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Sinah, 1772?- (Mansion House Farm)



Sinah (sometimes spelled Dinah or Linah) was enslaved, owned by the estate of Martha Washington's first husband Daniel Parke Custis. She was the daughter of Isaac (carpenter) and Kitty (dairy maid and spinner). Sinah married Ben, a miller, and worked as a laborer at the Mansion House Farm in 1792. She has a daughter named Nancy.



Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Letter, to William Pearce, 1796 October 26

 Item — Box 12, Folder: 1796.10.26
Identifier: RM-490-F; MS-4051
Scope and Contents

Cyrus--Mr. Frestal and Mr. Lafayette--Mrs. Washington--some butter left in the cellar and some beef in a tub--James--Pearce is to clean out Washington's study and get their baggage and James on the first vessel bound for Philadelphia--Pearce's family is moving to the Mansion house--Dinah--Mr. Blagden to examine the quarry--mules for Washington's carriage.

Dates: 1796 October 26