CHAPTER 5 – Who “All” Owned Mount Vernon (the adults) by Jim Surkamp.

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STORY OR CHAPTER 5 – “WHO ALL” OWNED MOUNT VERNON? (VIDEO BEGINS AT 10:22 IN THE MUCH LONGER VIDEO SHOWN BELOW)
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LJpJeIwFMw#t=10m22s

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BEGIN CHAPTER 5 (OF 25 CHAPTERS OR STORIES) – WHO ALL OWNED MT. VERNON

Six adult family members owned Mount Vernon after Lawrence Washington.

One or all of these last three also lived from about 1820 through the mid 1850s at Blakeley in Jefferson County.

After the death in 1752 of its owner, Lawrence Washington 7:43 The Mount Vernon mansion had six adult owners up to its sale in 1858:
Anne Washington (1728-1761)
George Washington owned it from 1761 to 1799
Mount Vernon’s last 3 owners . . .
Made Blakeley their “personal” home
John Augustine Washington II owned 1829-1832
Jane Charlotte Washington 9:22 Owned until 1855
Jane Charlotte’s son John owned till 1858.

References:

The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association
mountvernon.org 11 November 1996 Web. 20 October 2016.

Image Credits: (includes images in sequence from the video)

1. Image Credits 5: FINAL
2. Who All Owned Mt. Vernon (the adults) FINAL
3. Shana Aisenberg on Mandolin Playing “Lorena” FINAL

4. Mount Vernon Edward Savage FINAL

CREDIT:

The East Front of Mount Vernon attributed to Edward Savage (American, 1761 – 1817), c. 1787-1792, oil on canvas, H-2445/A, Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, Bequest of Helen W. Thompson.
the-athenaeum.org 23 May 2002 Web. 20 October 2016.

5. After the death in 1752 of its owner, Lawrence Washington FINAL

CREDIT:

Lawrence Washington – (Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association)
It is possible the portrait was painted by Gustavus Hesselius, an itinerant painter working out of Annapolis, Maryland.
mountvernon.org 11 November 1996 Web. 1 October 2016.

6. Lawrence’s Daughter Anne Washington inherited Mt. Vernon FINAL

CREDIT:

Anne Fairfax Washington Lee (widow of Lawrence) (1728-1761)
Anne Fairfax as a Shepherdess by Philippe Mercier. Date painted- c.1750 Oil on canvas, 124 x 100 cm Collection: Fairfax House No. 27, Castlegate, York, England
geni.com 30 November 2013 Web. 1 October 2016. Managed by: Holly Dianne Faulkner.

7. George Washington owned it from 1761 to 1799 FINAL

7.1 George Washington owned it from 1761 to 1799 (Mignot) FINAL

CREDIT:

Washington and Lafayette at Mount Vernon, 1784 (also known as The Home of Washington after the War)- Louis Remy Mignot – 1859. Owner/Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York, NY (United States – New York) Dates: 1859. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Washington_and_Lafayette_at_Mount_Vernon,_1784_by_Rossiter_and_Mignot,_1859.jpg

8. George Washington’s nephew Bushrod Washington FINAL

8.1 Owned until his 1829 death FINAL https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:BushrodWashington.jpg

CREDIT:

The official portrait of Supreme Court Justice Bushrod Washington(1762-1829)
wikipedia.org 27 July 2001 Web. 1 October 2016.

9. Mt. Vernon’s last three owners FINAL

9.1 Made Blakeley their “personal” home FINAL

CREDIT:

Google Maps

Wayland, John W. (1944). “The Washingtons and their Homes.” McClure Printing Company: Staunton, VA.
babel.hathitrust.org 26 August 2015 Web. 20 September 2016.
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89062493457;view=1up;seq=136;size=75

10. John Augustine Washington owned 1829-1832 FINAL

CREDIT:

1335 Studio of John Miers – Unknown man – Silhouette painted on plaster – Early 1800s
Trade Label No. 11 – Painted by John Field. The plaster slab has been cut to fit the frame, which is not original.
profilesofthepast.org.uk 22 August 2013 Web. 20 December 2016.

11. Kitchen at Mount Vernon by Eastman Johnson – FINAL https://emuseum.mountvernon.org/objects/6118/kitchen-at-mount-vernon;jsessionid=3193DDA4257AB4F043CEF6B8341FF049

CREDIT:

Kitchen at Mount Vernon – Eastman Johnson – 1857 mountvernon.org Gift of Annie Burr Jennings, Vice Regent for Connecticut, 1937 Conservation courtesy of Mike and Patti Sipple

12. (Owner no. 6) Widow Jane Charlotte Blackburn Washington owned Mt. Vernon Montage FINAL

12.1 Owned until 1855 FINAL

CREDIT:

Jane Charlotte Washington – Jefferson County Historical Society Magazine – 2007

Image of page 1 of Jane Charlotte’s Washington’s Will
JCBW Will Book 14 Page 341 9/17/1855
wvgeohistory.org 5 October 2010 Web. 1 October 2016.

13. Old Mount Vernon by Eastman Johnson FINAL

CREDIT:

Eastman Johnson, The Old Mount Vernon, 1857, oil on board, M-4863, Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, Purchased with funds courtesy of an anonymous donor and the Mount Vernon Licensing Fund, 2009

https://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/humboldt/online/eastman-johnson-mount-vernon

14. Jane Charlotte’s son John Augustine, owned until 1858 (Owner No. 7) FINAL

CREDIT:

John Augustine Washington III (1821-1861)- Mount Vernon Ladies Association
mountvernon.org 11 November 1996 Web. 20 October 2016.

15. Jane Charlotte introduced her son and the nation to the idea of historic preservation FINAL

CREDIT:

Early view of Mansion ca. 1858 – N. S. Bennett
mountvernon.org 11 November 1996 Web. 20 October 2016.

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