Betty Davis, dower slave of Custis family

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Betty Davis, dower slave of Custis family

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Wife of Dick, slave of Elizabeth Foote Washington
Partner of Andrew Judge, indentured servant and Unknown
Mother of Nancy Judge; Ona Maria Staines, escaped slave of George Washington; Lucinda Judge; Philadelphia Costin, freed slave of Custis family and Austin

Occupation: enslaved seamstress
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About Betty Davis, dower slave of Custis family

Betty was a slave owned by Martha Washington. She was an expert at textiles and spent much of her time spinning thread, weaving cloth, and tailoring clothes for both the Washingtons and her fellow bondspeople. Betty was a "Dower Negro," that is she belonged to the estate of Martha's first husband Daniel Parke Custis, and after the Washington nuptials in 1759, moved to Mount Vernon with her mistress.

from: http://www.seacoastnh.com/black-history/black-history/runaway-slave-ona-judge-staines/

link to Martha Washington: Martha Washington

link to Daniel Parke Custis: Colonel Daniel Parke Custis

George Washington slave list 1799

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