Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829

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Washington, Bushrod (1762-1829) was the son of Hannah Bushrod and John Augustine Washington, the younger brother of George Washington. Upon the death of George Washington, Bushrod inherited the Mount Vernon estate. A graduate of the College of William and Mary, Bushrod served as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. He was joined on the Supreme Court by his long-time friend, John Marshall. Justices Washington and Marshall had met while attending law lectures given by George Wythe at the College of William and Mary. Bushrod and his wife, Julia Ann Blackburn, had no children of their own, but raised three of their nephews. One nephew, John Augustine Washington (1789-1832), would inherit Mount Vernon from Bushrod.

Epithet: Judge of the Supreme Court of the United States

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Place Name Admin Code Country
Mount Vernon VA US
Subject
Tobacco
Taxation--History
Ports of entry
Occupation
Judges
Activity

Person

Birth 1762

Death 1829

Male

Americans

English

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