Like Warren Ward, Washington Ward was home to many freepersons of color, most notable, Betsey Baptiste. In 1795, Betsy Baptiste was brought to America as a slave. After she regained her freedom in 1813, she became a successful businessperson, allowing her to own a home in Washington Ward.
You can also find Simon Mirault’s home at 21 Houston Street, which was built in 1852. Mirault was an émigré (note: a person escaping the French Revolution; emigrant) from Haiti who became a successful tailor in Savannah. The property was originally located in Troup Ward.