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  • ID: I9223
  • Name: George WASHINGTON
  • RELA: 9th cousin 8x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 22 FEB 1731/32 in Pope's Creek, Westmoreland Co., VA
  • Event: Fact 17 SEP 1787 Signer of the U.S. Constitution
  • Event: Elected BET 30 APR 1789 AND 1797 First President of the United States
  • Death: of Throat Infection 14 DEC 1799 in Mount Vernon, Fairfax Co., VA
  • Event: Pic President George Washington
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  • Burial: Mount Vernon, Fairfax Co., VA
  • Title: President
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  • Note:
    WASHINGTON, George, (granduncle of George Corbin Washington), a Delegate from Virginia and first President of the United States; born at "Wakefield," near Popes Creek, Westmoreland County, Va., February 22, 1732; raised in Westmoreland County, Fairfax County and King George County; attended local schools and engaged in land surveying; appointed adjutant general of a military district in Virginia with the rank of major in 1752; in November 1753 was sent by Lieutenant Governor Dinwiddie, of Virginia, to conduct business with the French Army in the Ohio Valley; in 1754 was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel and served in the French and Indian war, becoming aide-de-camp to General Braddock in 1755; appointed as commander in chief of Virginia forces in 1755; resigned his commission in December 1758 and returned to the management of his estate at Mount Vernon in 1759; served as a justice of the peace 1760-1774, and as a member of the Virginia house of burgesses 1758-1774; delegate to the Williamsburg convention of August 1774; Member of the First and Second Continental Congresses in 1774 and 1775; unanimously chosen June 15, 1775, as commander in chief of all the forces raised or to be raised; commanded the Continental armies throughout the war for independence; resigned his commission December 23, 1783, and returned to private life at Mount Vernon; was delegate to, and president of, the Federal Convention in Philadelphia in 1787; unanimously elected as the first President of the United States, being inaugurated April 30, 1789, in New York City; unanimously reelected in 1792 and served until March 3, 1797, declining a renomination; again appointed as lieutenant general and commander of the United States Army July 3, 1798, and served until his death on December 14, 1799, in Mount Vernon, Va.; interment in the vault at Mount Vernon.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Augustine WASHINGTON b: BET 1693 AND 1694 in Wakefield, Westmoreland Co., VA
    Mother: Mary BALL b: SEP 1708 in Lancaster Co., VA

    Marriage 1 Martha DANDRIDGE b: 21 JUN 1731 in New Kent Co., VA
    • Married: 6 JAN 1759 in New Kent Co., VA