RTW was a wealthy man who owned several hundred acres of land and had dozens of people employed to work in the fields, many of which had been slaves. When a neighbor once told RTW that the workers were stealing from his fields, he replied that he knew it. He said he planted extra just so they would have something to steal.
When his last wife died, RTW hired a "nurse" to care for him. When he finally died, the nurse and his attorney made off with much of his fortune.