Monster Essays - George Washington: Biography
George Washington: Biography
George Washington was born in Virginia on Feb. 22, 1732 to
Augustine Washington and his second wife, Mary Ball Washington. George
spent his early years on the family estate on Pope's Creek along the
Potomac River. His early education came by way of studying mathematics,
surveying, the classics, and "rules of civility." His father died in 1743.
This caused George to live with his half brother Lawrence at Mount Vernon,
Lawrence's plantation on the Potomac. Lawrence became a substitute father
for his brother, he'd married into the Fairfax family, prominent and
influential Virginians who helped launch Geor....