 2 $1501 ?? No 7 $357 ??

 

LOT #6; to MARY WASHINGTON

719 acres; CROOM

687 acres; WILLIAM BLOUNT

1256 acres; G. BLOUNT

47 ½ acres; Croom

half lot No 84 in New Bern

No 6 will receive from #7 $52

 

LOT #7; to GRAHAM & WIFE

Lots No 3,4,40 in New Bern

Water Front of Lot No3

800 acres on Brices Creek

 

No 7 will pay # 6 $52 and to no 5 $357 ??

 

 

 

JAMES CROOM TO JOHN H. BRYAN

 

John Heritage Bryan Collection; PC 6; Box 27

 

Salisbury April 4th 1826

 

My dear Bryan.

 

Upon my return to Lenoir after an absence of several weeks, I was much gratified to find a letter with an accompanying pamphlet of great interest from you. I had then to post off immediately for this place and postponed writing you ‘ till I reached here.

 

As to the Lenoir people or rather the people of ‘old Lenoir’ I don’t know that I can tell any thing which will much interest you. They are moving down the current of life in the same uniform, industrious plodding way that they always have, nothing excited, but much depressed by the gloom of the Cotton Market. General Croom has settled Bryan in Florida and Hardy intends residing in NewBern again. Nat Smith has purchased Mrs. Devereux’ house in town and Hardy is to occupy the homestead. Rumor says that old Johnny Washington is also to become a town gentleman and young John is to marry Miss Bond of Raleigh. The Lenoir people are not insensible by any means to your patriotic exertions in Congress and think very highly of your talks. I trust you will think me sincere when I congratulate you on your two efforts which are all I have seen and allow me to say that I think they do you great credit. They have gone the rounds in this State. On my way here I fell in with many of our old friends. I saw Hawks in Raleigh. He says he is reaping a rich harvest of fees and has fine prospects. I met with A. H. Shephard at Lexington in company with 16 other lawyers and the Court a moderate one. What a prospect! I find the bar much more crowded here than below but I believe the business is nearly in proportion. David Caldwell our old classmate is doing very well indeed.

 

Mrs. Croom was quite well when I left home and begged me to send her best respects when I wrote you. Be so good as to remember me kindly to Mr. Pearson and tell him as soon as the Court adjourns at this place I will write him. Do let me hear from you again shortly. I shall be at home about the 20th Inst.

 

Very Cordially your friend,

 

Ja. Croom

 

 

 

John Heritage Bryan Collection at UNC; Southern Historical Collection; abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble

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From: "Victor T. Jones, Jr." <vjones@ncsl.dcr.state.nc.us>

Reply-To: "vjones@ncsl.dcr.state.nc.us" <vjones@ncsl.dcr.state.nc.us>

To: "'Martha Marble'" <mmarble@erols.com>

Subject: RE: John Washington

Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 10:45:04 -0500

Organization: New Bern-Craven County Public Library

X-Mailer: Microsoft Internet E-mail/MAPI - 8.0.0.4211

 

Dear Martha,

 

John Washington died in New Bern on 21 Aug 1837 (New Bern Spectator, 25 Aug 1837). According to the Cemetery Survey compiled by the WPA, he and his wife (Elizabeth) are buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery; at least they have tombstones there. Elizabeth was born in Kinston, 27 Apr 1780 and died in Hillsboro on 8 Mar 1858. John's stone reads died 1780 aged 70 years. John N. and his wife Sallie Vail are also buried in Cedar Grove.

 

It seems Washington owned land all over the state: Kinston, Lenoir County, Craven County, Caswell County, Pitt County, Waynesboro (Wayne County), and Smithfield (Johnston County).

 

The Lenoir lands mentioned in the petition to partition the lands (from the John Washington estate papers [Craven County Estates] in NC Archives; we have the microfilm of the originals) to the heirs included 866.5 acres near Kinston; lot 9 in Kinston with storehouse and warehouse; lots 25, 26, 27, 28, 32, 33, 34, 35 in Kinston; 870.5 acres bought from Benjamin Robinson;

41 acres bought from Rigdon Moore; 870.5 acres called the Allen Lands; lots 52, 53, 5, 6, 7, 8 in Kinston; 446 acres called Croom lands; 75 acres bought from M. Jordan; 136 acres bought from R. Jones; 115 acres bought from T. Jones; 300 acres called Branton lands; 290 acres bought from R. Wetherington; and 719.5 acres called Croom lands. This appears to be all of

the lands he owned in Lenoir.

 

Hope this helps!

 

Best wishes,

Victor

 

Victor T. Jones, Jr.

Local History and Genealogy

New Bern-Craven County Public Library

400 Johnson Street

New Bern, NC 28560-4098

 

 

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Did he have another daughter who married Alexander C. Blount, half brother of James West Bryan. The Bryan database also says that Caroline H. Blount, full sister to Alexander and half sister to James West Bryan md William Washington, son of John and Elizabeth Cobb. Neither William Washington, his possible widow, or any daughter who md a Blount is mentioned in the estate records nor any Blount grandchildren.

 

211 iii. Alexander C Blount, born Abt. 1800 (Source: Book D p 68 Nov Ct 1842 Craven Co, NC; Whitfield records from Judge Whitfield of Florida, to Walter S Bryan). He married Miss Washington; born Abt. 1800.

 

The above is incorrect as William Henry Washington was from Wayne county and a supposed son of Nicholson Washington and more than likely the Washington that Alexander married was William's sister.

Elizabeth Cobb[6],[7],[8] was born on 27 Apr 1780 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.[9],[10] She died on 8 Mar 1858 in Hillsborough, North Carolina, at age 77.[11]

 

New Bern Union - 22 March 1858 - p 2, Col 2 - Elizabeth Washington widow of late John Washigton - died at the residence of her son in law, Gov. Graham in Hillsboro 8th last - 78 years old - buried in New Bern at Cedar Grove Cemetery

 

Union; 22 March 1858; Death; Mrs. Elizabeth Washington, widow of the late John Washington, Esq, of Newbern died at the residence of her son in law, Gov. William Graham in Hillsborough on the 8th last in the 78th year of her age. She was a pious member of the Baptist Church

 

 

She also has a stone at the old Caswell Cemetery in Kinston.

 

GOV. WILLIAM ALEXANDER GRAHAM PAPERS

 

Vol V - p 41 letter to James W. Bryan - 8 March 1858 - saying Mrs. Washington had died and they were carrying her remains to New Bern for internment.

Known children of John1 Washington and Elizabeth Cobb were as follows:

                 + 2        i.    John Cobb2 Washington was born on 24 Dec 1801. He married Mary Ann G. Bond, daughter of Southey Bond and Ann Cannon, on 28 Feb 1827. He married Susan Smith Madison Peyton, daughter of Col. William Madison Peyton and Sallie Anne Elizas Thompson Taylor, circa __ ___ 1862. He married Julia Amanda Peyton, daughter of General Bernard Peyton and Julia Amanda Green, before __ ___ 1870.

                 + 3       ii.    Dr. James A. Washington was born on 30 Jul 1803. He married Anna White Constable, daughter of John White Constable and Maria Livingston, in 1834 in New York, New York. He married Mary Lancaster (--?--) in Jun 1842 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

                     4      iii.    Elizabeth Washington[12],[13],[14] was born on 23 Dec 1805.[15]

                     5      iv.    Sarah E. J. Washington was born circa __ ___ 1806. She died on 10 Sep 1817 in New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, at age ~11. She was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina.

 

Sarah E. J. Washington; 10 Sept 1817; age 11 years, 9 months, 18 days; daughter of John and Elizabeth

 

Betty Hughes stated her name was Sarah Elizabeth Inman Washington so it is possible the last initial was written down wrong from the tombstone but I can't find the stone at this point.

                 + 6       v.    Elizabeth Heritage Washington was born on 10 Feb 1808. She married Richard Grist on 18 Jun 1827 in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina. She married Dr. Reubin Knox on 21 Jul 1840 in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina.

                     7      vi.    Susannah Anna Washington was born on 17 May 1810.[16] She died on 21 Sep 1811 at age 1.[17]

New Bern newspaper - she was age 1 year, 5 months and 25 days.

                 + 8     vii.    Ann Mary Washington was born on 19 Jan 1814. She married James West Bryan, son of James Bryan and Rachel Heritage, on 19 Jan 1831 in New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina.

                     9    viii.    Susannah Sarah Washington[18],[19],[20] was born on 26 Feb 1816. She married Governor William Alexander Graham on 8 Jun 1836.[21],[22],[23] She died on 2 May 1890 in Hillsborough, North Carolina, at age 74.

 

 

Graves at Hillsbough cemetery

Look at the date of death for Susan and date of death for William. The early letters refer to her as Susan. She had to have been his only wife

Jane

GRAHAM, Susan Washington B 26 Feb 1816 D 02 May 1890 Dau of John and Elizabeth Cobb

Washington, wife of Wm. A. Graham

GRAHAM, William Alexander B 04 Sep 1804 D 10 Aug 1875 Speaker of the House of

Commons, U.S. Senator, Secretary of the U. S. Navy, member of State Convention of 1861,

Senator of Confederate States, Arbitrator of Maryland-Virginia Line

 

Jane.

Governor William Alexander Graham[24] was born on 4 Sep 1804. He died on 10 Aug 1875 at age 70.

 

William Alexander Graham

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

William A. Graham

 

William Alexander Graham (September 5, 1804&endash;August 11, 1875) was a United States Senator from North Carolina from 1840 to 1843 and Governor of North Carolina from 1845 to 1849.

 

Born near Lincolnton, North Carolina, Graham graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1824. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1825, and commenced practice in Hillsborough. From 1833 to 1840 he was a member of the North Carolina House of Commons from Orange County, serving twice as speaker.

 

In 1840 Graham was elected as a Whig to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Robert Strange, and served from November 25, 1840, to March 3, 1843. In the Twenty-seventh Congress he was chairman of the Senate Committee on Claims. His older brother, James Graham, had been representing North Carolina in the House since 1833.

 

From 1845 to 1849 Graham was Governor of North Carolina. Having declined appointments as ambassador to Spain and Russia in 1849, he was appointed Secretary of the Navy in the cabinet of President Millard Fillmore in 1850, and served until 1852. In the 1852 presidential election he was the unsuccessful Whig candidate for vice president, as Winfield Scott's running mate. Returning to North Carolina, he was a member of the state senate from 1854 to 1866, and senator in the Confederate Congress from 1864 to 1865.

 

In 1866 Graham was once again elected to the United States Senate, but because North Carolina had not yet been readmitted to the Union, he did not present his credentials. From 1867 to 1875 he was a member of the board of trustees of the Peabody Fund, which provided educational assistance to the post-Civil War South. From 1873 to 1875 he was an arbitrator in the boundary line dispute between Virginia and Maryland. He died in Saratoga Springs, New York, and is buried in the Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Hillsborough.

 

The United States Navy ship, USS Graham (DD-192), was named for him.

 

This article incorporates facts obtained from the public domain Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

 

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Graham and James West Bryan were classmates at UNC and brother's in law

 

Notes from his papers entitled Papers of William Alexander Graham

 

Vol V - 1857 - 1863

Alexander Clement Blount - 1816 - 1912 - native of New Bern who moved to Pensacola, Fla md Susan Washington Graham's first cousin Julia Elizabeth Blount (1824 - 1881)

 

p 536 - George Lawrence Washington was William A. Graham's nephew - George - 1842 - 1892 was cousin to Joseph Graham

 

Graham Papers - Vol V - 1857 - 1863 - There are several letters from Kinston from William and Susan's sons who were CSA and stationed in the Kinston area and make mention of the two battles

 

NOTE: Some of the genealogical information in the footnotes in these Papers is incorrect.

