January 4, 1835, Whitney, Addison County, Vermont.

September 2, 1913.

Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois. American president Abraham Lincoln lies nearby.


Washington graduated from the Clover Street Seminary, Rochester, New York, in 1856. Many of her poems and hymns were published in a volume titled Echoes of Song. In addition to hymn writing, she was a lecturer and organizer for the Iowa Women’s Christian Temperance Union in the 1880s. Her husband was Shadrach Washington.

  1. Half a Century
  2. Never Forget
  3. Mama, Said Little Nellie
  4. Seek Jesus, Seek Jesus
  5. There’s an Enemy at Hand
  6. Work to Do for Jesus

Washington’s place of death