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George Washington Slept Here

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  • James Young (1738 - 1776)
    The tavern records show that Robert Jr., brother of James Young owned a tavern from 1777 to 1779, and James was a proprietor in 1779 and 1780, probably succeeding Robert in ownership. This tavern must ...
  • Silas Young (1773 - 1862)
    "It was during the winter of 1779-80 when Washington's Army was encamped in and about Morristown and the General was occupying the Ford mansion as his headquarters. These were dark days for Washington ...
  • Ebenezer Eaton, Sr. (1750 - 1825)
    "Capt" Ebenezer Eaton ran a tavern/hotel on the stage route between New York, Boston, & Providence. George Washington actually did stay there. Layfayette twice--once during the Revolutionary War and ag...
  • Joseph Logsdon (c.1736 - d.)
    Joseph Logsdon served as a guide for General George Washington. ____________________________________________________________________________ In (George) Washington's diary for 1784, dated in Septembe...
  • Judge John Berrien (1711 - 1772)
    Judge John Berrien, (1711-1772) Came to Rocky Hill as a surveyor from Long Island in 1735. Then purchased or had Rockingham built. A portion of the house may have been on a tract purchased from John ...

"Chances are you've heard the adage, "George Washington slept here." There is a reason for the saying. The man got around. I don't mean he got around in a nudge, nudge, wink, wink, ya' know what I mean kind of way, but he did sleep in a lot of places. During the Revolutionary War he traveled across the Mid-Atlantic states and through the Northeast eating, drinking and catching some shut-eye in various taverns and inns."

"Tracing Washington's steps, either the actual steps or the possibilities, is a way to travel through American history."

quoted from Presidents' Day: George Washington Slept Here by by Jamie Rhein on Feb 19th 2007 at 10:01AM

Tracing Washington's steps is a way to travel through genealogy, too.

Bring on over your ancestor's profiles associated with places George Washington slept. I've linked below some ways to research that: please feel free to add more.

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