                + 10      ix.    George Washington was born on 3 Jul 1818. He married Anna Catherine Denison, daughter of Dr. Henry Denison, on 18 Sep 1839 in New Haven, Connecticut. He married Louisa Caroline Hernandez, daughter of Joseph Martin Hernandez, on 4 Jan 1845 in St. Augustine, Florida. He married Eleanor Phoebe Stephens, daughter of John H. Stephens, in 1865 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey.

                    11       x.    Mary Washington was born in 1824. She married Joseph Montrose Graham circa __ ___ 1845. She died in 1880 in Camden, Arkansas, at age ~56.

 

 

Papers of William Alexander Graham

1866 - 1868

p 63 and 64 note that Mary Washington Graham of Camden, Ark. was the wife of Joseph Montrose Graham who was the nephew to William Alexander Graham - Mary was the sister of Susanah Washington Graham. There are several letters in the papers from Mary Graham to William and Susan Graham.

 

Generation Two

 

 

2. John Cobb2 Washington (John1) was born on 24 Dec 1801.[25] He married Mary Ann G. Bond, daughter of Southey Bond and Ann Cannon, on 28 Feb 1827.[26] He married Susan Smith Madison Peyton, daughter of Col. William Madison Peyton and Sallie Anne Elizas Thompson Taylor, circa __ ___ 1862.[27] He married Julia Amanda Peyton, daughter of General Bernard Peyton and Julia Amanda Green, before __ ___ 1870.[28] He died in Dec 1889 in Black Mountain, North Carolina, at age ~88.[29]

 

Groom: John C Washington Bride: Mary A E Bond Bond Date: 28 Feb 1827 Bond #: 000158966 Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868

ImageNum: 000762 County: Wake Record #: 03 547 Bondsman: Lauriston B Har Witness: B S King

 

 

 

He must have had several wives. We know he married Mary A. E. Bond in 1827 and she was on the 1850 Census as Ann A. G. age 45 and it is assumed her mother was also in their household - Ann Bond 66 . On the 1860 Lenoir Census was Mary E. Washington age 54. His last wife was Julia Peyton a cousin to his 2nd or third wife, Susan Peyton White.

 

Newspaper - NCT - p 2 Col 4 - 8 June 1864 - Susan Washington wife of Col. John C. Washington died on Mt. Vernon near Kingston on the 20th Ult

 

1844 Lenoir Co Tax List

Washington, John C. - 2 w, 32 b, 5866 acres worth $22449

 

Washington, John C - Guard to Heirs of John Cobb - 1898 acs worth $6326

 

Mr. John C. Washington, of Kinston, an old and influential citizen, had been put in jail, and the first thing your father did after reaching home was to secure his release. We returned home in '65 and such hand- shaking and thankfulness to meet after all we had gone through! So many missing faces, so many vacant places, so much poverty, and hardship, yet so many thankful hearts that our lives were spared.

Source; A Grandmothers Recollection of Dixie by Mary Norcott Bryan ( Biddle)

 

 

 

St. Mary's records - Died Mrs. L. Bond wife of Henry F, Esq Kinston - Buried 14 June 1861 - no age - how did she fit in?

 

page 302

 

Dec. 5th 1889, Thursday, The remains of the late John Cobb Washington Senoir Warden of St. Mary’s parish Kinston, who died at his home at Black Mountain, was brought here yesterday and deposited in the Church for the night. And today the Funneral Service of the Church was read over them at 10 O'clock. Then they were taken to the family lot at Vernon and deposited therein. Peace be to his ashes. The Parish mourns its loss of one who had been intimately connected with it for fifty six years, or since 1833. Mr. Washington was born in Kinston.

 

 

CHRIST CHURCH - Burial - Nov. 7 1868 - Mrs. John Washington - who was this? Must have been John N.'s wife.

 

According to the notes of Blount Stewart, John Cobb was the 2nd Post Master of Kinston, the first being his father. On 1 May 1855 he was the successful bidder for the construction of a railroad between Kinston and Goldsboro, his bid being $340,000. Three years later, on 29 April, 1858, the first trains began running. He represented Lenoir County at the May 20, 1861 "Secession Convention" at Raleigh. he took a leading part in rehabilitating the people of Kinston after the War once he had regained his shoe factory which had been taken over by the yankees. He sold a portion of his land to raise cash to help the poor and destitute to gain a new start. In 1867 he provided land and money for the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, the first Negro Church in Kinston and was also an original trustee of the Kinston Academy. Mr. Stewart did not mention his financial troubles in his later years. Stewart did mention a Washington/Blount Bible and a portrait of John Cobb attributed to Sully which was in his possession in the 1970's. A portrait of John Sr. was in the possession of Mrs. John M. Swanner, nee Elizabeth Blount of Washington during the same time period. Blount Stewart was a noted genealogist and died in 1990.

 

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Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 09:08:19 -0500

From: "Ranita Gaskins" <rpg508@lenoir.cc.nc.us>

To: <mmarble@erols.com>

Subject: Re: Urgent

 

Martha,

Sue found an item in the Caswell vertical file (piece no. 03356-6). It is a letter from Charles Holloman to Marion Parrott written in Feb. 16, 1971 that states "in or about 1861 John C. Washington developed severe rheumatoid arthritis and suffered terribly from it for the rest of his life until he died in 1887. During that time a considerable part of his very large estate, much of it accumulated by himself in earlier years but the larger part received from his father, John Washington, when the latter died in August 1837. . . ." This document gives the death dates of both John Washington and John Cobb Washington but neither are in our cemetery database. A handwritten note at the bottom of the letter says "Vernon belonged to John C. Washington, subject to his sister's mortgage, at the time of his death there in 1888". This note is initialed by CRH. So Mr. Holloman has two dates for John C. Washington's death in the same document-1887 & 1888. I guess you can take your pick.

Ranita

 

 

Here is a letter from Dr. Charles Holloman (written in1971) discussing Vernon Hall cemetery and its previous owners.There may be typos in the scanning-my machine is not perfect! Clair

 

 

Dear Marion:

 

Referring to our recent communication, I am summarizing in this letter the information which you may like to see or have knowledge of in connection with the eighteenth century cemetery on Grainger Hill. which is proposed for removal.

 

Contrary to the statement made in the published notice in the Kinston daily Free Press addressed to the heirs of John C. Washington, the cemetery area has been reserved in a deed still in existence. I cite a deed in Lenoir County Deed Book No. 14, Page 526 and following: and, for the specific words of exception, see the bottom of Page 527 where it is specifically stated ~it

is understood and agreed that the burying ground in the garden is excepted'1. This deed was made by the children(and their spouses) of Mrs. Eliza H. Knox. Eliza Knox was the daughter of John Washington and sister to John C. Washington. Eliza married first Richard Grist and by him had one child, a son named Franklin R. Grist. After the death of Richard Grist, her first husband, she married Dr. Reuben Knox, a Kinston Physician whose wife had died. Eliza outlived her second husband by many years and died in 1891 in Raleigh where she had come to live just a year or so before, due to her declining health, By her second husband, Dr. Reuben Knox, she had Augustus Knox who became a prominent physician in Raleigh, and Betty W. Hughes, wife of James B. Hughes of New Bern. Vernon Plantation belonged - not to John C. Washington but to his sister, Eliza Heritage Washington Knox.* John C. Washington gave his sister, Eliza Knox, a mortgage on Vernon Plantation (consisting at the time of 1,400 acres approximately) in or about 1875. That deed is of record in Lenoir County, having been re-recorded after the fire. It also is in the

case papers sent up to the Supreme Court of North Carolina in the ease of William A. Blount versus Julia Washington and others in 1890. The case is recorded in the printed North Carolina reports, voltume 108 at page (231) and the case papers are No. 16,620 on the micro-film records of Supreme Court case papers in the North Carolina Archives. It will be seen in these

papers that Eliza Knox lent her brother, John C. Washington, $17,000 and took a mortgage on Vernon Plantation. - John C. Washington, as you know, was a very prominent man. He was the major contractor for the railroad from Raleigh to New Bern when it was built. In or about 1861, he developed severe rheumatoid arthritis and suffered terribly from it for the rest of his life until he died in 1887. During that time a considerable part- of his very large estate, much of it accumulated by himself in earlier years but the larger part received from his father) John Washington, when the latter died in August 3837, was dissipated due to his inability to look after it during the reconstruction era troubles.

 

As I was saying, following the death of John Cobb Washington in 1887, there was litigation because a brother-in-law, William A. Blount, who married John C. Washington's sister, Mary, also had a document which purported to be a mortgage which he thought included the Vernon lands - He brought suit against the widow and heirs of John C. Washington. The widow was John C. Washington's last wife, Julia Washington. The case was tried in Lenoir County and came on up to the Supreme Court and it is the papers in that case to which I am making reference. Mr. Blount lost in the suit. The widow Julia retained a life estate with the remainder to Eliza Knox and her heirs. Julia gave Eliza Knox a quit claim deed.

 

John C. Washington's descendants include the following person of whom I have information: Mr. Harry Stewart, 1800 Saint Mary's Street, Raleigh, North Carolina, Mr. Stewart is, I believe, a retired president or vice-president of Occidental Life Insurance Company and is now in business with the noted Mr. Andy Griffith of movie and television notoriety. Mr. Stewart is the grandson of John C. Washington. Descendants of ElLa Washington Knox known to me include: (1) Mrs. Roy M. Chipley (Agatha

Chipley); (2) Mrs. Paul Nicholson, Port Washington, New York, sister to Mrs. Chipley; (3) Mrs. L. B. Cox, Saint Petersburg, Florida, sister of Mrs. Chipley; and (4) Mrs. John T. Taylor, Jr., New Bern, North Carolina, niece of Mrs. Chipley. Her husband (Mr. Jack Taylor) is a well-to-do lumber man of New Bern and very much interested in the family. He brought a suit a few

years ago to establish title through John Washington for the benefit of heirs to forest land at Bay River in Craven County.!

