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Woodlawn Plantation

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Overview

 

Location

Fairfax Co., VA

 

Date Constructed/ Founded

1800

 

Associated Surnames

not determined

 

Historical notes

Before his death in 1799, President George Washington provided 2,000 acres of his Mount Vernon estate (Dogue Run Farm) to Major Lawrence and Eleanor Custis Lewis. Over 90% of the people that lived and worked at Woodlawn were enslaved people of African descent.

 

Associated Slave Workplaces

Dogue Run Farm (Fairfax Co., VA)


 

Associated Free Persons

 

  • Major Lawrence Lewis - owner; nephew of President George Washington
  • Eleanor "Nelly" Custis Lewis - wife of Lawrence Lewis; granddaughter of Martha Washington


 

Associated Enslaved Persons

 

  • none recorded yet


 

Research Leads and Plantation Records

 

  • none reported yet


 

Miscellaneous Information

 

  • none


 

References

 


 

Users Researching This Workplace

 

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