Samuel Walter Washington (1734 - 1781) MP

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Birthplace: Wakefield, Stafford Co, VA
Death: Died in Harewood, Jefferson, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Managed by: Holly Dianne Faulkner
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About Samuel Walter Washington

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of COLONEL. DAR Ancestor # A121972

ID: P379201909

Name: Samuel WASHINGTON

Sex: M

Birth: 16 NOV 1734 in Wakefield, Stafford Co, VA

Death: 9 SEP 1781 in Harewood, Virginia

Note:

!BIRTH - THE WASHINGTONS AND THEIR HOMES by John W. Wayland, p. 131

Samuel Washington was born at Wakefield, on Pope's Creek, Westmoreland Co., VA., the birthplace of his brother George and his sister Elizabeth (Betty) on November 27 (N.S.), 1734, "about 3 in ye Morni ng."

He lived as a boy in 3 different counties of Virginia, Westmoreland, Prince William and Stafford; as a man he lived and held public office in three, Stafford, Frederick and Berkeley, but he never wa s an old man; he died at the age of 47. Harewood was his home for 11 years, 1770 to 1781.

JOHN ALEXANDER, A NORTHERN NECK PROPRIETOR, HIS FAMILY, FRIENDS & KIN by Wesley Pippenger

Col. Samuel Washington was born 16 Nov. 1734 at Wakefield in Stafford Co. He went to Jefferson Co., W.V. where he died 1781. His estate "Harewood". He was the son of Augustine Washington.

Note: There is some differences in the above but found that Samuel Washington was in the county of Stafford at that time. - JMC

!MAR #1 - Ibid, p. 143

Jane Champe, daughter of Col. John Champe of King George Co.,VA. If she had any children they died in infancy.

!MAR #2 - Ibid

Mildred Thornton, daughter of Col. John Thornton and his wife Mildred Gregory. Mildred had two sons: Thornton, born probably in 1760 who grew up and married; and Tristram, born in or about 1763, wh o did not grow up.

!MAR #3 - Ibid

Lucy Chapman, daughter of Nathaniel Chapman died in 1762 of childbirth.

!MAR #4 - Ibid

Anne Steptoe, daughter of Col. William Steptoe. She is said to have been the widow of Willoughby Allerton when she married Samuel Washington, probably in the autumn of 1766. She had at least 4 Washin gton children:: Ferdinand, born July 16, 1767; George Steptoe, Lawrence Augustine and Harriet, who married Parks. All of Anne's children must have been born prior to December 1780, since Samuel Washi ngton married his fifth wife not later than that date.

!MAR #5 - Ibid

The Widow Holding, who seems to have been born Susannah Perrin. She had a son, John Perrin Washington, who was born prior to Sept. 9, 1781 when Samuel Washington made his will.

!DEATH - Ibid

He died in 1781.

!BURIAL - See below

He is buried in the grave yard south of the house.

There is a metal tablet bearing the following inscription:

HAREWOOD

ERECTED IN 1771. THE HOME OF COL.

SAMUEL WASHINGTON, COUNTY LIEUTENANT

HIS BROTHER GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON

VISITED HERE AND GENERAL LAFAYETTE

AND LOUIS PHILLIPE OF FRANCE WERE

ENTERTAINED HERE. IN THIS HOUSE

JAMES MADISON AND DOLLY PAYNE TODD

WERE MARRIED. SAMUEL WASHINGTON

DIED IN 1781 AND IS BURIED IN THE

GRAVE YARD SOUTH OF THE HOUSE

George Steptoe Washington (1770-1809) lived at Harewood, the home of his father, Col. Samuel Washington. His wife was Lucy Payne, a sister to Dolly Payne Todd; and thus it came about that the marriag e of James Madison and Dolly Payne Todd, in September 1794 took place at Harewood. The officiating clergyman was Rev. Alexander Balmain, a chaplain of the Revolution and for many years thereafter a w ell-known minister of Winchester and the surrounding region. - Ibid

Info added per DAR's "Lineage Book of the Charter Members" by Mary S Lockwood and published 1895 stating he "was colonel in the Virginia Line of the Revolutionary Army."

Father: Augustine WASHINGTON b: ABT 1694 in Wakefield, Westmoreland, Virginia, United States

Mother: Mary BALL b: ABT NOV 1708 TO ABT 1709 in Epping Forest, Lancaster, Virginia, United States

Marriage 1 Anne STEPTOE

Married: ABT 1766 in Va

Children

Lawrence WASHINGTON
George WASHINGTON
Frederick Augustus WASHINGTON b: 4 JUN 1768 in Stafford, Virginia
Lawrence Augustine WASHINGTON b: ABT 1768 in King Geo Co., Va
Lucinda WASHINGTON b: 29 NOV 1769 in Stafford, Virginia
Lawrence Augustine WASHINGTON b: 11 APR 1774 in Harewood, Jefferson, Virginia
Harriot WASHINGTON
Ferdinand WASHINGTON

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Served with distinction as Colonel in the Continental Army, and was a supporter of the Episcopal Church.

Children by Mildred THORNTON

  1. Thornton WASHINGTON b: 1760
  2. Tristram WASHINGTON b: 1763

Children by Anne Eskridge STEPTOE

  1. Ferdinand WASHINGTON b: 1767 in Harewood
  2. Maj. George Steptoe WASHINGTON b: 1773 in Harewood
  3. Lawrence Augustine WASHINGTON b: 1775 in Harewood
  4. Harriet Parks WASHINGTON b: 1776 in Harewood

One child by by Susannah PERRIN

  1.  John Perrin WASHINGTON b: 1781

Sources:

1. Born in 1734 according to Stella Pickett Hardy, "Colonial Families of the Southern States of America: A History and Genealogy of Colonial Families Who Settled in the Colonies prior to the Revolution," Baltimore, MD: Southern Book Co., 1958.

2. Born in 1738 according to The Washington Bible, transcribed by Tracy St. Claire.

3. Born in1734 according to the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, non-profit organization founded in 1853 by Ann Pamela Cunningham.

4. Born in 1734 according to Colonial Families of the United States of America, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1966 (originally published Baltimore, 1911).

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Col. Samuel Washington's Timeline

1726
December 22, 1726
King George, Virginia, England
1734
November 16, 1734
Wakefield, Stafford Co, VA
1754
1754
Age 19
VA, USA
1758
1758
Age 23
King George, Virginia, USA
1762
1762
Age 27
1763
1763
Age 28
1764
March 24, 1764
Age 29
Berkeley, Virginia
1767
July 16, 1767
Age 32
King Geo Co., Va
1768
June 4, 1768
Age 33
Stafford, Virginia
1769
November 29, 1769
Age 35
Stafford, Virginia