Eliza Knox's son, Dr. Augustus Washington Knox, was Mrs. Chipley's father. He married ElLa Hardesty Smedes from Louisiana. Besides five daughters, their children included two Sons: (1) Augustus Washington Knox, Jr. (He had two children, Mrs. Donald Mobray, Arlington, Virginia; and Augustus Washington III, who is living but is non convpos mentis) and (2) John Smedes, son of Dr. Augustus W. Knox, who had no children. Mrs. H. 1. Winters, Raleigh, North Carolina, is a daughter of Dr. Augustus Washington Knox and grand-daughter of Eliza Washington Knox (of course, Mrs. Chipley, Mrs. Nicholsont, Mrs. Cox and Mrs. Taylor are the other daughters

 

The cemetery area was first reserved in the will of Governor Richard Caswell who owned the premises when he died. The Plantation, later called Vernon, was called The Hill in those days. It was later named Vernon by John Washington when he became owner in 1806. John Washington obtained the land by deed from General William Croom who had purchased it from John Gatlin and wife, Susanna Caswell. General Croom held it for a short time, it appears; and then conveyed it to John Washington. General Croorn also bought Newington Plantation, the last residence of Governor Caswell, which lay

immediately to the Northwest of Vernon Plantation. Governor Caswell got the original land grant to The Hill Plantation (later Vernon Plantation) in 1747 and built there his first residence in the Kinston area. He lived there for several years until he built his Red House Home on the Red House Plantation near the present Caswell Park Cemetery - His mother and father lived on The

Hill Plantation (Vernon) untiil his father's death in 1755. His mother died in 1787, only two years before Governor Caswell himself died. She had continued to live on The Hill(Vernon) and his youngest brother, Samuel, and family, lived with the widowed mother. In Governor Caswell' s will he mentions the fact that his mother and father and brother Samuel are buried at the cemetery on The Hill; and he reserves forever the acre of grounds centered on their graves. While it may not be possible to determine the exact bounds of the acre that was reserved by Governor Caswell and may not be possible to determine the exact

bounds of the cemetery plot reserved in the Knox deed in 1891, it will be apparent that the grave sites in fact show the area covered by the cemetery. Practically all of these graves are not the ordinary kind of grave but are vaulted brick tombs underground. The removal of this cemetery would involve destroying these vaulted tombs of brick. Certainly, no removal should be undertaken merely as a matter of course by some person not an experienced archaeologist. These tombs go back to the eighteenth century and as early as 1755 when Governor Caswell's father was buried on the premises. It is quite likely that Governor Caswell's brother-in-law, Dr. Francis Stringer, was buried on this site in 1753. We know positively that the Governor's father was buried there (Richard Caswell, Sr.) in 1755, and his mother and brother Samuel were later. Samuel Caswell was the Commander of the State Regiment (bodyguard of the Governor and the government offices and officials during

most of the period of the Revolution.

 

East Carolina University has experienced archaeoligists on its staff and I suggest they might he much interested in examining the site and in participating in the removal of the graves if, indeed, they are removed. It is my opinion that the land comprising these grave sites has not been conveyed to the present owners of Vernon or the Clinic or to any other owners, inasmuch as the reservation made by Governor Caswell has never been revoked in any way, shape, or form; but, even if it is found deficient, the

reservation by the heirs of Eliza Heritage Washington Knox in Deed Book 14, page 527, is effective and subsisting.

 

Very truly yours,

 

Charles H. Holloman

 

LENOIR COUNTY DEEDS

 

No Will or estate records for John Cobb

 

Lots of Deeds from 1880 into 1900’s

 

BOOK 1

P 259

John C & Julia; 24 April 1800; grantors; John & wife, Eliza H. Knox, James B. Hughes guardian to Anita B. Hughes, J. Wayne Hughes, James B. Hughes, Laura Hughes and N. Colin Hughes his children, Washington Bryan by his attorney Henry R. Bryan, all of New Bern and William Bryan of NYC surviving partner of William Bryan & Co, to Lewis Washington of Kinston; a lot

Several more just like this

NOTE; William Bryan and Co was of NYC

 

BOOK 2

P 60; William H. Washington & wife Ellina of Kinston to J. C. Washington agent of Washington Bryan

 

14 Sept 1876; John C & wife Julia to Eliza H. Knox; mortgage - $12,500; remaining ½ of all real estate mentioned & described; no description of land given

 

BOOK 7

P 169; says William A. & Mary Blount were of Wake Co; earlier he was in Beaufort Co

 

BOOK 10

P 529; John C & Julia and Washington Bryan of New Bern to William H. Washington of Kinston

 

In 1890 Eliza Knox lived in New Bern

 

P 461; William and Mary Blount; 1430 acres to Julia; land formerly mortgaged to James A. Bryan exec of his father Jas. W. Bryan

 

BOOK 12

P 666; Vernon Land; land conveyed to Julia by William A. Blount and wife Mary W.; 1 Jan 1875 and J. C. conveyed to Eliza; also mentions a hotel

 

 

KINSTON JOURNAL by Russell King

 

April 17, 1879; George Washington of NJ visiting brother J. C. Washington of Kinston

 

7 April 1881; George Washington of NJ visiting brother J. C. Washington

 

 

AMERICAN ADVOCATE by Russell King

 

Died; at Vernon; Mrs. Ann Bond relict of the late Southey Bond of Raleigh; on 1 Feb 1857 at home of son in law John C. Washington; Mrs. Bond was the 3rd child of Col Henry Cannon an officer of the Rev; she was born in Pitt Co 19 Jan 1784.

Mary Ann G. Bond[30],[31] was born circa __ ___ 1805.[32] She died circa __ ___ 1861 in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age ~56.[33]

Known children of John Cobb2 Washington and Mary Ann G. Bond both born in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, were as follows:

                + 12        i.    Mary A. Bond3 Washington was born on 11 Jan 1828. She married William Augustus Blount, son of General William Augustus Blount and Nancy Hawkins Haywood, on 11 May 1847 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.

                + 13       ii.    Henrietta E. Clark (Betty) Washington was born circa __ ___ 1835. She married John Lewis Peyton, son of John Howe Peyton and Ann Montgomery Lewis, on 17 Dec 1855 in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina.

Susan Smith Madison Peyton[34] married Joseph Howard White. She died on 20 May 1864 in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina.[35]

 

Newspaper - NCT - p 2 Col 4 - 8 June 1864 - Susan Washington wife of Col. John C. Washington died on Mt. Vernon near Kingston on the 20th Ult

 

Information on the Peyton family from Harold Davey - hdavey@comcast.net - archivist for the Peyton Family Association.

There were no known children of John Cobb2 Washington and Susan Smith Madison Peyton.

Julia Amanda Peyton[36] was born circa __ ___ 1830. She died in 1895 in Richmond, Virginia, at age ~65.

 

WILL OF JULIA PEYTON WASHINGTON

 

Probated in Richmond, Virginia and also in Buncombe County, NC. Copy of the original found by Guy Potts at the NC Archives; Buncombe County Wills; 1826; 1909 - CR013.801.10. Julia Amanda was the daughter of Gen. Bernard and Julia Amanda Green Peyton of Virginia and the widow of John Cobb Washington of Kinston, NC. The brother mentioned was Thomas Green Peyton and his wife was Cary Ann Carr. The niece, Sydney Smith Peyton md the Rt. Rev. William Loyall Gravatt. (Information from Harold Davey, Archivist for the Peyton Family Association). Mrs. Wm. A. Blount was Mary A. Bond Washington, step daughter of Julia and wife of William Augustus Blount of Washington, NC.

 

I, Julia Washington, being of sound memory, but of very infirm health find myself compelled to place myself in the keeping of my brother T. G. Peyton, and his wife who will be subject to many expenses; without compensation during my life time, and a very inadequate one afterwards in the only property I shall die possessed of I therefore destray (sic) a former will (in which I made a more equal division of my small effects); considering it just to endeavor to compensate those who have assumed the care of me through probably a long and chronic illness.

 

After my death I desire my Black Mountain place (at the station) to pass to my niece, Sidney S. Gravatt, with the ownership of the house and all contained therein and in the premises an Am. Tobacco bond (sic), presented to me by General Haguer I desire to present to Mr. T. G. Peyton. The ??cessitast (NOTE: the document is creased through this line) of a long illness may cause me to have to use all the small monies I have had from time to time from Kinston, which I have hoped very much to leave to Mrs. Wm. A. Bluut, but that seems my necessity as the Black Mountain property has availed nothing.

 

The Mountain tract, at that point of 500 acres I wish to pass into the possession of my brother and his wife; T. G. and C. C. Peyton.

 

Please bury me near where I shall die. I much desire the simplest stone over the grave of my beloved husband if it can be placed with my means honestly left. With love for all of my family, and commending my soul to God, this is my last will and Testament.

 

Julia Washington

Decr. 14, 1894

 

M. P. Anderson

Thos. J. Moore

 

Virginia

 

In the Chancery Court of the City of Richmond the 1st day of March 1895. This paper writing bearing date the 14th day of December 1894, purporting to be the last will and testament of Julia Washington, deceased, late of this city, was this day produced to the Court for proof, and it appearing to the court from the oaths of M. P. Anderson and Thos. J. Moore, the two subscribing witnesses thereto that the signature of the said Julia Washington to the said paper writing was not made, nor the said paper writing acknowledged by her, the said Julia Washington, in the presence of the said subscribing witnesses present at the same time, as required by the statute in such cases made, and provided, but it further appearing to the Court from the oaths of M. P. Anderson and Nllia ?? T. Peyton that the said paper writing both the body thereof and the signature thereto, was wholly written by the said Julia Washington the said witnesses testifying that they were well acquainted with the handwriting of the said testatrix, having frequently seen her write, and it further appearing from the oaths of the said witnesses that on the 14th day of Decr. 1894, the day on which the said paper writing bears date, the said testatrix was of sound mind and memory, the said paper writing is established, and ordered to be recorded as, and for the true last will and testament of the said Julia Washington, deceased.

 

And, at another day to wit

At a Court of Chancery continued by adjournment and held for the City of Richmond, at the Court room thereof in the City Hall on Monday, March 4, 1895

 

On the motion of T. G. Peyton, brother of Julia Washington, decd, whose last will and testament was admitted to probate in this Court on the 1st day of March 1894 (sic), the Court doth appoint T. G. Peyton as administrator of the estate of the said Julia Washington dec’d with the will of the said Julia Washington annexed. Thereupon the said T. G. Peyton made oath as the law directed and together with R. S. Archer, his surety, who first justified on oath as to his sufficiency, entered into and acknowledged a bond as such administrator, in the penalty of Two thousand dollars and conditioned according to law.

 

And certificate is granted the said T. G. Peyton for obtaining letters of administration on the estate of Julia Washington, deceased with the will annexed in due form.

 

I, Charles W. Goddin, Clerk of the Chancery Court of the City of Richmond, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true transcript from the records of the said Court.

In Testimony Whereof, I have hereto set my hand and annexed the Seal of the said Court this 6th day of March 1895

Signed Charles W. Goddin

 

I, James C. Lamb, only Judge of the Chancery Court of the City of Richard, d hereby certify that Charles W. Goddin, whose name is signed to the foregoing Certificate, is , and was at the time of signing the same, Clerk of the said Court, duly qualified; that his attestation is in due form of law; that his signature is genuine and all his official acts entitled to full faith and credit.

 

Given under my hand this 6th day of March 1895.

James C. Lamb

 

 

A copy

T. G. Peyton

Box 461

Richmond, Va

 

Recorded in Book of Wills D page 545

1903

$2.25 fees paid

 

North Carolina, Buncombe County

In the matter of probate of Will of Julia Washington

 

The State of North Carolina, to Thos. N. Carter,

Greeting:

Whereas, it is made to appear to us that a will was made by Julia Washington, deceased, a resident of the State of Virginia, disposing of lands within this county and state, which said will was proved and allowed in the state of Virginia.

 

And Whereas, a copy of said will duly certified and authenticated, by the Clerk of the Chancery Court of the City of Richmond, Va., in which Court said will was proved and allowed and is now desposited, under his official seal, has been exhibited to me for probate.

 

And Whereas, it does not affirmatively appear in the certified probate, or exemplification of said will that said will was executed according to the laws of this state;

 

Now, Therefore, We reposing special trust and confidence in your integrity, do authorize and empower you at such time and place as you may appoint to examine under oath such persons as may be produced before you touching the execution of the last will and testament of Julia Washington, deceased.

 

And the examination in writing, by you so taken, the same to transmit to our office.

 

Witness our hand and official seal at our office for said county and state in Asheville, this February 12, 1902.

