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Woodson R. Washington (abt. 1793 - 1874)

Woodson R. Washington
Born about in Oxford, Granville, North Carolina, United Statesmap [uncertain]
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Husband of — married 2 Sep 1817 in Oxford, Granville County, North Carolina, USAmap
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Died at about age 81 in Granville, North Carolina, United Statesmap
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Woodson was born about 1793. He passed away in 1874.

Woodson Washington married Sally Blalock on 2 Sep 1817 in Granville, North Carolina. Samuel Philpott was a bondsman.[1]

Sally's father, Millington Blalock, died intestate on October 9, 1837 in Granville County. His estate was administered by his son Thomas Blalock.

On 25 Dec 1838 the commission, appointed to "divide the Negroes belonging to the estate of Millington Blalock decd. amongst the widow and children," made its report, including:

  • To Woodson Washington & wife Sally, one girl named Hannah, 10 years old in 1834 valued $300. Also, Lathan $300 in 1838. (image 1199-1201) [2]

In 1850 Woodson Washington 57 and Sally Washington 52 lived in Dutch District, Granville, North Carolina, with their 6 youngest children: John 22, Beccy 20, Millington 19, Hubbard 17, Samuel 13, and Lauretta 11. Woodson was a farmer with $1374 in real estate.[3]

Sarah Blalock Washington probably died after the 1850 census, and before the 1860 census, where her husband and 3 of their children--Sam P. 22, Woodson (Jr.) 27, and Luetta 21--appeared together in Dutch, Granville, North Carolina. Woodson was still a farmer, with $4749 in real estate and $15, 959 in personal estate [i.e., slaves].[4]

In 1870, Woodson Washington 77 lived in Dutchville, Granville, North Carolina. He worked as a farmer, with $800 in real estate and $700 in personal estate. With him lived Luetta Washington keeping house and Lottie Washington 17 house servant. Also, present were John P. Walker 54 and Ann Walker 55, with children: Elisabeth 17, John 15, Josepth 10 and Ellis 9. John P. worked as a farmer. Everyone in the household, except Woodson, was described as Black.[5]

On 15 Jul 1870, Woodson Washington wrote a will, which was proved in Granville, North Carolina on 24 Jul 1874. It listed 11 heirs. William received $1 and the other 10 each received one-tenth of the estate:

  1. William Washington
  2. Luetta Jane Washington
  3. The children of Alexander Washington: Sarah Jane, John, Luetta, Milly, Flora
  4. Barbara Ann Cash
  5. Robert Washington
  6. Rebecca Goss
  7. John Washington
  8. George Thomas Washington
  9. Millington Chrismas Washington
  10. Martha Ann Jones
  11. Samuel Philpott Washington[6]


See: Slaves of Woodson R Washington, North Carolina


  1. Marriage: "North Carolina, U.S., Marriage Records, 1741-2011"
    Granville > Marriage Bonds (1763 - 1869) > image 9155 of 9945
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Image (accessed 22 September 2022)
    Sally Blalock.
  2. Granville County, North Carolina, estate records: "Granville County, North Carolina, estate records"
    Catalog: Granville County, North Carolina, estate records Estate records 1746-1919 Black, Nathan - Bledsoe, Fannie
    Film number: 007641234 > image 1199 of 2544
    FamilySearch Image: 3QS7-99GF-B454 (accessed 22 September 2022).
  3. 1850 United States Federal Census:"1850 United States Federal Census"
    North Carolina > Granville > Dutch > image 11 of 15
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Image (accessed 22 September 2022)
    Sally Washington.
  4. 1860 Census: "1860 United States Federal Census"
    Year: 1860; Census Place: Dutch, Granville, North Carolina; Roll: M653_898; Page: 597; Family History Library Film: 803898
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 7667 #41283860 (accessed 22 September 2022)
  5. 1870 Census: "1870 United States Federal Census"
    Year: 1870; Census Place: Dutchville, Granville, North Carolina; Roll: M593_1139; Page: 161A
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 7163 #22865363 (accessed 22 September 2022)
  6. Probate: "North Carolina, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1665-1998"
    Wills, 1746-1943; Index, 1749-1943; Author: North Carolina. Superior Court (Granville County); Probate Place: Granville, North Carolina Wills, vol. 23, pp. 192-194, images 217-219
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 9061 #412829 (accessed 22 September 2022)

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As a member of the US Black Heritage Project, I have added a list of the slaves owned by Woodson R. Washington on this profile with categories using the standards of the US Black Heritage Exchange Program. This helps us connect enslaved ancestors to their descendants. See the Heritage Exchange Portal for more information.
posted by Cossy (Veatch) Ksander
Washington-988 and Washington-16 appear to represent the same person because: These are the same person. I have tried to contact the other manager to get added to trusted list, but to no avail. He has not had any activity on this site since 2009.
posted by Jane (Harriss) Naus

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