George a surveyor’s certificate from The College of
George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 died on December 14, 1799 at the age of 67. He married Martha Washington, they had no children together, but they did raise Martha’s two children. Washington was an American statesman, a soldier, and was the first President of the United States. He was awarded a total of five awards, and was one of our founding fathers. George Washington was born on February 11, 1731, but in 1752 England switched to the Gregorian calendar and switched his birthday to February 22, 1732. His birthplace was at family’s plantation on Pope’s Creek in Westmoreland County, Virginia. George Washington’s father, Augustine, moved his family to Little Hunting Farm. Just a few years later George’s family moved again to Ferry Farm near Fredericksburg, Virginia. George spent most of his childhood at Ferry Farm. Growing up Washington had nine siblings. His parents were Mary Ball and Augustine Washington. He had three brothers, three half-brothers, two sisters, and one half-sister. His brothers were Samuel, John Augustine, and Charles Washington. His sister were Betty Washington Lewis and Mildred Washington. His half-siblings were Butler, Lawrence, Jane and Augustine Washington. George Washington’s father died when he was just eleven years old. Though, it is possible that he might have helped his mother with the plantation after his father’s death. There is very little information about his education when he was a child. It is known though that he did finish school by age 15. Washington did not attend college. Although, he did get a surveyor’s certificate from The College of William & Mary. He began surveying around the age of 15. His first expedition was exploring the wilds of western virginia. The Virginia expedition earned him enough money to begin buying land of his own. At the age of 27, on January 6, 1759 Washington married his first wife, Martha Washington. His first home with Martha was at his plantation in Mount Vernon, on the banks of the Potomac River in Fairfax County, Virginia, near Alexandria, across from Prince George’s County, Maryland. Washington was the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, our first President, and an American statesman. In his his time as commander he lead his army through the eight years of the American Revolution. During his time as Commander Washington won two battle, The Battle of Trenton and the Battle of Yorktown. Though he lost more battles than he won, Washington did win the war. As President he set three precedents. Those being, to be called Mr.President, Choosing his own Cabinet, and only serving two terms. Also, for his awards he won five medals. The Honorary Doctorate of Laws, Harvard University, Congressional Gold Medal, Grandmaster of Masons of the American Colonies, President general, Society of the Cincinnati, General of the Armies of the United States of America.