Sunday, July 17, 2016

Mary Washington did not Attend the Inauguration of George Washington #history #genealogy #virginiapioneersnet

Mary Washington of Fredericksburg
By Jeannette Holland Austin Jeannette Holland Austin(profile) 

Mary WashingtonAccording to a 19th century newspaper article published in a Georgia newspaper, "Mrs. Eiza Garfield was the only woman who saw her son inaugurated President of the United States. Washington's mother was living in Fredericksburg Virginia when the father of his country was inaugurated but she did not witness the ceremony which took place in New York." Generally speaking, old newspapers published foreign and National news on the front pages, followed by local news, gossip and tidbits of information. 

Source:The Jones Headlight, Gray's Station, Georgia March 17, 1888. 




Frederick County was named for Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales and the eldest son of George II. It was created from Orange County in 1738; part of Augusta County was added later. The county seat is Winchester. 

Frederick County Wills, Estates, Marriages available to members of Virginia Pioneers

Digital Images of Frederick County Wills 1743 to 1751 
Testators: Alford, John; Anderson, Thomas; Ballender, Josiah; Barrett, Arthur; Berry, Patrick; Borden, Benjamin; Branson, Thomas; Brown, Thomas Sr.; Buice, John; Chenowoth, Joseph; Dumas, Lewis; Gillaspy, Patrick; Hart, Daniel; Helm, Leonard; Hobson, George; Hoge, William; Hollingsworth, Abraham; Hollingsworth, Ann; Howell, William; Jesper, William; Job, Hannah; Jones, Spencer; Lilburn, Anna; Little, Thomas; Littler, John; Loftin, Thomas; Lucas, Rebecca; McHenry, Barnaby; McKell, James; McMahan, William; McName, Bayan; Melderick, John; Mellon, John; Meter, John; Moon, Simon; Morris, Samuel; Movebought, Jacob; Neill, John; Nickton, John; Parker, Gilbert; Parrott, Hugh; Paul, Hugh; Ross, Alexander; Ross, David; Tomson, Samuel
Miscellaneous Records
  • Crumbs, Henry H., LWT (1776) (digital image)
  • Mckee, Robert, LWT, transcription
  • Denton, John, LWT (1767) (digital image)
  • Reagan, John, LWT (1775) (digital image)
  • Hopewell Friends History 1734-194, misc. pages
  • Marriages 1771-1825, misc. pages
  • Marriage Bonds (Tilman to Webb)



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