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Hannah, 1739?- (Dogue Run Farm)



Hannah was enslaved, owned by George Washington who purchased her on June 16, 1759, from William Cloptan. Hannah worked on Dogue Run Farm. She was married to [Israel] Morris (born approximately 1730), a dower slave, who worked as a carpenter from 1760-1763, a tradesman in 1764-1765, and was the overseer at Dogue Run Farm between 1766 and 1794. She was widowed sometime between 1794 and 1799.



Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Letter, to William Pearce, 1794 July 27

 Item — Box 8, Folder: 1794.07.27
Identifier: RM-490-F; MS-3969
Scope and Contents Cultivation in corn of the lots in the Mill swamp--corn is not so much an object with Washington as meadow--rushes, alders and other shrubs--inquires of the corn (grown, shoot well and look promising)--particular care taken with the seed of rare ripe corn Washington sent home--Butler--grass seed sown with flax at Union farm--Mr. McNeil (Oneill)--quarry--use of the young mules by the overseers and plowmen--inquiries for particular concerning Ruth, Hannah and Pegg--their being sick several...
Dates: 1794 July 27