Samuel Washington

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Samuel Washington (1734–1781) was a brother of United States President George Washington. He was born on November 27, 1734 [O.S. November 16, 1734] at Pope's Creek, Wakefield, Westmoreland County, Virginia.[1] He died 2 months before his 47th birthday anniversary and just before the beginning of the Battle of Yorktown on September 26, 1781. His probable cause of death was from tuberculosis, or a similarly contagious and recurring respiratory disease.[2]

Samuel served numerous posts in Stafford County, Virginia including justice of the peace, county magistrate, county sheriff, militia officer, and parish vestryman. He resided at Mount Vernon from 1735 to 1738.

He had Harewood near Charles Town, Virginia designed by John Ariss in 1770. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[3]

Marriages and children

Samuel married five times[4] and had nine children:

  • Jane Champe (1724-1755)
  • Mildred Thornton (about 1741-1763) - possibly died during or shortly after childbirth. Her cousin, also named Mildred Thornton, married Samuel's younger brother Charles.
  • Lucy Chapman(1743-1762) - died during childbirth
    • Infant Washington(1762-1762)
  • Anne Steptoe (1737–1777)
  • Susannah Perrin(1740-1783)
    • John Perrin Washington (1781–1784)



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