Early Life and Times of
Born: February 22,1732
Birthplace: Pope's Creek, Westmoreland County,Virginia
Father: Augustine Washington
Mother: Mary Ball Washington
Siblings: George Washington grew up with nine brothers and sisters.
Boyhood: When George was three years old, his family moved to a large plantation that grew tobacco. This plantation was later called "Mount Vernon". George only played with his brothers and sisters because they did not have any close neighbors. When George was seven, his father decided to move. George started going to school in Fredericksburg and helped manage the plantation. His formal schooling stopped when he was around 14 or 15 years old. When George was eleven, his father passed away and his older brother, Lawrence, became head of the household. At age 14,George joined the British Royal Navy. At age 15, he studied to be a surveyor. In 1759, George fell in love with Mrs. Martha Dandridge Custis, a wealthy lady. Soon after, he married her.