Hidden Voices


          Hidden Voices is an occasional series that will appear on this website highlighting documents uncovered in the archives, which you may find interesting. Certainly, the stories the records tell are unique. With over 250 years of records, there are a multitude of potential stories that help document the history of Washington County. The Hidden Voices series will emphasize the stories and people history has forgotten or never knew.

Margaret Lee’s Plea

          The first in the series is Margaret Lee’s story, a free woman of color in colonial Boston kidnapped and sold into slavery in Tennessee. The story is told in her own words. Click on the link below to read her story.

Margaret Lee – Petition for Freedom