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Washington, Rebecca Neal

(died: 1885) 

Rebecca Neal Washington was born a slave in Lovelaceville, KY. She was the first wife of Isam Washington, the mother of Isam McDaniel Washington, the grandmother of Roy L. Washington, and the great grandmother of Chicago Mayor Harold Washington. For more see The Ancestry of Mayor Harold Washington (1922-1987), by C. G. Brasfield.


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NKAA Entry: Washington, Isam
NKAA Entry: Washington, Isam McDaniel "Mack"
NKAA Entry: Washington, Roy L., Sr.
NKAA Source: Ancestry of Mayor Harold Washington, 1922-1987

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