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George Washington Family Tree



George Washington Family Tree. George Washington was the Commander in Chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War that lasted 6 years.

He became president on April 30th, 1789 when he took his oath on Wall Street in New York. George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 [O.S. February 11, 1731][1] the first son of Augustine Washington and his second wife, Mary Ball Washington, on the family's Pope's Creek Estate near present-day Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He was educated in the home by his father and older brother.[7]

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In his youth, Washington worked as a surveyor, and acquired what would become invaluable knowledge of the terrain around his native state of Virginia.[8] Washington embarked upon a career as a planter and in 1748 was invited to help survey Baron Fairfax's lands west of the Blue Ridge.

In 1749, he was appointed to his first public office, surveyor of newly created Culpeper County,[7][9] and through his half-brother, Lawrence Washington, he became interested in the Ohio Company, which aimed to exploit Western lands.

In 1751, George and his half-brother travelled to Barbados, staying at Bush Hill House, hoping for an improvement in Lawrence's tuberculosis. This was the only time George Washington travelled outside what is now the United States.[10] After Lawrence's death in 1752, George inherited part of his estate and took over some of Lawrence's duties as adjutant of the colony.


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