Person:Violet Washington (1)

Violet Washington
 
 
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Violet Washington
Gender Female
Census[3] 1870 Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Census[4] 1880 Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Census[5] 1900 Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Census[6] 1910 Charleston, South Carolina, United States

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Violet Washington: Biographical Information

Violet Washington, age 32, opened a Freedmen's Bank account in Charleston, South Carolina on August 14, 1869. On her application, she stated that she was born in Georgetown County, South Carolina. In her application, Violet stated that her parents were Adam and Hagar (both deceased), her brothers were Friday Johnson and Peter Gilliard, and her sisters were Maria, Fanny and Diana (all deceased).

Violet's husband was Stephen Washington. They lived on Green Street near Dr. Bellinger and had no children in 1869. Violet was a seller in the Lower Market.


Violet and her husband Stephen were enumerated on the 1870 Federal Census in Charleston Ward 4. Their household in 1870 was:

Name Age Gender Color Occupation Birthplace
Washington, Stephen 32 M B Laborer GA
Washington, Violet 21 F B HucksterN1 SC
Washington, Mary 18 F B At School SC


The 1880 Federal Census shows Violet and Stephen living at 33 Wharf Street in Charleston. Their household in 1880 was:

Name Age Gender Color Relationship Birthplace
Washington, Stephen 45 M B GA
Washington, Violet 35 F B Wife SC
Washington, Rose 7 F B Adopt. Daughter SC


The 1900 Federal Census finds Stephen and Violet still living at 33 Wharf Street in Charleston. Their household in 1900 was:

Name Relationship Color Gender Birth Month Birth Year Age at Last Birthday Birthplace
Washington, Stephen Head B M Aug 1830 69 SC
Washington, Violet Wife B F June 1846 53 SC


The 1910 Federal Census reflects major changes in Violet's life: she is now widowed, and living with her is the family of her nephew Willis Johnson, Sr. Their household in 1910 was:

Name Relationship Gender Color Age Birthplace Occupation Place of Employment
Washington, Violet Head F B 53 SC Widowed
Johnson, Willis Nephew M B 31 SC Helper Boiler Works
Johnson, Rebecca Niece F B 22 SC None
Johnson, Willis Jr. Son M B 3 SC None
Johnson, Eliza Daughter F B 11 mos. SC None

Here, among Violet Washington's records, our Friday Johnson mystery crops up again. If the Willis Johnson, Violet's nephew, living in her household in 1910, is the same Willis Johnson listed in the household of Friday and Eliza Johnson in 1880, it is possible that Friday who listed Patsey as his wife on the 1871 Freedmen's Bureau record Person:Friday Johnson (3) and Friday who was married to Eliza at the time of the 1880 Census Person:Friday Johnson (1), are the same person. This awaits further investigation.

Violet's family is of interest to us because she may have ties to Drayton family plantations in Charleston, South Carolina. If you have information and/or records to share to help us learn more about Violet and her family, please do contact us. We will appreciate your contribution so much!

Family Group Sheet

Please note: Rose is listed in the Census as Violet and Stephen's adopted daughter.


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About This Page

This page is part of a groundbreaking research project to rediscover the family lineages of enslaved people on Drayton family plantations in Barbados and the United States. To read more about this historic research, please visit the article below:

Genealogy of Enslaved Communities on Drayton Family Plantations: A Research Project Sponsored by the Magnolia Plantation Foundation of Charleston, SC

References
  1. Freedmen's Bank Record 5352, Friday Johnson, Charleston, South Carolina, October 4, 1871.

    Registers of Depositors in Branches of the Freedmen's Savings and Trust Company
    Records of the Comptroller of the Currency (NARA RG 101)
    NARA Micropublication M816, Reel 22

  2. Freedmen's Bank Record 3341, Violet Washington, Charleston, South Carolina, August 14, 1869.

    Registers of Depositors in Branches of the Freedmen's Savings and Trust Company
    Records of the Comptroller of the Currency (NARA RG 101)
    NARA Micropublication M816, Reel 21

  3. 1870 Federal Census, United States.

    Census Year: 1870; Census Place: Charleston Ward 4, Charleston, South Carolina; Roll M593_1486; Page 279; Image 561

  4. 1880 Federal Census, United States.

    Census Year: 1880; Census Place: Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina; Roll: T9_1222; Family History Film 1255222; Page 134.1000; Enumeration District: 59

  5. 1900 Federal Census, United States.

    Census Year: 1900; Census Place: Charleston Ward 5, Charleston, South Carolina; Roll: T623 1520; Page 18B

  6. 1910 Federal Census, United States.

    Census Year: 1910; Census Place: Charleston Ward 5, Charleston, South Carolina; Roll T624_1452; Page 20B; Enumeration District: 31; Image 338

  7.   A huckster was a market vendor.