Posts Tagged ‘Slaves and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation’

COUNTY MAYOR DECLARES JOHN F. BAKER JR. AND WESSYNGTON REMEMBRANCE WEEK IN ROBERTSON COUNTY

Friday, March 28th, 2014

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On February 24th I was honored by Mayor Howard Bradley of Robertson County, who issued a proclamation declaring February 24th through March 3rd as John F. Baker Jr. and Wessyngton Remembrance Week.john-f-baker-jr-week-001

SLAVE CEMETERY AT FROMER MIDDLE TENNESSEE PLANTATION GIVES UP SECRETS

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20131231/NEWS01/312310023/Slave-cemetery-former-Middle-TN-plantation-gives-up-secrets?nclick_check=1

RESEARCHERS STUDY SLAVE CEMETERY AT WESSYNGTON PLANTATION

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

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RECENTLY DISCOVERED PHOTOGRAPH FROM WESSYNGTON PLANTATION

Friday, November 29th, 2013

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In preparation for the Tennessee State Museum exhibit, Slaves and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation, descendants have been asked to locate Wessyngton artifacts, photographs, paintings and other memorabilia. A descendant of the owners of Wessyngton living in Nashville recently discovered this photograph in an album that belonged to his grandmother. The photograph was taken at Wessyngton in 1903, featuring Jenny Washington b. 1830, (wife of Allen Washington), Emanuel Washington 1824-1907 and his sister Susan Washington b. 1821. When the photo was taken there were only five former slaves still at Wessyngton of the senior generation, which also included Henny Washington 1839-1913 and Aggy Washington Terry, b.1824.