 

Marcus Brown

Clerk Superior Court

 

North Carolina, Buncombe County

In the matter of the probate of the Will of Julia Washington

 

Pursuant to the annexed commission to me directed, I Thos. N. Carter, under the authority thereof, did on the 14 day of March, 1902, proceed to take the examination of Caryanne C. Peyton, Sidney S. Gravatt, & W. L. Gravatt touching the execution of the will of Julia Washington, deceased; and at such time the original will of said Julia Washington bearing date the 14th of December, 1894, was exhibit to said witnesses above named by authority of the Clerk of the Chauncery Court of the City of Richmond, Va., in which Court said original will was heretofore, to-wit; on March 1st 1895, probated, allowed, recorded and filed, and in the legal custody of which Court said original will now is.

 

And said witnesses, the said Caryanne C. Peyton, Sidney S. Gravatt & W. L. Gravatt, each being first duly sworn, did, on examination by me, depose and say that they are well acquainted with the handwriting of said Julia Washington, having often seen her write, and that they verily believe that the name of said Julia Washington subscribed to the said will, and the said will itself, and every part thereof, is in the handwriting of the said Julia Washington.

 

And the said Sidney S. Gravatt did further depose and say that said will was found among the valuable papers and effects of the said Julia Washington after her death.

 

Signed

Caryanne C. Peyton

Sidney S. Gravatt

W. L. Gravatt

 

Swore to and subscribed before me this the 14 day of March 1902.

 

Thos. N. Carter, Commissioner

 

 

Martha,

Julia's father, Gen. Bernard Peyton, was the Postmaster of Richmond, and he was buried there. He died in Farmington, Albemarle, VA. Julia m. John C. Washington in Kingston, NC. Julia's brother, Thomas Green Peyton, was b. 3 Oct, 1832, and m. Cary Ann Carr. Julia's niece, Sidney Smith Peyton, b. 28 Sept 1859, m. The Rt. Rev. William Loyall Gravatt.

Harold.

There were no known children of John Cobb2 Washington and Julia Amanda Peyton.

 

3. Dr. James A.2 Washington (John1)[37],[38],[39] was born on 30 Jul 1803.[40] He married Anna White Constable, daughter of John White Constable and Maria Livingston, in 1834 in New York, New York. He married Mary Lancaster (--?--) in Jun 1842 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.[41] He died on 30 Aug 1847 in New York, New York, at age 44.

 

 

One of the most fascinating tidbids about this family was that James was given a lock of George Washington's hair which stayed in the family well into the 1920's when Cindy lost track of the ownership. Cindy spent much time tracking the lock.

 

James attended Med School in Philadelphia after graduation from UNC and then went to Paris to study. According to information in the work of William Augustus Blount Stewart, he was credited with developing the first hypodermic syringe. From The Raleigh Register, 12 February 1837 " Dr. James Augustus Washington of Lenoir County has been elected Clinical Professor of Medicine in the University of New York by a unanimous vote...a decided evidence of the Doctor's merits as a physician." The information on his marriage in NYC is from Mr. Stewart's research.

 

Found this notice in the June 10, 1842 issue of the Raleigh Register, North Carolina Gazette. I'm not researching Washington's or Lancaster's but it looked like it had some good info! Hope it can help someone.

"MARRIED" "At Philadelphia, Dr. James R. Washington, of Kinston, Lenoir county, N.C., to Miss Mary Lancaster, adopted daughter of the late Michael E. Israel."

From the Washington Rootsweb List

 

From: "Mary Jane Phillips-Matz" <images@ix.netcom.com>

To: "Martha Mewborn Marble" <58marble@cox.net>

Subject: Dr. Washington, very interesting.

Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 21:02:21 -0400

X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.2180

 

Dear Martha,

You or some of your researchers may already know this, but Dr. Washington was related (probably by marriage) to New York's most distinguished early families, perhaps the Schuyler, Livingston, Beekman and other "founders" of the state.

I'll check again with the NY G. and B, but it looks as if he and someone else in his Washington family died on the same day in 1847, maybe of cholera. I think they lived in a house at Broadway and 10th or 11th Street, which may mean they went to the very famous Grace Episcopal Church, which is exactly there.

All supposition so far, but it's really fascinating.

More later, and hoping this gets through.

Mary Jane

 

 

1860 Census - Schenectady, NY

Page 28/168/216

Anna W. Constable Washington

age: 44 W Real property: $3000 Personal Property:$80,000

Children:

1. Elizabeth (Eliza) - F - 22

2. Susan - F - 17

3. Nenia (not sure on spelling) - F - 15

4. Augustus - M -14

5. Kate - F - 12

the paper must have been right. the one that died must have been a son.

Looks like they were all young when he died. Ages 9 to 1 or less.

 

1870 Census - Schenectday, NY

Anna Washington - 54

Elizabeth - 30

Susan - 24

Anna - 22

Catherine - 20

all still at home

real property $10,000 personal property $50,000

 

 

1920 - NY Census - Schenectady

1-7-1920

page 5/10/81/89

Elizabeth Washington - 77 or 79

James A. Washington - 72

Gracie L. Washington - 28 niece - clerk at electrical company

Mary Belle Perry - Lodger, 40 - so Mary belle Perry must have been James A.'s niece from his wife's side.

Anna White Constable was born circa __ ___ 1816 in New York.

Known children of Dr. James A.2 Washington and Anna White Constable all born in New York, New York, were as follows:

                    14        i.    Elizabeth3 Washington was born circa __ ___ 1838.

                    15       ii.    Infant Washington was born circa __ ___ 1840.

                    16      iii.    Susan Washington was born circa __ ___ 1843.

                    17      iv.    Anna Washington was born circa __ ___ 1845.

                + 18       v.    James Augustus Washington was born circa __ ___ 1846.

                    19      vi.    Catherine (Kate) Washington was born circa __ ___ 1848.

There were no known children of Dr. James A.2 Washington and Mary Lancaster (--?--).

 

6. Elizabeth Heritage2 Washington (John1)[42],[43],[44] was born on 10 Feb 1808.[45],[46] She married Richard Grist on 18 Jun 1827 in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina.[47] She married Dr. Reubin Knox on 21 Jul 1840 in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina.[48],[49] She died on 12 Nov 1890 in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, at age 82.

 

 

In the 70's there was a descendant - Mrs. A. W. Knox of Arlington

 

Graham Papers

 

Vol IV - 1851 - 1856 - letter from Eliza Evans to William Graham - letter and notes say Eliza was Eliza Caroline Washington (1819 - 1884) sister to Susannah Washington Graham. Eliza had married Dr. Augustus Evans - 1819 - 1863) of Goldsboro and they lived in New York in Brooklyn - Eliza in her letter mentioned Laura (no last name) and said she was to marry Dr. Evans her brother in law - Who was this Eliza and this information is probably wrong?

 

Craven Co Deed Book 54 p 425 - Marriage Contract between Reubin Knox of St. Louis and Eliza Grist of New Bern - her son was Franklin R. Grist. The Washington Bibles states they were married in Hillsborough.

 

Eliza was dec by 18 Nov 1891

 

There is an entry at Cedar Grove in New Bern - Ella Knox - very close to Betty Knox and James B. Hughes - d 3 Oct 1886 aged 50 years - was that really Eliza Washington Grist Knox?

 

Elizabeth studied at Mrs. White's in Raleigh between 1822 and 1824.

 

LENOIR COUNTY DEEDS

 

BOOK 2

14 Sept 1876; John C & wife Julia to Eliza H. Knox; mortgage - $12,500; remaining ½ of all real estate mentioned & described; no description of land given

 

RALEIGH REGISTER 13 Nov 1890; Eliza Heritage Knox; died this city 12 Nov

 

Md Kinston 18; by Rev. Mr. Hatch; Richard Grist Esq of Washington to Miss Eliza H. Washington; 29 Jun 1827.

Richard Grist died on 21 Sep 1833.[50]

 

John Cobb to Ann Grist daughter of the late Gen. Grist - 20 May 1818 - Christ Church, New Bern.

 

Seems to be a close connection between the Cobbs, Washington, and Grist families.

 

Richard Grist and at least one of his children were buried at the Chocowinty family cemetery according to the Washington Bible.

Known children of Elizabeth Heritage2 Washington and Richard Grist were as follows:

                    20        i.    Cobb3 Grist died on 31 Mar 1835.

                    21       ii.    Franklin Richard Grist was born on 22 Dec 1828. He died on 25 Feb 1912 in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina, at age 83.

 

 

Franklin went to school at Yale and has descendants in the north. He was also a painter and a diplomat and studied art in Paris from 1855 to 1858. He traveled with the Stansbury Exploration of the Great Salt Lake region of Utah in 1849 - 50.

 

http://olivercowdery.com/smithhome/1850s/1852Stan.htm - information on the Stansbury Exploration.

 

FRANKLIN RICHARD GRIST, only son of Richard Grist, a merchant of Washington, N C, and Eliza Herrtage (Washington) Grist, was born at Egypt plantation near Newbern, Craven County, N. C., September 22, 1828. His mother afterward married Dr. Reuben Knox. He was prepared for col1ege at Bingham's ???? School at Hillsboro, N C, and during his college course his home was St. Louis, Mo.

He was Class Poet at graduation. After graduation he was attached as draftsman to the United States Exploring Expedition On across the plains under Lieutenant Howard Stansbury in 1849, and remained in California the following year, when he returned East and for about four years was clerk in the United States Bureau of Construction and Repairs of the Treasury Department in Washington, DC . In 1855 he went to Europe, and remained there thirty-five ??? years, traveling extensively and gained a reputation as a critic ????? of art. He lived In Paris fifteen years, and during the last days of the Commune ???? was arrested as a German spy, but proved his American citizenship. For twenty years following he was in Florence, Rome, and Venice, being United States Consul in Venice from 1885 to 1890. He returned to his native state in 1890, and had since resided In Raleigh, where he died of heart disease at the home of his brother, Dr. Augustus W. Knox M D N Y Umv in1874??????), February 25, 1912, at the age of 83 years He was never married.

 

From Yale Records found by Cindy

NOTE: This information came in a manner difficult to read and this was what we came up with as a translation

 

There is some question of whether he ever married and had issue.

                    22      iii.    Elizabeth Bryan Grist[51],[52],[53] was born on 26 Jul 1832 in New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina.[54] She died on 16 Oct 1833 at age 1.[55]

Dr. Reubin Knox[56] was born in 1801.[57] He married Olivia Kilpatrick, daughter of Alexander Kilpatrick and Susannah Cobb, in 1829.[58] He died on 28 May 1851 in California at age ~50.[59],[60]

 

 

According to the Knox Collection, he was from upstate New York and had several siblings. There was a book published in 1974 entitled A Medic Fortyniner: Life and Letters of Dr. Reubin Knox by Charles Turner - published by McClure Press. Reubin's home was called Blandford and he had sisters, Ruth, Mary, Eleanor, Almira and a brother Joseph.

 

In July 1840, Elizabeth Grist married Reuben Knox (1801-1851), a widower originally from Massachusetts. From his previous marriage to Olivia Kilpatrick, Knox had at least four children: Joseph A., born 11 October 1830; William Augustus, born 8 August 1832; Henry Elijah, born 5 September 1835; and Alexander (1837-1841). He may also have had a son named Thomas. The Knoxes moved their family to St. Louis, Mo., soon after their marriage. At least two children were born to them in St. Louis: Eliza Washington, born 17 November 1846, and James Augustus Washington, born 6 May 1849.

