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Washington, William, 1752-1810

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      • Washington, William Augustine, 1752-1810
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      • found: Washington, G. Letters, 1794-1796, to William Augustine Washington
      • found: RLIN database, 3/29/93 (hdg.: Washington, William Augustine, 1757-1810)
      • found: National Park Service Museum Collections, American Revolutionary War, Portraits from the Southern Theatre Website, June 4, 2002: William Augustine Washington (1752-1810) p. (born Feb. 28, 1752 in Stafford County, Va.; 1776, accepted captain's commission in Continental Army commanded by his cousin, George Washington; led his cavalry to victory in close combat with British regulars at Cowpens, for which he was awarded a Congressional medal; after the war, Washington stayed in Charleston, where he served in the state legislature; 1798 returned to public service as a brigadier general in America's undeclared naval war with France; died on March 6, 1810)
      • found: Phone call to Stephen Haller, author of William Washington, 2001, Mar. 13, 2012 (William Washington had no middle name; Augustine is an error)
      • found: JRShelby website, viewed Mar. 13, 2012 (William Washington was born on February 28, 1752 in Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia; having no middle name, he is often confused in history with a distant cousin, William Augustine Washington (1757-1810) of Westmoreland County, Virginia. There are numerous instances in historic literature that refers to William Washington (1752-1810) with the erroneous middle name of Augustine or Augustus. His birth is recorded simply as "William Washington" in The Register of Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia 1723-1758. William Augustine Washington (1757-1810) of Westmoreland County, Virginia, was the nephew of George Washington, whereas William Washington (1752-1810) was only a second cousin of the first President. Both Williams were Colonels in the Revolutionary War and, to further complicate matters, were married to ladies named Jane)
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      • [Do not confuse with: Washington, William Augustine, 1757-1810]
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      • 1993-03-31: new
      • 2012-03-14: revised
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