Washingtons A Family History Vol 8 by Glenn Justin
This ground-breaking series is a comprehensive history that traces the 'Presidential line' of the Washingtons. Volume one begins with the immigrant John Washington who settled in Westmoreland Co. Va. in 1657 married Anne Pope and was the great-grandfather of President George Washington. It continues the record of their descendants for a total of seven generations. Volume two is a collection of notable descendants of the next eight generations of John and Anne Washington's descendants including Gen. George S. Patton author Shelby Foote and actor Lee Marvin. Future volumes trace generations eight through fifteen making a total of more than 63000 descendants. Although structured in a genealogical format for the sake of clarity this is no barebones genealogy but a true family history with more than 1200 detailed biographical narratives. These in turn strive to convey the greatness of the family that produced not only The Father of His Country but many others great and humble who struggled to build that country. The Washingtons includes a special volume on the time-honored John Wright line which in recent years has been challenged largely on the basis of DNA evidence and another on the royal descents of the presidential line. A cumulative index completes the series.