George Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia to Augustine Washington and Mary Ball. He was the first child to be born to Augustine and Mary. Augustine had previously been married to Jane Butler with whom he had 4 children, Butler, Lawrence, Augustine and Jane, but remarried when Jane passed away in 1731. Eventually, Augustine and Mary would have 5 more children: George Washington 1732-1799, Betty Washington 1733-1797, Samuel Washington 1734-1781, John Augustine Washington 1736-1787, Charles Washington 1738-1799, and Mildred Washington 1739-1740.
Washington served as a general and commander-in-chief of the colonial armies during the American Revolution, and later became the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. He died on December 14, 1799, in Mount Vernon, Virginia.
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