21 November 2008

What is going on with George Washington's Ancestry?

In last Sunday's [16 Nov 2008] Washington Post there was a query and answer that was titled, The Great-Great-Grandpa of Our Country. The controversy centers on whether or not Anne Pope was John Washington's first wife. They agree that she was mother of all of his children. The controversy has a place, the cemetery at the George Washington Birthplace National Monument in Westmoreland County, Virginia.

Do you have an ancestor with several wives over his lifetime? Well John Washington, our George Washington's great-great-grandfather, had three. If you have good records, it is easily sorted out. In this case even the grave markers are questionable. The markers are from a W.P.A. project in the 1930s.

I thought that this was interesting from the genealogy point of view.

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