President George Washington
President George Washington (1732-1799)
1st President of the United States

Born: Westmoreland County, Virginia
Parents: Augustine and Mary (Ball) Washington

Ancestry: English
Height: 6 ft. 2 in.
Religion: Episcopalian
Political Party: Federalist
Family: Washington married Martha Dandridge Custis (1731-1802) in 1759. They had no children.

The 1st President of the United States and the first commander and chief of the United States Army. For his great service to the nation both during the Revolutionary War and in the period of the early Republic, he has been called "The Father of His Country."

1732-Born on Feb 22, (Feb 11, old style calendar).
1748-Joins party surveying lands of Lord Fairfax.
1749-Appointed surveyor of Culpepper County, Virginia.
1752-Begins military career with commission as Major of Virginia militia; eventually becomes commander in Chief of Virginia forces.
1758-Elected to Virginia House of Burgesses; serves 1759 to 1774.
1774-Chosen delegate to First Continental Congress.
1775-Attends Second Continental Congress; named Commanding General of Continental Army.
1781-Accepts British surrender at Yorktown, ending fighting of the Revolution.
1783-Resigns commission and returns to civilian life.
1787-Serves as president of Constitutional Convention.
1789-Unanimously elected 1st President of the United States; unanimously reelected in 1792.
1797-Retires to Mount Vernon.
1799-Dies on December 14, at the age of 67.

(more later, including a picture)

1991 New Standard Encyclopedia – Standard Education Corporation – Chicago.


President George Washington is not directly blood related to me. He is a member of our tree via the 2nd marriage of Mary Gregory to my 11th great-grandfather's son James Taylor I. Mary was the 1st cousin once removed of President George Washington. Mary was also granddaughter to Mildren Washington, George's aunt, since the Gregory's married twice into the Washington family.

Mary Gregory Taylor, 1st cousin once removed of George Washington, is the wife of my 10th great-granduncle James Taylor I.

The Lineage:

Lawrence Washington, Capt., m. Mildred Warner
........Augustine Washington, Capt., m. Mary Ball
.............George Washington, 1st President m. Martha Dandridge
.........Roger Gregory m. Mildred Washington
..............John Gregory, Capt. m. Elizabeth Bishop
....................James Taylor I (b.1635) m. (1)Frances Walker (2)Mary Gregory (b.1665)

15th. John Taylor (b.1478) m. Susan Rowland (b.1482)
14th. Dr. Rowland Taylor (b.1510) m. Margaret Tyndale (b.1510)
13th. Thomas Taylor I (b.1548) m. Elizabeth Burwell (b.1552)
12th. Thomas Taylor II (b.1573) m. Margaret Swinderby (b.1578)
11th. John Taylor I (b.1607) m. Elizabeth Taylor (b.1610) (maiden name unkown)
..........James Taylor I (b.1635) m. (1)Frances Walker (b.1640) (2)Mary Gregory (b.1665)
................Mary Gregory was ALSO grand-daughter of Mildred Washington, George Washington's aunt.
...............James Taylor II, Colonel (b.1669) m. Martha Thompson (b.1679)
....................Frances Taylor (b.1700) m. Ambrose Madison (b.1700)
.........................James Madison, Colonel (b.1750) m. Eleanor Rose Nellie Conway (b.1730)
..............................James Madison, Jr., 4th President (b.1750/51) m. Dorothea Payne (b.1768)
..........Zachary Taylor I (b.1707) m. Elizabeth Lee (b.1709)
..............Richard Taylor, Colonel (b.1743) m. Sarah Pannill Dabney Strother (b.1760)
..................Zachery Scott Taylor, 12th President (1784 VA-1850 DC) m. Margaret Mackall Smith
......................Sarah Knox Taylor (b.1814) m. Confederate President Jefferson Davis (1808-1889)
10th John Taylor, II (b.1627 England) m. Alice (Gascoyne) Gascoigne (b.1628 England)
9th. John Taylor, III (b.1654 VA) m. Ann Vezey (b.1658 VA)
8th. Elizabeth Taylor (b.1656) m. Edmund Basye, Sr. (b.1645 England)
7th. Edmund Bayse, Jr. (b.1675 VA) m. Lydia Karenhappuch (b.1703 VA)
6th. Leannah Basye (b. 1725 VA) m. John Webb I (b.1720 PA)
5th. John Webb, II (b. 1745 VA) m. (1)Hannah Woodward Riveer (b.1750 TN)
4th. Elizabeth Leannah Basey Webb (b.1771 VA) m. Mark Lambert Jackson (b.17663 VA)
3rd. Susannah Ann Elizabeth Jackson (b.1798 VA) m. Lemuel Manire (b.1792 NC/KY)
2nd. David Crockett Manire (b.1832 TN) m. Martha M. Reid (b.1835 TN)
Great-Grandparents: Mary Tennesse Manire (b.1866 TN) m. William Glenn Cole (b.1857 TN)
Grand-parents: Robert Marvin Cole (b.1900 TN) m. Mary Irene Hill (b.1906 TN)
Parents: Dora Leopal Cole (b.1931 TN) m. Kenneth Allen Freeman (b.1931 TX)
Self: Alan Cole Freeman (b.1953 TN) m. Frances Anne Hyman (b.1958 TX)

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