John Augustine Washington

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John Augustine Washington
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Born1736 Edit this on Wikidata
Died1787 Edit this on Wikidata (aged 50–51)
Spouse(s)Hannah Bushrod Edit this on Wikidata
ChildrenBushrod Washington, Corbin Washington Edit this on Wikidata
FamilyBetty Washington Lewis, George Washington, Samuel Washington Edit this on Wikidata

John Augustine Washington (1736–1787)[1] was a member of the fifth Virginia Convention and a founding member of the Mississippi Land Company.[2] During the American Revolution he was a member of Westmoreland County's Committee of Safety and the Chairman of the County Committee for Relief of Boston.[3][4]


He was the brother of President George Washington and the third son of Mary Ball and Augustine Washington. John Washington married Hannah Bushrod (1735-1801) in 1756 and lived with her in the Washington family estate, Mount Vernon, until 1759 when her father John Bushrod became ill. John Augustine and Hannah moved their family to the Bushrod family estate, Bushfield, to be with her ailing father, who died in 1760. Hannah inherited Bushfield where she and her family remained and increased to six children. One of their children was United States Supreme Court Justice Bushrod Washington. John Augustine and Hannah are believed to be buried on the grounds of Bushfield, but no stone remains to mark their graves in the family plot. A stone in his honor was erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution in the churchyard of Pohick Church in 1986.[5]


Marker to John Washington's memory, on the left, in the cemetery at Pohick Church

Fannie Washington Finch was member n. 8 of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Born in Virginia. Descendant of Col. Wm. Aug. Washington. Daughter of Bushrod Washington and Henrietta Bryan Spots wood, his wife. Granddaughter of Col. Wm. Aug. Washington and Gen. Alexander Spotswood and Jane Washington and Elizabeth Washington, their wives. Great-granddaughter of John Aug. Washington and Augustine Washington Jr. and Hannah Bushrod and Ann Aylett, their wives. Great-great-granddaughter of Augustine Washington, his first wife, Jane Butler, second, Mary Ball Washington, and of John Spotswood and Mary Dandridge, his wife.[6]


  1. ^ (1) "Hannah Bushrod". Ancestry. 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-01-22. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
    (2) "George Washington's Family Chart". Mount Vernon Ladies' Association. Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
  2. ^ Massachusetts, Colonial Society of (1906). "Transactions 1902 – 1904". Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts. Cambridge USA: University Press: John Wilson and Son. VIII. Retrieved 2008-03-21.
  3. ^ "George Washington's Family Chart". Mount Vernon Ladies' Association. Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2015-01-22.
  4. ^ Coleman, Charles Washington (April 1897). "The County Committees of 1774-'75 in Virginia: II". William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine. 5 (4): 245–255.
  5. ^ "CJW History: 1973-1985". Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  6. ^ National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution 1901 This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.

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