1st President George Washington

1st President George Washington[1]

Male 1732 - 1799  (67 years)    Has more than 250 ancestors and 15 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name George Washington 
    Prefix 1st President 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 22 Feb 1732  Pope's Creek, Wakefield, Westmoreland Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Nov 1799  Mount Vernon, Fairfax Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mount Vernon, Fairfax Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I34105  Geneagraphie
    Links To This person is also George Washington at Wikipedia 
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2003 

    Father Capt. Augustine Washington,   b. 1693-1694, Wakefield, Westmoreland Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1743, Ferry Farm, King George Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Mary Ball,   b. 1708-1709, Lancaster Co., VA. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1789, Fredricksburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 6 Mar 1731  Fredericksberg, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 5 siblings 
    Family ID F14449  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha Dandridge,   b. 21 Jun 1731, New Kent County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1802, Mount Vernon, Fairfax Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 6 Jan 1759  St. Peters Church, New Kent Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Eleanor Parke Custis,   b. 1779, Adington, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1852  (Age 73 years)
     2. George Washington Parke Custis,   b. 1781, Mount Airy, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1857  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2000 
    Family ID F14330  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos 2 Photos

  • Notes 
    • - US President No. 1

      General.
      He left no Heir. His five younger brothers and sisters were Elizabeth, Samuel, John Augustine, Charles, and Mildred (who died in infancy). George's two half brothers, Lawrence and Augustine, were 14 and 12 years older than he, but the three boys liked and respected one another. Over 6 feet tall, Washington was a handsome man, whose portraits fail to do him full justice. He was slim-waisted and big-shouldered, with a powerful body and a well-shaped head. He rode well and walked with a firm, vigorous stride. Was elected the 1st President of the U.S. April 30, 1789, without opponent, by 69 electoral votes. In office from 1789 to 1797 (two terms). His vice-president was his successor John Adams. Refused to run for a third term and - thereby - inofficially instituted the 2-term rule for american presidents, the only exception being Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
      Washington devoted considerable attention to the investigation of his pedigree. The public is familar with his frequent balzoning of the family arms on carriages, books, plates, mirrors, private seal, dishes, pictures and practically every memorable family token was decorated with the old shield of the English Washingtons. As a book plate all the Washingtons employed the family arms, both in England and America.
      On Dec. 12, 1799, Washington rode over his farms for about five hours. It was snowing when he started out. Later it changed to hail and cold rain. Without changing his wet clothes on his return, he sat down to dinner. The next day he complained of a sore throat. During the night of the 13th he became seriously ill, but he would not disturb the household or allow Mrs. Washington to get up for fear she should catch cold. The next day his strength was sapped by frequent blood-lettings, and he grew steadily weaker. He died late that night, on Saturday, Dec. 14, 1799.
      Washington was buried in the family vault on Mount Vernon. John Marshall summed up the national grief. He quoted the well-remembered words of Henry Lee that truly describe Washington's place in American history: "First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen."
      Was elected without opponent by 69 electoral votes. Was in office from 1789 to 1797 (two terms). His vice-president was his successor John Adams. Refused to run for a third term and - thereby - inofficially instituted the 2-term rule for american presidents, the only exception being Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

  • Sources 
    1. [S554] Washington Society.


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