George Fayette Washington (1790 - 1867) MP

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Birthplace: Mount Vernon, Fairfax, Virginia
Death: Died in Frederick, Virginia, United States
Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Shelley Chrystal Mactyre
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About George Fayette Washington

George Fayette Washington was born In Mt Vernon, Fairfax, VA on Jan. 17, 1790 and died Sep. 6, 1867 in Frederick, VA. He is buried in Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester City, Virginia, USA.

He owned the Alexander Ross home, which he called Waverly near the Hopewell meeting house at Clearbrook. At his death his will proved January 1868, he left Waverly and his other property to Philip Williams in trust for the joint use and benefit of his son, Matthew Burwell Bassett Washington, and his wife Anna. 

Family

  • parents: The orphaned children of Charles Washington's oldest son, George Augustine Washington, and of Martha Washington's niece Frances Bassett Washington Lear, were named George Fayette, Charles Augustine, and Anna Maria. The children lived with their stepfather Tobias Lear at Walnut Tree Farm, a part of the Mount Vernon Clifton's Neck land which Washington left to the two little boys.

Married

  1. Maria Sheppard (Birth: 1805 in Frederick, Virginia Death: AFT 1850 in Frederick, Virginia)
  2. 18 NOV 1813 in Jefferson Co., Virginia to Frances Frame (Birth: OCT 1793 in Virginia Death: Bef 1830)

Children by 1st wife

  1. Charles Augustine Washington b: 9 AUG 1814

Children by 2nd wife

  1. Burwell Bassett Washington b: 15 AUG 1830 in Virginia

Notes

  • Will of George Washington, July 7, 1799 ... I give and bequeath to George Fayette Washington and Lawrence Augustine Washington [17] and their heirs my estate east of little hunting creek lying on the River Potomac, including the farm of 360 acres, leased to Tobias Lear as noticed before and containing in the whole, by deeds, two thousand and twenty-seven acres be it more or less which said estate, it is my will and desire should be equitably and advantageously divided between them, according to quantity, quality and other circumstances when the youngest shall have arrived at the age of twenty-one years, by three judicious and disinterested men, one to be chosen by each of the brothers and the third by these two ....
  • After Tobias Lear's death, the farm was occupied by two generations of the Washington family: George Fayette Washington, a nephew, and Charles Augustine Washington, a great-nephew. http://www.ahs.org/river_farm/history.htm

Sources

  1. Burke's Peerage of the American Presidents, pp 40-42
  2. 1850 census - District 16, Frederick, Virginia. George F. Washington owns 21 slaves
  3. 1860 census - District 4, Frederick, Virginia - post office Winchester. George F. Washington owns 34 slaves.

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George Fayette Washington's Timeline

1790
January 17, 1790
Mount Vernon, Fairfax, Virginia
1813
November 18, 1813
Age 23
Charles Town, Jefferson, West Virginia
1814
August 9, 1814
Age 24
Charles Town, Jefferson, West Virginia
1816
1816
Age 25
1823
1823
Age 32
1829
1829
Age 38
1830
1830
Age 39
1867
September 6, 1867
Age 77
Frederick, Virginia, United States
September 1867
Age 77
Winchester City, Winchester, Virginia, United States
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