Historical records matching Col. Samuel Washington
About Col. Samuel Washington
Samuel Washington (1734–1781) [Son of Capt. Augustine Washington, Sr. and Mary (Ball) Washington] 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. He died at age 46 on September 26, 1781, a couple of days before the decisive Franco-American victory of Yorktown. His probable cause of death was from tuberculosis, or a similarly contagious and recurring respiratory disease.
Samuel served in 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, a Georgian-style mansion near then Charles Town, Virginia, designed by the renowned architect John Ariss in 1770. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
Marriages and children
Samuel married five times and had nine children:
1. Jane Champe (1724–1755)
2. Mildred Thornton (about 1741–1763) – possibly died during or shortly after childbirth. Her cousin, also named Mildred Thornton, married Samuel's younger brother Charles.
- Thornton Washington (1760–1787)
- Tristram Washington (born 1763) birth date is wrong, Samuel's third wife Lucy died in 1762
3. Lucy Chapman (1743–1762) – died during childbirth
- Infant Washington (1762–1762)
4. Anne Steptoe (1737–1777)
- Ferdinand Washington (1767–1788)
- George Steptoe Washington (1773–1809) – He married Lucy Payne, sister of Dolley Madison, wife of James Madison. His son Samuel Walter Washington (1799–1831) married Louisa Clemson, sister of Thomas Green Clemson.
- Lawrence Augustine Washington (1775–1824)
- Harriot Washington (1776–1822)
5. Susannah Perrin (1740–1783)
- John Perrin Washington (1781–1784)
- "Col Samuel Walter Washington". GENi genealogy website. Retrieved June 25, 2014.
- "A proud Washington descendant". Bedinger Family History and Genealogy. Retrieved June 25, 2014.
- National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Ambler, Charles Henry. "George Washington and the West". Historic Pittsburgh Text Collection. University of Pittsburgh. Retrieved September 20, 2013.
A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of COLONEL. DAR Ancestor # A121972
Name: Samuel WASHINGTON
Birth: 16 NOV 1734 in Wakefield, Stafford Co, VA
Death: 9 SEP 1781 in Harewood, Virginia
!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:
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
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
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
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).
Col. Samuel Washington's Timeline
November 16, 1734
Wakefield, Westmoreland, Virginia, USA
King George County, Province of Virginia
July 16, 1767
King Geo Co., Va