Person:George Washington (6)

m. 6 Mar 1731
  1. President George Washington1732 - 1799
  2. Betty Washington1733 - 1797
  3. Samuel Washington1734 - 1781
  4. John Augustine Washington1736 - 1787
  5. Charles Washington1738 - 1799
  6. Mildred Washington1739 - 1740
m. 6 Jan 1759
Facts and Events
Name[2] President George Washington
Gender Male
Birth[1][2][3][4][5] 22 Feb 1732 Wakefield, Westmoreland, Virginia, United StatesBet Bridge's Creek and Pope's Creek
Military? 6 Nov 1752 Virginia, United StatesMajor in the forces for Fredericksburg County
Occupation[1] from 24 Jul 1758 to 1769 Williamsburg, Virginia, United StatesHouse of Burgesses of Virginia
Reference Number? Q23?
Marriage 6 Jan 1759 New Kent, Virginiato Martha Dandridge
Property? 14 Mar 1768 Inherited Mount Vernon
Occupation? 5 Aug 1774 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United StatesOne of seven elected delegates from Virginia, to the Continental Congress.
Occupation? 4 Feb 1789 United StatesElected first President of the United States.
Death[1][2][3][4][5][6] 14 Dec 1799 Fairfax (independent city), Virginia, United StatesMount Vernon.
Burial[3][4][5] 18 Dec 1799 Fairfax (independent city), Virginia, United StatesPrivate crypt at Mount Vernon


Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army and First President of the United States.

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George Washington (February 22, 1732 – , 1799) was an American political leader, military general, statesman, and Founding Father who also served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797. He led Patriot forces to victory in the nation's War of Independence, and he presided at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 which established the new federal government. He has been called the "Father of His Country" for his manifold leadership in the formative days of the new nation.

Washington received his initial military training and command with the Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War. He was later elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses and was named a delegate to the Continental Congress, where he was appointed Commanding General of the nation’s Continental Army. He successfully led the allied American and French forces against Britain in the Revolutionary War which ended with the Siege of Yorktown. Once victory was in hand in 1783, he resigned as commander-in-chief.

Washington played a key role in the adoption and ratification of the Constitution and was then elected president by the Electoral College in the first two elections. He implemented a strong, well-financed national government while remaining impartial in a fierce rivalry between cabinet members Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton. During the French Revolution, he proclaimed a policy of neutrality while sanctioning the Jay Treaty. He set enduring precedents for the office of president, including the title "President of the United States", and his Farewell Address is widely regarded as a pre-eminent statement on republicanism.

Washington owned and traded African slaves, but he became troubled with the institution of slavery and freed them in his 1799 will. He was a member of the Anglican Church and the Freemasons, and he urged tolerance for all religions in his roles as general and president. Upon his death, he was eulogized as "first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen." He has been memorialized by monuments, art, geographical locations, stamps, and currency, and many scholars and polls rank him among the top American presidents.



Washington had no children himself. His wife, through her first marriage, had children and grandchildren. Two of her grandchildren, George Washington Park Custis and his sister Nelly, lived with the Washingtons when they were growing up (while Washington was president).


Early Land Acquisitions in Virginia

Acquisition of Land in Virginia:

  • H-255: Maj. George Washington of King George County. 240 acres in Frederick County on Potomack River between mouths of Great & Little Cacapeon adj. David Osborne. Surv. Mr. John Baylis. 8 Mar. 1753. [Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1742-1775, Vol. 2, Gertrude E. Gray, pg. 65].
  • Septr. 18, 1772. Michael Robinson, of Spts. Co., and Esther, his wife, to George Washington, of Fairfax Co., Esqr. £275 curr. Lots 107 and 108 in town of Fredksbg., purchased of Fielding Lewis, etc., as by Deed, Oct. 3, 1761. (Note: sources indicate that George purchased this land for his elderly mother, Mary Ball Washington. The house is now known as the Mary Washington House, an excellent museum with a good genealogy section on the Washingtons}.[1]
  • Page 229 - Authorized by a warrant dated the 25th November 1773 under the hand and seal of his Excellency The Earl of Dunmore Governor of Virginia, I have surveyed for George Washington, Esq., 2,813 acres of part (3,000 acres granted by the above warrant) of land in Augusta County lying on some Branches of Shirtee Creek a branch of the Ohio. Charles Morgan and William Haneson, chain carriers. William Crawford, agent. Returned to my office ye 25th May 1774. Thomas Lewis, S.A.C. (Note by P.C. Kaylor): Before Washington received a patent for the 3,000 acres granted him by the Earl of Dunmore and Governor of Virginia by proclamation of 1763, England deprived him (Washington) of all of his estate beyond the Alleghanies. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 82].
  • Page 248 - George Washington, 587 acres, Ohio River, at a place called the Round Bottom. March 28, 1775. [Abstract of Land Grant Surveys, 1761-1791, Augusta & Rockingham Counties, Virginia, by Peter Cline Kaylor, pg. 87].


References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 George Washington, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Roberts, Gary Boyd. Ancestors of American Presidents. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009), p. 1.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 George Washington, in Find A Grave: Mount Vernon Estate, Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, Virginia, Memorial# 1075, Jan 01, 2001, Secondary quality.

    Birth: Feb. 22, 1732, Colonial Beach, Westmoreland County, Virginia, USA
    Death: Dec. 14, 1799, Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
    Burial: Mount Vernon Estate, Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA

    Cause of death: Streptococcal infection, acute edema of the larynx. After spending a day riding on his farms in foul weather, his throat became inflamed, developing into what today is called acute inflammatory edema.

  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 George Washington, in Find A Grave: Saint Paul's Cathedral, London, City of London, Greater London, England, Memorial# 11816, Aug 21, 2000, Secondary quality.

    Birth: Feb. 22, 1732, Colonial Beach, Westmoreland County, Virginia, USA
    Death: Dec. 14, 1799, Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
    Memorial: Saint Paul's Cathedral, London, City of London, Greater London, England
    Plot: Mount Vernon

  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 George Washington, in Find A Grave: Mount Vernon Estate, Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, Virginia, Memorial# 6781, Oct 28, 1999, Secondary quality.

    Birth: Feb. 22, 1732, Colonial Beach, Westmoreland County, Virginia, USA
    Death: Dec. 14, 1799, Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
    Burial: Mount Vernon Estate, Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
    Plot: Original tomb, not far from final gravesite

  6. Cause of death: Streptococcal infection, acute edema of the larynx. After spending a day riding on his farms in foul weather, his throat became inflamed, developing into what today is called acute inflammatory edema.
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