George Washington’s Direct Lineage in Virginia

This post has the last wills and testaments of John, Lawrence, and Augustine: his great-grandfather, grandfather, and father. They are royal gateway ancestors. That is, they descend from royalty many generations back and then John moved to America.

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George Washington’s Will, Investments, and Landholdings

“IN THE NAME OF GOD Amen. I GEORGE WASHINGTON of MOUNT VERNON, a Citizen of the United States, and lately President of the same” .… This post includes only the family essentials of his will, plus his landholdings and investments, which other online sites don’t have. How rich was he?

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Madison v. Madison

After the Father of the Constitution dies on June 28, 1836, his wife, Dolley P. Madison, has to distribute $9,000 within three years to his many nephews and nieces. Here are the court records of the ordeal, to fulfill the conditions of the President’s Last Will and Testament. These records also reveal the names of his nephews and nieces, for anyone doing genealogical research.

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1782 Recruitment Quota List for New Kent County, Virginia

By Act of Assembly, Virginia ordered men (and women) to be recruited for service in some capacity during the War of Independence. Here is New Kent County’s recruitment quota list, containing 428 names, done in August 1782.

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