Mary Ball Washington

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Mary Ball Washington, born Mary Ball (November 30, 1708 – August 26, 1789), was the second wife of Augustine Washington, a planter in Virginia, and the mother of George Washington, the first President of the United States, and five other children. Mary Ball was born on November 30, 1708 in Lively, Virginia in Lancaster County. She was the only child of Joseph Matthäus Ball and his second wife, the widow Mary Johnson, whose maiden name and origins are not known. Fatherless at three and orphaned at twelve, Mary Ball was placed under the guardianship of George Eskridge, a lawyer, in accordance with the terms of her mother's will. Mary Ball met the widower Augustine Washington and they married on March 6, 1731 when she was 17 years old. It was her first marriage and his second. At age 37, Augustine had four children by his first wife, Jane Butler Washington; however, only two of them survived to adulthood. Together, Mary and Augustine had the following children: George Washington's Family Chart listing his ancestry, siblings, and brief biographies can be found on the Mount Vernon website Augustine died in 1743.

Personal details

Date of birth
November 30th, 1708
Kingdom of Great Britain
Date of death
August 26th, 1789 at age of 80
Place of death
Spotsylvania County




1.Mary Ball Washington Museum and Library

The Mary Ball Washington Museum and Library is a museum and historical archive in the Northern Neck of The Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, USA. Its purpose is to preserve the history of Lancaster County, Virginia. It opened in 1958 and was named in honor of George Washington's mother, Mary Ball, a Lancaster County, Virginia native and granddaughter of the ca 1653 emigrant, William Ball I. Past curators of the Mary Ball Washington Museum include Thomas M. Thacker, Cathy Currey, Sarah J. Walker, and Sonja Headley.
Headquarters Official website
PO Box 97, Virginia

2.University of Mary Washington

The University of Mary Washington is a public university in Virginia that focuses on undergraduate education in the liberal arts. The core of its main campus of 4,000 mostly residential students in Fredericksburg, Virginia is the College of Arts and Sciences, which offers degrees in disciplines such as psychology, political science, history, biology, chemistry, and art, and is enhanced by a College of Education and a College of Business, both of which also offer advanced degrees. The university also offers adult education and professional training to roughly 1,000 students at its satellite campuses in Stafford and Dahlgren.
Located in Geolocation Founded Headquarters Type Official website
Fredericksburg, Virginia
1301 College Ave, 22401 - Fredericksburg, Virginia
Liberal arts college, Public university


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