West Ford Slave
Descendants janet allen linda bryant and judith s burton cite family oral.
West ford slave. A freed slave named west ford is said to have frequently relieved him on such occasions by bleeding him then at last one morningwestford was sent for to bring billy out of a fit. West ford was born about 1784 at bushfield plantation in present mount holly virginia. The blood would not flow. He grew up there with his mother venus and grandparents billy and jenny.
Three descendants of west ford son of a slave called venus contend that ford was fathered by george washington. There is no documentary evidence that george washington ever met venus the mother of west ford who was a slave belonging to his brother john augustine washington of bushfield plantation nor any. In 1977 a local historian in fairfax county virginia discovered a freed slave register that proved that west ford had been the slave of hannah washington. West ford was born in 1784 or 1785 on the bushfield plantation in westmoreland county virginia to venus a mulatto slave woman owned by george washingtons brother john augustine washington and his wife hannah.
The project works to allow users to contribute quality articles and media files to the encyclopedia and track their progress as they are developed. Billy was dead39 there is a mount vernon tradition that he was laid to rest in the slave burial ground just a short distance from george washingtons tomb40. This article was reviewed by members of wikiproject articles for creation. Slave forts case study once the captured africans arrived at the atlantic they were taken to one of the many slave forts that could be found along the coastline where they would wait to be transported by ship to the americas.
Bushfield 95 miles south of mount vernon was the property of george washingtons brother john augustine washington and his wife hannah bushrod washington.