Reuben Knox practiced medicine and conducted various business affairs in St. Louis. He was often not paid for his services, and the cholera epidemic of 1849 increased his patient load beyond what he felt he could handle. To better conditions for himself and his family, Knox decided to move to California. In May 1850, he began his journey accompanied by his sons Joseph and Henry, his nephew Reuben Knox, and a few slaves. Elizabeth, with the couple's two youngest children, went to visit friends and relatives in Massachusetts and North Carolina. She and the children were to join Knox and the older sons in California once a home and business had been established. Knox and his party arrived in Sacramento on 14 September 1850. Knox established a mercantile business and began plans for a store in San Francisco. Along with his son Joseph, he later farmed and raised livestock on the Novato Ranch near San Francisco. On 28 May 1851, Knox drowned in a sailboat accident in San Pablo Bay.

 

Known children of Elizabeth Heritage2 Washington and Dr. Reubin Knox all born in St. Louis, Missouri, were as follows:

                    23        i.    John Washington3 Knox[61],[62],[63] was born on 1 Feb 1842.[64] He died on 7 Sep 1842 in St. Louis, Missouri.[65]

                    24       ii.    Reubin Knox was born on 8 Jul 1844. He died on 30 Mar 1845 in St. Louis, Missouri.

                + 25      iii.    Eliza (Betty) Washington Knox was born on 17 Nov 1846. She married James Bettner Hughes, son of Dr. Isaac W. Hughes and Eliza (Hughes).

                    26      iv.    Dr. James Augustus Washington Knox was born on 6 May 1849.[66]

 

 

Lived in Raleigh according to Charles Hollomon.

 

8. Ann Mary2 Washington (John1)[67],[68],[69] was born on 19 Jan 1814.[70] She married James West Bryan, son of James Bryan and Rachel Heritage, on 19 Jan 1831 in New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina.[71] She died on 29 Sep 1864 in New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, at age 50. She was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina.

 

 

Christ Church Records - md 19 Jan - James Bryan, Esq to Ann Washington - Christ Church.

 

James West Bryan[72] was born on 7 Nov 1805. He died on 28 Sep 1864.[73] He was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina.

 

James West Bryan had a Will written in Craven Co, NC on 14 Aug 1863. He mentioned his wife Annie M., his children Laura B. Hughes and her husband James B., James A. Bryan, dec (the Bryan database does not have him dec at this time), and Washington not yet 21. He also mentioned a grandson James Bryan Hughes.

 

 

From The Bryan database

 

2 James West BRYAN b: 1805 in New Bern, NC d: 1864

...... +Ann Mary WASHINGTON b: 1814 in (married as "Ann") m:

January 19, 1831 in Craven Co, NC d: 1864 Father: John Washington

Mother: Elizabeth Cobb

........ 3 John (d in inf) BRYAN b: Abt. 1834

........ 3 Henry (d in inf) BRYAN b: Abt. 1834

........ 3 Laura BRYAN b: 1837 d: 1868

........... +James Bettner HUGHES, MD m: Abt. 1858

........ 3 James Augustus Washington BRYAN, CSA b: 1839 in Newbern, NC d: 1923

........... +Mary Spaight SHEPARD b: 1841 m: Bef. 1865 d: 1892

............. 4 Charles Shepard BRYAN b: November 16, 1865 in NY, NY - grew up New Bern, NC, also lived Asheville, Nc d: 1956

................ +Annie Adams MACWHORTER b: October 20, 1866 in Augusta, GA m: February 06, 1889 d: 1940

.................. 5 James Washington BRYAN b: October 01, 1889 d: January 06, 1892

.................. 5 Gray MacWhorter BRYAN b: August 14, 1891 in Augusta, GA d: Unknown

.................. 5 Mary Speight Shepard BRYAN b: December 27, 1894 in Englewood, NJ d: Unknown

.................. 5 Margaret Donnell BRYAN b: August 19, 1896 in NY, NY d: Unknown

........ *2nd Wife of James Augustus Washington BRYAN, CSA:

........... +Julia Rush OLMSTEAD b: 1843 m: Abt. 1893 d: 1915

........ *3rd Wife of James Augustus Washington BRYAN, CSA:

........... +Alice Hilliard Brown BIDDLE b: 1856 m: 1917 d: 1938

........ 3 Washington BRYAN b: 1853 d: 1927

 

 

Notes for James West Bryan:

James West Bryan (1805-1864), attorney and Whig legislator of New Bern, N.C., brother of John H. Bryan, graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1824. He represented Carteret County in the North Carolina State Constitutional Convention, 1835, and State Senate, 1835-1836. He was a trustee of the University of North Carolina, 1836-1856, and a member and vestryman of Christ Episcopal Church, New Bern. He married Ann Mary Washington (1814-1864) in 1831, with whom he had five children: John (died in infancy), Laura (1837-1868), James Augustus Washington (1839-1923), Henry (died in infancy), and Washington (1853-1927).

 

James Augustus Washington3 Bryan, CSA (Ann Mary2 Washington, John1) was born 1839 in Newbern, NC (Source: Southern Historical Collection #96, Bryan Family Papers Inventory, Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.), and died 1923. He married (1) Mary Spaight Shepard Bef. 1865. She was born 1841 (Source: Southern Historical Collection #96, Bryan Family Papers Inventory, Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.), and died 1892. He married (2) Julia Rush Olmstead Abt. 1893. She was born 1843 (Source: Virkus Abridged Compendium, Frederick Virkus, CD 113, Family and Local History - Broderbund, Banner Blue Div. Screen 4255), and died 1915. He married (3) Alice Hilliard Brown Biddle 1917. She was born 1856, and died 1938.

Notes for James Augustus Washington Bryan, CSA:

James Augustus Washington Bryan (1839-1923), son of James West and Ann (Washington) Bryan, was a Confederate officer, planter, and banker, of New Bern, N.C. He attended New Bern Academy, Chestnut Hill School (Oxford, Md.), and Princeton College. He served as an ordnance officer during the Civil War, and engaged in the lumber, banking, and railroad businesses after the war, serving as president of the National Bank of New Bern, 1880-1923, and the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad. He was a member of the North Carolina State Senate, 1899-1901, as a Democrat. He married first Mary Spaight Shepard (1843-1892), with whom he had a son, Charles Shepard (1865-1956); second Julia Rush Olmsted

(1843-1915), and third Alice Hilliard Brown Biddle (1856-1938).

 

After the war, James A. Bryan entered into the lumber business in the partnership of Bryan and Richardson to run the Tuscarora Steam Saw and Grist Mill. From 1865 into the early 1870s there is extensive correspondence reflecting orders and customers. In 1875 it appears Bryan began renting out the mill and turned his attention to some of his other business interests, most notably railroads [See Series 3.2. Legal Documents].

The period 1881-1905 is dominated by the affairs of the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad, of which James A. Bryan was a director and served as president, 1899-1904. In 1881 he cooperated with William J. Best of New York to form the Midland North Carolina Railroad, with plans to lease track from the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad and from the Western and North Carolina Railroad to form an east-west rail system. James worked hard to convince his fellow Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad

directors that Best's idea was a good one, and seems to have succeeded. However, negotiations with the Western and North Carolina Railroad were not so successful, and in the process James became disenchanted with Best, who was revealed to be a con man. In July 1882 Best requested that James resign from the board of directors of the Midland. In August James wrote a long and detailed refusal, outlining what he had thought were to be the Midland's goals and what turned out to be Best's intentions. In 1883 all negotiations broke down, control of the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad was returned to the board of directors, and Best was accused of malfeasance. James became acting superintendent of

the road. In May 1884 he tried to resign from the Road's board of directors to pursue other business interests, but was refused. In 1886-1887, James's brother, Washington Bryan, was president of the

Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad. James was not among his supporters. The gubernatorial election of 1888 was of great concern to all the railroad's investors, as a Republican administration could adversely effect the struggling company [see letter, 28 April 1888, Spier Whitaker to James A. Bryan]. From 1889 to 1898 James apparently concentrated on other business [see below] but in 1899 was nominated for and received the presidency of the road. He remained president until 1904, during which time the road went into receivership twice. Under his management there were improvements in the equipment, track, and services. He also participated in the firing of all black employees as part of the

white supremacy movement of 1900. In 1902 the road purchased a hotel in Morehead City, the legality and practicality of which was widely questioned. In 1903 many small stockholders, angry at James's policy of turning profits back into the company, petitioned for the leasing of the road. The road went into receivership in February and again in May of 1904, with James regaining control both times. By September, however, the road was leased to the Howland Improvement Company and James was no longer president. A letter from Gov. Charles Aycock, 8 September 1904, implies that the parting was amicable.

James had no intention of retiring from the railroad business. As early as 1901 he had begun laying foundations for the formation of the Pamlico, Oriental, and Western Railroad, a small road intended to connect a deep water harbor on the Bay River with New Bern and thus to the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad. Financial negotiations were continuous during the period and construction apparently began in 1903. By May 1904 the Pamlico, Oriental and Western was in financial trouble, unable to procure the large sums necessary for its completion. There is a great deal of correspondence with company president William T. Caho and a letter in May from Charles S. Bryan, as trustee for the company's bonds, refusing to turn them over to his father to use in a refinancing scheme.

 

Generation No. 4

11. Charles Shepard4 Bryan (James Augustus Washington3, Ann Mary2 Washington, John1) was born 16 Nov 1865 in NY, NY - grew up New Bern, NC, also lived Asheville, Nc (Source: Southern Historical Collection #96, Bryan Family Papers Inventory, Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.), and died 1956 (Source: Southern Historical Collection #96, Bryan Family Papers Inventory, Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.). He married Annie Adams MacWhorter 06 Feb 1889 (Source: CD 114, Compendium, First Families in America - Virkus, Screen 3769. Broderbund Software, Banner Blue Div.). She was born 20 Oct 1866 in Augusta, GA (Source: CD 114, Compendium, First Families in America - Virkus, Screen 3769. Broderbund Software, Banner Blue Div.), and died 1940 (Source: Southern Historical Collection #96, Bryan Family Papers Inventory, Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.).

 

Notes for Charles Shepard Bryan:

Charles Shepard Bryan (1865-1956), army officer and financier, was the only child of James Augustus and Mary Spaight (Shepard) Bryan. Born in New York City, he grew up in New Bern, N.C., attended schools in New Jersey, North Carolina, and Virginia, and graduated from his father's alma mater, Princeton College, as a member of the Class of 1887. He spent much of his adult life as a stock broker in New York City, and after 1908 engaged in the fertilizer business. He entered the U.S. Army in 1917 as a second lieutenant and retired from the service in 1931 with the rank of colonel, having graduated from the Army War College in 1923. In the early years of World War I he served as an American Army

liaison officer with the French forces and was highly decorated. After his retirement he moved to Asheville, N.C., where he undertook historical and genealogical research. He married Annie Adams MacWhorter (1866-1940) in 1889 and had with her four children: James Washington (1889-1892), Gray MacWhorter (b. 1891), Mary Spaight Shepard (b. 1894), and Margaret Donnell (b. 1896).

 

More About Charles Bryan and Annie MacWhorter:

Marriage: 06 Feb 1889 (Source: CD 114, Compendium, First Families in America - Virkus, Screen 3769. Broderbund Software, Banner Blue Div.)

