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Col Charles Washington
Birth: May 2, 1738
Death: Sep. 16, 1799

Born in Hunting Creek, now Fairfax County, Virginia to Lawrence Augustine and Mary Ball Washington. He was their 4th son and the youngest full brother to General George Washington. The family moved to the Ferry Farm, opposite Fredericksburg late 1738. This is where Charles spent his childhood. He served as a member of the vestry of St. George's Church at Fredericksburg. By 1761 he was a prominent landholder. On February 27, 1766, he was one of the signers of the Westmoreland Resolution, a declaration against the British Stamp Act of 1765. Charles was bequeathed land from his half brother Lawrence whom had large holdings in Frederick County, Virginia. He moved to this land somewhere between April 20th and October 6, 1780. He lived in a log cabin on the southern outskirts of present day Charles Town, before the construction of his new house, which he named "Happy Retreat". He married his first cousin Mildred Thornton. This union gave them four children, George Augustine, Samuel, Frances and Mildred Washington. The children were remembered in General George Washington's will. George visited at "Happy Retreat" on his numerous journeys in this part of the country. Charles provided 80 acres of his land, divided in half-acre lots to establish a town. He donated 4 lots at the main intersection of George and Washington Street for public buildings of the town and county. It was formally incorporated on January 4, 1787, by Act of the General Assembly of Virginia. The town took the name of its founder "Charlestown" now "Charles Town" and located in present Jefferson County. His health declined and his death occurred between July and September of 1799. His brother George died a short while after. He was buried in the family plot at his home near Charles Town. 
 
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 Parents:
  Augustine Washington (1694 - 1743)
  Mary Ball Washington (1708 - 1789)
 
 Spouse:
  Mildred Thornton Washington (1736 - 1804)
 
 Children:
  George Augustine Washington (1759 - 1793)*
 
 Siblings:
  Butler Washington (1716 - 1716)**
  Lawrence Washington (1718 - 1752)**
  Augustine Washington (1720 - 1762)**
  Jane Butler Washington (1722 - 1735)**
  George Washington (1732 - 1799)*
  George Washington (1732 - 1799)*
  George Washington (1732 - 1799)*
  Betty Washington Lewis (1733 - 1797)*
  Samuel Washington (1734 - 1781)*
  John Augustine Washington (1736 - 1787)*
  Charles Washington (1738 - 1799)
  Mildred Washington (1739 - 1740)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Charles Washington Family Graveyard
Charles Town
Jefferson County
West Virginia, USA
 
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Record added: Mar 30, 2007
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