Col. John Bushrod 1663 – 1719 Hannah Keene Bushrod 1676 – 1739 Dr. John Cooper Note:Hannah was buried between her first and third husband at her request.
Thomas Bushrod 1702 - 1719 Three unnamed infants Col. John Bushrod 1712 - 1760 Mildred S. Bushrod 1720 – 1785 Jenny Corbin Washington Hannah Bushrod Washington 1738 – 1801 John Augustine Washington 1735 – 1787 Corbin Washington 1764 - 1799 Hannah Lee Washington 1765 – 1799
The appearance of the name “Washington” in the list of persons buried at Bushfield provides a tantalizing clue to some interesting family connections. Hannah Bushrod was not the only child of John Bushrod (1663-1719) and Hannah Keene (1676-1739).They also had a son named Col. John Bushrod (1712-1760), whose third wife was Mildred Corbin (1720-1785).Their daughter was named Hannah Bushrod (1738-1804).She was the niece of the Hannah Bushrod who married Adam Crump. On April 14, 1756, she married John Augustine Washington (January 13, 1735/1736-January 8, 1787), the brother of President George Washington (February 22, 1732-December 14, 1799).Prior to that, this Hannah Bushrod was mistress at Mount Vernon during George Washington's bachelorhood.Hannah inherited Bushfield in 1760 upon the death of her father, Col. John Bushrod.All of Hannah and John Augustine Washington children were born at Bushfield.They had a son, Bushrod Washington (June 5, 1762 – November 26, 1829), who fought in the American Revolution and was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates.He was also a member of the Virginia convention that in 1788 adopted the Constitution. On February 4, 1799, he became an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.In 1801, he inherited Bushfield upon the death of his mother.He sold it in 1804 and moved to Mount Vernon, which he inherited after Martha Washington’s death. He was one of the executors of George Washington’s estate, and he also received the following specific bequest:
To my nephew Bushrod Washington, I give and bequeath all the Papers in my possession which relate to my Civil and Military Administration of the affairs of this Country; I leave to him also such of my private papers as are worth preserving; and at the decease of my wife, and before; if she is not inclined to retain them, I give and bequeath my Library of books, and pamphlets of every kind. Hannah and John Augustine Washington had two daughters, Jenny Corbin Washington (d. 1791) and Mildred Washington.Jenny Washington, who was called Jane, married William Augustine Washington, the son of her father's half brother Augustine Washington.The youngest child of Hannah and John Augustine Washington was Corbin Washington (1764-December 10, 1799).Corbin married Hannah Lee (1765–November 23, 1801) on May 10, 1787 at Bushfield.She was the daughter of Richard Henry Lee, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.Corbin Washington had lived for many years at Walnut Farm, originally a part of the Bushfield farm in Westmoreland County, but by October of 1799, he was living at a home called Selby in Fairfax County (WAYLAND , 125). The following entry was recorded for November 5, 1799 in George Washington’s diary (Diaries, 6:374): 5th. Morning and the whole day calm--clear & pleasant. Set out on a trip to Difficult-run to view some Land I had there & some belonging to Mr. Jno. Gill who had offered it to me in discharge of Rent which he was owing me. Dined at Mr. Nicholas Fitzhughs and lodged at Mr. Corbin Washingtons Oddly, Corbin died a month later on December 10th and George died four days later. There is no mention of Corbin’s death in Washington’s diary, and he may have been unaware that Corbin had passed. Corbin was listed as an executor for and a beneficiary of George Washington’s estate, however, his death four days prior to George made these provisions moot.
(Note: George and Martha Washington had no children, thus his property passed to his nephews and nieces and their descendants).
John Bushrod and Hannah Keene also had a daughter named Elizabeth Bushrod, who married William Meriwether.His father, Nicholas Meriwether II, was the great great grandfather of Meriwether Lewis, the Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
John Bushrod and Hannah Keene had another daughter named Apphia (who was named after her grandmother, Apphia Hughes, who married William Fauntleroy.