 

Children of Charles Bryan and Annie MacWhorter are:

12 i. James Washington5 Bryan, born 01 Oct 1889 (Source: CD 114, Compendium, First Families in America - Virkus, Screen 3769. Broderbund Software, Banner Blue Div.); died 06 Jan 1892.

13 ii. Gray MacWhorter Bryan, born 14 Aug 1891 in Augusta, GA; died Unknown.

14 iii. Mary Speight Shepard Bryan, born 27 Dec 1894 in Englewood, NJ (Source: CD 114, Compendium, First Families in America - Virkus, Screen 3769. Broderbund Software, Banner Blue Div.); died Unknown.

15 iv. Margaret Donnell Bryan, born 19 Aug 1896 in NY, NY (Source: CD 114, Compendium, First Families in America - Virkus, Screen 3769. Broderbund Software, Banner Blue Div.); died Unknown.

Known children of Ann Mary2 Washington and James West Bryan were as follows:

                    27        i.    James Augustus Washington3 Bryan.

                    28       ii.    John Washington Bryan[74],[75],[76] was born on 18 Oct 1834.[77] He died on 12 Oct 1839 at age 4.[78]

                    29      iii.    Washington Bryan was born after __ Jan 1842.

                + 30      iv.    Laura Bryan was born on 17 Nov 1846 in New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina. She married James Bettner Hughes, son of Dr. Isaac W. Hughes and Eliza (Hughes), circa __ ___ 1854 in New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina.

 

10. George2 Washington (John1)[79],[80],[81] was born on 3 Jul 1818.[82] He married Anna Catherine Denison, daughter of Dr. Henry Denison, on 18 Sep 1839 in New Haven, Connecticut. He married Louisa Caroline Hernandez, daughter of Joseph Martin Hernandez, on 4 Jan 1845 in St. Augustine, Florida. He married Eleanor Phoebe Stephens, daughter of John H. Stephens, in 1865 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey. He died on 17 Jan 1894 in Savannah, Georgia, at age 75.

 

 

GEORGE WASHINGTON

 

George Washington, a younger son of John and Elizabeth H. (Cobb) Washington, of North Carolina, was born in Kinston in that State on July 3, 1818, and entered College from Newbern. His father was a grandson of Lawrence Washington of Virginia.

 

In the fall after graduation he entered the Yale Law School, where he finished the course. He had married, on September 18, 1839, Miss Anna Catharine, daughter of the late Dr. Henry Denison, of South Carolina, at that time residing with her mother in New Haven, who died on August 21, 1843, leaving one daughter and one son. Shortly after her death he went to Florida, as surveyor of Government Lands, and to locate timber for the use of the Navy. In 1844 he married Miss Louisa C. , daughter of Brig. Gen. Joseph M. Hernandez of St. Augustine. He remained in Florida until 1856, when he removed to Kinston, NC, where he was engaged in the practice of law, until in the fall of 1859, on the death of his wife, he went to Indianapolis, Ind., and introduced the manufacture of refrigerator cars. He was just getting the business into good working order when the war began; he then abandoned it, returned to the South and established large iron works and coal mines, at Ore Hill and The Gulf, in Chatham County, NC.

 

After the close of the war, in the fall of 1865, he married Miss Eleanor P., daughter of John H. Stephens, of Newark, NJ, who died in the spring of 1884, in New Haven, where he was then residing for the education of his two youngest sons, who were graduated at Yale College in 1886 and 1889, respectively.

 

In 1886, he removed to Florida, and made his permanent resident at his orange grove, Bella Vista, about thirty miles below St. Augustine. In that year he had a slight sunstroke, from which he never fully recovered. In the spring of 1893 he had an operation performed for cataract; and on the way back to Florida in the following winter he stopped in Savannah, quite ill, being threatened with an attack of pneumonia. He recovered partially, but had a relapse, and died there on the 17th of January, 1894, in the 76th year of his age.

 

From Yale Records found by Cindy

 

 

 

 

1850 Census - St. John's County, Fla - St. Augustine

 

 

6 145 157 Washington Geo. 30 M Att. at Law N.C.

7 145 157 Washington Susan H. 24 F Fla

8 145 157 Washington Anna C. 10 F Conn X

9 145 157 Washington Geo. L. 8 M N.Y. X

10 145 157 Washington Louisa H. 2 F Fla

11 145 157 Washington Jos. M.H. 1/12 M Fla

 

13 145 157 Hernandez Joseph M. 42 M Planter 70,000 Fla

14 145 157 Hernandez Dorothea F.J. 21 F Fla

 

Cindy found another census that is slightly different

 

145/157

1. Geo. Washington - 30 - attorney at law born in NC

2. Susan H Washington - 24 - born in FL

3, Anna C. (i think it stands of Caroline which later became Kate) - 10 - born Conn

4. George L. - 8 - born NY

5. Louisa H. Washington - born Fl

6. Joseph M. Hernandez Washington - 1/12 born FL

7. Venaucio S. Williams - 9 ( my guess this is grandchild of Ann H W Hernandez) - born FL

8. Joseph M. Hernandez - 62 - Planter $70,000 born in FL

9. Dorothea L. I. Hernandez - 21 - born in FL ( i think her nickname was Dora. the Ann hill information came for a descendant of hers, i think a child. not sure until i get the information from henry hill, the two books on the NC Hills were complied by I think Mae B. Warren from GA, she is dead now. )

Also have school records showing the Washington Children in school and the Williams is there too.

 

 

 

 

Washington, John Cobb - Child of George & Louise Washington - Hugenot Cemetery - St. Augustine

 

George may have gone to St. Louis as he wrote a letter to his brother in law, William Graham in 1868 from there and said he might stay. His sister, Eliza Knox may have been there at that time also.

 

Raleigh Register - George Washington of Kinston md Eleanor P. Stephens of Newark, NJ in Dec 1865

 

KINSTON JOURNAL by Russell King

 

April 17, 1879; George Washington of NJ visiting brother J. C. Washington of Kinston

 

7 April 1881; George Washington of NJ visiting brother J. C. Washington

 

 

AMERICAN ADVOCATE by Russell King

 

12 May 1859; died - Mrs. Louisa Hernandz Washington consort of George and daughter of the late Gen. Joseph M. Hernandez of Florida; she was born in St. Augustine 8 June 1823

 

 

Cathedral Parish in Saint Augustine

04 January 1845 - married Louisa Caroline Hernandez

 

Louisa - Birth: 13 AUG 1845 Cathedral Parish, Saint Augustine, Saint Johns, Florida

Joseph Mariano - 17 MAY 1850 Cathedral Parish, Saint Augustine, Saint Johns, Florida

Anita - 30 JUL 1854 Cathedral Parish, Saint Augustine, Saint Johns, Florida.

Anna Catherine Denison died on 21 Aug 1843.

NewBerian; Sept 2, 1843; In New York on the 21st of Aug. Mrs. Anna C. Washington; wife of George Washington, Esq formerly of this city. It is but seldom that we have been called upon to record the death of one more truly estimable and amiable in all the relations of life, as wife, mother, daughter and friend. Mrs. Washington presented a most beautiful and exemplary model of what a woman ought to be; a bereaved and truly distressed family mourns that irreapable loss.

Known children of George2 Washington and Anna Catherine Denison were as follows:

                    31        i.    George Lawrence3 Washington[83],[84] was born circa __ ___ 1840 in New York.[85]

                    32       ii.    Catherine (Kate) Washington[86],[87] was born circa __ ___ 1841 in Connecticut.[88]

Known children of George2 Washington include:

                    33        i.    Lola H.3 Washington[89],[90] was born circa __ ___ 1844 in Florida.[91]

Louisa Caroline Hernandez was born circa __ ___ 1823 in St. Augustine, Florida. She died on 12 May 1859 in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, at age ~36.

 

Death record from St. Mary's Records. She was obviously not his only wife.

 

Jane found a picture of a tombstone for Louisa in the Oakwood Cemetery in Atlanta; however, it is doubtful she was buried there. Her sister, Dorothy lived in Atlanta and probably had the stone erected for her own comfort. The same thing happened for Elizabeth Herritage Cobb Washington - hers is the only stone in the Caswell/Washington Cemetery but she was buried in New Bern and has a stone there also. The obit for Louisa makes it fairly clear she was buried in Kinston - "Her remains were followed to their last resting place by a large concourse of mourning relatives and friends, where amid tears, prayers and supplications they were consigned to the tomb". As much as this family traveled it is unlikely her friends and relatives followed the casket to Atlanta.

 

Deaths and Funnerals

page 299

 

Mrs. Louisa Hernandez Washington, wife of George Washington of Kinston, Born in St. Augustine Florida, died on the 12th of may 1859 and was buried on the 14th in the 36 year of her age. ( A tablet, has been erected by the members of the St. Marys Parish to her memory and may be seen in the Church in Kinston as a momento of her memory many virtues and christian grace.)

 

 

The American Advocate

 

19 May 1859

 

OBITUARY

 

Died, on Thursday evening the 12th inst. Near Kinston, Mrs. Louisa Hernandez Washington, consort of George Washington, Esq., and daughter of the late Gen. Joseph M. Hernandez, of Florida.

 

It is with feelings of no ordinary emotion that we attempt to pay our feeble tribute to the worth of this lovely and most estimable lady.

 

Mrs. Washington was born at St. Augustine, Florida, on the 8th of June, A.D. 1823. Having received a most thorough education at the best literary institutions in the Union, her many graces and accomplishments added to the natural sprightliness of her disposition, rendered her the delight of every circle in which she mingled. Surrounded by all those temporal blessings and comforts which tend to render life desirable and to rivet the affections to earth, she was nevertheless not unmindful of the fleeting nature of all earthly enjoyments and was led to lay hold on those, more enduring joys which the world can neither give nor take away.

 

At an early age she was incorporated into Christ’s mystical body by the sacred ordinance of Baptism, and about two years since, in the holy rite of Confirmation by the Right Rev. Dr. Atkinson, Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church for this Diocese, she was received into the number of the faithful and permitted to partake of the broken emblems of a Saviour’s love. And through grace she has been enabled to adorn the doctrine of God her Saviour, by a well ordered life and a godly conversation; her works and labors of love, bearing testimony to the sincerity of her piety; and by them “she being dead yet speaketh.”

 

Language would fail were we to attempt to portray the universal gloom which this melancholy event has thrown our community; and long, long will it be here, the sorrowing friends she has left behind can realize the sad truth that the pure and gentle spirit whose presence seemed so necessary to their happiness has passed from their midst to be seen no more on earth.

 

Her remains were followed to their last resting place by a large concourse of mourning relatives and friends, where amid tears, prayers and supplications they were consigned to the tomb; earth to earth - dust to dust; ashes to ashes - in sure and sudden hope of a blissful mortality by the “resurrection of the dead” through our Lord Jesus Christ; until the fair dawning of “that morne” which shall give back to us all that has been excellent in wisdom and in virtue; all that has been pleasing to the eye of fancy or dear to the heart of affection; where all the beautiful beings which here pass before us like shadows shall rest and stay in our presence forever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2005 12:21:40 -0700 (PDT)

From: Paula Baker <paulabaker69@yahoo.com>

Subject: Re: Fwd: Re: [NCGREENE] some Smithsonian notes

To: Martha Marble <58marble@cox.net>

 

Name:

 

GEORGE WASHINGTON

Spouse:

LOUISA CAROLINE HERNANDEZ

Marriage Date: 7 Jan 1845 St Johns, FL

 

Ceded by Spain to the United States in 1821, Florida became a territory in that year and was granted statehood in 1845. This database is a collection of marriage records from the area between 1822 and 1850. Researchers will find the names of both bride and groom along with the marriage date. The county where the ceremony was performed is also provided. Containing the names of nearly 7000 men and women, this collection can be a tremendous aid to those seeking ancestors from Florida territory.

from Ancestory.com

 

Name:

 

JOSEPH HERNANDEZ - spouse Encarnacion Estefanopole - md 31 Oct. 1823 - St. Johns County Fla

 

SECOND SPANISH PERIOD

 

1784-1821

Generous Spanish land grants provided an impetus for immigration during this period. Josia Dupont received an oral grant from the Spanish king, but Indian conflict made it impossible for him to establish a successful plantation at this early date. His son, Abraham Dupont, would return in 1825 with his family. Their descendants are among the earliest families to reside in Flagler County.

