Lived: Feb 22, 1732 – Dec 14, 1799 (age 67)
Height: 6′ 2″ (1.88 m)
Spouse: Martha Washington (m. 1759 – 1799)
Children: Martha Parke Custis (Daughter) · Frances Custis (Daughter) · Daniel Parke Custis, Jr. (Son) · Daniel Parke Custis Jr (Son)
Structures: Mount Vernon
Buried: Mount VernonHighlights
- 1755: Lt. Governor Dinwiddie rewarded Washington in 1755 with a commission as “Colonel of the Virginia Regiment and Commander in Chief of all forces now raised in the defense of His Majesty’s Colony” and gave him the task of defending Virginia’s frontier.
- 1759: On January 6, 1759, Washington married wealthy widow Martha Dandridge Custis, then 28 years old.
- 1784: Prior to these, he had a set made with real human teeth, likely ones that he purchased from “several unnamed ‘Negroes,’ presumably Mount Vernon slaves” in 1784.
- 1789: Washington was inaugurated on April 30, 1789, taking the first presidential oath of office on the balcony of Federal Hall in New York City.
- 1797: Washington retired from the presidency in March 1797 and returned to Mount Vernon with a profound sense of relief.
- 1799: Washington died at home around 10 p.m. on Saturday, December 14, 1799, aged 67.
Portrait of George Washington (1732–99)