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Richard Caddeen


Caddeen was Bushrod Washington's tailor.


Richard Caddeen was a tailor in Westmoreland County (near Yeocomico Church) who plied his trade for Richard Henry Lee, Robert Carter, and other Virginia notables. He posted several advertisements in the Virginia Gazette between 1770 and 1774 regarding runaway indentured servants. Caddeen married Mary Bennett in 1787. His son John was an overseer for Carter.


Albert H. Tillson Jr., Accommodating Revolutions: Virginia's Northern Neck in an Era of Transformations, 1760–1810 (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010), 63.

William Armstrong Crozier, ed., Early Virginia Marriages, Part I: Virginia County Record Series, Volume IV (New York: The Genealogical Association, 1907), 93.

Richard Henry Lee Memorandum Book, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Rind's Virginia Gazette (Williamsburg), 23 August 1770, page 4, column 2 ( 

Virginia Gazette (Williamsburg), 28 July 1774, page 3, column 3 (

Virginia Gazette (Williamsburg), 6 October 1774, page 3, column 3 (