Lawrence Augustine Washington

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Lawrence Augustine Washington (April 11, 1774 – February 15, 1824)[citation needed] was a nephew of United States President George Washington and son of Samuel Washington and his fourth wife, Anne Steptoe.[1]

Lawrence was born at Harewood in what is now Jefferson County, West Virginia in 1774.[citation needed] After his father's death, he, along with his brother George Steptoe and sister Harriot, went to live with their uncle George Washington for a time. The future president paid for him and his brother to be educated at Georgetown academy, where according to historian Ron Chernow, "they were wild and uncontrollable and a constant trial to Washington".[1] Lawrence Augustine married Mary Dorcas Wood on November 6, 1797 in Winchester, Virginia. Together, the couple had four children. It is through his son, Dr. Lawrence Augustine Washington, that a direct Washington family lineage exists today.


  1. George Samuel Washington
  2. Emma Tell Washington (1812-1838)
  3. Lawrence Augustine Washington (1813-1882)
  4. Mary Dorcas Washington (1817-1861)

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  1. ^ a b Chernow, Ron (2010). Washington: A Life. Penguin Press. p. 464. ISBN 978-1-59420-266-7.