George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 13 July 1769]

13. Mr. & Mrs. Ramsay & Sally Carlyle went away. I rid to the Mill where I was cutting of Wheat & returnd to Dinner when I found Mr. Frans. Thornton & my Br. Charles and his son—with whom rid out after Dinnr.

There were several Francis Thorntons. This is probably the one who died about 1795, the oldest son of Col. Francis Thornton of Spotsylvania County. His sister Mildred was Charles Washington’s wife. The son of Charles Washington who appears here is probably George Augustine Washington (c.1758–1793), who was about eleven years old at this time.

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