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Grays Corner in Westmoreland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Washington’s Mother

 
 
Washington’s Mother Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 30, 2009
1. Washington’s Mother Marker
Inscription. At Sandy Point, seven and a half miles east, Mary Ball, Washington’s Mother, spent her youth in the home of her guardian, George Eskridge. There she was married to Augustine Washington, March, 1731. She is supposed to have named her eldest son for George Eskridge.
 
Erected 1938 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number JT-4.)
 
Location. 38° 2.604′ N, 76° 37.448′ W. Marker is in Grays Corner, Virginia, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of Cople Highway (Virginia Route 202) and Sandy Point Road (County Route 604) when traveling east on Cople Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hague VA 22469, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Yeocomico Church (here, next to this marker); McCoy Revolutionary Soldiers (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Zion Baptist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); War of 1812 (approx. 2 miles away); Kinsale (approx. 2 miles away); Richard Henry Lee’s Grave (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Burnt House Field (approx. 2.2 miles away); Lee Hall (approx. 2.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Grays Corner.
 
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Washington’s Mother and Yeocomico Church Markers image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, August 30, 2009
2. Washington’s Mother and Yeocomico Church Markers
 Mary Ball Washington. Wikipedia entry. “[Her husband] Augustine Washington died in 1743. Unlike most widows in Virginia at the time, Mary Ball Washington never remarried. She lived to see her son, George Washington, inaugurated as President in 1789. Washington’s relationship with his mother was forever strained. Although she was by no means poor, she regularly complained to outsiders that she was destitute and neglected by her children, much to George’s embarrassment.” (Submitted on September 12, 2009.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Mary Ball Washington (1708–1789) image. Click for full size.
Oil by Robert Edge Pine, 1786
3. Mary Ball Washington (1708–1789)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 924 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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