Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn

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Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn

Birthdate: (42)
Birthplace: Rippon Lodge, Prince William, Virginia, United States
Death: September 24, 1833 (42)
Jefferson, West Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Richard Scott Blackburn and Judith Blackburn
Wife of Bushrod Corbin Washington
Mother of Hannah Lee Washington and Thomas Blackburn Washington
Sister of Jane Charlotte Blackburn

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About Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn

Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn was born on 30 Oct 1790 in "Rippon Lodge," Prince William, Virginia  and died on 21 Sep 1833 in Jefferson Co, West Virginia.


These Blackburn girls, to further complicate the family connections, were orphaned nieces of Mrs. ‘Judge Bushrod’ Washington’s, so Mrs. Washington’s two orphaned nieces married her husband’s two orphaned nephews."


  • parents:  Daughter of Richard Scott Blackburn and Judith Ball 


  1. 27 Sep 1810 in "Rippon Lodge," Prince William, Virginia to Bushrod Corbin Washington (1790-1851) as his 1st wife; he married Maria Powell Harrison 2nd. He was the son of Corbin Washington & Hannah Lee.


  1. Hannah Lee Washington (1811-1881). Married William Pearson Alexander.
  2. Thomas Blackburn Washington (1812-1854). Married Rebecca Janet Cunningham.


  1. "These Blackburn girls and their other sisters were very strong members of the Episcopal Church in its period of revival. The Episcopal Church had gone into a decline after the Revolution because it had seemed associated with the established church of the colonial government, and therefore with the colonial government and Britain. But it began to come back, particularly under the leadership of Bishop William Meade. Some people became very enthusiastic lay supporters, and the Blackburn women were among them to the extent that Bishop Meade's classic book "Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Virginia," especially refers to these Blackburn girls as 'the first fruits and some of the most valuable fruits of my early ministry.'
  2. Provenance: Corbin Washington (1765-1799), son of John Augustine Washington, nephew of George Washington , married to Hannah Lee (1766 to 1801); Bushrod Corbin Washington, son of the above (1790-1851) married Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn (1790 to 1833); Thomas Blackburn Washington, son of the above (1813-1854), married Rebecca Janet Cunningham (1820 to 1890) - she, Rebecca, married as second husband Dr Edward Syle; Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn Washington (1854-1909), daughter of the above (ie of Thomas Blackburn Washington and Rebecca Janet Cunningham); married (later Sir) James Alfred Ewing (1855-1935), noted engineer and physicist; the present owner, by descent. 1787 Washington Letter sells for $3.2 million. The Washington Post, 04 December 2009


  1. Anna Maria Thomasina BLACKBURN (AFN: 12Q1-R9D) FamilySearch™ Ancestral File v4.19
  2. [S288] The Land Where We Were Dreamin', James T. Surkamp (Editor), (Shepherdstown, West Virginia: Jim Surkamp Presentations, 2003), The Washingtons of Jefferson County by John Augustine Washington, Family Historian, Interview 3 Aug 2001
  3. [S289] Blackburns in America, W. A. Challacombe, (Carlinville, Illinois: W. A. Challacombe, 1943, 151 pages), page 3 (Reliability: 4).
  4. [S515] Lee, Richard (Col.) Descendants, Cassius Francis Lee & Joseph Packard, Junior, (Boston, Massachusetts: David Clapp & Son, 1872), page 6 (Reliability: 4).


Birth: Oct. 30, 1790 Prince William County Virginia, USA Death: Sep. 21, 1833 Jefferson County West Virginia, USA

born "Rippon Lodge" Daughter of Richard Scott Blackburn and Judith Ball

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Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn's Timeline

October 30, 1790
Prince William, Virginia, United States
May 19, 1811
Age 20
Jefferson, West Virginia, United States
August 19, 1812
Age 21
Jefferson, West Virginia, United States
September 24, 1833
Age 42
Jefferson, West Virginia, United States