George Washington


George Washington. February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799,

George was part of a large family.  He was the first of 6 children of Augustine & Mary Washington. He married Martha Dandridge on January 6, 1759. They never did have any children together. However, George was a father to his wife’s 4 children from her 1st marriage.   You can view George’s family tree by clicking here

Washington’s first public office, from 1749 to 1750, was as surveyor of Culpeper County, Virginia. He subsequently received his first military training and was assigned command of 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,

Washington played an indispensable role in adopting and ratifying the Constitution of the United States, which replaced the Articles of Confederation in 1789 and remains the world’s longest-standing written and codified national constitution to this day. He was then twice elected president by the Electoral College unanimously. As the first U.S. president,

On December 14, 1799, George Washington died, He was place is a tomb on his Mount Vernon estate. The remains of his wife, Martha Dandridge Custis, as well as 25 other family members, are also entombed there. In 1831 a new tomb was constructed after an attempt was made by vandals to steal Washington’s body from Washington’s family tomb.