George Washington 1st President of the United States (April 30, 1789 to March 3, 1797) Nickname: "Father of His Country" Born: February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia Died: December 14, 1799, at Mount Vernon, Virginia
George Washington Colonial Williamsburg Foundation Charles Willson Peale’s Portrait of George Washington at Princeton. View the interactive portrait.Born 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia Father died when he was a boy Strongly influenced by older brother Military career began in Virginia militia Married a widow with two children Man of character all his life First president of the United States of America Died 1799 at Mount Vernon
Wow... just wow. Flora Stewart was 117 years old when this photo was taken in New Hampshire in 1867. That means she was born in 1750. She saw this country founded and lived to see the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and the end of slavery. She saw George Washington and Abraham Lincoln as Presidents. And look at her: as regal as any Queen who ever reigned.
The first child of Augustine Washington (1694–1743) and his second wife, Mary Ball Washington (1708–1789), George Washington was born on their Pope's Creek Estate near present-day Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County, Virginia
George Washington Carver, who was born a slave, lived a fruitful life of service to others because he knew the secret of returning good for evil. ~ to read a 1-minute devotion about this man, click the image and when it enlarges, click again.