Syphax (Family : Arlington, Va.)

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The Syphax family descends from Charles Syphax and Maria Carter, who were enslaved household servants owned by George Washington at Mount Vernon in Virginia. They were later owned by George Washington Parke Custis at Arlington House in Virginia. The Syphax family was one of the most influential enslaved families in the area. Maria Carter was the daughter of Arianna Carter and George Washington Parke Custis. She and her children were freed by Custis in 1826 and given a seventeen-acre plot of land within the boundaries of Arlington plantation.
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referencedIn Fred J. Maroon Photographic Archive, circa 1950-2000 University of Texas at Austin, Center for American History
referencedIn Scurlock Studio Records National Museum of American History (U.S.). Archives Center
referencedIn Papers of Mary Gibson Hundley, 1910-1985 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
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referencedIn Syphax Family Genealogy Virginia Historical Society Library
Place Name Admin Code Country
Arlington VA US
Mount Vernon VA US



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