George Washington

George Washington on his horse - Mount Vernon

 

 

 

  • First President (1789-1797)
  • Birthday: February 22, 1732 (Friday)
  • Birthplace: Pope’s Creek, Virginia
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces
  • Date of Death: Decemeber 17, 1799 (Tuesday)
  • Place of Death: Mount Vernon, Virginia
  • Place of Burial: Mount Vernon, Virginia
  • Cause of Death: Epiglottits
  • Age: 67 years old
  • Length of Retirement: 1015 days
  • Religion: Episcopal, Deism
  • Party: Federalist

George Washington Offices Held

  • Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army (1775-1783)
  • Delegate to the Second Continental Congress from Virginia (1775-1775)
  • Delegate to the First Continental Congress from Virginia (1774-1774)

George Washington Nicknames

  • The Father of His Country
  • American Cincinnatus
  • The Sage of Mount Vernon
  • His Excellency
  • Sword of the Revolution
  • The American Fabius

George Washington Pets

  • Horses (Nelson, Blueskin, Samson, Steady, Leonidas, Traveller, Magnolia were some of them)
  • Dogs (Sweetlips, Scentwell, Vulcan, Drunkard, Taster, Tipler, Tipsy, Mopsey, Taster, were some of them)
  • A Parrot (said to have belonged to his wife Martha)
  • Donkey (Royal Gift)

George Washington Personal Traits

  • Height: 6 feet – 2 inches

George Washington Quotes

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.
It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
It is impossible to govern the universe without the aid of a Supreme Being.
It is impossible to account for the creation of the universe without the agency of a Supreme Being.
Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government.
The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon.
Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.
It is better to be alone than in bad company.
To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.
Remember that it is the actions, and not the commission, that make the officer, and that there is more expected from him, than the title. – Address to the Officers of the Virginia Regiment, Jan. 8, 1756
Few men have virtue enough to withstand the highest bidder. – letter, Aug. 17, 1779

George Washington Timeline – Family

  • November 12, 1694 Augustine Washington (Father) born in Westmoreland County, Virginia.
  • December 24, 1699 Jane Bulter Washington (Father’s first wife) born in Westmoreland County, VA.
  • November 30, 1708 Mary Ball Washington (Mother) born in Lively, Virginia.
  • October 15, 1711 Daniel Parke Custis (Wife’s First Husband) born in York County, Virginia.
  • April 20, 1715 Augustine Washington (Father) marries Jane Bulter Washington (Father’s first wife).
  • 1716 Bulter Washington (Half-Brother) born in Bridge Creek, Virginia.
  • 1718 Lawrence Washington (Half-Brother) born in Bridge Creek, Virginia.
  • 1720 Augustine Washington II (Half-Brother) born in Bridge Creek, Virginia.
  • 1722 Jane Bulter Washington (Half-Sister) born in Bridge Creek, Virginia.
  • November 24, 1728 Jane Bulter Washington (Father’s first wife) dies in Westmoreland County, VA.
  • 1729 Bulter Washington (Half-Brother) dies in Westmoreland County, Virginia.
  • March 6, 1731 Augustine Washington (Father) marries Mary Ball Washington (Mother).
  • June 13, 1731 Martha Dandridge Custis Washington (Wife) born in Chesnut Grove, Virginia.
  • February 22, 1732 George Washington born in Westmoreland County, Virginia.
  • June 20, 1733 Betty Washington Lewis (Sister) born in Westmoreland County, Virginia.
  • November 16, 1734 Samuel Lewis Washington (Brother) born in Westmoreland County, Virginia.
  • 1736 John Augstine Washington (Brother) born in Westmoreland County, Virginia.
  • May 2, 1738 Charles Washington (Brother) born in Hunting Creek, Stafford, Virginia.
  • 1739 Mildred Washington (Sister) born in Westmoreland County, Virginia.
  • January 17, 1735 Jane Bulter Washington (Half-Sister) dies in Mount Vernon, Virginia.
  • October 23, 1740 Mildred Washington (Sister) born in Westmoreland County, Virginia.
  • April 12, 1743 Augustine Washington (Father) dies in Ferry Farm, Virginia.
  • May 15, 1750 Daniel Parke Custis (Wife’s First Husband) marries Mary Ball (Mother).
  • November 19, 1751 Daniel Parke Custis, Junior (Wife’s Child) born in New Kent, Virginia.
  • July 22, 1752 Lawrence Washington (Half-Brother) born in Mount Vernon, Virginia.
  • April 12, 1753 Francis Custis (Wife’s Child) born in New Kent, Virginia.
  • February 19, 1754 Daniel Parke Custis, Junior (Wife’s Child) dies in Colony, Laurel, Kentucky.
  • November 27, 1754 John “Jacky” Parke Custis (Step-Son) born in New Kent, Virginia.
  • 1756 Martha “Patsy” Parke Custis (Step-Daughter) born in New Kent, Virginia.
  • April 1, 1757 Francis Custis (Wife’s Child) dies in New Kent, Virginia.
  • July 8, 1757 Daniel Parke Custis (Wife’s First Husband) dies in New Kent County, Virginia.
  • January 6, 1759 George Washington marries Martha Dandridge Custis (Wife) in New Kent County, Virginia.
  • May 1762 Augustine Washington II (Half-Brother) dies in Westmoreland County, Virginia.
  • June 19, 1773 Martha “Patsy” Parke Custis (Step-Daughter) dies in Mount Vernon, Virginia.
  • 1781 Samuel Lewis Washington (Brother) dies.
  • November 5, 1781 John “Jacky” Parke Custis (Step-Son) dies in Eltham, Virginia.
  • February 17, 1787 John Augstine Washington (Brother) dies in Westmoreland County, Virginia.
  • August 26, 1789 Mary Ball Washington (Mother) dies in Spotsylvania, Virginia.
  • March 31, 1797 Betty Washington Lewis (Sister) dies in Culpeper, Virginia.
  • September 16, 1799 Charles Washington (Brother) dies in Charles Town, Jefferson County, Virginia.
  • December 14, 1799 George Washington dies in Mount Vernon, Virginia.
  • May 22, 1802 Martha Dandridge Custis Washington (Wife) dies in Mount Vernon, Virginia.

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