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George Washington Slept Here

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  • Col. Charles Washington (1738 - 1799)
    DAR Ancestor #: A121948 (see attached document) Children: 1. George A. WASHINGTON b: 1763 2. Samuel WASHINGTON b: 1765 3. Frances WASHINGTON b: 1763 4. Mildred WASHINGTON b: 1777
  • Jacob Arnold (1749 - 1827)
    Militia Veteran. He served as county sheriff for three terms and served as a Captain in the Morris Militia Light Horse during the American Revolution. In 1777 Arnold's Tavern served as headquarters for...
  • Grace Ford (1741 - 1818)
    parents: Judge Joseph Kitchell and Rachel Bates Married 20 Jan 1757 to Samuel Ford, later known as Samuel Baldwin Children William, b. ca. 1759; d. ca. 2 Jan 1793 Morris Co NJ; m. ca. 1...
  • Col. David Espy (1730 - d.)
    David Espy 1730 Parents: George Espy 1695-1761 and Jean Taylor 1699 Wife: Jane Woods Children: David George Mary (Espy) Anderson b. 1779 David Espy was a colonel in the Revolutionary ...
  • Thomas Heyward, Signer of the "Declaration of Independence" (1746 - 1809)
    Thomas Heyward, Jr. added the Jr. to his name to distinguish himself from his father's other son named Thomas. Thomas Heyward was born in St. Luke's parish, in the province of South Carolina, in the ...

"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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