A Descendant of George Washington
Published by The Jones Headlight, Gray's Station, January 28, 1888
"Speaking of Washington, writes F. G. Carpenter, from the National capital, we have, I understand, one of his descendants in this Congress in the person of Joseph E. Washington who succeedes representative Caldwell of Nashville. Washington is a young man not over thirty, small stourt and light-haired. He does not show much evidence of the Washington features, but he is, I understand worth a million dollars, and the most of his property comes by inheritance. It is a curious thing that a descendant of Washington should represent the district of Andrew Jackson."
Note: Washington was born on November 10, 1851 on the family homestead, Wessyngton near Cedar Hill, Tennessee. He was a graduate of Georgetown College in Washington, D.C. on June 26, 1873 and two years later studied law at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.
Another Relative of George Washington
Sir Richard Anderson of Herefordshire, England, in his last will and testament dated 1630 directed that 40 shillings be given to "my cousin Lawrence Washington of Brasenose" College (at Oxford), while Sir Richard's two sons attended Pembroke College. Lawrence Washington was the progenitor of George Washington of Westmoreland County, Virginia. Sir Richard Anderson was lord of the manor of Pendley which is partially within the Parish of Tring, Hereshire; and his wife was a daughter of Robert, Lord Spencer, Baron of Wormleighton and owner of the manor Althorp. Westmoreland Co. VA Genealogy Resources