George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 21 October 1768]

21. Reachd Fredericksburg, found Warner Washington &ca. there.

Warner Washington (1722–1790), of Gloucester County, was a son of John and Catherine Whiting Washington, and a first cousin to GW. Warner’s first wife, Elizabeth Macon Washington (c.1729–1763), of New Kent County, bore him one child who lived to maturity, Warner Washington, Jr. (1751–1829). In May 1764 Warner married Hannah Fairfax (1742–1808), daughter of William Fairfax of Belvoir, and by this date they had two children, Mildred Washington (b. 1766) and Hannah Washington (1767–1828). Warner was now in the process of moving his family from Gloucester County to settle in the Shenandoah Valley.

While GW was in Fredericksburg, he paid 5s. to have his watch cleaned and 1s. 3d. for repair of his boots (General Ledger A description begins General Ledger A, 1750–1772. Library of Congress, George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers. description ends , folio 281).

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