Fanny, an enslaved woman, was recorded as a "labouring woman" by George Washington in his diary on February 18, 1786. He also noted that she was owned by the estate of Martha Washington's first husband Daniel Parke Custis. Fanny worked at Ferry Farm (later known as Union Farm) and was married to Charles, an enslaved ditcher who worked at the Mansion House. Fanny and Charles had three children, Jamie (b. 1788), Daphne (b. 1794), and Charles, (b. 1798).1

 

Notes:
1. "[Diary entry: 18 February 1786]," Founders Online, National Archives.

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