Lott Lee, grandson of William Lee was born abt 1799 to Sinah Lee who was freed in 1814, but her son Lott apparently was never released from slavery. Our review of the 1810 Virginia Census does not reflect that he was free, and the the 1870 census indicates he was sold to the families of Mary Hubbard or Samuel Harris during the several years of Bushrod Washington Mount Vernon property management and dispersal of slaves before or after death of Martha Washington.
Historians and other writers consistently avoid writing real stories about real people like Lott Lee and his mother Sinah.
What occurred at Mount Vernon after George Washington died was exactly what he feared: the slaves he owned were freed by his will but those owned by Martha, regardless of their relationships to those owned by him: were split away and sold. Indeed, not just sold but very quickly sent away to distant locations like Patrick County (regarded in 1800 as Virginia's western frontier).
The 1870 census shows that he and his wife Lucy were living with his grandson Jackson and wife Kansas Lee in Patrick, Virginia.
Name: Lott Lee
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