Washington was an enslaved worker at Tuckahoe during the Wight and Allen period. He is thought to have been born sometime between 1810-1813. He first appears on the inventory list of Edwin Wight’s estate in April 1850. Shortly thereafter, he is listed in Joseph Allen’s account after he acquired Tuckahoe in July of that year. Washington was listed as a field hand in the Allen records. Next to him on one account was a man named Frank Johnson who was close enough in age to let us presume they were brothers.