The Enslaved Community


Anny, or Anna, was an enslaved woman who belonged to Eliza Croghan Hancock.

At Eliza’s request and upon her death, Anny and her children were given to Lucy Ann Jesup, Eliza’s niece. Anny and her children were given into John Croghan’s custody, and he wrote Thomas Jesup, Lucy Ann’s father, to let him know that they were at Locust Grove in December 1834. It is presumed they were sent to Lucy Ann Jesup in Washington, DC, after this time.

Anny had at least three children: Margaret, Billy, and Mary.