Tombs at Mount Vernon
Learn more about the Old and New Tombs at Mount Vernon - the final resting spot of George and Martha Washington.
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The following lists provide information on the known burials at Mount Vernon. Others have been buried at Mount Vernon through its history. However, the lists below represent the individuals that are known through documentation.
Jane Washington (September 27, 1744-January 1745): Infant daughter of Lawrence and Ann Fairfax Washington.
Fairfax Washington (August 22, 1747-October 1747): Infant son of Lawrence and Ann Fairfax Washington.
Mildred Washington (September 28, 1748-1749): Infant daughter of Lawrence and Ann Fairfax Washington.
Lawrence Washington (1718-July 26, 1752): The older half-brother of George Washington.
Sarah Washington (November 7, 1750-1754): Daughter of Lawrence and Ann Fairfax Washington.
Martha Parke Custis (about December 1755-June 19, 1773): Daughter of Martha Dandridge Custis Washington and her first husband, Daniel Parke Custis. Her body was placed in the Tomb on June 20, 1773.
George Fayette Washington (April 10, 1787-April 25, 1787): Infant son of George Washington's nephew, George Augustine Washington and his wife Frances Bassett Washington, the niece of Martha Washington.
George Augustine Washington (about 1759-February 5, 1793): Nephew of George Washington.
Frances Bassett Washington Lear (December 19, 1767-March 25, 1796): Martha Washington's niece and widow of George Augustine Washington who later married Tobias Lear.
George Washington (February 22, 1732-December 14, 1799): Body placed in the tomb on Wednesday, December 18, 1799.
Martha Eliza Eleanor Peter (January 20, 1796-August 31, 1800): Martha Dandridge Custis Washington's first great-grandchild and daughter of Thomas and Martha Parke Custis Peter. Her body was placed in the tomb on September 1, 1800.
Martha Betty Lewis (August 19, 1801-June 19, 1802): Martha Washington's great-grandchild and the infant daughter of Lawrence and Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis.
Martha Dandridge Custis Washington (June 2, 1731-May 22, 1802): Widow of George Washington.
Ann Aylette Washington Robinson (February 11, 1783-September 12, 1804): Daughter of George Washington's nephew and niece, William Augustine and Jane Washington Washington; wife of William Robinson.
William Augustine Washington I (November 25, 1757-October 10, 1810): Nephew of George Washington and the son of George Washington's older half-brother, Augustine and his wife Ann Aylette Washington.
Robert Herbert (dates unknown), Jane Herbert (dates unknown), and their father, Noblet Herbert (c. 1784-August 15, 1825): The children and husband of Mary Lee Washington Herbert.
Mary Lee Washington Herbert (c. 1796-October 16, 1827): Daughter of George Washington's nephew Corbin, and Hannah Lee Washington, wife of Noblet Herbert.
Bushrod Washington (June 5, 1762-November 26, 1829): Supreme Court Justice and George Washington's nephew and heir to Mount Vernon.
Julia Ann Blackburn Washington (1768-November 28, 1829): Wife of Bushrod Washington.
Bushrod Washington, Jr. (April 4, 1785-April 16, 1831): Fourth child of George Washington's nephew and niece, William Augustine Washington I and Jane Washington Washington.
All bodies interred in the Old Tomb were transferred to the inner vault of the New Tomb.
Eliza Parke Custis Law (August 21, 1776-December 31, 1831): Eldest granddaughter of Martha Washington, her body was placed in the Tomb on Friday, January 7, 1832
John Augustine Washington II (1792-June 26, 1832): Son of Corbin and Hannah Lee Washington, was married to Jane Charlotte Blackburn. John Augustine Washington inherited Mount Vernon after Bushrod Washington's death.
Lawrence Lewis (April 4, 1767-November 20, 1839): Nephew of George Washington and the son of Fielding and Betty Washington Lewis. Lewis was also the husband of Martha Washington's youngest granddaughter, Eleanor Parke Custis.
Mildred Jane Johnson (1839-died April 1842): Child of Reverend W. Philander Chase Johnson and Ann Eliza Washington Johnson. Mildred Jane was named after her mother's younger sister, Mildred Jane, who died in 1839, the same year that Mildred Jane Johnson was born. Her body was placed in the tomb on April 16, 1842.
Jane Charlotte Blackburn Washington (August 23, 1786-September 6, 1855): The widow of John Augustine Washington, II. Her body was placed in the tomb on September 10, 1855.
Between 50 to 75 people were buried at the enslaved burial ground. The individual graves, however, are no longer marked. The burial ground is believed to include the graves of:
Frank Lee (died July 1821): The brother of William Lee and a long-time steward and house servant at Mount Vernon.
William ("Billy") Lee (1752 or earlier-circa 1828): George Washington’s long-time valet.
West Ford (prior to November 19, 1785-July 20, 1863): A slave at Mount Vernon owned by Bushrod Washington and freed by him several years later. Ford continued working for the Washington family in the nineteenth century.
Mary Eliza Angela Lewis Conrad (April 1, 1813-September 21, 1839): The great-granddaughter of Martha Washington and the daughter of Lawrence and Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis. Also, the wife of Charles M. Conrad. Her body was buried near the New Tomb on July 10, 1843
Angela Lewis Conrad (March 17, 1836-March 25, 1837): The infant daughter of Charles M. and Mary Eliza Angela Lewis Conrad. Her body was buried near the New Tomb on July 10, 1843.
Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis (March 31, 1779-July 15, 1852): The youngest granddaughter of Martha Washington and the widow of George Washington's nephew, Lawrence Lewis.