Joseph Washington, Founder of Wessygnton Plantation

Joseph Washington Purse

Joseph Washington's Money Purse

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Joseph Washington came to Tennessee from Virginia as did many young men after the Revolutionary War.  He carried this money purse with him.  When he was twenty-six, he left his parents in Virginia, bringing several slaves and all his wordly possessions. His sister and one of his brothers came to Tennessee later.

The money purse in now in the possession of Joseph’s great-great-great-grandson, Stanley Frazer Rose.

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2 Responses to “Joseph Washington, Founder of Wessygnton Plantation”

  1. Is this the same Washington who was the father of Mary. who, in turn. was the mother of George Washington , The “Father-of-our-Country.” ? If so, and he moved to Tennessee, were there any of his descendants who participated in the “War of Northern Aggretion”? Thank you for your reply.

  2. John Baker says:

    Joseph Washington (1770-1848) was not the father of Mary Ball Washington who was the mother of President George Washington. Joseph Washington and President Washington were distant relatives.

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