Although George Washington never had any children of his own, he did have a rather large family, comprised of his many siblings and step-children (and step-grandchildren). Learn more about the Washingtons, the Custises, and his other extended family.

George Washington's Family

Father
Augustine Washington (1694-1743)
Mother
Mary Ball Washington (1708-1789)
Brothers
Samuel Washington (1734-1781)
John Augustine Washington (1736-1787)
Charles Washington (1738-1799)
Sisters
Betty Washington Lewis (1733 - 1797)
Mildred Washington (1737-1740)
Half-Brothers
Butler Washington (1716-1716)
Lawrence Washington (1718-1752)
Augustine Washington Jr. (1720-1762)
Half-Sister
Jane Washington (1722-1734)
Wife
Martha Washington (1731-1802)
Biological Children
None
Step Children
Daniel Custis (1751–1754)
Frances Custis (1753–1757)
John "Jacky" Parke Custis (1754–1781)
Martha "Patsy" Parke Custis (1756–1773)
Step Grandchildren
Elizabeth "Eliza" Parke Custis Law (1776–1831)
Martha Parke Custis Peter (1777–1854)
Eleanor "Nelly" Parke Custis Lewis (1779–1852)
George Washington "Washy" Parke Custis (1781–1857)
Martha Washington

Martha Washington

Martha Dandridge Custis married George Washington in 1759. Learn more about the many important roles that Martha Washington played throughout her life.

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Martha Parke Custis

Martha Parke Custis

Martha Parke Custis was Martha Washington and Daniel Parke Custis's youngest child. She was adopted by George Washington and spent most of her childhood at Mount Vernon.

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Raised by the Washingtons

Raised by the Washingtons

George and Martha Washington did not have any children of their own. However, there were always children at Mount Vernon. Together they raised Mrs. Washington’s two children as well as her four grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

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Lawrence Washington

Lawrence Washington

Lawrence Washington was the elder half-brother of George Washington. After losing his father, young George looked to Lawrence as a paternal influence, as well as a brother.

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Bushrod Washington

Bushrod Washington

Bushrod Washington was George Washington’s nephew. He served in the Continental Army, then practiced law, and in 1798 he was appointed to the Supreme Court. He also inherited Mount Vernon after George and Martha Washington died.

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Fanny Bassett

Fanny Bassett

Frances "Fanny" Bassett was Martha Washington's niece. She came to live at Mount Vernon after her mother, Anna Maria Dandridge, passed away in 1777 and became very much like a daughter to Martha Washington.

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Family Coat of Arms

Family Coat of Arms

Throughout his life, Washington had the family’s heraldic crest applied to such diverse personal belongings as silverware, wax seals, horse-drawn carriages, walking sticks, and interiors of buildings including Mount Vernon, where the coat of arms was featured in the middle of the wooden fireplace mantel in the front parlor.

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