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African-American Syphax Family Traces Its Lineage to Martha Washington

19 Mar 2018 2:43 PM | Anonymous

How the African-American Syphax Family Traces Its Lineage to Martha Washington from article in SmisonianMag.Com

The article goes on to explain that "The patriarch of the family, William Anderson Syphax, was a freed slave, born in 1773. His son, Charles Syphax, was a slave at Mount Vernon, the home of George and Martha Washington. Charles Syphax was among nearly 60 slaves inherited by George Washington Parke Custis, the grandson of Martha Washington."

Our board member Craig Syphax, is a direct descendant of the original Syphax family that were slaves belonging to Martha Washington. Read full article here. [Click to access full article

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