Augustine Washington

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Augustine Washington, Sr.
Augustine Washington

(1694-11-12)November 12, 1694
DiedApril 12, 1743(1743-04-12) (aged 48)
OccupationPlanter and iron ore miner.
Known forThe father of George Washington.
Jane Butler
(m. 1715; her death, 1729)
Mary Ball Washington
(m. 1731; his death, 1743)
Parent(s)Lawrence Washington (father) Mildred Gale (mother)

Augustine Washington, Sr. (12 November 1694 – 12 April 1743), was an British colonial American planter and iron ore miner. He was the father of George Washington, the first president of the United States. He belonged to the Colony of Virginia's landed gentry. Like his father and his sons, Washington had owned plantations which he operated by the use of enslaved labor. He also speculated in less developed land and had even operated in an iron mine. Unlike his father and his son George, Washington was never a legislator. He held various offices in the counties where he had land.

Washington's first wife was Jane Butler, who died in November of 1729. His second wife was Mary Ball Washington, the mother of George Washington. He was the son of Lawrence Washington and his wife, Mildred Gale.