Betty was described as being a "labouring woman" who worked at the Ferry Farm in 1786, though in 1799 she served as a cook. Betty had six children, Godfrey (b. 1774), Beck (b. 1775), Hanson (b. 1779), Lucretia (b. 1780), John (b. 1783), Billy Langston (b. 1786), and was one of the Custis estate dower slaves at Mount Vernon.

Notes
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"[Diary entry: 18 February 1786]," Founders Online, National Archives; "Washington’s Slave List, June 1799," Founders Online, National Archives; "20 April 1776," Lund Washington Account Book (Mount Vernon Ladies' Association); "18 April 1778," "16 April 1779," Lund Washington Account Book; "6 August 1783," Lund Washington Account Book.

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