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Mathew Ashby

Mathew Ashby

carter
A free man of mixed racial heritage, worked as a carter.

Robert Carter

Robert Carter

statesman, planter
This religious enthusiast emancipated 500 slaves.

James Geddy Jr.

James Geddy Jr.

silversmith
Williamsburg's best-known colonial silversmith.

Alexander Hoy

Alexander Hoy

carpenter
A Williamsburg carpenter who fell into debt, and enlisted in the Army in 1776.

Benjamin Powell

Benjamin Powell

builder, planter, statesman
A successful builder in colonial Williamsburg.

John Robinson

statesman, planter
Planter, delegate, and speaker of the Virginia House of Burgesses.




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