Written By: Wilf Hey | Posted: Monday, March 5th, 2012
Born at Bridges Creek, Virginia, in 1732, George Washington was the eldest of six children of his father's second wife. Further, he had four older half siblings from his father's first wife. When Washington was 11, his father died and he became the ward of his well-placed half brother Lawrence and his wife, Anne.
By the time Washington was 20, Lawrence and Anne had died and he inherited their Mount Vernon estate. The young man became a well-respected farmer and gained a reputation for great integrity as he served in local community affairs.
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