This is a side of my family which I have yet to meet. They are the descendants of John Washington and Amelia Thompson, who was my great-great-grandfather's sister (Joshua). The Washington's now reside in the District of Columbia. They visited the Spy Hill Plantation in June 2006. I was thrilled to learn of their visit and the newspaper article written about the event which I obtained from Ruth Taliaferro, the Garnett/Baber family historian. I was also thrilled to see the names of my great-great-great-great grandfather, Billie McGruder and my great-great-great-grandparents, William and Mildred Thompson, appear in a 2006 newspaper article! This is what this endeavor is all about--keeping alive the stories of our ancestors. For more on this see the article below, "The Breathe of My Ancestors." Update: On April 22, 2008 we held a family reunion with this side of my family in Baltimore. We had a great time!