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Johns Island in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Grave Of Colonel William A. Washington
 
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By Mike Stroud, 2008
1. Grave Of Colonel William A. Washington Marker
 
Inscription. 3/4 mile on Live Oak Plantation at Sandy Hill Plantation, seven miles N.W., this Virginian made his home in the country through which he had led his American Cavalry. There in 1791 he entertained his kinsman, George Washington, President of the United States.
 
Erected 1991 by The Arion Society of Charleston (replacing a marker destroyed in 1989). (Marker Number 10-21.)
 
Location. 32° 47.725′ N, 80° 8.173′ W. Marker is in Johns Island, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Savannah Highway (U.S. 17) near Waldon Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Johns Island SC 29455, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Stono Rebellion (1739) (approx. one mile away); Belvidere School Site (approx. 2.2 miles away); St. Paul's, Stono / St. Paul's Churchyard (approx. 4.2 miles away); Drayton Hall / Drayton Family (approx. 5.7 miles away); St. Andrew’s Parish Church (approx. 5.8 miles away); Royal Judge John Drayton (approx. 5.9 miles away); Plainsfield Plantation (approx. 5.9 miles away); Magnolia Plantation (approx. 5.9 miles away).
 
Regarding Grave Of Colonel William A. Washington.
 
Grave Of Colonel William A. Washington Marker looking south along US 17 Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, November 15, 2008
2. Grave Of Colonel William A. Washington Marker looking south along US 17
 
This Colonel William Washington (1752-1810), who lived and died in South Carolina, should not be confused with the Colonel William Augustine Washington who was George Washington's nephew. The two Col. William Washingtons are third cousins. Their common ancestry is Col. John Washington (born at Sulgrave Manor, Oxfordshire, UK in about 1632) who arrived in Virginia in 1658 and died 1677, and is buried at what is now the George Washington Birthplace National Monument. John married Anne Pope (1638-1668) in 1658 and they had two sons: Lawrence (1659-1697) who is the grandfather of George Washington and great grandfather of Col. William Augustine Washington, and John Washington II (1661-1698) who is the great grandfather of Col. William Washington.

This Col. William Washington was commissioned a captain in the 3rd Virginia Regiment in February 1776, wounded at Trenton in December 1776, and received his majority in January 1777. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in November 1778, he was a hero of the Battle of Cowpens, where he was wounded, and taken prisoner at the Battle of Eutaw Springs in 1781. Colonel Washington married Jane Elliott, a South Carolinian, in 1782 and spent his last 30 years in South Carolina. He became a Brigadier General in 1798 and was honorably discharged June 1800. He died in 1810; his grave is in the old Elliott family cemetery.

The first two generations
 
Grave Of Colonel William A. Washington Marker, looking north Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Grave Of Colonel William A. Washington Marker, looking north
 
of Washingtons are burried at the George Washington Birthplace National Monument. The two Colonel William Washingtons of the Revolution are often confused. George Washington know both well, but William Augustine Washington was a favorite - like a son to our first president.

A Charles Wilson Peale portrait of Colonel Washington is at Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .
1. William Washington. On January 17, 1781, the Battle of Cowpens took place. Lt. Col. William Washington’s 80 dragoons in conjunction with 45 Georgia mounted infantry attacked the enemy’s rear and right when the battle seemed to have faulted for the British. The attack by Washington was a decisive blow bringing a rebel patriot victory. (Submitted on November 25, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. William Washington (1752-1810). A brief biography, with references, by Samuel K. Fore, hosted by the Online Library of the Southern Campaign of the Revolutionary War. (Submitted on January 21, 2010.) 
 
Additional keywords. Washington's Southern Tour
 
Grave Of Colonel William A. Washington Marker, amid marshland, onetime Plantation lands Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2008
4. Grave Of Colonel William A. Washington Marker, amid marshland, onetime Plantation lands
 
 
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Wikipedia
5. Colonel William A. Washington
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,822 times since then. Last updated on January 20, 2010, by Douglas McKay III of Columbia, South Carolina. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 25, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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