 

James Russell also obtained a large land grant, but sold his interest to Charles Bulow shortly thereafter. Bulowville, as his plantation was called, boasted a sugar mill, and produced sugar cane, rice, cotton and indigo. Two hundred slaves cleared the land and worked it. Visit the website at Bulow Plantation Ruins State Park and the State Park to learn more about this turbulent era. Traveling there you will be using Old King's Road and Old Dixie Highway, the same roads that served the earliest inhabitants of the region. The old growth forests and marshes through which you pass still look much the same as they did in this early period.

 

Captain James Ormond I received another land grant in 1807 for a large parcel at the site of today's Bulow Creek State Park. If you visit the park today you will find the magnificent Fairchild Oak that shaded early settlers. An interpretive display explains that Ormond's efforts to establish the plantation were cut short when he was shot and killed by a runaway slave. The family returned to their native Scotland, but in 1820 young James II returned and took over the operation of the plantation. James II died only nine years later, and the plantation was abandoned, later to be destroyed during the Second Seminole war.

 

TERRITORIAL PERIOD 1821 -1845

 

In the winter of 1831 naturalist John Audubon visited several plantations in East Florida. He and his party walked from St. Augustine to the Hernandes plantation at Mala Compra and spent ten days sketching and collecting specimens. After a quarrel with Hernandez, the party left there on Christmas Day and proceeded to the Bulow Plantation, where they were received most graciously by young John Bulow. The productive expedition lasted four weeks and included a trip into the interior to an area near present day Deland. The return trip to St. Augustine required a wagon and six mules to transport the collected specimens.

 

Joseph Hernandez and John Bulow both initially supported Indian rights and attempted to maintain friendly relations with them. Subsequent Indian raids and the burning of

Mala Compra Plantation changed Hernandez's outlook, and he began an active role in the local militia. His property at St. Joseph was used to store provisions and ammunition, while Mala Compra served as military headquarters for the unit. On one occasion the militia marched south to the Bulow Plantation in pursuit of Indian raiders, only to be greeted by a warning shot from, Bulow's cannon. The militia prevailed, detaining and binding Bulow while they "...enjoyed the comforts of his home." Hernandez ultimately attained the rank of Brigadier General and had a major role in the Seminole Wars..

 

Conflict between European settlers and Seminole Indians is a consistent theme throughout this era. One result was that Old King's road fell into disrepair, and the bridges across Pellicer Creek and the Tomoka River were destroyed. Travel was difficult and dangerous. Local historian John Clegg describes the mail route through Flagler County in 1844 as follows: "...take a boat down the Matanzas River past the Dupont residence and then overland to St. Joseph plantation and thence to the headwaters of Halifax River and by boat on to New Smyrna." To learn more about this turbulent era, revisit the Internet links mentioned in the above text and visit the State and County Parks for a first hand view of these fascinating historical sites.

 

 

STATEHOOD 1845-1861

 

General Joseph M. Hernandez was the region’s must influential political leader during the period between Florida’s statehood and succession. He served as the representative to the constitutional convention at St. Joseph and as the first appointed delegate to congress.

 

In 1844 Louisa Hernandez, the daughter of General Hernandez, married George Washington, a distant relative of the president. After Louisa’s untimely death, Washington bought the Bella Vista property. He used it primarily for hunting and fishing, and built a country home there for his son George Washington Jr. You can visit the Washington Oaks State Park today to learn more about the lives of these early residents. You can visit the website at Washington Oaks State Park and visit the State Park to learn more about their story.

 

http://www.flaglerlibrary.org/history/MalaCompra/MalaCom.htm

 

Joseph Martin Hernandez (1788-1856) was Florida's first Delegate to the United States Congress and the first Hispanic

to serve. He was also President of the Florida Territorial Legislative Council and Mayor of St. Augustine. He held the rank

of Brigadier General in the East Florida Militia during the Seminole uprising and commanded troops in an effort to save the threatened plantations, including Bulowville.

 

The Mala Compra Plantation was the main residence of General Hernadez by the end of the 1820s producing sea island cotton, corn and sweet oranges. It was visited by John Ames Audubonduring Christmas 1831 and was burned by the Seminoles in 1836

during the Second Seminole Indian War.

 

 

Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century.

Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography

page 475 HERNANDEZ, JOSEPH MARION, soldier, congressman, was born in St. Augustine, Fla. He was the first delegate to congress from Florida; and subsequently a leading member and presiding officer of the territorial legislature. At the breaking out of the Indian hostilities he was made a brigadier-general in the United States service. He died June. 8, 1857, in Cuba.

 

 

Copy of his picture on the site.

Known children of George2 Washington and Louisa Caroline Hernandez were as follows:

                    34        i.    John Cobb3 Washington[92],[93],[94] was born in St. Augustine, Florida.[95] He died in St. Augustine, Florida.[96]

                    35       ii.    Louisa Washington was born on 13 Aug 1845 in St. Augustine, Florida.

 

1880

Atlanta GA

Census

Louisa Washington - 28

Anita Washington - 25

both teachers

living together

This is who must have put the tombstone up. Bet they are buried there also. Anita was still living in 1932.

 

Louisa is not on the early census unless she was listed by another name.

                    36      iii.    Joseph H. Washington[97],[98],[99] was born on 17 May 1850 in St. Augustine, Florida.[100]

                    37      iv.    Anita (Neta) W. Washington[101],[102],[103] was born on 30 Jul 1854 in St. Augustine, Florida.[104]

 

 

Anita was listed as a half sister in the bios of her brother Henry and Charles.

                    38       v.    Ernest Washington[105],[106],[107] was born circa __ ___ 1857 in North Carolina.[108]

                    39      vi.    Elizabeth Knox Washington[109],[110],[111] was born on 2 May 1859 in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina.[112]

 

 

St. Mary's Records - Elizabeth Knox Washington - b 2 May 1859 - Bapt 14 May 1859 - parents George and Louisa Hernandez Washington - infant.

 

Eleanor Phoebe Stephens died in 1884 in New Haven, Connecticut.

Known children of George2 Washington and Eleanor Phoebe Stephens were as follows:

                    40        i.    Henry Stephens3 Washington was born on 15 Jan 1867 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey. He married Martha Rose Beckwith, daughter of Dr. S. R. Beckwith, on 25 Oct 1893. He died on 7 Jan 1934 in Washington, District of Columbia, at age 66.

 

From Yale Records

 

here is some more details on the George Washington Children

Henry Stephens Washington

Born 1-15-1867 - Newark NJ

Died 1-7-1934 - Washington, DC

Father: George Washington

Mother: Eleanor Phoebe Stephens

Graduate student in physics, mineralogy, and chemistry 1886-88

Sillman Fellow 1887-88

MA 1888

Married 10-25-1893

Married: Martha Rose Beckwith, daughter of Dr. S. R. Beckwith

They had no children and was divorce about 20 years ago.

Death due to cirrhosis of the liver, arteriosclerosis, and myocarditis. Buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Washington, DC.

He was survived by a half sister, Miss Anita Washington.

                    41       ii.    Charles Milnor Washington was born on 8 Jul 1868 in Navesink, New Jersey. He died on 20 Jul 1926 in Kobe, Japan, at age 58.

 

From Yale Records

 

Charles Milnor Washington BA 1889

Born: 7-8-1868 - Navesink NJ

Died - 7-20-1926 Kobe, Japan

Law clerk in New York Law office for seven months in 1890-91

Traveled everywhere, spoke many lang.

Practice law in NY

Never Married

Buried in All Saints Memorial Cemetery, Navesink. Survived by his brother, Henry S. Washington and half sister Miss Anita Washington.

 

Generation Three

 

 

12. Mary A. Bond3 Washington (John2, John1)[113],[114],[115] was born on 11 Jan 1828 in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina. She married William Augustus Blount, son of General William Augustus Blount and Nancy Hawkins Haywood, on 11 May 1847 in Lenoir County, North Carolina.[116],[117] She died in 1910 at age ~82.

 

 

Christ Church - md 11 May 1847 in Lenoir Co, William A. Blount, Esq to Miss Mary A. Washington - states she was the daughter of John C. Washington.

 

Some dates from Ruth Fentress.

 

LENOIR COUNTY DEEDS

 

BOOK 7

P 169; says William A. & Mary Blount were of Wake Co; earlier he was in Beaufort Co

 

BOOK 10

 

P 461; William and Mary Blount; 1430 acres to Julia; land formerly mortgaged to James A. Bryan exec of his father Jas. W. Bryan

 

BOOK 12

P 666; Vernon Land; land conveyed to Julia by William A. Blount and wife Mary W.; 1 Jan 1875 and J. C. conveyed to Eliza; also mentions a hotel.

William Augustus Blount[118] was born on 6 Oct 1823. He died on 30 Jun 1901 in Washington, Beaufort County, North Carolina, at age 77.

Known children of Mary A. Bond3 Washington and William Augustus Blount were:

                    42        i.    William Augustus4 Blount III was born on 26 Dec 1860 in Washington, Beaufort County, North Carolina. He married Sadie Attelia Lyon on 31 Oct 1888 in Enloe Plantation, Orange County, North Carolina. He died on 19 Feb 1944 in Washington, Beaufort County, North Carolina, at age 83.

 

 

William III had a daughter Mary Washington who md Harry Eugene Stewart and their sons were Harry Eugene Stewart, William Augustus Blount Stewart, John Lyon Stewart, Nathaniel Haywood Stewart, and Donald Edwin Stewart.

 

 

13. Henrietta E. Clark (Betty)3 Washington (John2, John1) was born circa __ ___ 1835 in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina. She married John Lewis Peyton, son of John Howe Peyton and Ann Montgomery Lewis, on 17 Dec 1855 in Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina.

 

 

Marriages of St. Stephens Church, Goldsboro - found in Old Dobbs Trail - md. Miss Betty Washington to John L. Peyton of Stauton, Va at Vernon, Kinston - parents Mr. and Mrs. John C. Washington - 17 Dec 1855

 

Information on her name from Harold Davey" <hdavey@comcast.net> - Peyton Family Association.

John Lewis Peyton was born on 15 Sep 1824. He died on 22 May 1896 at age 71.

 

With regard to John L. Peyton of Staunton, VA who m. Betty Washington (Kinston?) on 17 Dec 1855, our records show that Col. John Lewis Peyton, b. 15 Sept 1824 Staunton, VA, son of The Hon. John Howe Peyton, m. Henrietta E. Clark Washington, dau. of Col. John C. Washington and Mary Bond on 17 Dec 1855. Henrietta was of Lenoir Co, NC. Col. John Lewis Peyton practiced law in Staunton from 1842 and completed "Steep Hill" in Staunton, VA that was started by his father, John Howe Peyton.

