Rev. Wormley Hemings Hughes

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Wormley Hemings Hughes

Birthdate: (77)
Death: 1858 (77)
Immediate Family:

Son of Betty Brown
Husband of Ursula Hughes
Father of Robert Hughes, Rev.; George Hughes; Thomas Hughes; Dolly Hughes; Critta Hughes and 7 others
Brother of Burwell Colbert; Robert Brown; Brown Colbert; Melinda Freeman; Edwin Brown and 1 other

Occupation: Head gardener, Monticello
Managed by: Erica Howton
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About Rev. Wormley Hemings Hughes

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From http://www.monticello.org/getting-word/people/betty-brown

Described as “light colored & decidedly good looking,” Betty Brown had seven children who lived to adulthood. Among these were head gardener Wormley Hughes, Monticello butler Burwell Colbert, and nailmaker Brown Colbert. Her sons Edwin and Robert both became runaways after being given and sold away from Monticello. Her daughter Melinda Colbert Freeman married and lived in freedom in Washington, DC. Betty Brown died in the early 1830s, probably before her daughter Mary Colbert and son Brown Colbert chose to seek freedom in the African colony of Liberia in 1833.


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Virginia, United States