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George Washington was the commander and chief of the Continental Army

George Washington was the commander and chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War and served two terms as the first U S president from 1789 to 1797 George's father Augustine Washington was one of the leading planters in the area and also served as a justice of the county court Augustine's first wife Jane Butler died in 1729 that left him with two sons named Lawrence and Augustine Jr and also a daughter named Jane The older Augustine then married George s mother Mary Ball Washington in 1731 George was the oldest of Augustine Washington and Mary Bells six children In 1734 family moved up the Potomac River to another home In 1738 they moved again to Ferry Farm a plantation on the Rappahannock River near Fredericksburg Virginia where George spent much of his young life George was 11 years old when his father died After his father died George had to help his mother manage their home where they lived George did not attend much school so he had little education Eager for adventure George wanted to join the British Navy but his mother would not let him Instead he helped George William Fairfax as a surveyor to the wilderness of the Virginia frontier George read mathematical texts to learn the geometric principles necessary for surveying In July at 17 years old George secured a spot as county surveyor for the county of Culpeper Four years later in the fall of 1753 Dinwiddie sent Washington who was 21 years old to deliver a message to the French demanding them to leave the area 

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