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  • 1. and the Fairfax Line<br />George Washington<br />
  • 2. George Washington was born February 22, 1732, in Virginia.<br />At age 11, Washington’s father died and left the majority of his land to Washington’s big brother .<br />At the age of 16, Washington decided that he needed a respectable way to make a living. <br />The beginning<br />
  • 3. Washington learned the trade of surveying at the age of 16, with the help of his family. <br />Not only would Washington be a surveyor but in a since he would be a frontiersman. <br />Washington’s family had a very close relationship with Lord Fairfax. <br />Surveyor<br />
  • 4. In 1748 Washington set out to survey Lord Fairfax’s lands in Virginia. <br />After the 1748 trip to Virginia, Washington was awarded with a certificate as a professional surveyor. <br />In 1749, Washington set out on another surveying trip to Fredrick County, which is currently Hampshire County. <br />Fairfax Line<br />
  • 5. While surveying the country side, Washington came in contact with some important figures and some that would later be under the command of Washington. <br />Washington came into contact with fellows such as Joseph Edwards, Isaac Van Meter, and James Caudy.<br />Acquaintances due to surveying<br />
  • 6. In 1752, Washington’s brother Lawrence died and Washington inherited his brothers estate. <br />Washington saw this as a great opportunity and moved back to Mount Vernon to become a planter. <br />During his stay at Mount Vernon he was appointed as Adjutant in the Virginia Militia.<br />Washington’s return to Mount Vernon<br />
  • 7. 1753 marked the start of the French and Indian War. <br />At the start of the war, Washington was still a Adjutant in the Virginia Militia. <br />Towards the end of the war Washington was promoted to a Colonel. <br />War<br />
  • 8. After the War, Washington moved back to Mount Vernon and lived with his wife Martha Custis.<br />After the War<br />
  • 9. The End<br />

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