Mrs. Washington, Bushfield
Hannah Bushrod Washington, daughter of John Bushrod of "Bushfield," Westmoreland County, Va. She married John Augustine Washington ( 1736-1787), brother of George
Bushrod W ashington ( 1762-1829), son of John Augustine and Hannah Washington. By
the terms of George Washington's will, he inherited Mount Vernon following the death of Martha Washington. He was named an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court
by President John Adams.
Bushfield was the home of John Augustine and Hannah Bushrod Washington. It
consisted of 1500 acres on Nomini Creek, Westmoreland County.
This might be Mrs. Mildred Washington, first wife of Thornton Washington. Thornton
Washington was the son of George Washington's younger bother, Samuel. Mrs. Thornton
Washington's second child was John T. A. Washington, born in 1783.
To Frances Bassett
My dear Fanny - Mount Vernon August the 7th 1784
Tho' I have never been alone since you left this, - yet I cannot say
but I have missed your company very much - The General is still
determined to set out the first of next month, over the mountains
1 I have
not heard anything from my Brother,
2 whether he will be up before the
General goes or not I expect to come down to see him sometime in
September - I shall not fix the time till I hear from you or him -
Mrs Stuart is getting better
3 your stays and other things came from Annapolis the Sunday after you left this - I have payed Mrs Charles Stuart4
the money she payed, the mantua maker: £ 3.2.6 I will keep them or bring
down as you think you may want them - I think Miss Ramsay5 was
married before you left this - we have nothing new that I hear off.
My little Nelly
6 is getting well and Tub
7 is the same clever boy you
left him - He sometimes says why don't you send for Cousin - you know
he never makes himself unhappy about absent friends.
Remember me to all Friends with you, the General had a letter from
8 by the last post that never mentioned you or any other
person. The letter was dated at Richmond I should have been glad to have
heard where you was -
If you should see my Brother
9 Remember me to him and family, my
love to your Brothers
10 - My compliments to your pappa in which the
General joins me -
I am my dear Fanny your most affectionate
On September 1, 1784 George Washington set out on visit to his "landed property west
of the Apalachian Mountains." He was accompanied by Dr. James Craik, his son William,
Bushrod Washington, and the servants. Diaries, 4:1.