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Romancoke Plantation

Location: Spotsylvania Co., VA
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History: George Washington Parke Custis, grandson of Martha Washington, owned three plantations: Arlington, White House and Romancoke. In his 1857 will, he manumitted all slaves belonging to his estate (within five years of his death).

Associated surnames: Baker, Bingham, Braxton, Brown, Crump, Custis, Dandridge, Henry, Johnson, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Macon, Meredith, Smith, Young

Associated Plantations: Arlington Plantation (Spotsylvania Co., PA); White House Plantation (Spotsylvania Co., VA)


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1857: Manumitted Slaves of Romancoke Plantation
From George W.P. Custis Manumission, by Robert E. Lee, submitted by Scott Rode. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/spotsylvania/wills/c2320001.txt

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