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Ben, 1729?- (River Farm)



Ben was born approximately 1729, and was enslaved, and was owned by the estate of Martha Washington's first husband, Daniel Parke Custis. He appears to have been a "labouring man" at River Farm in both 1786 and 1792. He was married to Peg, owned by George Washington.



Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Letter, to William Pearce, 1795 July 5

 Item — Box 10, Folder: 1795.07.05
Identifier: RM-490-F; MS-4012
Scope and Contents

Washington plans to come to Mt. Vernon about the middle of the month--dormant windows on each side of the pediment--front side of the stable--Donaldson--grain and hay--Davy's lost lambs--very suspicious appearance--he has some sly, cunning and roguish negroes under him--asks how Ben at the mill is employed--Ruth and Ben at the River farm--both Pearce and Groves are ill.

Dates: 1795 July 5