Johns Island in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Grave Of Colonel William A. Washington
Erected 1991 by The Arion Society of Charleston (replacing a marker destroyed in 1989). (Marker Number 10-21.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1791.
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Johns Island SC 29455, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Stono Rebellion (approx. one mile away); Belvidere School Site (approx. 2.2 miles away); St. Paul's, Stono / St. Paul's ChurchyardDrayton 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. 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
The first two generations 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)(Submitted on January 21, 2010.)
Additional keywords. Washington's Southern Tour
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,607 times since then and 180 times this year. 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.