Col. John Lewis Peyton was sent on a "secret mission" to England, France, and Austria for the US Government in 1852. Tho opposed to Virginia's secession, he recruited a regiment for the Confederacy. Being unable to lead his troop to battle, he was sent to England as an agent of North Carolina. He went to England to see what could be done in breaking the Northern blockade of Southern ports. He did not return to the United States until 1876. His last 20 years were spent in Staunton at "Steep Hill".

Col. Peyton was an active writer on historical and genealogical subjects. Unfortunately, the book he wrote in 1867, The Adventures of My Grandfather, an account of John Rowzee Peyton, contained a number of embellishments and several serious genealogical errors.

If the George Washington Family Chart done by the Mt. Vernon Ladies Society describes Susan Peyton White as the dau. of Gen. Bernard Peyton, this would be at odds with our records. The only dau. of Gen. Bernard named Susan was Susan Scott Peyton who m. Gen Hagner. As noted earlier, our Susan Peyton White was the dau. of Col. William Madison Peyton who was the son of the Hon. John Howe Peyton.

I shall copy this message to Joan Allen, our Genealogist, who perhaps can confirm that Susan Smith Madison Peyton died without issue and whether there is any info on the origins of Joseph Howard White.

Harold.

 

Known children of Henrietta E. Clark (Betty)3 Washington and John Lewis Peyton were:

                    43        i.    Lawrence Washington Howe4 Peyton was born on 27 Jan 1872 in Guernsey, Channel Island, England. He married Margaret Erskine Catlett. He died on 11 Jun 1949 in Virginia at age 77.

Margaret Erskine Catlett was born on 27 Feb 1878 in Virginia. She died on 6 Apr 1958 in Virginia at age 80.

 

18. James Augustus3 Washington (James2, John1) was born circa __ ___ 1846 in New York, New York.

 

 

1910 Census Schnectady, NY - April 20, 1910

Page 110

James A. Washington - 64 - widow - Civil Engeener - Locomotive

Gracie - F - 22

there is a niece living with them named Mary B. Perry - she is listed as age 36.

Known children of James Augustus3 Washington include:

                    44        i.    Gracie4 Washington was born circa __ ___ 1888.

 

25. Eliza (Betty) Washington3 Knox (Elizabeth2 Washington, John1) was born on 17 Nov 1846 in St. Louis, Missouri.[119],[120] She married James Bettner Hughes, son of Dr. Isaac W. Hughes and Eliza (Hughes). She died on 11 Aug 1939 in New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, at age 92.[121] She was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina.

James Bettner Hughes was born on 9 Jun 1833 in New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina.[122] He married Laura Bryan, daughter of James West Bryan and Ann Mary Washington, circa __ ___ 1854 in New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina. He died on 30 May 1900 in New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, at age 66.[123] He was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina.

James was a Surgeon, CSA, 2nd Reg. NC Troops

 

Deed Book 176 p 273 - Francis W. Hughes and wife Carrie W. - Francis was exec of estate of James B. Hughes, dec, Annie M. Hughes all of Craven Co and Edward S. Hughes and Minerva R. Hughes of Taylor Co, Texas - to Francis Duffy - their undivided interest in the land of James B. - 24 March 1909

 

CHRIST CHURCH

 

James Bettner Hughes b 9 June 1833 son of Dr. Isaac W. and Eliza

 

WILL OF JAMES B. HUGHES, Craven County, NC

BOOK F

P 472; James B. Hughes, New Bern, physician; 12 April 1889 - wife Betty W.

Son Hugh, daughter Laura; not married

3 minor children; Mabel, Ethel, and Hugh

other children Anita B., Isaac Wayne, James B., Laura, Nicolas Collins, Mable, Ethel and Hugh; share and share alike

to sons Isaac W., James B., Nicolas Collins; all silverware belonging to me and my wife Laura B. during our married life

daughters Anita B. and Laura have received the diamonds and jewelry belonging to their deceased mother

 

Exec; brother Dr. F. W. Hughes

 

Codil; mother in law; Mrs. Eliza H. Knox has died and by her will has devised part of her estate to me; I give this property to my wife Eliza W. Hughes

27 Dec 1890

 

2nd Codil

Anita H. Mauly ??? 18 March 1890

Probated 6 June 1900.

Known children of Eliza (Betty) Washington3 Knox and James Bettner Hughes were as follows:

                    45        i.    Ethel4 Hughes.

                    46       ii.    Mabel Hughes.

                    47      iii.    Hugh Hughes.

                    48      iv.    Eliza Knox Hughes was born on 1 Sep 1872. She died on 26 Jun 1873 in New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina.

                    49       v.    Julia Washington Hughes was born on 28 May 1875. She died on 18 Nov 1875 in New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina.

                    50      vi.    Marion Hughes[124],[125],[126] was born on 12 Feb 1877 in New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina.[127] She died on 19 Jun 1877 in New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina.[128]

 

30. Laura3 Bryan (Ann2 Washington, John1) was born on 17 Nov 1846 in New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina.[129] She married James Bettner Hughes, son of Dr. Isaac W. Hughes and Eliza (Hughes), circa __ ___ 1854 in New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina. She died on 8 May 1868 in New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, at age 21.[130]

 

 

Something is not right about her dates - double check the cemetery records.

James Bettner Hughes was born on 9 Jun 1833 in New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina.[131] He married Eliza (Betty) Washington Knox, daughter of Dr. Reubin Knox and Elizabeth Heritage Washington. He died on 30 May 1900 in New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, at age 66.[132] He was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina.

James was a Surgeon, CSA, 2nd Reg. NC Troops

 

Deed Book 176 p 273 - Francis W. Hughes and wife Carrie W. - Francis was exec of estate of James B. Hughes, dec, Annie M. Hughes all of Craven Co and Edward S. Hughes and Minerva R. Hughes of Taylor Co, Texas - to Francis Duffy - their undivided interest in the land of James B. - 24 March 1909

 

CHRIST CHURCH

 

James Bettner Hughes b 9 June 1833 son of Dr. Isaac W. and Eliza

 

WILL OF JAMES B. HUGHES, Craven County, NC

BOOK F

P 472; James B. Hughes, New Bern, physician; 12 April 1889 - wife Betty W.

Son Hugh, daughter Laura; not married

3 minor children; Mabel, Ethel, and Hugh

other children Anita B., Isaac Wayne, James B., Laura, Nicolas Collins, Mable, Ethel and Hugh; share and share alike

to sons Isaac W., James B., Nicolas Collins; all silverware belonging to me and my wife Laura B. during our married life

daughters Anita B. and Laura have received the diamonds and jewelry belonging to their deceased mother

 

Exec; brother Dr. F. W. Hughes

 

Codil; mother in law; Mrs. Eliza H. Knox has died and by her will has devised part of her estate to me; I give this property to my wife Eliza W. Hughes

27 Dec 1890

 

2nd Codil

Anita H. Mauly ??? 18 March 1890

Probated 6 June 1900.

Known children of Laura3 Bryan and James Bettner Hughes were as follows:

                    51        i.    Laura4 Hughes.

                    52       ii.    James Bryan Hughes.

                    53      iii.    Anita B. Hughes.

                    54      iv.    Isaac W. Hughes.

                    55       v.    Nicholas Collins Hughes.

                    56      vi.    Corrine Hughes was born in 1864 in New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina.

 

 

 

Printed on: 20 Oct 2007

Prepared by:

Martha Mewborn Marble

 



[1] Tombstone.

[2]Ibid.

[3]Ibid.

[4]Grist Bible Washington, (three pages found at the DAR but there was a note that said there were thirteen pages in the original Bible).

[5]Tombstone.

[6] New Bern Union.

[7]Ibid.

[8]Ibid.

[9]Ibid.

[10]Tombstone.

[11]New Bern Union.

[12]Washington.

[13]Ibid.

[14]Ibid.

[15]Ibid.

[16]Ibid.

[17]Ibid.

[18]Craven County, 1838 Estate of John Washington.

[19]Ibid.

[20]Ibid.

[21]Ibid.

[22]Collection of Elizabeth Washington Grist Knox, Southern Historical Collection, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC.

[23] Marriage Bond.

[24]Estate of John Washington.

[25]Washington.

[26]Raleigh Register, abstracted by Lois Smathers Neal.

[27] "Obit,".

[28]1870 Lenoir Co NC Census.

[29] Records of St. Mary's Parish, Kinston, NC, "CHURCH: St. MARY'S PARISH RECORDS," Microfilmed and the originals are at the church.

[30]Raleigh Register, abstracted by Lois Smathers Neal.

[31]Ibid.

[32]1850 Lenoir Co, NC Census.

[33]1860 and 1870 Lenoir Co NC Census.

[34]Obit.

[35]Ibid.

[36]1870, Lenoir Co NC Census.

[37]Estate of John Washington.

[38]Ibid.

[39]Ibid.

[40]Washington.

[41]Raleigh Register, abstracted by Lois Smathers Neal.

[42]Estate of John Washington.

[43]Ibid.

[44]Ibid.

[45]Collection of Elizabeth Washington Grist Knox, Southern Historical Collection, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC.

[46]Washington.

[47]Collection of Elizabeth Washington Grist Knox, Southern Historical Collection, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC.

[48]Ibid.

[49]Washington.

[50]Ibid.

[51]Ibid.

[52]Ibid.

[53]Ibid.

[54]Ibid.

[55]Ibid.

[56]Collection of Elizabeth Washington Grist Knox, Southern Historical Collection, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC.

[57]Ibid.

[58]Ibid.

[59]Ibid.

[60]Washington.

[61]Ibid.

[62]Ibid.

[63]Ibid.

[64]Ibid.

[65]Ibid.

[66]Ibid.

[67]Estate of John Washington.

[68]Ibid.

[69]Ibid.

[70]Tombstone.

[71]Estate of John Washington.

[72]Ibid.

[73]Tombstone.

[74]Ibid.

[75]Ibid.

[76]Ibid.

[77]Ibid.

[78]Ibid.

[79]Estate of John Washington.

[80]Ibid.

[81]Ibid.

[82]1860 Lenoir Co NC Census.

[83]Ibid.

[84]Ibid.

[85]Ibid.

[86]Ibid.

[87]Ibid.

[88]Ibid.

[89]Ibid.

[90]Ibid.

[91]Ibid.

[92]Tombstone.

[93]Ibid.

[94]Ibid.

[95]Ibid.

[96]Ibid.

[97]1860, Lenoir Co NC Census.

[98]Ibid.

[99]Ibid.

[100]Ibid.

[101]Ibid.

[102]Ibid.

[103]Ibid.

[104]Ibid.

[105]Ibid.

[106]Ibid.

[107]Ibid.

[108]Ibid.

[109]Records of St. Mary's Parish, Kinston, NC.

[110]Ibid.

[111]Ibid.

[112]Ibid.

[113]Estate of John Washington.

[114]Ibid.

[115]Ibid.

[116]Ibid.

[117].

[118]Estate of John Washington.

[119]Tombstone.

[120]Washington.

[121]Tombstone.

[122].

[123]Tombstone.

[124]Ibid.

[125]Ibid.

[126]Ibid.

[127]Ibid.

[128]Ibid.

[129]Ibid.

[130]Ibid.

[131].

[132]Tombstone.

 

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