George Washington

Early Life and Family

What did George Washington’s father do for a living?

Augustine Washington was a tobacco planter who owned a sizeable portion of land of more than 1,000 acres. He served as a justice of the peace and sheriff of Westmoreland County for a time, too.

A portrait of George Washington in full uniform painted by Charles Willson Peale.


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