Jane Charlotte Blackburn

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Jane Charlotte Washington (Blackburn)

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Rippon Lodge, Prince William, Virginia
Death: September 06, 1855 (69)
Blakeley, Jefferson, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Richard Scott Blackburn and Judith Blackburn
Wife of John Augustine Washington, II
Mother of George Washington; Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn Washington; Christian Scott Washington; Lt. Col. John Augustine Washington, lll; Richard Scott Blackburn Washington, Sr. and 1 other
Sister of Anna Maria Thomasina Blackburn

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About Jane Charlotte Blackburn


  • 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."

Family== *Parents: Richard Scott Blackburn & Judith Ball.

Married: 14 Nov 1811 Prince William Co., Virginia to John Augustine Washington (1789-1832). He was the son of Corbin Washington & Hannah Lee.

Children of John Augustine, II & Jane Charlotte (Blackburn) Washington: 

  1. Anna Maria Washington
  2. George Washington,   b. 1815,   d. Young
  3. John Augustine Washington, III,   b. 3 May 1821, "Blakeley", Jefferson, West Viginia, USA ,   d. 13 Sep 1861, Cheat Mountain, Randolph, Virginia
  4. Richard Blackburn Washington,   b. 1822


  • When her husband died in 1832, he left his entire estate to his wife to be divided as she pleased among her children. So Jane Charlotte became the owner of Mt. Vernon and remained so until the place went to her older son and this she confirmed in her will in 1855. The family, as I said, considered Blakeley a summer retreat from the heat and the bad climate of the tidewater area of Mt. Vernon. The family had always been burdened with the responsibility of slaves, and they felt this burden to be a very serious and unwelcome responsibility, just as George Washington had felt. One thing that they had done from the beginning was to support the American Colonization Society which founded Liberia, a free nation on the coast of Africa to which they would send freed slaves. The trouble with this project was that it was a very expensive thing to do – to educate slaves to the point where they could be self-sufficient and then transport them over to Africa and give them enough support to have books, a start to get going and become independent. Judge Bushrod Washington, while he sat on the Supreme Court of the United States, was President of the American Colonization Society, and the family always supported it. Indeed Jane Charlotte, in her 1855 will, provided for one slave, named William Lyon, to be educated and transported to Liberia if he chose." (A parcel near Claymont on the 1883 map of the county indicates a parcel owned by a man of the same name)


  1. [S63] Garner Database, J. H. Garner, (compiler), (RootsWeb.com, 2007-02-06), labron00., J. H. Garner Genealogy Database (Reliability: 3). ~Ruth Ritchie & Sudie Rucker Wood, Garner Keene Families of Northern Neck Virginia
  2. [S289] Blackburns in America, W. A. Challacombe, (Carlinville, Illinois: W. A. Challacombe, 1943, 151 pages), page 3 (Reliability: 4).
  3. [S288] The Land Where We Were Dreamin', James T. Surkamp (Editor), (Shepherdstown, West Virginia: Jim Surkamp Presentations, 2003), The Washingtons of Jefferson County (Reliability: 4). by John Augustine Washington, Family Historian, Interview 3 Aug 2001
  4. [S536] Lewis of Warner Hall, Merrow Egerton Sorley, (Columbia, Missouri: Printing and binding by E. W. Stephens Co., 1937, 905 pages), page 838 (Reliability: 3).
  5. [S515] Lee, Richard (Col.) Descendants, Cassius Francis Lee & Joseph Packard, Junior, (Boston, Massachusetts: David Clapp & Son, 1872), page 6 (Reliability: 4).
  6. Jane Charlotte BLACKBURN (AFN:12Q1-KVV) FamilySearch™ Ancestral File v4.19
  7. Find A Grave Memorial # 39976160.


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Jane Charlotte Blackburn's Timeline

August 23, 1786
Rippon Lodge, Prince William, Virginia
Age 28
Blakeley, Jefferson, Virginia
November 5, 1817
Age 31
Blakeley, Jefferson, Virginia
January 5, 1820
Age 33
Blakeley, Jefferson, Virginia
May 3, 1821
Age 34
Blakely, Jefferson , West Virginia, United States
November 12, 1822
Age 36
Blakeley, Jefferson, VA
September 6, 1855
Age 69
Blakeley, Jefferson, Virginia