Who we are


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3. The story begins

 George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in West County Virginia. Washington served as a general and commander-in-chief of the colonial army during the American Revolution and later became the first president of the United States serving from 1789 to 1797 he died on the December 14th, 1799.  George Washington could trace his family's presence in North America to his great grandfather John Washington who migrated from England Virginia. The family had some distinction England and was granted land by Henry the seventh much of the family is wealth was lost or in the Puritan revolution and in 1657 Georges grandfather Lawrence Washington migrated to Virginia with all information is available about the  family North America until George's father Augustine who was born in 1694.  Augustine Washington was in ambitious man who acquired land and slaves built Mills and grew tobacco free time had an instrument interest in opening iron mines he married his first wife Jane Butler and I had three children Jane died in 1729 in Augustine married Mary bar in 1731 George with George was the Aldis Augustine and Mary's six children all of which survived into adult. The family lived on Popes Creek in West Moreland County Virginia.  They were moderately prosperous members of Virginia's middling class. Augustine movies the family up the Potomac River to another Washington family home little hunting Creek plantation and 1735 and then moved again in 1738 to ferry Farm on the opposite Fredericksburg Virginia with George Washington's been months s Augustine movies the family up the Potomac River to another Washington family home little hunting Creek plantation and 1735 and then moved again in 1738 to ferry Farm on the opposite Fredericksburg Virginia was George Washington's spent much of his youth.  Little is known about George Washington's childhood which fostered many of the fables later biographers many facture to fill in the gap among these are stories that Washington through a Silverdollar across the Potomac and after chopping down his father's price cherry tree he openly confessed to the crime is known that from 870 15 George was homeschooled and studied with the local church Sexton and later a schoolmaster in practical math geography line in the English classics that much of the knowledge he would he would use the rest of his  Life was through his acquaintance with backwoodsman in the plantation foreman. By his early teens he had mastered going to Bacot sta

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