m. 1 Dec 1658
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Col. John Washington was one of the Early Settlers of Colonial Virginia
Information on Col. John Washington
John Washington, born ca. 1633/4, died January 1677;sailed for Virginia in 1656 as mate and voyage partner of Edward Prescott, owner of the sea Horse of London, a ketch engaged in the tobacco trade;They arrived early in 1657. Having taken tobacco on board near Mattox Creek, they weighed anchor and set sail again, but the ketch sank; He bought land at Bridges Creek and settled there in 1664;Eventually he owned over 6,000 acres in Virginia, including the nucleus of the Wakefield and Mount Vernon estates;As a Colonel he led Virginian forces in the Indian War of 1675;Among civil offices, he was a member of the Virginian House of Burgesses for Westmoreland County;Married 2ndly December 1658 Anne Pope, widow of Walter Boadhurst and dr. of Lt.Col. Nathaniel Pope.
For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article John Washington.