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Mary Ball Washington

Deceased Person from Kingdom of Great Britain

Mary Ball Washington 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. Unlike most widows in Virginia at the time, Mary Ball Washington never  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1708-11-30
Place of birth
Lively, Virginia
Nationality
Kingdom of Great Britain
Children
George Washington George Washington

Death

Date of death
1789

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