Saturday, April 7, 2012
Education was of concern to the early colonists and great care was taken for the education of children, and even servants! Richard Vaughan of Northampton County, Virginia bequeathed in 1654 his entire estate to a family of blacks, probably his slaves, with the instructions to his executors that its younger members should all be taught to read. Source: Northampton County Records, vol. 1654-55, page 102.