Family:Stephen Washington and Violet Washington (1)



Violet Washington and Stephen Washington: Family History

Violet and Stephen Washington are of interest to our research project because Violet may have ties to Drayton family plantations in Charleston, South Carolina. To learn more about Violet's possible connection to Drayton family plantations, please click on her name in the Family Group chart below.

Violet and Stephen were married before August 14, 1869, when Violet opened a Freedmen's Bank account and listed Stephen as her husband. At that time, they were living on Green Street in Charleston, near Dr. Bellinger. Violet was a vendor in the city market, and would pursue this occupation for the rest of her working life.

In 1870 Violet and Stephen were living in Charleston Ward 4. By 1880 they were living at 33 Wharf Street and had adopted a daughter named Rose, who descendant family members have identified as Rosina, later Rosine Fields.

Stephen and Violet would remain at 33 Wharf Street for a number of decades. Stephen died before 1910, and by that time Violet is listed as widowed on the Census. In her household at 33 Wharf Street are her nephew Willis Johnson and his family.

If you have information and/or records to share to help us learn more about Violet, Stephen and their family, please do contact us. We will appreciate your contribution so much!

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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

  1.   Freedmen's Bank Record 5352.

    Friday Johnson, Charleston, South Carolina, October 4, 1871 (transcription and image to be added)

  2.   Freedmen's Bank Record 3341.

    Violet Washington, Charleston, South Carolina, August 14, 1869 (transcription and image to be added)

  3.   1870 Census of the United States.

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

  4.   1800 Census of the 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 Census of the United States.

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

  6.   1910 Census of the United States.

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