The Washingtons: A Family History

The Washingtons: A Family History

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This is the sixth volume of Dr. Justin GlennA•s comprehensive history that traces the A’Presidential lineA“ of the Washingtons. Volume One began with the immigrant John Washington, who settled in Westmoreland Co., Va., in 1657, married Anne Pope, and became the great-grandfather of President George Washington. It continued the record of their descendants for a total of seven generations. Volume Two highlighted notable family members in the next eight generations of John and Anne WashingtonA•s descendants. Volume Three traced the ancestry of the early Virginia members of this A’Presidential BranchA“ back in time to the aristocracy and nobility of England and continental Europe. Volume Four resumed the family history where Volume One ended, and it contained Generation Eight of the immigrant John WashingtonA•s descendants. Volume Five treated Generation Nine. Volume Six now presents Generation Ten, and it includes over 12, 000 descendants. Future volumes will add generations eleven through fifteen, making a total of over 63, 000 descendants. Although structured in a genealogical format for the sake of clarity, this is no bare bones genealogy but a true family history with over 1, 200 detailed biographical narratives. These in turn strive to convey the greatness of the family that produced not only The Father of His Country but many others, great and humble, who struggled to build that country. ADVANCE PRAISE A’I am convinced that your work will be of wide interest to historians and academics as well as members of the Washington family itself. Although the surname Washington is perhaps the best known in American history and much has been written about the Washington family for well over a century, it is surprising that no comprehensive family history has been published. Justin M. GlennA•s The Washingtons: A Family History finally fills this void for the branch to which General and President George Washington belonged, identifying some 63, 000 descendants. This is truly a family history, not a mere tabulation of names and dates, providing biographical accounts of many of the descendants of John Washington who settled in Westmoreland County, Virginia, in 1657. . . . Each individual section is followed by extensive listings of published and manuscript sources supporting the information presented and errors of identification in previous publications are commented upon as appropriate.A“ John Frederick Dorman, editor of The Virginia Genealogist (1957-2006) and author of Adventurers of Purse and Person A’Decades of reviewing Civil War books have left me surprised and delighted when someone applies exhaustive diligence to a topic not readily accessible. Dr. Glenn surely meets that standard with the meticulous research that unveils the Washington family in gratifying detailA‘many of them Confederates of interest and importance.A“ Robert K. Krick, author of The Smoothbore Volley that Doomed the Confederacy and Stonewall Jackson at Cedar MountainThroughout WW II he was stationed at the Charleston Naval Ship Yard as repair officer, material officer, and finally new construction officer. From 1945 to 1947, he was assigned to the ship repair facility at Subic Bay, Philippines. After threeanbsp;...

Title:The Washingtons: A Family History
Author:Justin Glenn
Publisher:Savas Publishing - 2014-09-05


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