Mary Ball Washington Museum/

 Mary Washington House –  APVA Preservation Virginia

George Washington Birthplace National Monument  – George Washington Birthplace National Monument (U.S. National Park Service) 

George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate  and Gardens

Kenmore and Ferry Farm Home Page

James G. Leyburn Library  – Washington & Lee University

Woodlawn Plantation

Yorktown Battlefield

Valley Forge National Historic Park

Sulgrave Manor

Washington Old Hall

 Biography of  George Washington

Biography of  Martha Dandridge Custis Washington

The Papers of George Washington

George Washington’s  Papers at the Library of Congress 1741-1799

Friends of Happy Retreat

The Jefferson County (WV) Historical  Society

Washington-Lewis Family

The Washington Family In Jefferson County,  West Virginia Parts 1-4 by Washington Family Historian, John Augustine  Washington

Belvoir Scott’s Plantation

The John Marshall House

Genealogical  Links:

Cyndi’s List of  Genealogy Sites on the Internet

Washington Family Genealogy  Forum

 The Library of Virginia

Virginia Historical Society


Please visit the link below to see the recent publication by Justin Glenn, The Washingtons: A Family History: Volume 1: Seven Generations of the Presidential Branch, a comprehensive history of the descendants of the immigrant of John Washington of  Westmoreland County.

Now available on!

The Washingtons: A Family History

Volume Five

Generation Nine of the Presidential Branch

Part One


The Washingtons: A Family History

Volume Five

Generation Nine of the Presidential Branch

Part Two

Kindle Edition

Published by Savas Publishing, a Division of Savas Beatie
December 2014

Digital First Edition

Now available on

Dear Family and Friends,

Thank you all for your patient support and encouragement in my 40-year struggle to produce a comprehensive history of the descendants of the immigrant of John Washington of Westmoreland County. This is what I call the “Presidential Branch” of the Washington family, since the immigrant John was the great-grandfather of George Washington.

Volume FIVE (in two parts) is now available for purchase as a Kindle book on, and here are the links to it:
Kindle edition of The Washingtons: A Family History: Volume 5 (Part One) –

The Washingtons: A Family History: Volume 5 (Part One) –

Kindle edition of The Washingtons: A Family History: Volume 5 (Part Two) –

The Washingtons: A Family History

This is the fifth volume of Dr. Justin Glenn’s comprehensive history that traces the “Presidential line” of the Washingtons. Volume One began with the immigrant John Washington, who settled in Westmoreland Co., Va., in 1657, married Anne Pope, and became the great-grandfather of President George Washington. It continued the record of their descendants for a total of seven generations. Volume Two highlighted notable family members in the next eight generations of John and Anne Washington’s descendants, including such luminaries as General George S. Patton, the author Shelby Foote, and the actor Lee Marvin. Volume Three traced the ancestry of the early Virginia members of this “Presidential Branch” back in time to the aristocracy and nobility of England and continental Europe. Volume Four resumed the family history where Volume One ended, and it contained Generation Eight of the immigrant John Washington’s descendants.
Volume Five now presents Generation Nine, including more than 10,000 descendants. Future volumes will trace generations ten through fifteen, making a total of over 63,000 descendants. Although structured in a genealogical format for the sake of clarity, this is no bare bones genealogy but a true family history with over 1,200 detailed biographical narratives. These in turn strive to convey the greatness of the family that produced not only The Father of His Country but many others, great and humble, who struggled to build that country.


— The founding immigrant John Washington had three surviving children: Lawrence, John Jr, and Anne (who married Maj. Francis Wright). Here is the guide for finding your line in Vol. 5:

Part 1: The Washington Line (descendants of Lawrence Washington and John Washington, Jr.)
Part 2: The Washington-Wright Line (descendants of Anne [Washington) Wright)


Justin Matthews Glenn was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and raised in Glendale and Phoenix, Arizona. He graduated from Stanford University (B.A., Classics, 1967; magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow at Princeton University (M.A., Classics, 1969; Ph.D., Classics, 1970). His career as a professor of Classics at the University of Georgia and Florida State University spanned thirty-five years, and he has served as Registrar General of The National Society of the Washington Family Descendants since 2002. He and his wife Jody reside in Tallahassee, Florida.


“At long last the Washingtons have a published history worthy of their place in history. You have done a masterful job. I am convinced that your work will be of wide interest to historians and academics as well as members of the Washington family itself.
Although the surname Washington is perhaps the best known in American history and much has been written about the Washington family for well over a century, it is surprising that no comprehensive family history has been published. Justin M. Glenn’s The Washingtons: A Family History finally fills this void for the branch to which General and President George Washington belonged, identifying some 63,000 descendants. This is truly a family history, not a mere tabulation of names and dates, providing biographical accounts of many of the descendants of John Washington who settled in Westmoreland County, Virginia, in 1657.”

John Frederick Dorman, editor of The Virginia Genealogist (1957-2006) and author of Adventurers of Purse and Person

“Decades of reviewing Civil War books have left me surprised and delighted when someone applies exhaustive diligence to a topic not readily accessible. Dr. Glenn surely meets that standard with the meticulous research that unveils the Washington family in gratifying detail—many of them Confederates of interest and importance.”

Robert K. Krick, author of The Smoothbore Volley that Doomed the Confederacy and Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain