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George Washington Slept Here

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  • John Kane (1734 - 1808)
    John Kane was a Tory in the American Revolution and his house in Pawling, New York was occupied by George Washington during the war. The house is now the property of historical society.
  • William Eilbeck (deceased)
    Araby is a historic home located near Mason Springs, Charles County, Maryland. It was the home of William and Sarah Eilbeck, whose daughter Anne married George Mason. George Washington recorded many vi...
  • Stephen Slot (1727 - 1806)
    From The Sloats House & Inn Description Excerpted from National Registry (listed 1976) Stephen Slot (1727-1808) came from Hackensack and married Martha Van Dusen (Marritje 1727-1807) about 1753.  S...
  • Abraham Odom, Jr. (c.1725 - 1812)
    Abraham Odom Jr. was born abt 1725 in Barnwell South Carolina. He died in 1812. Parents: Abraham J. Odom Sr (1695/1705-1760) and Jeni Dunn Married: on 17 Jan 1781 to Sibyl Barnes children: ...
  • 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 ...

"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.